Movies like Empty Days

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Empty Days (1999)
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Empty Days (1999)
Original name: Rien à faire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, infidelity, unemployment, romance, friends, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, couples, love affair, society, sexual content, dishonesty, love, adultery, humiliation, supermarket, self esteem, husband wife relationship, fired from the job, extramarital affair, friend, female director
Time: 90s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment and dishonesty mostly in Romance, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Empty Days: Leaving (2009), April Snow (2005), Milan (2004), Sunday (1997), Today and Tomorrow (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Leaving (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, forbidden love, extramarital affair, breakup, passion, fatal attraction, opposites attract, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, jealous spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, spain
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April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, solace, couples, human nature, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, society, overseas worker, naivete, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
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Sunday (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: diner, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, love affair, friendship, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, cause and meaning, friends, life is a bitch, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, twenty something, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, small town ...
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Place: usa, kansas
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Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dark humor, breakup, couples, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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61%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, love affair, couples, romance, breakup, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, sexual content, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
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59%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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55%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, society, social differences, state affairs, political unrest, anti semitism, unfulfillment ...
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54%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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50%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
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47%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
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47%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 105 min.
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Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
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47%