Movies like Orpheus Descending

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Orpheus Descending (1990)
 6.5
 344
Orpheus Descending (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Plot: drifter, love, sex, passion, death, age difference, adultery, lust, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, male female relationship, small town, extramarital affair, italian immigrant
Time: 1940s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to Orpheus Descending

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, male female relationship, love, love and romance and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Orpheus Descending: Red Dirt (2000), Life Is Most Important (1987), The Girl Who Invented Kissing (2017), Summer and Smoke (1961), Zandalee (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 985
Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, mentally unstable, love and romance, social relations, leaving home, misfit, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, louisiana, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life Is Most Important (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drifter named Candelario asks to spend the night at the hacienda of Don Lazaro. Once there, he gets the offer to stay and work as a laborer with a fixed salary. Over time, Candelario is gaining the confidence of his employer, and becomes ...
Plot: hostility, prejudice, small town, drifter, accident, brain damage, extramarital affair, affair, unhappy wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Who Invented Kissing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nameless, pill-popping drifter girl steps off a bus and into a New Jersey neighborhood bar owned by two middle-age brothers, Jimmy & Victor. She quickly befriends older brother, Victor––a good-natured lummox whose mind was affected by a ...
Style: light, captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: small town, drifter, love story, love and romance, romantic triangle, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic relationship, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, neurotic
Plot: small town, repression, family relations, love triangle, spinster, unfulfilled love, social relations, couples, longing, small town life, adult virgin, world war one ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 4K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, tragic love, family problems, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual attraction, love, femme fatale, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, family relations, revenge, infidelity, forbidden love, social differences, siblings relations, love affair, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Mistress Club (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When three women get cheated on by their husbands they decide to get even and open up The Mistress Club, where seduction is the name of the game and forbidden sex is the natural outcome.
Style: erotic, sexy
Plot: sensuality, sex, revenge, voyeurism, seduction, passion, lust, adultery, erotica, sexual attraction, male female relationship, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Weather in the Streets (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.
Plot: self destructing, melancholy, male female relationship, abortion, passion, pain, extramarital affair, infidelity, fear, marriage, pregnancy, love ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.6
 87
Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: husband wife relationship, death, love, death of brother, brother brother relationship, infidelity, childbirth, murder, murder of brother, older man younger woman relationship, impotence, extramarital affair ...
Place: cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 449
White Dunes (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The forbidden romance may destroy her marriage and upset the morals ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, male full rear nudity, unhappy wife, trophy wife, jealousy, adultery, marital infidelity, extramarital affair, casual sex, male nudity, coitus, cheating wife ...
Time: 1940s
Place: northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, comeback, unlikely couple, actor's life, couple relations, romance, infidelity, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 540
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, friends, couples, small town, small town life, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A new bride gets caught between her decadent husband and his black half-brother.
Plot: flashback, love triangle, prostitute, half brother, lung cancer, plantation, flood
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 407
Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, infidelity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, love, doctor, marital infidelity, adulterous husband, love story ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 23K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, teacher student sex, older man younger woman sex, obsession, teachers and students, infidelity, love and romance, couples, critic, possessiveness, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Helen Lester is in love with a man she has known just 24 hours, a playboy who spent time in jail for passing bad checks. Though the man has promised to change, most of her straitlaced relatives are up in arms. But Clare Lester, Helen's ...
Plot: bad guy, grandmother, encounter, gambling, tragic love, love, vacation, older woman younger man relationship, death, male female relationship, female protagonist, reflection
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 7K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, romance, family problems, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, sexy, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, sex, family problems, seduction, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, self discovery, lifestyle, memory, road trip, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 667
L'Amour Fou (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 252 min.
Story: L'Amour Fou follows the dissolution of the marriage between Claire, an actress (played by Bulle Ogier), and Sebastien, her director (Jean-Pierre Kalfon).
Plot: theatre group, television crew, singer, love, rehearsal, dog, husband wife relationship, theatre director, sex, hippie, infidelity, adultery ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, beach, obsession, age difference, summer vacation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 111K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, cheating wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.9
 242
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: death in childbirth, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, brother sister relationship, ghost, small town, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, funeral, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, one night stand, adultery, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 738
Anything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, a man moves from Mississippi to a run-down Hollywood apartment, where he meets someone new.
Plot: lgbt, transsexual, moving, suicide attempt, skinny dipping, insurance agent, small town, flashback sequence, neighbor, love, beach, brother sister relationship ...
Place: mississippi, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: passion, infidelity, love, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, marriage, husband wife relationship, romance, couples, love and romance, true love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Serious Game (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the 1910s, journalist Arvid Stjärnblom and painter's daughter Lydia Stille fall in love with each other.
Style: sincere, psychological, romantic, captivating
Plot: extramarital affair, loveless marriage, infidelity, adultery, love, romantic triangle, love and romance, love affair, ex couple relations, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, love story ...
Time: 1910s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Paper Moon Affair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, inter cultural
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, loveless marriage, marital problem, relationship problems, male female relationship, family relations, social misfits, female protagonist, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
And While We Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, a troubled writer experiences a sexual awakening when she meets a carefee American in Italy.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, sexually dissatisfied wife, cheating wife, love affair, neglectful husband, writers, older woman younger man relationship, neglected wife, writer's life, dishonesty, love and romance, creative block ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%