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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Original name: Die Legende von Paul und Paula
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life seems like a dream when they're together - but their short flights from the burdens of reality are once and again interrupted by Paul's ties to family and career.
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: self fulfillment, death, marriage, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, dull life, infidelity, looking for love, hopes, moral dilemma, couples, single parent, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, romance, lovers, love of one's life, falling in love, partnership, love, dancing, ship, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, europe, berlin germany, german democratic republic, gdr

Most similar movies to The Legend of Paul and Paula

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Legend of Paul and Paula: The Bridge (1999), A French Woman (1995), Happiness (1965), The Only Thrill (1997), The Voyage (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, unfulfillment, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love triangle, family problems, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: military, infidelity, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, state affairs, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, couples, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1939, year 1944 ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, new wave, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, seamstress, widow, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, family problems, small town life, couples, youth ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 418
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, terminal illness, couples, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, platonic, family relations, fall in love, destructive relationship, love and romance, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, couples, englishwoman abroad, puritan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: europe, france, wales, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 27K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, society, love and romance, couple relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 2K
The Affair (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Although orphaned at very young ages, Scriptwriter Amit and military pilot Shekhar are brothers and also very good friends. The latter is happily engaged to Shobha, while the former has just fallen in love with pretty, young Chandni. But tragedy ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, lovers reunited, couples, love affair, dishonesty, family problems, love triangle, unfulfilled love, air disaster, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, celebrity culture, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, haunted by the past, society, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, infidelity, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 615
One More Kiss (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, couples, small town, midlife crisis, family relations, tragic hero, tragic love, introspection, lovers reunited, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, family relations, forbidden love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, loveless marriage, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: romance, couples, power relations, family relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, motor sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1K
Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: psychological, touching, sexual, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay, love triangle, gays and lesbians, couples, political unrest, infidelity, society, gender, social differences, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, looking for love, couples, school, train, widower, widow, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 730
Déjà Vu (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, infidelity, ruby, pin, stranger, romance, love affair, opposites attract, love triangle, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Place: israel, middle east, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lonely Wife (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, dull life, negligence, dishonesty, couples, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 172K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, memory loss, romance, love and romance, couple relations, marriage, wooing, amnesia, newlyweds, hopes, coma, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 747
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, custody, family relations, obsession, youth, infidelity, teenage life, love affair, looking for love, couples, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 396
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, small town life, couples, friends, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, lovers reunited, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 686
Woman Wanted (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, love triangle, fall in love, family in crisis, romance, unfulfilled love, master and servant, hopes, opposites attract, single parent, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 2K
Fanny (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: voyage, love, village, moral dilemma, young lovers, ocean or sea, couples, love affair, unfulfillment, village life, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 30s
Place: france, belgium, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 211
The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: polio, lawyer, love, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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