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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: death, marriage, self fulfillment, single parent, moral dilemma, romance, lovers, love of one's life, falling in love, partnership, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, couples, family relations, looking for love, relationship vs career, dull life, hopes, unfulfillment, love, dancing, ship, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, gdr

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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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, midlife crisis, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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95%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Place: europe, france, germany, paris france, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: talky, serious, realistic, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, couples, family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, society ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Duration: 125 min.
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Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Country: India
Duration: 182 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, bollywood, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: USA, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 730
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, romantic, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 747
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, crumbling marriage, romance, love, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, family problems, unfulfilled love ...
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Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 44K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 686
Woman Wanted (1999)
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, single parent, romance, dealing with death, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, singleness, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 29K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
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Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, lawyer, polio, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, young lovers, forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, couple relations, polyamory, love and romance, romance, small town, couples, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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