Movies like Leila 1997

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Leila (1997)
 7.5
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Leila (1997)
Original name: لیلا
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a semi modern Iranian couple, who are trying to fight the old beliefs & old generation. This is a failing battle because the man is not strong enough.
Style: tense, serious, biting, emotional, suspense, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, infertility, couple relations, destructive relationship, newlyweds, family problems, couples, introspection, family tradition, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, culture clash, unfulfillment, love, love triangle, adoption, female protagonist, marriage, polygamy, medicine, newborn, shame, anger, arranged marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance and crumbling marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Leila: The Last Supper (2002), Travellers (1992), Faithless (2000), She's So Lovely (1997), Hamoun (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mrs. Mashreghi, who is a prominent university professor, is divorced from her husband. She leads a happy life for a while until one her students who is almost the same age of her daughter falls in love with her; a love which is completely rejected ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: starting over, love triangle, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems, teachers and students, couple relations, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 1K
Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, couples, newlyweds, family relations, ghost, against the rules, dealing with death, family life, destiny, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, gloomy, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 7K
Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, biting, psychological ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, domestic violence, conservative, couples, dull life, working class, introspection, couple relations, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Music Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ali is son of a well-off family who plays the santoor (an Iranian instrument) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family because of this profession, which they despise. He falls for one of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: musician, couple relations, addiction, rise and fall, drug abuse, rehabilitation, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic hero, society, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Pear Tree (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man contemplates life and compares it to a pear tree in his yard which stops producing fruit.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, haunted by the past, innocence lost, village life, fall in love, homecoming, village, family relations, creative block, youth, politics, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1940s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 13
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, extramarital affair, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 276
Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, introspection, twins, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, infidelity, sexuality, multiple storylines, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 2K
Two Women (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture students over the course of the first turbulent years of the Islamic Republic. Tahimine Milani creates this scathing portrait of those traditions - ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, feminism, injustice, friends, couples, motorcycle chase, family problems, obsession, student life, village, dangerous attraction, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, infidelity, murder, love triangle, betrayal, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.3
 235K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, tense, realistic, talky ...
Plot: poverty, maid, divorce, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, parenthood, society, legal, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is a milestone film that creates bridges of understanding between cultures, with its insightful and intimate portrayal of Hispanic-American life. It is a story about Ramona Garcia, a Hispanic-American mother of four grown children who works ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, hopes, youth, romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, teenage life, couples, restaurant, father son relationship, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 837
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 6K
Gertrud (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hopeless romantic Gertrud inhabits a turn-of-the-century milieu of artists and musicians, where she pursues an idealized notion of love that will always elude her. She abandons her distinguished husband and embraces an affair with a young concert ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, contemplative
Plot: poet, isolation, losing-it hero, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, strong female presence, family problems ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: ambition, couples, hopes, love and romance, family problems, relationship vs career, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, african american protagonist, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, introspection, family problems, family relations, couples, singleness, pregnancy, woman in danger, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, rebelliousness, family relations, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, single parent, couples, babies and infants, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, family relations, city life, hopes, society, love, rivalry, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 2K
Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A story about a girl named Priya (Preity Zinta) who is the apple of her parents' eyes. She defied the Indian culture when she got pregnant out of marriage by Saif Ali Khan
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, against the rules, hopes, family problems, family life, redemption, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 205
Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, writer's life, love and romance, death in the family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 798
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, couples, family problems, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 375
Heartbeat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, family relations, romance, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, forbidden love, producer, friendship, passion, divorce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 600
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, price of justice, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%