Movies like Dancing in the Dark 1986

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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion as to who she is. Edna has no identity without Harry, an ambitious, successful salesman who seems to love and care for Edna long after other men might become worried about her housewifely obsessions... Edna is reviewing her life - in neatly chronological flashbacks - from the room in the psychiatric hospital where she's been confined ever since Harry's sudden death."
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: hospital, mental illness, infidelity, murder, crimes, family relations, couple relations, graphic violence, love and romance, feminism, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, deadly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, food, death, businessman, jealousy, doctor, marriage, cooking, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, infidelity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage and love and romance mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dancing in the Dark: The Other Woman (2008), Deceit (2004), Webdultery (2010), Daybreak (2003), Desolation Sound (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, deadly, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, unfulfillment, couples, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, couple relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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77%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, family problems, anniversary, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, society, dinner ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, clever, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, dysfunctional family, real world, mentally unstable, human nature, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: clever, bleak, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, breakup, strong female presence, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
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73%
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Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, female director, underwear ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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73%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, crumbling marriage, prostitute, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crime, unlikely criminals, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, friendship, family problems, couples, family relations, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
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He Loves Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love affair, couples, family problems, crimes, midlife crisis, suburban life, memory loss, manipulation, stalking, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, suspenseful
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, talky, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, romance, dishonesty, infidelity, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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70%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, fall in love, couple relations, retirement home life, terminal illness, infidelity, haunted by the past, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, clever, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, love and romance, betrayal, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens ...
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70%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: flowers, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, introspection, destructive relationship, family problems, couples, infidelity, love affair, unfulfillment ...
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69%
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Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, love affair, extramarital affair, photographer, betrayal, murder, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 152
Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, obsession, love triangle, couples, deadly, crumbling marriage, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, family problems, couples, dull life, unfulfillment, infidelity, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
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A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, deadly, family problems, couples, love triangle, obsession, love affair, vengeance, crumbling marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Prague (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, cold relationship, marriage, infidelity, love, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, dishonesty, emotionless, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, denmark, europe, central europe ...
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68%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: captivating, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sexual relations, life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love triangle, adultery, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec
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