Movies like Diary of a Mad Housewife

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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy.
Style: romantic, sexy, feminist film, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, satire, love triangle, extramarital affair, domestic violence, adultery, child abuse, housewife, abuse, marital problem, mental illness, bored housewife, feminism, love and romance, midlife crisis, sexual relations, couples, dysfunctional family, love affair, family problems, suburbs, strong female presence, introspection, family in crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Diary of a Mad Housewife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about couple relations, couples, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment and crumbling marriage mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Diary of a Mad Housewife: The Daytrippers (1996), Loving (1970), Such Good Friends (1971), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), A Change of Seasons (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, family, gay, honest, loneliness, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Loving (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: satire, infidelity, girlfriend, leadership, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, life turned upside down, couple relations, addiction, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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92%
Such Good Friends (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Otto Preminger directs this comedy-drama based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted by Elaine May (under the pseudonym Esther Dale). Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, mole, friends, escape, best friends, love and romance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, starting over, blind ambition, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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91%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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A Change of Seasons (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: polyamory, midlife crisis, age difference, professor, older woman younger man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, open relationship, polygamy, love triangle, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: cynical, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, couples, hot and sexy, empire, city life, mind game, transplant, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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87%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, siblings relations, family relations, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, uninvited guest, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, infidelity, love triangle, marital problem, midlife crisis, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Book of Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman teenage boy sex, adultery, infidelity, cuckold, crumbling marriage, betrayal, love triangle, sexual relations, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cambodia
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85%
Love at the Top (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The relationship between a successful businessman and a prostitute is exploited by a cynical novelist.
Style: erotic, suspense, biting, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: female nudity, topless, cuckold, quitting job, intercourse, old friends, manipulation, old friend, murder, womanizer, revolution, adultery ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, witty
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, affair, love triangle, translator, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Denial (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Couples split up after a comment at an LA dinner party sets up arguments about how truthful partners are in their relationships.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, romance, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, thirtysomething life, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, friendship, marriage, female nudity, extramarital affair, love, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, family relations, revolution, mate swapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Director Lawrence Turman's 1971 drama examines a young couple's unhappy marriage.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sex comedy, cult film ...
Plot: voyeurism, stock broker, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, espionage, couples, family relations, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adultery, high school, midlife crisis, marital problem, mentor, stereotypes, infidelity, couple relations, introspection, crumbling marriage, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Blume in Love (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife. Gedorge Segal plays a divorce lawyer who is divorced himself after his wife (Susan Anspach) ...
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: female nudity, ex husband ex wife relationship, marriage, divorce, lawyer, infidelity, love triangle, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, ironic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, thanksgiving, sisters, family relations, dysfunctional family, hypochondriac, love triangle, audition, opera, midlife crisis, unfaithful husband, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, empire, women, couples, unfulfillment, city life, urban
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sleep with Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, marriage, love triangle, sexual relations, marriage proposal, lesbian, lgbt, wedding, friendship, best friend, poker game, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist ...
Style: sexy, political, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, female nudity, affair, woman, anarchist, communist party, mafia, working class, satire, seduction, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, southern italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, mumblecore ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, sexual relations, moral dilemma, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, open relationship, open marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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75%
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Happy, Happy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she "isn't particularly ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cuckold, gay husband, family problems, love affair, love triangle, self discovery, sexual relations, male female relationship, adoption, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Only Two Can Play (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local councillor, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and Liz ever manage to consummate their affair, that is.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: librarian, husband wife relationship, library, critic, playwright, infidelity, couples, family problems, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: wales
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75%
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, crumbling marriage, romance, love and romance, journalism, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Bad Manners (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Wes and Nancy are a married academics couple. One day they host Nancy's long-ago lover Matt and his current sexy girlfriend Kim. Matt is a musician and Kim is a computer specialist who helped Matt to make some discovery in his science. Wes ...
Style: erotic, suspense, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, manipulation, crimes, mind game, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, young lovers, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
Style: touching, sexy, romantic, emotional, affectionate ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, romance, adultery, marital problem, husband wife estrangement, neighbor, love story, fall in love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
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74%
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, humorous, thought provoking, light, captivating ...
Plot: novelist, drug smuggling, poet, manipulation, family problems, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, destructive relationship, writer's block, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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73%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationships, infidelity, honest, betrayal, family problems, secrets, introspection, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: new york, connecticut, new jersey, poland, california ...
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Bark! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A veterinarian is called to examine a woman who thinks she is a dog.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, couple relations, misfit, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, family problems, suburban life, suburbs, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%