Movies like By the Sea

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By the Sea (2015)
 5.3
 15K
By the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Malta, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.
Style: psychological, melancholic, artsy, scenic, depressing, wife and husband lead actors
Plot: hotel, unhappiness, travel, depression, voyeurism, self pity, husband wife relationship, marriage, lie, overhearing sex, manuscript, pregnancy, restaurant, jealousy, honeymoon, neighbor, typewriter, drinking, extramarital affair, miscarriage, grief, dog, dancing, sea, cheating wife ...
Place: france

Most similar movies to By the Sea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and gloomy films with plots about drinking, kiss, husband wife relationship, marriage, cigarette smoking, drink and telephone call mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like By the Sea: 5x2 (2004), 45 Years (2015), Blue Valentine (2010), Before Midnight (2013), Love After Love (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, marriage, sex, voyeurism, cheating wife, romance, wedding, love and romance, child birth, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 27K
45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, old woman, anniversary, piano, slide projector, german shepherd, promise, secret, apology, dancing, crying man, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962
Place: usa, england, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, postmodernism, disintegration, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, couple relations, crumbling marriage, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, truck, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.9
 121K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, marriage, hotel, french, midlife crisis, summer vacation, airport, hotel room, dream, greek, middle aged, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Love After Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
Plot: mother son relationship, birthday, female nudity, drunkenness, bathroom, death of father, dressmaker, acting class, humiliation, telephone, telephone call, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, adultery, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 175
Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: telephone call, wheelchair, restaurant, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, picnic, song, tea, kiss, friendship, dancing, baby ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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All I See Is You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
Plot: wife husband relationship, married couple, blonde, blind woman, surgical operation, diving, aquarium, street life, scheme, swimming underwater, crash, watching television ...
Place: thailand, barcelona spain, spain, barcelona, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, looking for sex, introspection, society, human nature, family problems, couples, downfall, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 817
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, secret, couples, eccentric family, human spirit, family life, human nature, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, suburbs, redemption, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While traveling for work in a city far from their homes, a novelist and a corporate accountant find themselves in bed together. Although she’s married, and he’s seeing someone, their intense attraction turns a one-night stand into an unexpected ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating, sex, voyeurism, hotel room, hotel, love and romance, under the surface, impossible love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 2K
Antares (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, disco, infidelity, hospital, sex, elderly lovers, teenage life, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburbs, family problems, dishonesty, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, domestic violence, self discovery, youth, human nature, starting over, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couples, fall in love, musician's life, unfulfillment, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, hungary, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, prostitute, obsession, friendship, hospital, infidelity, promiscuity, sexual relations, singleness, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, china, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.4
 16K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, beach, restaurant, borderline personality disorder, romance, tragic love, misfit, couples, fall in love, manic, strong sexual content, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 83K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, secret, gay father, dying, grief, self discovery, lgbt, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1971, year 1955 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, african american, voyeurism, society, estrangement, couples, abandoned, parents and children, hopes, family relations, couple relations, spouse leaving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, contests and competitions, love and romance, dealing with death, friends, couple relations, transvestism, gender, couples, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, cambodia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 3K
The Lovers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.
Plot: romance, lover, wife husband relationship, hand bandage, boxer shorts, sunglasses, sleeping on a couch, college student, cheating wife, watching a movie, name calling, computer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 100K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, housewife, parenthood, small town, strong sexual content, love affair, extramarital affair, dysfunctional family, pedophilia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual pleasure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: hotel, betrayal, spinster, piano, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfilled love, singleness, cons and scams, love and romance, breakup, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, texas, empire state building manhattan new york city, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 7K
Le Week-End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage ...
Style: talky, dark humor, clever, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: elderly lovers, weekend, couple relations, elderly, couples, aging, unfulfillment, down on your luck, verbal byplay, love and romance, crumbling marriage, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, manhattan new york city, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 18K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: chef, high society, infidelity, russian, lesbian, adultery, birthday, food, restaurant, bourgeoisie, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: college graduate, human nature, lifestyle, social relations, village life, writer's life, artists and showbiz, village, obsessive quest, latin, snow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 58K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: accident, disability, french, tragic event, dog, single parent, boxing, killer whale, surveillance camera, redemption, surveillance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, riviera, cote d'azur, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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