Movies like Waiting

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Waiting (1981)
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Waiting (1981)
Original name: Ожидание
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Plot: loneliness, teacher, pregnancy, divorce, family relations, husband wife relationship, separation

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, touching and serious films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, adultery, divorce, infidelity, pregnancy and love mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Waiting: My Favorite Clown (1987), Secrets, Objects (2011), We'll Live Till Monday (1968), Hope Gap (2019), Private Life (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Favorite Clown (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sergei is a professional clown in the circus, and he knows how to make people happy. He is adopting the six-year old boy Vanka from a foster home. Sergei is a good man, who can provide unconditional love. But Sergei's wife suddenly separates ...
Plot: divorce, adoption, circus, family relations, foster home
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95%
Secrets, Objects (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 40-year-old Sociology professor Hye-jung falls for a 21-year-old Usang, a male student who helps her project research on women's extramarital affair. Their prohibited love and secrets are watched and told by two secretive observers. They are ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: professor, husband wife relationship, adultery, divorce, sociologist, loneliness, teacher student relationship, older woman younger man relationship, ageism, restaurant, flashback, sociology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
We'll Live Till Monday (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, intellectual
Plot: school teacher, teacher, unrequited love, teachers and students, school, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, responsibility, coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, teacher student relationship, brutality ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia
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63%
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Hope Gap (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: breakup, marriage, love, father son relationship, divorce, infidelity, marital separation, family life, mother son relationship, family, family relations, belief in god ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Private Life (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his ...
Plot: family relations, daughter, son, husband wife relationship, circus, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, secretary, grandson, pension, senior citizen, partial female nudity ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Italiani (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Plot: migrant, police officer, male female relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, nurse, love, teacher, husband wife relationship, love triangle, priest ...
Time: 60s
Place: palermo italy, sicily, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sparsh (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal. He meets with social worker, Kavita. Kavita is attracted to him, and he slowly also gets attracted to her. When marriage is ...
Plot: blindness, teacher, love, friend, blind boy, youtube, dormitory, widow, breakup, engagement, blind man, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hirugao (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set 3 years after the drama series. Kitano Yuichiro comes to give a lecture in the town where divorcee Sasamoto Sawa now lives quietly. The two meet again and their love story continue.
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: teacher, love affair, relationship problems, marital problem, couple relations, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional marriage, forbidden love, love story, tragic love, cheating on husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Liubi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An engagement party is interrupted by the arrival of the Russian girl, hired to help an old woman. Liubi is the girl who is going to keep company to and help the sick mother of out protagonist. Dimitris, the son of the family and Liubi eventually ...
Plot: russian woman, pregnancy, female nudity, gas station, sex in car, abortion, maid, engagement, immigrants, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: husband wife relationship, death, love, death of brother, brother brother relationship, infidelity, childbirth, murder, murder of brother, older man younger woman relationship, impotence, extramarital affair ...
Place: cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Green Widow (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A lonely young suburban housewife participates in a radio interview survey while simultaneously engaging in an extramarital affair.
Plot: infidelity, housewife, hairdresser, loneliness, extramarital affair, explorer, suburbs, sociology, husband wife relationship, marriage, divorce, older man younger woman marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Over the Dark Water (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leningrad; 60th years; white nights. Walking on Neva Embankment, the charming provincial has met three friends: poet, artist and film director. And each of young people has suggested to marry him.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, melancholic, psychological
Plot: friendship, love, husband wife relationship, family relations, jealousy, couples, family problems, life philosophy, love triangle, rivalry, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Once Lied (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Soviet Union the film is a chronicle of a life of one successful artist: his family, his friends, his clients, and his artworks.
Plot: sex scene, husband wife relationship, doctor, painter, restaurant, father son relationship, birthday, female nudity, artist, mistress, business trip, electroshock therapy ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Lover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.
Style: romantic, captivating
Plot: loss, husband wife relationship, death of wife, relationships, male female relationship, love and romance, family relations, teacher, girlfriend, smoking, letter, lesson ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Close-Ups (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: 37-year-old Marta gets married and wants to have a baby. But her toxic relationship with overbearing mother complicates her life in many ways.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, mother daughter relationship, overprotective mother, absent father, marital argument, domineering mother, husband wife relationship, sculptor, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, jealousy, desperation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, erotic
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, erotica, infidelity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, love, adulterous husband, marital infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ajanabee (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Middle-classed young and dashing Rohit Kumar Saxena falls in love with wealthy and lovely Reshmi, and both decide to get married. Reshmi's dad, the wealthy Diwan Sardarilal is strongly opposed to this marriage, but relents when Reshmi refuses ...
Plot: rain, love, husband wife relationship, marriage, painting, flashback, guilt, neighbor, wedding, pregnancy, miscarriage, train station ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Anna Karenina (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The film is based on the novel of the same name by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. “All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, ” goes the novel’s opening sentence. The melodrama centers around a ...
Plot: cheating wife, russian empire, loveless marriage, jealousy, adultery, suicide attempt, high society, russian woman, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Wash (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mako is a neglectful husband. Not the most loving man. His wife gradually encounters a widower who is a kind, gentle figure. She eventually makes the transition to leave her husband and go to this fellow.
Plot: family relations, east asian lead, dysfunctional family, morality, racism, father daughter relationship, wife leaves husband, mother daughter relationship, conservative, widower, unhappy wife, racist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Milosc (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Maria and Tom are in their thirties and have been married ten years. They live in a small town. Both find professional fulfillment in their jobs he in a design company, she at the town hall. They are working together on the decoration of their ...
Plot: rape, jealousy, obsession, breakup, death of mother, dying mother, bribe, married couple, doubt, sex, separation, baptism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Umbrella for Lovers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kraskov and Vera have long loved each other. They are unable to part, however, and connect their destinies can not and have already accepted the circumstances of life: he has a family, three children. A chance meeting in Moscow with a young couple, ...
Plot: summer, family relations, mistress, doctor, nurse
Place: black sea, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The World Is Full Of Married Men (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Cooper works in advertising but spends more time on his love life despite the fact that he is married. When his wife Linda discovers his girlfriends, she decides to get revenge by having an affair.
Plot: disco, lesbian sex, casting couch, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, male female relationship, infidelity, model, blackmail, adultery, female nudity, secretary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
No Greater Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jeff and Heather Baker were life long sweethearts and happily married... for a time. But at her greatest moment of weakness, Heather abandons Jeff, forcing Jeff to raise their young son alone. Ten years later, through a God ordained encounter, Jeff ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: church, romance, estrangement, couples, missing person, society, babies and infants, single parent, family relations, pregnancy, christian, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Rain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Buenos Aires. It rains. Alma is in her car, stuck in Buenos Aires' traffic. She has recently broken-up with her boyfriend, and she has been living in her little car since then. Suddenly, Roberto gets into the car. He's wet and hurt, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, hotel, forbidden love, romance, hopes, love and romance, family relations, couples, friendship, destiny, missing person, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jawani Zindabad (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Shashi, Akbar and a group of young people pledge never to give nor receive dowry. Acting against his mother's wishes, Shashi marries Sugandha Srivastav, and does not accept any dowry. He arranges his sister's, Rama's marriage with ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, remorse, dowry, pregnancy, lust, beach, hospital, death of sister, attempted murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher of epicly indifferent pupils, has got it, and it's not much fun.
Plot: female nudity, male nudity, teacher, loneliness, depression, soviet, film within a film, female director
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, emotional, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, father son relationship, friendship, divorce, loneliness, bomb, parenthood, youth, revenge, childhood, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sudan, denmark, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Marriage Story (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, divorce, parent child relationship, marriage, lawyer, theatre director, husband wife relationship, troubled marriage, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, actress, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2019
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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7 Days (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large family with a lot of problems and conflicts between them.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jewish, family relations, gulf war, family problems, dealing with death, family life, siblings relations, death in the family, jewish family, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%