Movies like The Lessee

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The Lessee (2016)
 4.8
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The Lessee
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a series of life events, a group of young adults expressed their love, desires, and secrets in ways they didn't imagine they could.
Style: multicultural
Plot: intimacy, infidelity, love, trust, guilt, marriage

Most similar movies to The Lessee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love, marriage, infidelity, couples, guilt, love and romance and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lessee: Desert Bloom (1986), A Promise (2013), Life after all (2003), Sleeping and Waking (2009), Japanese Story (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Desert Bloom
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, desert, coming of age, spelling bee, single parent, period piece, depression, crumbling marriage, suburbs, family drama, human nature, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 5.7
 3K
A Promise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, wartime life, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, married woman, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, wartime ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, edwardian era
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
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Life after all
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: La vie quand même (LIFE AFTER ALL) is another film in a series collectively called 'Tales from the Orphanage'. The story is simple on the surface (children coping with the sudden loss of parents), but in the hands of writer Sophie Tasma ...
Plot: coming of age, grocery shopping, foster home, sadness, burial, asian indian, aunt nephew relationship, mailbox, art school, watching television, credit card, therapist ...
Place: china, canada, paris france
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Sleeping and Waking
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you had a second chance at life, would you take it? Sullivan Daniels (Jeff Allin), an artist known for his harsh religious paintings, chose a bizarre experimental surgery over his faith to save him from terminal cancer. Now his hands can't ...
Plot: art, nightmare, scar, mother, health, identity, widower, gardening, religion, fertility, operation, self hatred ...
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    User:   64%
 
Japanese Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, australian, death, unlikely couple, wilderness, loneliness, isolation, existentialism, relationships, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, sydney australia
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 6.8
 21K
Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, loneliness, cancer, aging, adultery, marriage, terminal illness, poetry, death, teachers and students, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 3K
Mrs. Soffel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, sweet ...
Plot: prison, romance, murder, couple relations, infidelity, adultery, relationships, false accusation, love and romance, women, marriage, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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 6.4
 15K
Solitary Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, aging, drinking, infidelity, sex, womanizer, divorce, betrayal, greed, relationships, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, boston, new jersey ...
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    User:   63%
 
The Weather in the Streets
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.
Plot: pain, abortion, unhappy marriage, love, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, fear, marriage, pregnancy, passion, first love
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: england
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
Two Family House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: island, working class, friendship, life is a bitch, irish, culture clash, stereotypes, love and romance, redemption, unlikely friendships, segregation, dreams ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
 6.5
 225
One Week
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, buddies, urban ghetto, gays and lesbians, rich and poor, coming out, destiny, midlife crisis, terminal illness, workplace situations, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
 5.8
 170
Two
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The manager of a contemporary music composer falls in love with the real estate agent with whom he is looking for a house in Paris. But both have been used to living an independent life: they want to marry but at the same time, are afraid of marriage
Plot: happiness, unhappiness, childbirth, engagement, pregnancy, in law, commitment, rich, composer, mortality, ambition, love ...
Place: montmartre paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
A Silent Agreement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: femininity, helplessness, troubled past, apathy, cerebral palsy, conflict, mistrust, middle aged, greed, main character dies, loveless marriage, tragic event ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
Little England
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Τwo sisters from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, are both in love with the same man. Set in the Greek Civil War period and ending in the 1950s, the movie is based on the homonymous novel by Ioanna Karystiani.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: love triangle, beach, love and romance, romance, island, couples, lovers apart, torment, skinny dipping, cheating wife, sailor, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: greece
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System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
The Year of the Wolf
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides ...
Plot: university, forbidden love, health, lecturer, romance, student, university student, looking at self in mirror, age difference, parent child relationship, alienation, intimacy ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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Distance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: ’Distance’ is an award-winning, independent feature film exploring the distance between men and women through the intertwined stories of two couples. Made by the filmmaker while he was still in his 20s, ‘Distance’ features Oscar-nominee ...
Plot: army, marriage, african american, suicide, betrayal, soldier, party, husband wife relationship, love, friend, friendship, guilt ...
Time: 1950s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
 5.9
 385
Lovin' Molly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, small town, romance, love and romance, couples, small town life, friendship, farm, widow, fall in love, friends ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
 6.7
 118
Ajanabee
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, neighbor, murder, gas station, marriage, guilt, wedding, flashback, painting, husband wife relationship, estate ...
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 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, military, military base, romance, couple relations, love affair, secrets, love and romance, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
 6.1
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Birth
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, art house ...
Plot: mystery, reincarnation, obsession, dealing with death, death, adultery, pornography, dishonesty, police investigation, secrets, storytelling, sexualized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
Desolation Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a trip to visit his mother, Nick discovers that a good friend of his, Sid, has apparently raped his girlfriend, Mary. More concerned with his own wounded pride than with Mary's lingering feelings of guilt, pain and betrayal, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, urban, couple relations, infidelity, sexual abuse, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, aspiring actor, actor, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
The Scent of Mandarin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During World War I, a home care nurse treats a man who lost one leg on the front lines. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into a passionate love affair.
Plot: gun, female nudity, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, single mother, candle, prostitute, priest, male nudity, little girl, nurse, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1918
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
 7.3
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Petulia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, witty, psychedelic
Plot: young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, socialite, divorce, infidelity, impossible love, suburbs, love affair, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, tijuana mexico, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
 6.3
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Dynasty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, family business, rivalry, ambition, family relations, oil, gays and lesbians, blind ambition, couple relations, parents and children, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   39%
 
The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, manipulation, self discovery, betrayal, couple relations, period piece, adaptation, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, california, florence italy, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
Brideshead Revisited
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: epic, clever, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, romance, catholicism, adultery, marriage, gay, religion, relationships, male nudity, literature, friends, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
Paris, I Love You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, french, loneliness, storytelling, divorce, wine, tourist, love, human nature, death, relationships, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
The Age of Innocence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
A Woman Under the Influence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, marriage, love, crumbling marriage, suicide attempt, insanity, adultery, working class, visceral, relationships, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
The Only Thrill
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, single parent, romance, small town life, store, small town, love and romance, couples, infidelity, family relations, seamstress, widow ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
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