Movies like The Sessions 2017

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The Sessions
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Sammy Buford has a difficult time connecting with people on an emotional level. After several unsettling discoveries and events, he begins to feel what he has never felt before... what it truly means to be alive.
Plot: heartache, therapy session, unemployed, sexy nurse, letter read aloud, nervous breakdown, hostility, therapist, optimism, law firm, happiness, first love, embarrassment, best friend, falling in love, happy ending, abuse, seduction, confession, love, brother brother relationship, fear, flirting, friendship, nurse

Most similar movies to The Sessions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and romantic films with plots about love and romance, love, friendship, mentor, storytelling, romance and destiny mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sessions: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Before Midnight (2013), Sleeping with Other People (2015), The Way He Looks (2014), 5x2 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, adolescence, teacher, suicide, depression, mental illness, teenager, gay, loneliness, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
 7.9
 117K
Before Midnight
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, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, hotel, midlife crisis, marriage, parenthood, divorce, storytelling, relationships, couple relations, dialogue driven, drinking, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, vienna, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
Sleeping with Other People
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, sex, cheating, infidelity, love, virginity, college, relationships, unlikely couple, marriage, chase, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
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: gloomy, serious, art house, melancholic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, marriage, suicide attempt, memory, infidelity, adultery, postmodernism, crumbling marriage, philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness, workplace romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
The Way He Looks
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, gay, blindness, romance, homosexuality, bullying, school, adolescence, disability, teenage love, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 6.7
 8K
5x2
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, romance, wedding, sex, rape, adultery, french, hotel, betrayal, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 28K
The Choice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: serious, emotional, romantic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love, cheating, hospital, true love, love story, wine, wedding, relationships, fall in love, small town, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 8.1
 198K
Before Sunset
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, loneliness, storytelling, memory, lovers reunited, depression, relationships, dialogue driven, love, dialogue, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, vienna, paris france, texas, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
Water for Elephants
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: circus, romance, brutality, fall in love, train, animals, performer's life, love story, forbidden love, period piece, adaptation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
Lost and Delirious
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, lesbian, love, romance, friendship, school, sex, obsession, betrayal, poetry, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Kings & Queen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, adoption, musician's life, terminal illness, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
 2K
Flirt
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, gays and lesbians, romance, couple relations, dialogue, infidelity, life philosophy, art, existentialism, love triangle, eccentricity, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: tokyo, new york, asia, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 5.7
 19K
Bounce
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, destiny, guilt, starting over, airport, love story, death, drinking, divorce, happy ending, haunted by the past, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Falling in Love Again
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, sentimental, romantic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love, memory, romance, infidelity, reunion, introspection, marriage, couple relations, midlife crisis, relationships, beautiful scenery, love story ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
How Not to Disappear Completely
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his life. A stranger in the cold hard city, he ...
Plot: ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, suicide, father daughter relationship, death, death of father, love, fear, friend, friendship, secret, father son relationship, half brother half sister relationship ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
 5.9
 22K
Hope Floats
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, romance, high school, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, happy ending, parents and children, cheerleading, love story, divorce, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new jersey, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   23%
 
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 6.7
 15K
Feast of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love, adultery, romance, small town, infidelity, lesbian, marriage, friendship, death, divorce, relationships, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 6.9
 4K
Heavy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, drinking, parents and children, hospital, unfulfilled love, solitude, dialogue, romance, physical appearance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, couple relations, love story, love, guilt, destiny, relationships, friendship, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, couple relations, violence, dysfunctional family, guilt, chase, loneliness, love story, haunted by the past, happy ending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 6.8
 42K
Man Up
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, mistaken identity, love, marriage, looking for love, british, friendship, relationships, farce, love story, happy ending, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
 6.0
 13K
Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
 6.6
 11K
December Boys
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, coming of age, holiday, cancer, death, adolescence, mentor, romance, parents and children, unlikely friendships, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: australia, england, london, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
A Price Above Rubies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, judaism, self discovery, divorce, god, adultery, infidelity, jews, catholicism, runaway, religion, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
 7.1
 126K
Remember Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 7.5
 110K
Brooklyn
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, romance, irish, love triangle, working class, prejudice, friendship, drinking, love, love story, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
The Cider House Rules
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, abortion, storytelling, adoption, death, friendship, orphan, incest, african american, mentor, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
 7.1
 172
Fag Hag
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: secret, baby, beer, husband wife relationship, kiss, party, dancing, wheelchair, gay slur, cafe, adoption, girl ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
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