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Love and Bruises (2011)
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Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker who falls madly in love with her. Possessed by an insatiable desire for her body, he treats Hua like a dog. An intense affair begins, marked by Matthieu’s passionate embraces and harsh verbal abuse. When Hua determines to leave her lover, she discovers the strength of her addiction, and the vital role he has come to play in her life as a woman.
Style: sexual, tense, sincere, serious, realistic, controversial, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, love affair, sexual relations, romance, misfit, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, fish out of water, sexual content, eroticism, love, sex, rape, student, female nudity, sex scene, restaurant, break up, french, theft, sword, accident, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, romance and sexual relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Love and Bruises: American Translation (2011), Cet amour-l? (2001), Tied (2013), The Night and the Moment (1994), Amour fou (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sweet Sex and Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
Story: They meet and they make love. They live together and they make love. Dong-Ki has one night stand with Shin-Ah, a woman who has hardly any faith in true love but indulge herself in sex. Shacking up and making love with each other day in and day out, ...
Style: sexy, serious, sincere, realistic, sexual
Plot: strong sexual content, eroticism, sex, fall in love, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, looking for sex, couples, 69 sex position, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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American Translation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wartime life, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, soldier, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, destiny, couples, destructive relationship, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.1
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Tied (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A banker strikes up a sadomasochistic relationship with a mistress.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, sexual
Plot: dominatrix, infidelity, couples, love affair, love and romance, destructive relationship, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sex aid, bondage, murder, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Night and the Moment (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes ...
Style: serious, sexy, sexual, realistic, tense ...
Plot: confined, dishonesty, lovers reunited, couples, romance, mysterious character, love and romance, love affair, wooing, prison life, strong sexual content, sexual content ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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Amour fou (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Having just landed a gig with a trendy magazine, young photographer Nadja celebrates at the local disco, where she bumps into Darius, a 20-year-old skateboarder. Although her frankness at first scares him, the two quickly become a couple, and as ...
Style: erotic, emotional, atmospheric, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, couples, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, looking for sex, clubbing, strong sexual content, sex scene, pregnancy, affair, passion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Jealousy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love affair, couple relations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, marital separation, depression, love, hidden identity, love and romance, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, destructive relationship, lifestyle, looking for love, unfulfilled love, dangerous attraction, couple relations, gender, romance, sexual relations, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, disintegration, dishonesty, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: talky, sincere, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: couple relations, actor's life, introspection, couples, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual content, writer's life, countryside, love triangle, estranged couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, fall in love, meal, insurance company, insurance, stuntman, insurance agent, playing piano, strong female lead, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
And They Call It Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dino and Anna are a couple in their forties. Their relationship is hardly conventional: in fact, it is unconsummated. Dino gets out of it, gratifying himself with prostitutes and swingers. He reaches his nadir when he looks up Anna’s old ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dishonesty, couples, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, looking for sex, infidelity, sex aid, sexual content, strong sexual content, large breasts, fellatio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Love Trap (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Drama - Richard, a law student, is hanging out with the guys at a sports bar. When Angel, a seductive vixen, appears from nowhere and smothers him with attention, he's embarrassed. Faced with temptation, Richard makes an innocent suggestion ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, spiritual
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, couples, fashion, friendship, bar, beach, seductress, infidelity, playing pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, young lovers, forbidden love, teenage love, couple relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, wooing, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, biting, semi serious, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Grand Central (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young unemployed man finds work at a nuclear power plant and begins an illicit affair with the fiancée of one of his senior workmates.
Style: atmospheric, tense, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: danger, love affair, radioactivity, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace situations, workplace, dangerous attraction, contamination, workplace romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: france
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75%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 107
God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert, beach, on the run, culture clash, single parent, danger, obsessive quest, fall in love, love and romance, romance, love affair, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.4
 669
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love and romance, romance, fall in love, couples, danger, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, grudge, vengeance, abduction, imprisonment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Eden Is West (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, humorous
Plot: love and romance, immigrants, gays and lesbians, love affair, resort, life is a bitch, self discovery, strong sexual content, couples, social differences, sexual content, stowaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: erotic, contemplative, sincere, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, family problems, sexual content, self discovery, introspection, couple relations, sexual relations, spouse leaving, couples, gender, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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A Cartomante (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rita is about to marry a wealthy physician, Dr. Augusto Vilela. One night, Vilela's best friend, Camilo, is brought to the hospital, dying from an overdose. Vilela saves his life and introduces him to his fiancée. Rita and Camilo fall in love ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: friendship, romance, love and romance, sexual content, drugs/alcohol, friends, couple relations, sexual relations, love triangle, couples, fall in love, vomiting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 362
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense
Plot: society, misfit, love and romance, immigrants, disorder, fall in love, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, couple relations, working class, couples, group of friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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72%
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Style: sexual, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
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71%
 4.8
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Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, touching, serious
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71%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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