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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, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, love affair, sexual relations, misfit, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, fish out of water, romance, eroticism, love, rape, student, female nudity, sex scene, restaurant, break up, french, theft, accident, chinese, nightclub, kiss, chance meeting ...
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 gloomy films with plots about couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, romance and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Love and Bruises: Savage Nights (1992), American Translation (2011), Cet amour-l? (2001), Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002), Amour fou (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, racism, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship, romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, gender ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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: realistic, serious, offbeat, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, criminal heroes, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, young lovers, deadly, strong sexual content, couples, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: strong sexual content, sex, eroticism, fall in love, sexual relations, love and romance, looking for sex, couple relations, couples, anal sex, 69 sex position, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: sentimental, gloomy, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, wartime life, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, destiny, couples, hopes, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, touching, sexual, sincere, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, gender, lifestyle, couples, looking for love, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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80%
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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: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual relations, love affair, looking for sex, couple relations, love and romance, strong sexual content, couples, clubbing, pregnancy, passion, affair, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, fashion, couples, friendship, bar, african american, love, playing pool, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: danger, love affair, infidelity, radioactivity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace, workplace situations, dangerous attraction, contamination, workplace romance, warning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, tense, emotional
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, grudge, couples, danger, love and romance, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, fall in love, romance, police, imprisonment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: dishonesty, couples, infidelity, sex aid, looking for sex, destructive relationship, couple relations, sexual relations, vagina, strong sexual content, prostitute, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: psychological, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, crumbling marriage, love affair, disintegration, family problems, couples, dishonesty, breakup, infidelity, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sexual, offbeat, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writer's life, romance, couple relations, love triangle, introspection, actor's life, actor, breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: love, dishonesty, family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, hidden identity, dysfunctional couple, tickling, woman crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 89
Doubt (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A gaggle of friends and observers ponder the fate of a relationship as they watch it collapse in this independent drama from the Philippines. Cris (Andoy Ranay) is a documentary filmmaker with a well-regarded body of work and a large community of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sexual, serious
Plot: gender, breakup, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, male nudity, love, deception ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 497
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: bondage, strong sexual content, infidelity, unfulfillment, sexual relations, destructive relationship, love affair, sex aid, love and romance, couples, dominatrix, revolver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sexual, sexy, realistic, talky ...
Plot: confined, mysterious character, sexual relations, love affair, cons and scams, love and romance, romance, writer's life, wooing, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, lifestyle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 342
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: tense, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: society, working class, couple relations, life is a bitch, fall in love, immigrants, love and romance, life turned upside down, disorder, couples, misfit, concert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 4K
Pure (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of Mozart’s 'Requiem' at the Gothenburg Concert ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: concert, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, solace, love and romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, sexual, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly lovers, unfulfilled love, singleness, sexual relations, fall in love, friendship, wooing, looking for love, couples, youth, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sexual, serious, bleak ...
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Place: france, europe, paris france
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50%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, human nature, introspection, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, stuntman, insurance agent, insurance company, meal, playing piano, insurance, handicapped, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: serious, psychological, sexual, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: friendship, couples, looking for love, midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, unfulfillment, couple relations, romance, writer's life, love and romance ...
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Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: stylized, talky, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, love and romance, introspection
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Place: seaport, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, erotic, serious ...
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47%
Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: sincere, serious, erotic, sexy, talky ...
Plot: massage, infidelity, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, crumbling marriage, fall in love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, starting over ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, love and romance, unfulfillment, interracial relations, crumbling marriage, immigrants, opposites attract, youth, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, israel, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: biting, humorous, captivating, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, twentysomething life, down on your luck, rebellion, rebelliousness, youth, clubbing, college graduate, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: prison, infidelity, pardon, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, legislation, urban, dishonesty, couples ...
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Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The City Below (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married - toy with their unexplainable ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, crimes of passion, couples, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, love affair, romance, workplace intrigue, couple relations, love and romance, moral dilemma ...
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Place: germany, europe, indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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