Movies like The Broken Circle Breakdown

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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
 7.8
 35K
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating, heartbreaking, dramatic, melancholic, non-linear ...
Plot: opposites attract, terminal illness, death in the family, singer, musician, grief, country, couple relations, folk, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, country music, dealing with death, love affair, child illness, cancer, tragedy, life is a bitch, love and romance, solace, coping, resentment, birds, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco

Most similar movies to The Broken Circle Breakdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, storytelling, relationships, dialogue, hospital, catastrophe and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Broken Circle Breakdown: Love Life (2009), A Late Quartet (2012), My Life Without Me (2003), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Open Hearts (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 5K
Love Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: sex, cancer, infidelity, advertising, self discovery, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, couple relations, loss, terminal illness, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 13K
A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: classical music, music, rehearsal, music band, aging, artists and showbiz, musician's life, crumbling marriage, ego clash, under the surface, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, dying, introspection, daughter, farewell, secret love, parent child relationship, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, dealing with death, fall in love, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, divorce, broken engagement, secret love, paraplegic, chance, desperation, dogma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 82K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, nurse, love, aging, death, music teacher, daughter, illness, pigeon, disability, pianist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 77K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, aging, country music, loneliness, texan, drink, guilt, bar, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 44K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, grief, memory, therapy, loss of son, support group, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, love and romance, first sex, dying, teenager, cancer, youth, dealing with death, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: opera, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 102K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, death in the family, teenage girl, life turned upside down, dealing with death, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 2K
The Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country, crumbling marriage, romance, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, doctor, marriage, crumbling marriage, epidemic, redemption, loveless marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 164K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, lust, strong sexual content, classroom, bridge, dancing, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florence italy, st. petersburg russia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 12K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, romance, love affair, mother, best friend, parent child relationship, summer, new love, love triangle, haunted by the past, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Vietnam
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: master and servant, love, coming of age, romance, love affair, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, youth, couples, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 78K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, romance, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract, changing lives, change of heart, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: composer, pain, infidelity, cat, stripper, pianist, loss of child, loss of spouse, musician, grief, neighbor, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 126K
Remember Me (2010)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, loss of parent, parents and children, loss of loved one, college student, father daughter relationship, dealing with death, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 13K
Dying Young (1991)
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: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 78K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: single father, terminal illness, redemption, death, chinese, illegal immigrant, dying, suffering, afterlife, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, mexico, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 77K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: electric chair, racism, waitress, redemption, suicide, eviction, execution, hit and run, change of heart, funeral, anger, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, gay relationship, summer vacation, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: character study, redemption, guitar, country music, music, comeback, country, musician's life, self discovery, starting over, country singer, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: symphony, piano, bipolar disorder, hospital, depression, romance, mentally unstable, mental illness, crumbling marriage, doctor patient relationship, therapist, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%