Movies like The Broken Circle Breakdown

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The Broken Circle Breakdown
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, heartbreaking, dramatic, melancholic, non-linear, reflective, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, tragedy, hospital, death, depression, suicide, religion, country, couple relations, music, relationships, life & death, folk, family drama, death in the family, parenthood, loneliness, couples, love story, storytelling, life, sacrifice, terminal illness, family problems, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
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Three Colors: Blue
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
France, Poland, Switzerland
98 min.
 8.0
Autumn Sonata
Drama, Music
France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
99 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, emotional, realistic and reflective films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, relationships, life philosophy, catastrophe, depression and life & death mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Broken Circle Breakdown: Amour (2012), My Life Without Me (2003), Open Hearts (2002), Three Colors: Blue (1993), Breaking the Waves (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amour
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, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: love, aging, death, french, elderly lovers, nurse, life & death, loneliness, golden years, relationships, terminal illness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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My Life Without Me
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, cancer, death, hospital, drinking, love, existentialism, storytelling, introspection, adultery, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Open Hearts
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, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, adultery, loneliness, couple relations, romance, tragedy, relationships, dogma, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
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    User:   81%
 
Three Colors: Blue
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: solitude, french, classical music, memory, hospital, loneliness, music, life & death, dealing with death, relationships, isolation, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, poland, paris france
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Breaking the Waves
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
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Plot: obsession, god, disability, love, depression, guilt, sacrifice, voyeurism, religion, redemption, strong sexual content, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Biutiful
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The Son's Room
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
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Plot: death, guilt, obsession, dealing with death, storytelling, tragedy, pornography, redemption, hospital, family drama, psychiatrist, relationships ...
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    User:   45%
 
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Saraband
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, psychological, serious, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, marriage, swedish, guilt, divorce, death, hospital, crumbling marriage, classical music, suicide attempt, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, munich germany, helsinki finland, st. petersburg russia, florence italy ...
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    User:   58%
 
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Last Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, europe, belgium, paris france
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
 7.0
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Rabbit Hole
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: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: marriage, memory, redemption, tragedy, death, parallel universe, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Fault in Our Stars
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: emotional, touching, serious, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, teenager, romance, friendship, death, book, support group, hospital, dealing with death, love story, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, amsterdam
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
As It Is in Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
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Blue Valentine
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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: emotional, realistic, talky, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: date night
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
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Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, marriage, mother daughter relationship, human nature, pianist, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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Tender Mercies
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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: redemption, music, self discovery, country, divorce, small town, musician's life, religion, character study, drinking, starting over, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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Rust and Bone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, redemption, romance, surveillance, french, single father, depression, strong sexual content, unlikely couple, hospital, relationships, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe
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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: serious, gloomy, art house, melancholic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, marriage, suicide attempt, memory, infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Come Undone
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, emotional, serious, sentimental, reflective ...
Plot: gay, depression, coming of age, romance, male nudity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, hospital, innocence lost, loneliness, relationships, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, frankfurt germany
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System:   43%
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Monster's Ball
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, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, racism, suicide, interracial romance, father son relationship, electric chair, death penalty, death, dysfunctional family, prison, strong sexual content, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Farewell My Concubine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: opera, friendship, childhood, betrayal, love, obsession, homosexuality, male nudity, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, revolution, runaway ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, spain, taiwan, beijing china ...
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The Secret Life of Words
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, depression, loneliness, blindness, love, storytelling, hospital, mute or deaf, factory worker, genocide, love story, oil ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, northern ireland, croatia ...
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The Hours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: depression, suicide, mental illness, aids, literature, tragedy, drowning, lesbian, friendship, homosexuality, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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Snow Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, suicide, depression, adultery, relationships, couple relations, loneliness, workplace, parents and children, death, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   40%
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Things We Lost in the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, childhood, drugs, death, drugs/alcohol, interracial romance, drug addiction, funeral, depression, redemption, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 7.7
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Dolls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, love, lovers reunited, suicide, relationships, storytelling, loneliness, hopes, romance, existentialism, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 6.7
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Like Crazy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, young lovers, relationships, love story, love, loneliness, couple relations, love affair, dialogue, parents, honest, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 

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