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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Autumn Sonata
Drama, Music
France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
99 min.
 8.3
Three Colors: Blue
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
France, Poland, Switzerland
98 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to The Broken Circle Breakdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, relationships, depression, life philosophy, catastrophe and dialogue 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), Autumn Sonata (1978). 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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
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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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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Rose
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
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Like Crazy
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.8
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Last Love
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, death, relationships, life & death, love, tragedy, loneliness, love story, depression, hospital, suicide, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, europe, belgium, paris france
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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, japan, beijing china ...
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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, hamburg germany, st. petersburg russia, florence italy ...
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    User:   39%
 
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Once
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
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Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
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Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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My Blueberry Nights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
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Clean
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: serious, sincere, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
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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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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 ...
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Beyond the Lights
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, romantic, talky, light ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, mexico
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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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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Accidental Tourist
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
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Permanent Record
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, drinking, death, friendship, runaway, buddies, school, romance, social misfits, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, oregon, portland oregon
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System:   38%
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Crazy Heart
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, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, music, loneliness, aging, drinking, country, music business, musician's life, singer, musician, journalist, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new mexico, houston texas, texas ...
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Immortal Beloved
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: music, classical music, mentor, genius, childhood, musician's life, mozart, tragedy, storytelling, artists and showbiz, destiny, redemption ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
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My Name Is Joe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, working class, soccer, drugs, realism, starting over, addiction, loneliness, debt, drinking, alcohol abuse, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe
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    User:   43%
 
 7.1
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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, death penalty, dysfunctional family, prison, strong sexual content, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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