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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
 7.7
 40K
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: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, lyrical, heartbreaking, depressing, sad, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, singer, grief, tragic event, musician, couple relations, dying, fighting illness, love affair, family problems, loss of child, performance, acceptance, coping, depression, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, bird, couples, father daughter relationship, relationships, love story, character study, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and serious films with plots about love and romance, storytelling, couples, bittersweet, relationships, mentor and love 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), A Song for Martin (2001), Rabbit Hole (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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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, realistic, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, family problems, crumbling relationship, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, terminal illness, love affair, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 14K
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Plot: classical music, aging, rehearsal, musician's life, friendship, ego clash, intrigue, marital problem, anniversary, under the surface, overcoming, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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: contemplative, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, farewell, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.0
 48K
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, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 60K
Like Crazy (2011)
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lovers apart, couples, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 33K
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: heartbreaking, emotional, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, teenager, love and romance, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 85K
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: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, alcohol abuse, country music, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, hopes, financial problem, alcoholic, country singer, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, nashville tennessee, texas, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.5
 10K
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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: hospital, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, relationships, adultery, secret love, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 140K
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, emotional, serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, romance, death in the family, young love, 9/11, family drama, loss of parent, loss of loved one, family relations, tragic event, relationships, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 202K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, couples, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 13K
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 87K
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, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, barcelona spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 187K
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: touching, emotional, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, strong sexual content, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, nurse, romance, introspection, up and down relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 112K
Once (2007)
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, street musician, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 7K
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: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, introspection, love and romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, human nature, breakup, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, australia, munich germany, helsinki finland, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 7K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 89K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, coming out, father son relationship, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, 2000s ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 87K
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: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, couples, leukemia, love, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 40K
Rockstar (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An uninhibited youth woos the hottest about-to-be-married college girl. He rises to become a rock-star - then self-destructs.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bollywood, adultery, rock music, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, romance, musician's life, star, love and romance, fall in love, lovers, rebellious youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 65K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, family relations, tragic event, single parent, romance, redemption, security guard, human spirit, unlikely couple, opposites attract, accident, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 15K
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, parents and children, human nature, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, terminal illness, couple relations, age difference, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance, love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 27K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 10K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, wedding, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 32K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, coming out, youth, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, brittany, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 709
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, touching, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, love affair, fall in love, lovers reunited, self discovery, couples, gender, singleness, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Once Upon an Angel (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A grief-stricken man who just lost his mother has a one night stand with a maid. What he doesn't know is that she's a virgin. He returns to his sad world of perfume business while she, unable to forget her first lover, follows him.
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, touching, light
Plot: family relations, romance, love and romance, sexual relations, couples, power relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, marriage, love, singer, singing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%