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The Best of Youth (2003)
 8.5
 19K
The Best of Youth (2003)
Original name: La Meglio Gioventú
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating, epic, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, society, musician, army, teacher, suicide, photographer, psychiatrist, pianist, corruption, cafe, museum, letter, police brutality, political corruption, interrogation, protest, dishonesty, idealism, student, family relations, couple relations, dreams, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, new york, norway, israel, sicily ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and melancholic films with plots about death, love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship, kiss, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Best of Youth: The Star Maker (1995), Chinese Box (1997), His Secret Life (2001), The House of the Spirits (1993), Germinal (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, small town, countryside, on the road, hidden identity, hopes, social relations, romance, love and romance, cons and scams, village life, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, rome italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, city life, terminal illness, society, introspection, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, love affair, gender bending, death in the family, fairy, gender, human nature, understanding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: milan italy, rome italy, istanbul turkey, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, epic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, political unrest, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, love and romance, farm ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.1
 4K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: working class, injustice, politics, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, social differences, rebellion, righting the wronged, unfulfillment, price of justice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 4K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: stylized, erotic, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love, politics, composer, pianist, jail, gift, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, couples, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, siblings relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, parents and children, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: loss of son, regret, psychoanalysis, death in the family, family problems, redemption, loss of child, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, overcoming, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.1
 18K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: chef, high society, infidelity, russian, lesbian, adultery, birthday, food, restaurant, bourgeoisie, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, revolution, idealism, love triangle, lifestyle, rebelliousness, society, political corruption, tragic love, twins, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 80K
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, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, suffering, illegal immigrant, parenthood, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, obsession, love affair, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 15K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: translator, alienation, romance, city life, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, society, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, usa, los angeles, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.1
 234K
Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: talky, intellectual, realistic, witty, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coincidence, french, tourist, fall in love, young lovers, romance, lifestyle, urban, student, young woman, young man, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, budapest hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, tragic love, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, love affair, lovers, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.1
 205K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, marriage, cafe, reunion, french, journalist, hopes, unfulfilled love, unhappy, regret, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, texas, manhattan new york city, india, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 10K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, accountant, ghetto, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sexual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, honeymoon, funeral, love triangle, diary, cholera, ship, love letter, marriage, doctor ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.9
 47K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: rape, suicide attempt, marriage, psychiatrist, muslim, stabbing, machismo, accident, roommate, german, immigrants, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, turkey, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: journalism, politics, justice, apartheid, fall in love, social decay, political unrest, racism, interracial relations, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Looking for Cheyenne (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, countryside, true love, ghost, politics, journalism, coming of age, unemployment, lifestyle, human nature, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alaska, brazil, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, politics, kidnapping, terrorism, revolution, state affairs, hostages, confined, crimes, rebelliousness, society, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.5
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: incest, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, self discovery, youth, introspection, new year, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, artist, love triangle, invasion, womanizer, mistress, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: switzerland, usa, europe, central europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, sexual, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, human nature, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, couples, love and romance ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 535
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, political unrest, couples, impossible love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, cliche, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, idealism, hopes, parents and children, political unrest, family problems, rebellion, communism, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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