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The Best of Youth (2003)
 8.5
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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, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere, epic, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, pianist, photographer, police brutality, protest, museum, psychiatrist, letter, interrogation, cafe, musician, suicide, army, teacher, corruption, siblings relations, idealism, family life, romance, career, family conflict, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 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, melancholic and emotional films with plots about death, culture clash, loneliness, love and romance, husband wife relationship, couples and life philosophy mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Best of Youth: The Star Maker (1995), His Secret Life (2001), Germinal (1993), Chinese Box (1997), The Son's Room (2001). 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, village, dishonesty, romance, hopes, hidden identity, countryside, introspection, small town, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, friendship, transsexual, infidelity, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, family, love and romance, couples, friends, dealing with death, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, rome italy, milan italy, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: realistic, emotional, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, therapist, sadness, marriage crisis, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, serious, erotic, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love, composer, pianist, jail, gift, politics, romance, interracial relations, fall in love, couples, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 17K
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: chef, high society, adultery, bourgeoisie, restaurant, food, infidelity, russian, lesbian, birthday, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, coup d'etat, farm, paranormal phenomena, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 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, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, memory, friendship, crumbling marriage, holocaust survivor, old man, ghetto, accountant, romance, love, compassion, photographic memory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.9
 14K
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, urban, love triangle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
79%
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, couples, family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
77%
 8.0
 46K
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, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, machismo, stabbing, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 226K
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, romantic, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, young lovers, coincidence, french, tourist, urban, walking, sunrise, love and romance, introspection, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, europe, budapest hungary, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, wealth, millionaire, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 529
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, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, impossible love, love affair, social differences, tragic love, lovers reunited, terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 198K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, journalist, marriage, reunion, french, cafe, lovers reunited, walking, love of one's life, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, budapest hungary, warsaw poland, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, bully, hospital, loneliness, kids in trouble, small town, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, marital problem, anger, bomb, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, africa, sudan, israel
⇓ 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: emotional, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, tragic love, gay relationship, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, introspection, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, surgeon, fondling, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, womanizer, mistress, invasion, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, prague, soviet union, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, sentimental, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, cholera, ship, love letter, marriage, doctor, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ⇓
74%
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, idealism, revolution, romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, tragic love, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, sex, rape, voyeurism, wedding, cheating wife, romance, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: politics, revolution, fidel castro, nightclub, jazz, parents and children, latin, siblings relations, idealism, political unrest, state affairs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, politics, murder, political unrest, confined, crimes, state affairs, head of state, hostages, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: arranged marriage, muslim, culture clash, nightclub, music teacher, irish, romance, immigrants, racism, school, forbidden love, immigration ...
Place: spain, manchester, glasgow scotland, pakistan, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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