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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating, talky, harsh, saga, epic ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, musician, pianist, police brutality, protest, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, couple relations, hopes, couples, law enforcement, state affairs, romance, family life, human nature, unfulfillment, dreams, loss of son, loss of loved one, army, teacher ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy, new york, norway ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about love and romance, death, couples, kiss, husband wife relationship, family relations and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Best of Youth: The Star Maker (1995), Chinese Box (1997), His Secret Life (2001), Besieged (1998), The House of the Spirits (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: serious, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, love and romance, romance, hidden identity, on the road, village, small town, countryside, hopes, village life, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, urban, society, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, city life, terminal illness, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, adultery, gay, human nature, understanding, manipulation, family problems, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, amsterdam, milan italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 5K
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: serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, fall in love, social differences, society, opposites attract, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, family relations, generation gap, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 5K
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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: working class, injustice, labor union, family relations, hopes, politics, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, life is a bitch, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 29K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, twins, love triangle, injustice, hopes, love affair, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, political corruption, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, paris france, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, haunted by the past, betrayal, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 17K
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: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, overcoming, family in crisis, hopes, redemption, marriage crisis, loss of child, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: male nudity, infidelity, love triangle, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, destructive relationship, fall in love, lovers reunited, couple relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 559
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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, cliche, terminal illness, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, political unrest, reunion ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.9
 17K
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, thought provoking, contemplative, psychological, serious ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, couples, racism, parents and children, unfulfillment, city life, romance, fall in love, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, pakistan, glasgow scotland, spain, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, couples, doctor, unfaithful wife, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.0
 227K
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: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, reunion, lifestyle, lovers reunited, introspection, romance, unfulfilled love, lovers, encounter, regret, writers, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, manhattan new york city, texas, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, protege, bohemian ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, love and romance, rebellion, idealism, family problems, chaos, society, dictatorship, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 9K
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: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, family problems, romance, death in the family, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, resistance, society, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, wealth, millionaire, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, hopes, loneliness, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, bisexual ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, dying, death of mother, gay, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 261K
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, sentimental, melancholic, emotional, intellectual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, encounter, lovers, introspection, coincidence, french, relationships, tourist, existentialism, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, revolution, danger, hostages, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, true love, gays and lesbians, countryside, lifestyle, romance, breakup, couples, ghost, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, bolivia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 2K
Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, fighting the system, lifestyle, social differences, love affair, couples, political unrest, romance, society, politics, gay relationship, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: china, asia, hong kong, east berlin east germany, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, african american, hopes, life is a bitch, society, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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