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Berlin by the Sea (2008)
Original name: Berlin am Meer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: They are students - at least that's what their parents think - they are the disc-jockeys in the in-clubs in town, they party with no end, they fall in love, they have the best summer in their life in the coolest city of the world: Berlin.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, disco, buddies, romance, love triangle, becoming an adult, music, disc jockey, intern, falling in love, sea, celebration, alcohol, roommate, student, twentysomething life, urban, hip hop, city life, love and romance, friends, musician's life, introspection, nightlife, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, east berlin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, love triangle, couples, unfulfillment and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Berlin by the Sea: Quantum Love (2014), Engel & Joe (2001), 3 Hearts (2014), Falling Overnight (2011), The Red Cockatoo (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.3
 3K
Quantum Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A family man's encounter with a beautiful woman develops into a mutual fascination.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, unfulfilled love, nightclub, romance, hotel, love, family, love and romance, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, taxi ride, luxury hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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95%
 6.5
 836
Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: youth, punk, love and romance, prison, baby, puberty, runaway, love of one's life, becoming an adult, street kid, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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82%
 5.9
 2K
3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, sister, passion, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, siblings relations, fall in love, mayor, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, urban, fall in love, twentysomething life, romance, lifestyle, male female relationship, bicycle, riding a bicycle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Red Cockatoo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, love triangle, coming of age, youth, infidelity, rebellion, rock, romance, artist, falling in love, fall in love, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 505
Lan Kwai Fong (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), a well-known party location in Hong Kong with loads of nightclubs and bars. Everyone likes to go to LKF for fun, one night stands or even true love. LKF has captured the joys and sorrows of many... One night, Steven - a regular ...
Style: serious, sexy, realistic
Plot: nightclub, drugs/alcohol, nightlife, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, fall in love, bar, sexual relations, true love, unfulfilled love, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 326
The Comedian (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Set in the immediate and random background of today’s London. THE COMEDIAN is a fresh, dramatic and funny debut feature about choices and how not to make them.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, performer's life, urban, love affair, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, nightlife, gender, black british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, romance, breakup, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, twentysomething life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.9
 391
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, dogma, unfulfilled love, hopes, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, friendship, impossible love, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 903
Tilva Rosh (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bor, in eastern Serbia, was once home to the largest copper mine in Europe. Now it’s just the biggest hole. This astutely observed coming-of-age film captures the pitfalls of the adult world, where idealism no longer seems to have a place, as two ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: hip hop, small town, coming of age, friendship, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends, buddies, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 5K
Daisy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An elite Interpol agent Jeong-woo and a ruthless hitman Park-yi, both stationed in Amsterdam and are in love with the same young woman, Hye-young. Hye-Young is a simple sidewalk artist, with dreams of one day holding a real exhibition in a real ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, sniper, artist, romance, hitman, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, obsession, dangerous attraction, love and romance, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, drug abuse, life is a bitch, couples, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 1K
Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love and romance, urban, couple relations, romance, taiwanese, fall in love, love affair, wooing, couples, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: love and romance, society, urban, romance, prostitute, unlikely couple, fall in love, homecoming, cause and meaning, misfit, unfulfillment, disintegration
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 221
Smokers Only (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sexual, realistic, tense
Plot: male prostitute, gays and lesbians, prostitute, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, nightlife, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 833
Eden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fat German star restaurant chef Gregor shows romantic interest in waitress Eden Drebb. She's happily married to hunky Xaver Drebb, but feels romantically neglected. Gregor's deserts seduce her, first trough her brat daughter Leonie, to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, restaurant, infidelity, wooing, cooking and food, fall in love, love and romance, vengeance, forbidden love, dishonesty, rivalry, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Perfect Opposites (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: relationship problems, buddies, romance, unlikely couple, college, ice cream, relocation, young lovers, urban, opposites attract, school, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 196
Chill Out (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an unusual love triangle between Johan, Max, and Anna. The action takes place in Berlin after the unification of its eastern and western parts, against the background of its reconstruction and rebuilding.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual
Plot: love triangle, friendship, fall in love, gays and lesbians, couple relations, sexual relations, friends, love and romance, couples, gender, unfulfillment, pickpocket ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.4
 250
One Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A summer vacation in the 70s. Lalo and Bruno are teenagers doing nothing on days full of nothing. But on a hot and humid afternoon, and without asking for permission, Lisa arrives smashing more than the letargy of the town. Thirty years later Lisa ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, romance, reunion, friends, teenage love, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, romance, love affair, love triangle, hopes, urban, vengeance, destiny, haunted by the past, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 103
One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, nightclub, romance, love and romance, couples, music band, infidelity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 1K
Broken Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: First-love movie involving love triangle. Gerardo is deeply in love with longtime lover Jonas. When Jonas falls for a stranger he met at a local nightclub, heartbroken Gerardo soon seeks solace in the arms of Sergio (Alejandro Rojo). Despite other ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, sexual relations, romance, forbidden love, betrayal, friends, college, gender, love and romance, couples, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Suzanne's Career (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: In the second of Rohmer's moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: friends, love triangle, new wave, love and romance, romance, buddies, womanizer, manipulations, moral dilemma, unfulfilled love, wooing, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Desperados on the Block (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their paths cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich: Clara, Motek, and Sin are three strangers in Germany, longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call "home". DESPERADOS ON THE ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, social misfits, college life, romance, student life, misfit, youth, looking for love, cause and meaning, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 146
Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, love affair, romance, love and romance, best friends, infidelity, disability, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Young Goethe in Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: romance, writer's life, love affair, love triangle, wooing, student life, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, rebelliousness, couples, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Call of the Toad (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Polish woman and a German man fall in love against the odds and decide to set up a cemetery for exiles. But can their daring venture survive the call of the toad? Adapted from Gunter Grass’ novel.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, love and romance, romance, society, family relations, cemetery, widow, grandfather grandson relationship, road accident, sex in car, prejudice, widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Our Grand Despair (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, buddies, fall in love, romance, love and romance, friends, thirtysomething life, partners, communication problem, getting along, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Shadows of Time (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Ravi and Masha are just children when they were sold into labour by their parents. When they meet, friendship blossoms between them but when the factory manager threatens to sell Masha, possibly into sex slavery, Ravi gives up his hard earned ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: romance, bribery, young heroes, factory, obsessive quest, innocence lost, love affair, love and romance, society, abuse, father figure, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 2K
August (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Plot: romance, gays and lesbians, love triangle, gay relationship, lovers reunited, gender, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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