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Butley (1974)
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Butley (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Alan Bates recreates his award-winning stage role in director Harold Pinter's 1974 film verson of Simon Gray's play, about a university professor whose private life is in freefall. The cast also includes Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Susan Engel and Georgina Hale.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious
Plot: college, university, alcohol abuse, infidelity, academy, coming out, youth, sexual relations, couple relations, teachers and students, prodigy, destiny, love and romance, midlife crisis, hopes, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, opposites attract, introspection, gays and lesbians, showbiz, unfulfillment, power relations, lgbt ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, semi serious and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, romance, couple relations, adultery and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Butley: Intentions (2003), Sleep with Me (1994), Julie Johnson (2001), Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980), The Bostonians (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, human nature, fall in love, introspection, teachers and students, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sleep with Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. ...
Style: clever, witty, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, friendship, infidelity, marriage proposal, marriage, singleness, friends, couples, looking for love, introspection, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 628
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, touching, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, lifestyle, follow your dream, forbidden love, road not taken, human nature, parents and children, feminism, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.
Style: sexy, talky, erotic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, coming out, youth, opposites attract, coming of age, gender, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, midlife crisis, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: harvard university, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: lawyer, feminist, post civil war, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, couples, romance, self discovery, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
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67%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, europe, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, wales, poland, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Discreet (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There is an author who has been dumped by his girlfriend and has no inspiration for a next novel. In an attempt to find a solution to both crises, he, along with his publisher friend, decides to seduce a young woman with the singular purpose of ...
Style: humorous, clever, sexual, stylized, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, gender, manipulations, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, romance, opposites attract, womanizer, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Ruben, Ruben (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, bittersweet, writer's life, love and romance, womanizer, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, college life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, honeymoon, family problems, family relations, human nature, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, experimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, opera, power relations, couples, satire, gender, ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, actor's life, ego clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, london, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, couples, youth, love and romance, social relations, breakup, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 2K
Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: filmmaking, older man younger woman relationship, actor's life, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, obsession, couples, romance, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, clever, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, youth, college, college life, self discovery, love affair, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: introspection, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, looking for love, fall in love, introspection, couple relations, true love, human nature, couples, youth, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Just Say Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this ...
Style: touching, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, gay, couple relations, introspection, love affair, gender, lgbt, homosexual, cheating, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, crimes of passion, party, mistress, gossip, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, entertaining, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, family problems, seduction, sex, rejection, vandalism, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 204K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, complex characters, divorce, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 2K
Lianna (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, sexual relations, friendship, gays and lesbians, strong female presence, gender, love and romance, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Surviving Desire (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Jude, a college professor, is obsessed with Sophie, his student. She, in turn, is intrigued by his scholarly charm. Flirtation turns to lust and the two become lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, contemplative, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, opposites attract, hopes, youth, love and romance, college, college life, love affair, romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, theater, sex scene, playwright, critic, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 2K
Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, love and romance, betrayal, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gender, ultimatum, couples, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new york, tokyo, germany, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 842
3-Day Weekend (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Long-term couple Simon and Jason, along with daddy-ish Cooper and his boy du jour, escape to a mountain cabin for a three-day weekend away from their hectic city lives. Looking to spice up this long-standing tradition, they add a special twist to ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, gay, singleness, love affair, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, couples, college, mountain, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, gays and lesbians, friendship, marriage, young lovers, couples, looking for love, lovers reunited, self discovery, romance, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, romance, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, young lovers, society, unlikely couple, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, nebraska, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%