Movies like Bright Days Ahead

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Bright Days Ahead (2013)
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Bright Days Ahead (2013)
Original name: Les Beaux Jours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herself. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present… Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, she meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from insensitive to her charms. Caroline gradually takes control of her life again and lives a second youth: taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of her… Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning?
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: cheating wife, dentist, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, dull life, infidelity, rebellion, against the rules, starting over, hopes, love affair, elderly, couples, aging, unfulfillment, golden years, experimenting, romance, young at heart, older woman younger man relationship, depression, beach, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france

Most similar movies to Bright Days Ahead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, family relations, couple relations and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Bright Days Ahead: Feelings (2003), On My Way (2013), Not Here to Be Loved (2005), A Housekeeper (2002), Kung-Fu Master (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, adultery, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, romance, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, elderly, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, countryside, aging, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Not Here to Be Loved (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jean-Claude Delsart, a 50 years-old bailiff, with his worn-out smile and heart, abandoned a long time ago the idea that life could give him pleasures. Until the day, he dares to push the doors of a tango lesson...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: office, dancing, tango, family relations, couples, love affair, retirement home, retirement home life, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, infidelity, self discovery, love and romance, artists and showbiz, master and servant, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.9
 747
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, custody, family relations, obsession, youth, infidelity, teenage life, love affair, looking for love, couples, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 538
After Sex (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.
Style: gloomy, touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, family relations, couples, looking for love, love affair, dishonesty, impossible love, midlife crisis, breakup, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, fall in love, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, europe, africa, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 1K
Cloud 9 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a woman who enters into an affair after 30 years of marriage.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, clever, no music
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, elderly, passionate interest, golden years, sexual relations, elderly lovers, crumbling marriage, dull life, romance, unfulfillment, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: family relations, moral dilemma, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, folk, musician's life, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 507
The Idol (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, psychological, serious
Plot: couples, love affair, dishonesty, intrigue, hotshot hero, love and romance, terminal illness, cooking and food, friends, actor's life, friendship, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 528
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, unfulfillment, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love triangle, family problems, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, infidelity, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, couples, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, forbidden love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 288
Welcome Aboard (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: starting over, self discovery, youth, elderly, beach, seaside, encounter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
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The Family (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: "The Family," an album with a velvet cover, is meant to touch the extended family of man. Formal portraits, bookends in this 80-year saga, enclose the central story, which opens with the baptism of Carlo, a baby in his grandfather's ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sentimental, family saga
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, golden years, midlife crisis, reunion, infidelity, elderly, eccentric family, family problems, dishonesty, family life, couples ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, infidelity, romance, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, love affair, couples, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 131
Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, parents and children, romance, road not taken, supportive spouse, starting over, misfit, social differences, estrangement, culture clash, midlife crisis, elderly lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 12K
Delicacy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, workplace romance, office romance, love and romance, love, fall in love, love triangle, romance, cafe, swedish, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good
Plot: small town, estrangement, parents and children, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, homecoming, reunion, country, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 4K
In Paris (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to Paris and moves back in with his divorced father and amorous younger brother, Jonathan. While his carefree sibling and doting father try in vain to cheer him up, a visit from his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, sexual relations, love and romance, wooing, couples, estrangement, womanizer, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, twins, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love triangle, family problems, couples, dishonesty, family relations, urban, fall in love, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
After Fall, Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: WINTER is a dangerous, sexy, poignant and at times darkly funny story about two people who desperately want intimacy but have fashioned lives of reclusivity and emotional fracture which ultimately spells the doom of their great love. WINTER begins ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: s&m, love and romance, urban, starting over, nursing, couples, love affair, looking for love, hopes, romance, couple relations, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, jealous spouse, breakup, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.3
 3K
Wild Grass (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marguerite loses her wallet, and it's found by Georges, a seemingly happy head of family. As he looks through the wallet and examines the photos of Marguerite, he finds he's fascinated with her and her life, and soon his curiosity about ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: dentist, whiskey, wallet, couples, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, apology, husband wife relationship, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 878
Just a Sigh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious English stranger and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: life turned upside down, love and romance, romance, fall in love, hopes, artists and showbiz, mysterious character, true love, destiny, actor's life, lifestyle, love affair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jin Ying is currently experiencing two of life’s most depressing moments: She is jilted by her fiancé, and her loving grandmother passes away. Heartbroken, she decides to visit the European city of Prague, and hopes to use the time to heal her ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: womanizer, fall in love, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, romance, love and romance, family relations, love affair, fiance fiancee relationship, grandparent grandchild relationship, grandfather grandson relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When the Sea Rises (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An actress, who goes all over rural France with her monologe "Sex and Crime", meets and falls in love with a man, since that moment starts helping him in his plays.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, romance, starting over, actor's life, ocean or sea, family relations, stalking, opposites attract, love affair, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, flanders, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 115
The Blue Diner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about food, memory, language and caskets, BLUE DINER tells the story of a Puerto Rican mother and her daughter who struggle to explain how the daughter mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language.
Style: feel good, psychological, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, self discovery, alcohol abuse, starting over, society, family relations, betrayal, pregnancy, couples, social decay, forbidden love, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, romance, dangerous attraction, obsession, coitus, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, warsaw poland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 294
Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, farm, self discovery, couples, love affair, family relations, jazz, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%