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, depression, beach, french, female protagonist ...
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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic
Plot: love affair, infidelity, adultery, family problems, couples, small town life, family life, fall in love, dishonesty, small town, love and romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, elderly, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, 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, golden years, love and romance, love affair, couples, fall in love, eviction, parents and children, romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, fall in love, lifestyle, society, starting over, human nature, love affair, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, looking for love, teenage life, couples, fall in love, love affair, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, moral dilemma, human nature, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, musician's life, folk, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: touching, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, breakup, dishonesty, love affair, couples, looking for love, impossible love, couple relations, family relations, destructive relationship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: emotional, serious, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, love and romance, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, love affair, fall in love, family problems, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, clever, atmospheric, serious, no music
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, elderly, dull life, romance, sexual relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, change of heart, passionate interest, golden years, elderly lovers, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 507
The Idol (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: serious, touching, sexual, psychological, realistic
Plot: elderly, actor's life, friendship, intrigue, love affair, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment, friends, cooking and food, couple relations, romance ...
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, romance, family relations, dull life, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, love triangle, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, self discovery, elderly, starting over, encounter, seaside, beach
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, working class, starting over, dysfunctional family, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, family gatherings, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 2K
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: serious, talky, sentimental, realistic, family saga
Plot: elderly, infidelity, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, family relations, reunion ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, couples, forbidden love, dishonesty, love affair, dull life, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, romance, couples, fall in love, small town life, starting over, country, small town, homecoming, reunion, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, elderly lovers, misfit, starting over, social differences, opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, midlife crisis, family life, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ 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: twentysomething life, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, love triangle, infidelity, wooing, couples, womanizer, lifestyle, twins, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, 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%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, infidelity, couple relations, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, love triangle, family problems, love affair, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dentist, whiskey, wallet, couple relations, haunted by the past, love affair, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, marital discord, shoe store, phone book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: s&m, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, couples, nursing, love affair, urban, orange ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: ocean or sea, romance, artists and showbiz, family relations, love and romance, stalking, opposites attract, infidelity, on the road, love affair, couples, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, writer's life, parents and children, relationship vs career, society, alcohol abuse, starting over, couples, social decay, betrayal, pregnancy, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: uplifting, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, romance, love affair, fall in love, grandparent grandchild relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, grandfather grandson relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 860
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, mysterious character, romance, hopes, love and romance, life turned upside down, true love, fall in love, love affair, destiny, actor's life, lifestyle
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, psychological, 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, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, family problems, urban, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, witty, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: gender, forbidden love, couples, fall in love, love affair, self discovery, farm, jazz, family relations, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Waiting Room (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two complete strangers, ANNA and STEPHEN, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to examine and challenge what's going on in their ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: child illness, romance, family relations, friends, optimism, golden years, dealing with death, love and romance, train, family problems, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%