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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: cheating wife, older woman younger man relationship, starting over, romance, self discovery, infidelity, against the rules, love affair, elderly, couples, experimenting, young at heart, parents and children, dull life, hopes, aging, golden years, older woman younger man sex, dentist, family relations, love and romance, rebellion, strong female presence, unfulfillment, female director ...
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, semi serious and humorous films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, love affair, infidelity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Bright Days Ahead: On My Way (2013), Every Blessed Day (2012), Feelings (2003), Changing Times (2004), Not Here to Be Loved (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
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Every Blessed Day (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. This is the story of what happens to Guido and Antonia when ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, couples, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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100%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, starting over, life turned upside down, romance, family problems, couples, family life, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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57%
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, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, romance, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: office, dancing, golden years, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, age difference, parents and children, wedding, parent child relationship, elderly, tango ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
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51%
Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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49%
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The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
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47%
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A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, love and romance, love affair, self discovery, obsession, couples, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, basset hound, parrot, bird ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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46%
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The Idol (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love affair, friendship, couple relations, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, elderly, intrigue, dishonesty, romance, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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45%
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Elsa & Fred (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder Argentinean Elsa. Later, they meet each other and Elsa ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, fall in love, opposites attract, starting over, couples, aging, romance, self fulfillment, golden years, dying woman, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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44%
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: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, obsession, impossible love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, breakup, couples, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, prague
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44%
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: humorous, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
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Place: europe, prague, czech republic, prague czech republic
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44%
And While We Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, a troubled writer experiences a sexual awakening when she meets a carefee American in Italy.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, cuckold, neglectful husband, love affair, creative block, dishonesty, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, marital problem ...
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The Maid (2014)
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, family relations, haunted by the past, sexual content, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, infidelity, couples, couple relations, disorder, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, female nudity, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts ...
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Place: europe, france, paris france, london
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A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, family problems, infidelity, adultery, family relations, sexually frustrated woman, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
The Merry Widow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anne-Marie vient de perdre son mari dans un accident de voiture. Elle est enfin libre d'aimer celui qu'elle voit en cachette depuis deux ans. Mais elle n'a pas prévu que sa famille, pétrie de bons sentiments, a décidé de rester à ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea
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42%
A French Gigolo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco leads a double life. As Marco, he is a construction worker but rich ladies craving sexual excitation know him as Patrick. As Marco he is married to Fanny, an ambitious young woman who has opened her own hairdressing salon in partnership with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: beauty salon, infidelity, prostitute, dishonesty, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, working class, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, family life, love affair, romance, ocean, family relations, couples, ocean or sea, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
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41%
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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, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love and romance, elderly lovers, misfit, opposites attract, golden years, supportive spouse, elderly, estrangement, transvestism, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
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41%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, love and romance, looking for love, disability, couples, hopes, romance, small town, quadriplegic, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, holiday, hopes, miraculous event, family relations, holiday season, love, hometown, comeback, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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41%
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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, realistic, touching, tense, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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41%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: dentist, couples, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, husband wife relationship, wallet, whiskey, love affair, unfulfillment, purse snatcher, female bare feet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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41%