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Therese (2012)
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Therese (2012)
Original name: Thérèse Desqueyroux
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: serious, realistic, sad, melancholic, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, marriage of convenience, dull life, suburban life, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, bourgeoisie, women in society, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, depression, deception, envy, couple relations, suburbs, deadend life, society, couples, crumbling marriage, disgraced, wedding, hunting, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, crumbling marriage and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Therese: The Letter (1999), Sentimental Destinies (2000), Domestic Life (2013), A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Fanny (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Therese (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Thérèse is living in a provincial town, unhappily married to Bernard, a dull, pompous man whose only interest is preserving his family name and property. They live in an isolated country mansion surrounded by servants. Early in her marriage her ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: crumbling marriage, society, crimes, unlikely criminals, suburban life, couple relations, family problems, dull life, couples, disgraced, crime and punishment, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, moral dilemma, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, concert, singer, car accident, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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100%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, social differences, forbidden love, society, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, couples, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
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100%
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, friends, family relations, social relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, society, introspection, couples, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, friends, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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44%
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences, society, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, rich man, broken heart, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: france, south of france
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42%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, disintegration, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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39%
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The Cat (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, pets, destructive relationship, obsession, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, graphic violence, family feud, family problems, estate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations, new wave, moral dilemma, introspection, love affair, family problems, dull life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: orphan, stroke, crutches, unrequited love, marriage of convenience, maid, tumor, death of husband, wedding night, perversion, hypocrisy, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, impossible love, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, obsession, romance, hopes, follow your dream, couples, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, working class, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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Place: europe, france
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27%
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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27%
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Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, crimes, unfulfillment, prostitute, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Rain People (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, friendship, strong female presence, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, alcohol abuse, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%