Movies like The Hard Part Begins

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The Hard Part Begins (1973)
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The Hard Part Begins (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ups and downs in the life of a country-western singer.
Plot: songwriter, price of fame, ex wife, prison, career, star, middle aged, midlife crisis, ex husband ex wife relationship, country music, son, aging, partner, physical abuse

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, love, aging, unfulfillment and midlife crisis mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Hard Part Begins: Covergirl (1984), Pranayam (2011), Crossover Dreams (1985), The Breakup Playlist (2015), Aurora Borealis (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 58
Covergirl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young girl enters the modeling industry wanting to becoming "the face of the '80s."
Plot: fashion, entrepreneur, model, female nudity, mogul, love, pubic hair, rags to riches, male nudity, infatuation, star, supermodel ...
Time: 80s
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95%
 7.4
 804
Pranayam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Menon runs into his former wife Grace, who is married to a bedridden Mathew and loves him immensely. The movie revolves around their crossing and emotes the meaning of love and its various forms.
Plot: ex wife, philosophy, career, professor, romance, american football, wheelchair, love triangle, love, heart attack, malayalam, american football player
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Crossover Dreams (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.
Plot: price of fame, backstage, latin, drug smuggling, star, rise and fall, pop music, songwriter
Place: new york
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64%
The Breakup Playlist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A story about an aspiring professional singer and a rock singer who collaborates in a song. As they work on their song, they start to develop feelings for each other.
Plot: songwriter, aspiring singer, rock, breakup, musician, singer, artist, song, rock singer, collaboration, playing guitar, guitar playing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Aurora Borealis (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man struggles to correct his life after the death of his father.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, self discovery, starting over, introspection, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, family problems, elderly, northern lights, family in crisis, twentysomething life, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, san diego california, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 36
Bye Bye Love (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two women, a friendship. Two parallel love stories. Marianne has a passionate affair with Nino while the relationship of Lea and David is falling apart. While a couple is forming, another's becoming undone. Yet, the choice of the two friends ...
Plot: masseuse, friendship, friend, psychoanalysis, desire, middle aged, male female relationship, novelist, commitment, emigrant, passion, doubt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mayakkam Enna (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The plot revolves round the life of Karthik (Dhanush) a struggling freelance photographer in Chennai who does portfolios, weddings and other functions. Karthik has a keen interest in wild life photography and friends call him a genius, though he is ...
Plot: photograph, betrayal, friendship, pregnant wife, mental breakdown, ex wife, depression, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 138K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, talky, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, vacation, introspection, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 240
The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, polio, songwriter, love, lawyer, couple relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, true love, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 2K
Affinity (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Romania, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: lesbian interest, prison, romance, supernatural ability, lesbian, obsession, death in the family, betrayal, mystery, gays and lesbians, danger, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
August 32nd on Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young Simone gets hit by a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, hopes, romance, babies and infants, self discovery, midlife crisis, pregnancy, starting over, desert, obsessive quest, best friends, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 85
Kindergarten (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The movie focuses on the marriage of Graciela and Arturo, who operate a kindergarten in their mansion. They live with Graciela's widowed mother, Luisa. Graciela is particularly keen on one boy, Luciano, on whom she makes sexual advances. As ...
Plot: sex, ghost, male nudity, aging, bare breasts, love, male full rear nudity, deep cleavage, middle aged man, fellatio, female full frontal nudity, unsimulated sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Firehouse Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom, an ex-Olympic hockey star, and his girlfriend, Jenny, a firefighter -- at least until Mary, a former Olympic figure skater, Tom's soon-to-be ex-wife and the author of a book of tips ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, family problems, father daughter relationship, holiday, happy ending, writers, ex athlete, new love, starting over, ice skater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Woman Who Drinks (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: À la veille de ses derniers instants, une femme se remémore son passé d'alcoolique. Elle revoit toute sa jeunesse dont une cuite qui, à 46 ans, lui a coûté tout ce qu'elle avait. «La solitude, le vieillissement sont des thèmes qui ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, life is a bitch, fall in love, social differences, elderly, womanizer, aging, love affair, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Georgia, Georgia (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The great Diana Sands stars as a African American pop star with few political ideas, and no need for black-activist war deserters who want her voice for their cause--much to the dismay of the quietly seething white-hating Minnie Gentry. ...
Plot: veteran, reporter, african american, manager, photographer, friend, civil rights, strangulation, interracial romance, cross cultural relations, songwriter, racist ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Scream of the Silk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An illiterate seamstress has a powerful fetish for silk which gets her into trouble. The psychiatrist sent to help her becomes fascinated by her case and when he returns to France from World War One they fall in love, an affair that can only end in ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: prison, obsession, aging, dishonesty, femme fatale, romance, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, psychopath, couples, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, africa, france, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 179
Cyanide (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Thirteen years old Achille is waiting for his father to return from prison. Will everything go as planned and could the family survive?
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, boy in peril, betrayal, teenage boy, prison, responsibility, brutality, life is a bitch, crimes, violence, female director, gangsters ...
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 2K
Mahogany (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, ghetto, couples, shallowness, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, couple relations, rich and poor, relationship vs career, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.4
 280
Friend (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Looking for the money for a drink, an alcoholic gets a Newfoundland dog as a present from a stranger at a bird fair. He'll soon find out that the animal is not only able to speak, but to get him to give up drinking as well. Now he's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: dog, friend, daughter, ex wife, talking animals, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, drunkard, alcohol, ball, letter ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 2K
The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, touching, harsh ...
Plot: train, redemption, train robbery, friends, golden years, crimes, society, crime, criminal heroes, aging, starting over, heist ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, washington d.c., british columbia, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 121
Is That You? (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: IS THAT YOU? Is the story of RONNIE, 60 year old Israeli film projectionist, who has been fired from his job and is going now to the U.S. in a search for RACHEL, the love of his youth IS THAT YOU? Is a romantic, road trip journey to 'The Road ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, contemplative, romantic ...
Plot: on the road, unfulfilled love, aging, love and romance, escapades, fish out of water, road not taken, journey, introspection, partners, obsessive quest, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 1K
Cloud 9 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a woman who enters into an affair after 30 years of marriage.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, infidelity, couples, elderly lovers, self discovery, fall in love, crumbling marriage, aging, romance, midlife crisis, passionate interest, dull life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Anonymous Venetian (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together.
Style: contemplative, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, concentration camp, friends, couple relations, tunnel, estrangement, midlife crisis, love affair, cloning, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: gay sex, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming out, self discovery, transsexual, gender, prostitute, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 494
For 80 Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, friendship, hospital, farm, gays and lesbians, gender, reunion, aging, best friends, golden years, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love Struck Café (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Megan Quinn, an aspiring architect, faces multiple tasks – developing her hometown lake into a commercialized entertainment center, forcing Mrs. Frances Figgins, her childhood mentor, out of her family’s home, and helping out at her family café ...
Style: light, romantic, scenic, romanticism, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: harvest, childhood love, romance, love and romance, broken leg, father daughter relationship, love, cafe, resentment, workplace problem, hometown, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sophisticated, middle-aged grandmother, wed to a New York law professor, falls in love with a down-to-earth Tennessee farmer. Director Guy Green's bittersweet romance, released in 1970, stars Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Fritz Weaver, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, countryside, infidelity, professor, love, elderly lovers, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, mountain ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, virginia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Space Between The Lines (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Emmi would like to cancel her subscription to "Like" magazine via e-mail. But due to a typo, her messages land in Leo Leike’s inbox. When Emmi repeatedly sends mails to the wrong address, Leo decides to inform her of her mistake. This ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, male nudity, text messaging, couple relations, love affair, romance, introspection, love and romance, beach, unhappy marriage, wedding ceremony ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 610
Proteus (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exquisite period piece that skillfully explores the intersections of sex, race and politics takes place in 18th century South Africa, telling the passionate (true) story of two men caught in an unjust system rife with racism, homophobia and ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prison, interracial relations, racism, island, gays and lesbians, coming out, prison life, forbidden love, opposites attract, romance, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, quarry
Place: south africa, africa, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, infidelity, forbidden love, looking for love, prostitute, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%