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A Tale of Love (1986)
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A Tale of Love (1986)
Original name: Storia d'amore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This drama about a young girl's struggle to overcome the dehumanization of poverty depicts the steady, corrosive effects of her life on her psyche. Bruna (Valeria Golino) has had to work since the age of 13 to help support her father and brothers. She gets up at 3 A.M. to catch the bus to go clean offices, and when she is home, she cleans and cooks for her siblings and father. In spite of this existence, she is spunky and optimistic. As she gets older, she falls in love with Sergio (Bals Roca-Rey), and he moves in with her and her family. But that relationship ends when she meets another young man, Mario (Livio Panieri). This new romance leads her away from her siblings and father and although there is no inkling of any trouble, the drudgery of her past existence catches up with her.
Plot: friendship, violence, death, suicide, family relations, male female relationship, love triangle, teenage girl, poverty, slum, teenage boy, self destructing, bus, father daughter relationship, auto mechanic, street life, brother sister relationship, cleaning lady, working class, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, garbage collector, roommate, apartment, female full frontal nudity, suicide by jumping ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy

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Most similar movies to A Tale of Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sexy films with plots about family relations, father daughter relationship, friendship, male female relationship, love, death and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Tale of Love: Close Friends (1992), Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009), Quiet Chaos (2008), Secret Access (1988), Shooting the Moon (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Close Friends (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Sabrina has lived with her father since he split with her mother. As the film unfolds it gradually becomes clear that Sabrina is a victim of incest.
Plot: father daughter incest, salesman, depression, teenage girl, love triangle, illness, nurse, exploitation, father daughter relationship, forced incest, high school dropout, incest ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Guido, an acclaimed author, leads an idyllic life with his beautiful wife and teenage daughter. But despite his seemingly perfect existence, Guido's restless search for inspiration leads him into the arms of Giulia, a charming and mysterious ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: swimming pool, love affair, human nature, family relations, lifestyle, writer's life, romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love, swimming, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Quiet Chaos (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: starting over, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, death in the family, hopes, family relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, father daughter relationship, single father, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Secret Access (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: poverty, protege, wealth, telephone call, writers, abandonment, apartment, computer, older man younger woman relationship, secret code
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, hypodermic needle, girl, christmas, heroin addict, father son relationship, urban setting, family relations, father daughter relationship, drugs, male female relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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More Time (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thandi finds out the complexities of love, when David, the schoolboy Mister Charming, coolly sweeps her off her feet.
Audience: teens
Plot: teen romance, drink, dying, drinking, teen angst, father daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, teenager, teenage boy, infection, politics, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Sentimental Romance (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Near the close of the Russian Civil War, in 1923, a young man begins studying journalism at a worker newspaper and has a series of romantic adventures which cause him to mature swiftly. He rescues a beautiful girl from an abusive family situation, ...
Plot: street life, russian revolution, murder of husband, book burning, love, friend, journalist, death of father, teenage boy, innocence, newspaper, death ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Nest (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rory is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into ...
Plot: family relations, american in england, mother and daughter, family life, dead horse, mother daughter conflict, taxi ride, husband wife conflict, hidden money, moving, graffiti, underage smoking ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 54
Holiday (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a family reunion in 2000, guests decide to read out laud their "where i see myself in 10 years" wish lists which they wrote down during their 1990 family reunion.
Plot: love, father daughter relationship, friendship, letter, father son relationship, sandcastle, death, wealth, reunion, female nudity, breasts, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Graduates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four thirtyish university students share the same flat in Florence. Leonardo fantasizes about Letizia, a very beautiful girl; Rocco works as a night watchman, Bruno tries to get his degree to please his father in law and Pino dreams of becoming a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, university, family relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couples, friends, thirtysomething life, surrogate father, group of friends ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Speaking Parts (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. He leaves his acting resume in the hotel room of a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, stylized, serious, contemplative
Plot: obsession, wedding, love triangle, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, looking for love, siblings relations, master and servant, destructive relationship, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Rip Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A teen-age girl and her father come to an island on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, colourful
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, surfing, father daughter relationship, teen romance, female director, male female relationship, friend, teenage boy
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 204
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: breaking the fourth wall, male female relationship, death in childbirth, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, small town, funeral, wedding, father daughter relationship, death, ghost ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: new england, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Devil in the Flesh (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, love triangle, erection, coming of age, unsimulated sex, love and romance, youth, romance, unlikely couple, society, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 197
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, love triangle, couples, friends, friendship, society, love and romance, romance, cigarette smoking, rifle, judge, crying ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cesar & Rosalie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Claude Sautet's romantic drama stars Romy Schneider as Rosalie, a beautiful young woman involved with successful businessman Cesar (Yves Montand). One day, Rosalie's former flame David (Sami Frey) appears and attempts to win her back. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, friends, couples, performer's life, romance, love and romance, obsession, male female relationship, businessman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: psychological, sexual, gloomy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, ghost, obsession, friendship, lust, love, roommate, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, dull life, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Leap in the Dark (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a ...
Plot: male nudity, judge, brother sister relationship, suicide, insanity
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, mind game, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, couples, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
How Not to Disappear Completely (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his life. A stranger in the cold hard city, he ...
Plot: search, half brother half sister relationship, best friend, father son relationship, secret, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, suicide, grief, coming of age, letter, depression, basketball ...
Place: india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Gotta Run! (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Juuso, Late, and Pyry return from military service to their small village in the Finnish countryside. Finding work is difficult there, so Juuso decides to take a job on a Norwegian oil drilling platform. Late could start working on his family's ...
Plot: factory, military service, brother brother relationship, studying, drifter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, suicide, cheating, friendship, periphery, young love, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, sweden, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 17K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: alienation, translator, relationships, parents and children, city life, urban, destructive relationship, couple relations, racism, infidelity, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, oxford university, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
As a Man Grows Older (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful young woman. But the lady is also fickle, wayward and ...
Plot: intoxication, artist, funeral, bachelor, obsession, femme fatale, posing nude, drifter, bad reputation, first person narration, crying man, suicide ...
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, avant garde, talky ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, impossible love, love affair, destructive relationship, twentysomething life, couples, lifestyle, losing-it hero, youth, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 137
Dearest Jane (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl learn to accept love and change, after being sent to live with her uncle in Indiana.
Plot: romance, love, father daughter relationship, acceptance, husband wife relationship, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, religion, change, gay, death
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 20K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, meditative, emotional, intense ...
Plot: high society, older woman younger man relationship, chef, adultery, food, love and romance, love triangle, self discovery, family life, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, nice france, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 99
Italiani (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Plot: love triangle, childbirth, businessman, train conductor, teacher, job seeking, infidelity, factory worker, mother daughter relationship, train, storytelling, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: sicily, milan italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 4K
Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, parents and children, small town life, working class, injustice, villager, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, sicily, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: gloomy, clever, emotional, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, cinderella story, social differences, love affair, store, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, lovers reunited, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, germany, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%