Movies like Beloved/Friend

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Beloved/Friend (1999)
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Original name: Amic/Amat
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" by Ramon Llull. Feeling near death as a result of illness, he discovers that the ideal person is a young and intelligent student he is in love with and who is dedicated to male prostitution.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, midlife crisis, terminal illness, male prostitute, best friends, sexual relations, friends, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, couples, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love, sex, lesbian, gay, fight, motorcycle, food, death, illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, friendship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, infidelity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beloved/Friend: Fathers and Sons (2005), Caresses (1998), Intruder (1993), Nine Lives (2005), Mine Alone (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, gender, love and romance, eccentric family, terminal illness, midlife crisis, family life, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, miami, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 474
Caresses (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The eroticism exudes in the eleven interconnected stories that recount difficult relationships and violent sexuality
Style: clever, sexual, humorous, offbeat, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, urban, love affair, twentysomething life, looking for love, couple relations, city life, coming out, sexual relations, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.9
 297
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 524
Mine Alone (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A women meets a charming man and falls in love, they get married and start a family. As they age and have children, the man's becomes violent and abusive.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, best friends, crumbling marriage, parents and children, babies and infants, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, couple relations, fall in love, haunted by the past, retirement home life, infidelity, terminal illness, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, family relations, couples, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, touching, intellectual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, friends, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, social decay, youth, gays and lesbians, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 8K
Boulevard (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: closeted homosexual, male prostitute, friendship, self discovery, life turned upside down, cold relationship, couples, couple relations, disorder, blackmail, secret life, gay ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Anita Takes a Chance (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fifty-something widow Anita loses her lifetime dream job as a cinema attendant when the new owner wants to tear down the old theater and build a trendy multiplex in its stead. Depressed at first, Anita finds comfort in watching the shirtless hunks ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: aging, love affair, golden years, love and romance, midlife crisis, friendship, fall in love, infidelity, film within a film, unfulfillment, beach, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 580
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, parents and children, human nature, mother in law son in law relationship, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 28K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, infidelity, lust, sexual relations, paraplegic, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 541
Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Homosexual story between 2 guys, Claudio and Dario.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, performer's life, love and romance, dealing with death, terminal illness, pregnancy, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1994, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, aging, rising to stardom, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, betrayal, opposites attract, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Speak Like a Child (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, bisexual, coming of age, haunted by the past, pregnancy, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, orphan, best friends, reunion, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 4K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, friendship, infidelity, voyeur, striptease, nightclub, erotic thriller, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, writer's life, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, love triangle, adultery, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, transplant, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, nurse, letter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 538
Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Mother Likes Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Sofia introduces her three adult daughters to her new lover who is their age and happens to be a woman. The women, in particular Elvira find it extremely difficult to accept their mothers sudden apparent sexual reversal. The news pushes the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, lesbian, youth, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, gender bending, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 802
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ages of Lulu (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). Starting as the somewhat queasy story of the ...
Style: erotic, emotional, sexy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, incest, threesome, sex, sexuality, rape, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, transvestism, double penetration, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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