Movies like Sleeping and Waking

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Sleeping and Waking (2009)
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Sleeping and Waking (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you had a second chance at life, would you take it? Sullivan Daniels (Jeff Allin), an artist known for his harsh religious paintings, chose a bizarre experimental surgery over his faith to save him from terminal cancer. Now his hands can't paint, his wife (Hope Lambert) won't touch him, his mother (Helen Hedman) believes he should be dead, and his best friend (Ray Ficca) keeps trying to get him to re-join the living. Only his beautiful student (Elizabeth Jernigan) can rescue him from his life-saving decision.
Plot: love, student, friendship, religion, art, mother, human experiment, wine, sleeping, faith, adoption, operation, health, professor, pain, infidelity, classical music, male female relationship, widower, fatherhood, nightmare, existentialism, acceptance, husband wife relationship, gardening ...

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Most similar movies to Sleeping and Waking

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and psychological films with plots about love, husband wife relationship, friendship, male female relationship, marriage, friend and infidelity mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Sleeping and Waking: Paso Doble (1985), Dearest Jane (2015), A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996), Distance (1975), The Delinquent Season (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paso Doble (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Drama directed by Dan Pita.
Plot: engagement, betrayal, dormitory, factory, factory worker, unwed mother, hostel, love triangle, fall in love, love, friendship, roommate ...
Place: romania
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95%
 6.3
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Dearest Jane (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young girl learn to accept love and change, after being sent to live with her uncle in Indiana.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: romance, acceptance, change, mother daughter relationship, death, love, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, family relations, small town, love and romance ...
Place: indiana
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86%
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When her cheating husband has a debilitating stroke, a woman invites her lover to move in with them.
Plot: polygamy, open relationship, misandry, disease, romantic triangle, affair, boarder, love triangle, extramarital affair, self sacrifice, male female relationship, family relations ...
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80%
 5.3
 38
Distance (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: ’Distance’ is an award-winning, independent feature film exploring the distance between men and women through the intertwined stories of two couples. Made by the filmmaker while he was still in his 20s, ‘Distance’ features Oscar-nominee ...
Plot: army, marriage, interracial marriage, friend, love, u.s. army, soldier, friendship, dysfunctional marriage, betrayal, frustration, african american ...
Time: 50s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Delinquent Season (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two couples appear to live in marital bliss until cracks begin to appear in both seemingly steady marriages. The film asks the question 'How well do any of us really know each other' and explores the ideas of love, lust, and family ...
Style: psychological, rough, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: marriage, infidelity, husband wife relationship, love, friendship, lust, extramarital affair, middle class, marital problem, troubled marriage, husband wife conflict, sex with friend's wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.5
 218
Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual content, lesbian, lesbian bar, family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 41
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: friendship, love, friend, middle aged, commitment, infidelity, passion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychoanalysis, affair, doubt, masseuse ...
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66%
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Falling Leaves (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Plot: love, student, university, best friend, graduation, factory, young man, corruption, friend, wine, family relations, male female relationship ...
Place: caucasus, russia, georgia (former ussr), ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Weather in the Streets (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.
Plot: self destructing, melancholy, male female relationship, pain, first love, extramarital affair, love, fear, marriage, adultery, infidelity, pregnancy ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, lgbt, love and romance, couples, parents and children, feminism, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, adultery, infidelity, psychotherapy, party, sex, drugs, prostitute, arab, alcohol
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
What's Up with Love? (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A popular high school girl strains her relationship with her close-knit clique when she begins falling for a reclusive, lower-class schoolmate.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: love, high school, poetry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic relationship, love triangle, relationships, love story, male female relationship, love and romance, moral dilemma, couple relations ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
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The Lessee (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a series of life events, a group of young adults expressed their love, desires, and secrets in ways they didn't imagine they could.
Style: multicultural
Plot: relationships, love, infidelity, trust, guilt, marriage, intimacy, multiculturalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Deedar-E-Yaar (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Story: Childhood pals Javed (Rishi Kapoor) and Akhtar (Jeetendra) will do anything for each other, but their loyalties are tested when they fall in love with the same woman. For Javed, it's love at first sight when he meets the beautiful Firdaus. But ...
Plot: wedding, friendship, friend, love, marriage, courtesan, unrequited love, love triangle, nobleman, sacrifice, muslim, plan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
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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: forced incest, model, incest, joy, illness, lesbian, teenage boy, tranquilizer, jealousy, salesman, exploitation, father daughter incest ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
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Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: polyamory, love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, polygamy, suburbs, open relationship, couples, friends, small town life, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, happy ending, love and romance, romance, parents and children, vineyard, interracial romance, pretend relationship, wine, family relations, world war two, estate ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
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Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, romantic, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love, friendship, romance, coffee shop, adultery, drug use, marriage proposal, wedding, strong female character, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, philosophical, art house, romantic ...
Plot: sex, love, female nudity, infidelity, love triangle, waitress, voyeurism, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual promiscuity, menage a trois, romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, geneva switzerland, california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Vanechka (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl dreaming to become an actress goes through hell with an orphan baby on her hands. The whole world seems to be against her. She meets the love of her life when there is no one to stand by her.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: adoption, car accident, children's home, life is a bitch, love affair, family relations, male female relationship, social problems, love story, changing lives, relationships, family problems ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, writer's life, friendship, writers, starting over, character study, love and romance, couples, graduation, masseuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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40%
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Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, christian film, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: christian, faith, marriage, self discovery, couple relations, husband wife relationship, religious, marital problem, couples, firefighter, relationships, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Summer Solstice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An old man lives out the final years of his half-century marriage by living and remembering.
Plot: flashback, husband wife relationship, death of child, infidelity, affair, artist, aging, adultery, memory, beach, marriage, cigar smoking ...
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39%
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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: lifestyle, obsessive quest, writer's life, social relations, college graduate, latin, village, male female relationship, journey, university, teacher, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, south america, madrid, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, marriage, military, love, police, gay interest, male female relationship, family relations, veteran, post office
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38%
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Empty Days (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, infidelity, friendship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, romance, love and romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, extramarital affair, friendship, adultery, cheating wife, betrayal, lust, cheating, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: intellectual, melancholic, sexy, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jewish, college, romance, adolescence, existentialism, war, atheist, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, student ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, year 1955, 20th century
Place: ohio, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sunrise in Heaven (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A true love story that spans a lifetime but eventually results in a painful loss of love. Jan is the daughter of an overly protective militant father, but that doesn't stop her from falling love with Steve, a young GI in the Air Force.
Style: disturbing, romantic, psychological, captivating, christian film
Plot: tragic love, in love, unfulfilled love, love story, romantic relationship, true love, love interest, relationships, love affair, soldier, couples, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Over the Dark Water (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leningrad; 60th years; white nights. Walking on Neva Embankment, the charming provincial has met three friends: poet, artist and film director. And each of young people has suggested to marry him.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, melancholic
Plot: friendship, love, husband wife relationship, jealousy, family problems, life philosophy, family relations, couples, adultery, love triangle, rivalry, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%