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, religion, friendship, art, male female relationship, sleeping, wine, mother, adoption, infidelity, marriage, pain, health, operation, professor, nightmare, classical music, gardening, fatherhood, self hatred, existentialism, faith, friend, husband wife relationship ...

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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, psychological and melancholic films with plots about love, husband wife relationship, friendship, marriage, infidelity, male female relationship and friend mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Sleeping and Waking: Dearest Jane (2015), Paso Doble (1985), 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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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.
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, mother daughter relationship, love, friendship, father daughter relationship, family relations, change, death, acceptance, husband wife relationship, small town, uncle niece relationship ...
Place: indiana
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Paso Doble (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Drama directed by Dan Pita.
Plot: marriage engagement, love triangle, falling in love, husband wife relationship, roommate, factory worker, engagement, fall in love, friendship, love, factory, male female relationship ...
Place: romania
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92%
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When her cheating husband has a debilitating stroke, a woman invites her lover to move in with them.
Plot: extramarital affair, self sacrifice, marriage, husband wife relationship, love, boarder, soul mate, friendship, disease, romantic triangle, affair, male female relationship ...
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91%
 5.6
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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: marriage, army, husband wife relationship, soldier, love, party, interracial couple, interracial marriage, friendship, older woman younger man relationship, frustration, sergeant ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: infidelity, deception, marriage, husband wife relationship, love, lust, extramarital affair, sex scene, friendship, middle class, marital problem, troubled marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: adultery, husband wife relationship, marriage, infidelity, psychotherapy, arab, drinking contest, party, prostitute, sex, drugs, alcohol
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82%
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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: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, human nature, fall in love, introspection, teachers and students, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: sexy, captivating, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, passion, love, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sex scene, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, couples, female director ...
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73%
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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, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, drug use, marriage proposal, wedding, romance, love, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: novelist, doubt, friendship, infidelity, friend, middle aged, male female relationship, masseuse, affair, french canadian, desire, passion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: family relations, job, boy meets girl, love, friend, wine, corruption, student, male female relationship, best friend, young man, graduation ...
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, falling in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, touching, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, couples, road not taken, human nature, parents and children, feminism, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: passion, fear, abortion, pregnancy, marriage, male female relationship, love, infidelity, first love, extramarital affair, unhappy marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: england
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence, london, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: multiculturalism, guilt, love, marriage, trust, infidelity, intimacy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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.
Plot: love, adoption, children's home, restaurant, economic crisis, kidnapping, sleeping, part time job, children, pistol, tv, sleeping in a car ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: illness, father daughter incest, depression, friend, jealousy, kiss, model, friendship, teenage girl, tranquilizer, nurse, exploitation ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sincere, sentimental, psychological, melancholic
Plot: love, friendship, family drama, husband wife relationship, jealousy, family relations, life philosophy, couples, family problems, divorce, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 100
Away (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gay secondary school-boy runs away after principal embarrasses him in front of school.
Style: experimental, cult film
Plot: husband wife relationship, kiss, confusion, ensemble, insomnia, gay, homelessness, screaming, homosexual, homosexuality, classroom, infidelity ...
Time: year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sacrifice, courtesan, friend, wedding, muslim, plan, marriage, love, friendship, nobleman, unrequited love, love triangle
⇓ 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: affair, beach, aging, adultery, flashback, marriage, infidelity, nude sunbathing, death of child, memory, husband wife relationship, artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, 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, sexual, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, womanizer, artist, mistress, invasion, soviet army, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 471
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, love and romance, friends, couples, romance, couple relations, small town life, small town, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, social relations, college graduate, latin, village, male female relationship, journey, flirting, storytelling, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, venice, madrid, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%