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A Rational Solution (2009)
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A Rational Solution (2009)
Original name: Det enda rationella
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four of Sweden's top actors anchor Jörgen Bergmark's tragi-comedy about a couple, both marriage counsellors, who find themselves in deep water when the husband falls for his best friend's wife. A smart, funny film made for adults. Nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Ghent International Film Festival.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, clever, offbeat, witty
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, against the rules, family problems, society, couples, working class, buddies, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, middle aged woman, marriage crisis, friends, unfulfillment, open marriage, cheating wife, sex scene, adulterous husband, unfaithful wife, factory, cuckold, large breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and semi serious films with plots about couples, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Rational Solution: In Real Life (2008), Family Secrets (2001), Alice's House (2007), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), Days and Clouds (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In Real Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In his new film a young director puts his girlfriend through a love test. By doing so he risks his real life relationship with her.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, filmmaking, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, film within a film, rehearsal, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, estrangement, betrayal, family relations, family life, couples, midlife crisis, obsession, working class, family problems, unfulfillment, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, introspection, love affair, dishonesty, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, self discovery, lifestyle, downfall, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, infidelity, survival, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, family problems, anniversary, introspection, couple relations, society, unfulfillment, dinner ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
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78%
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, tragic love, dishonesty, teachers and students, breakup, family problems, infidelity, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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76%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, youth, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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76%
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Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, family problems, couples, dull life, infidelity, unfulfillment, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Underdog (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 23-year-old "Dino" (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age, she has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in a nouveau-riche Oslo. But her new life ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, working class, society, dishonesty, power relations, infidelity, 23 year old, sex scene, life is a bitch, unemployment, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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67%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, couples, forbidden love, unfulfillment, estrangement, tour guide, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.
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Plot: lovers reunited, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, haunted by the past, love triangle, friends, forbidden love, filmmaking, film making, sexual content, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel (Roberto Enríquez), Ana (Natalia Millán), and their little boy, Manuel (Kevin Almodóvar), travel from Madrid to a resort on the Costa Brava for the summer. Ana runs into Marta (Irene Montalà of L'Auberge Espagnole), a local shopgirl ...
Style: sincere, sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Style: emotional, twists and turns, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
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61%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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61%
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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60%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Style: semi serious, witty, cynical, touching, humorous ...
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
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59%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johan and Anna-Karin have been a couple for years but despite many attempts, Anna-Karin doesn't get pregnant. A visit to a fertility clinic shows why: Johan's sperm quality is too low. Johan is waiting to take over his father's farm, ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
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52%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, epic
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
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