Movies like The Wife

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The Wife (2017)
 7.2
 21K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, twists and turns, lyrical
Plot: novelist, infidelity, professor, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, nobel prize, marriage, revelation, sexism, aspiring writer, father son relationship, adulterous husband, photographer, female protagonist, heart attack, secret, secrets, affair, airplane, pregnancy, king, hotel, queen, womanizer, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1992, year 1960, year 1968, year 1958
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, scandinavia, sweden

Most similar movies to The Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about husband wife relationship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, marriage, kiss and couples mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wife: Wonder Wheel (2017), Nine Lives (2005), Too Far to Go (1979), Crooked House (2017), Daybreak (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 19K
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: ferris wheel, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, waitress, adultery, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship, betrayal, psychiatrist, marital infidelity, women, telephone call ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, step parent, love affair, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: dancing, divorce, husband wife relationship, wedding, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, engagement, adultery, extramarital affair
Time: 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 13K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Plot: mansion, thunder, vanity, servant, food, girl, passion, walking in the rain, mob of reporters, following someone, newspaper article, ice cream ...
Time: year 1957
Place: scotland yard, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, golden years, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family problems, redemption, promotion, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: gloomy, biting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, inheritance, society, family business ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Plot: lawyer, marriage crisis, illness, concert, infidelity, teenager, extramarital affair, cemetery, poem, courtroom, adultery, umbrella ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, sexual perversion, sexual tension, loner ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, touching, offbeat, emotional, serious
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, infidelity, single parent, eccentric family, couples, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, terminal illness, estrangement, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 11K
Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: infidelity, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, family drama, coming of age, unemployment, unemployed, fire, bus, football, golf, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, tavern, superstition, all black cast, curse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, dying, businessman, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, idealism, family, health situation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, jealous spouse, mentally unstable, human nature, society, lifestyle, couples, dishonesty, family problems, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coma, train, dysfunctional family, suburban life, social relations, siblings relations, family relations, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, promotion, single parent, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, golden years, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: adelaide south australia, belgium, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, sexual obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, family problems, terrorizing, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Someone I Touched (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, love triangle, sexually transmitted disease, looking at self in mirror, pregnant woman, unfaithful husband, champagne, grocery store ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 3K
Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, car accident, seduction, professor, oxford, torment, school, introspection, human nature, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.2
 109
Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: sex, money, father son relationship, marriage, faith, bar, kiss, song, singing, female nudity, brother brother relationship, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 920
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, prison, redemption, pregnancy, release from prison, couples, going straight, death in the family, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 451
Cotton Mary (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, society, babies and infants, family relations, parents and children, master and servant, adoption, obsession, racism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, family life, couples, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 43
Plastic Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
Plot: affair, plastic surgeon, extramarital affair, infidelity, marriage, other woman, male female relationship, tragedy, marital infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 4.5
 712
The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: erection, midlife crisis, working class, friendship, infidelity, society, social relations, love triangle, thirtysomething life, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, law firm, betrayal, female protagonist, lawyer, marriage, mother daughter relationship, best friend, supermarket, female friendship, attorney ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 673
Submission (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A well-respected professor who is a celebrated novelist and loving husband loses himself when he becomes obsessed with an ambitious and talented student.
Plot: teacher student relationship, college professor, infidelity, college student, writing, older man younger woman relationship, sex scene, female nudity, girl, extramarital affair, woman, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, humiliation, death in the family, drinking problem, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 10K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: inspirational, intellectual, based on true events, lyrical, captivating
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, money, infidelity, orchestra, marquis ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, secret, soldier, violence, romance, sex, immigrants, womanizer, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 20K
Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, revenge, tragic hero, poisoning, prince, royal family, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, dishonesty, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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