Movies like The Wife

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The Wife (2017)
 7.2
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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, writers, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, revelation, adulterous husband, father son relationship, aspiring writer, photographer, female protagonist, secret, secrets, heart attack, love affair, award, sex, dancing, netflix, airplane ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, year 1968 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, new york, sweden, manhattan new york city, eastern europe, scandinavia

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Most similar movies to The Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and melancholic films with plots about husband wife relationship, kiss, cigarette smoking, drinking, drinking alcohol, infidelity and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Wife: The Children Act (2017), Wildlife (2018), Where Is Kyra? (2017), Nine Lives (2005), Crooked House (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: judge, illness, marriage crisis, hospital, moral dilemma, female protagonist, crisis of faith, lawyer, dying, husband wife relationship, older woman teenage boy relationship, jehovah's witness ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 27K
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: melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating
Plot: infidelity, teenage boy, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, fired from the job, marital separation, family relations, loss of job, unemployed, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: idaho, portland oregon, washington state, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: name calling, black american, poverty, husband wife relationship, police detective, pregnancy, drinking, african american, street life, anger, waitress, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 7K
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, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 21K
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.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: mansion, agatha christie, servant, family secret, private detective, murder, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, lady, secret, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 9K
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, small town, murder, prophecy, family relations, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, couples, dull life, sarcasm, loneliness, writing, arrogance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cynicism, writer's block, self pity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family values, family problems, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 13K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, ironic, captivating, feminist film
Plot: loneliness, female lawyer, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, lesbian interest, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher, small town, old man ...
Time: year 1966, year 1959, year 1975, year 1918, 2010s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 124
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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
Plot: televangelist, businessman, hypocrisy, reverend, infidelity, extramarital affair, marriage, husband wife relationship, faith, money, father son relationship, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: wedding, extramarital affair, divorce, dancing, engagement, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, marriage, husband wife relationship
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, sacramento california, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 999
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 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, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, wealth, orphanage, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 4K
Blackbird (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
Style: sentimental, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, euthanasia, life & death, family problems, dying man, meaning of life, doubts and hesitations, problem solving, death of mother, dark secret, health situation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 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: sincere, touching, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 70s
Place: belgium, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, bdsm, jealousy, extramarital affair, soldier, secret, romance, couples, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, showbiz, workplace intrigue, rivalry, downfall, desire for fame, ego clash, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, usa, europe, connecticut, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, miami, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 10K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, love, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, adultery, woman, family relations, woman in labor, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.3
 132K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, love and romance, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, suburbs, virginity, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 19K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, non-linear, erotic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: stripper, accountant, ballet, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, unhappiness, pet shop, nightclub, secret, redemption, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 6K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 1983, year 2000, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, gay, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 4K
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: psychological, clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, family relations, love triangle, professor, torment, car accident, seduction, oxford, love affair, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 55K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, sexy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mate swapping, swinger, neighbor, snow, thanksgiving, family relations, infidelity, sexual exploration, storm, adultery, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%