Movies like The Wife

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The Wife (2017)
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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, award, affair, sex, dancing, airplane, genius ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, year 1968 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, new york, sweden, manhattan new york city, eastern europe, scandinavia

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, telephone call, drinking, cigarette smoking, kiss, infidelity and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Wife: Crooked House (2017), Where Is Kyra? (2017), Wonder Wheel (2017), Nine Lives (2005), Eve's Bayou (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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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: suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: servant, mansion, private detective, murder, lady, family secret, investigation, secret, husband wife relationship, wealth, money, last will and testament ...
Time: year 1957, quarry
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: police detective, husband wife relationship, theft, funeral, drinking, lie, anger, name calling, african american, waitress, death of mother, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 24K
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: ferris wheel, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, waitress, psychiatrist, betrayal, extramarital affair, adultery, marital infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, wife, affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
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, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, curse, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, clever ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, couples, dull life, sarcasm, writers, loneliness, writing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arrogance, cynicism, writer's block ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
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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, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: teenage boy, infidelity, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, coming of age, unemployed, golf, fire, bus, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, touching, emotional, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, train ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 12K
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, ironic, disturbing, captivating, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, female lawyer, loneliness, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, teacher, small town, old man ...
Time: 2010s, year 1975, year 1918, year 1966, year 1959
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, addiction, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family values, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, south of france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: dysfunctional marriage, extramarital affair, marriage, divorce, engagement, wedding, husband wife relationship, adultery, dancing
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, lie, prayer, apology, drinking, snow, self discovery, introspection ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, actor's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, usa, connecticut, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: illness, marriage crisis, moral dilemma, hospital, dying, crisis of faith, judge, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, lawyer, jehovah's witness, nurse ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 9K
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, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 70s
Place: melbourne australia, belgium, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.5
 940
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, family problems, life is a bitch, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, gender, love and romance, eccentric family, terminal illness, midlife crisis, family life, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, miami, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, soldier, secret, romance, bdsm, womanizer, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 18K
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, psychological, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, secret, unhappiness, pet shop, nightclub, redemption, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gay, wedding, family relations, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, self destructing, cancer, new life, eating ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, search, tragic event, disappearance, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 18K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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: intellectual, based on true events, inspirational, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, lesbian relationship, novelist, bisexuality, ghost writer, nobel prize, exploitation, lesbian sex, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: astronaut, televangelist, minister, hypocrisy, brother brother relationship, boxer, prison, salvation, stadium, evangelist, funeral, letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 761
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: realistic, semi serious, talky, touching
Plot: erection, friendship, infidelity, working class, midlife crisis, parents and children, love triangle, misfit, buddies, unfulfillment, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa japan, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 727
Susan Slade (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
Plot: pregnant teenager, airport, airplane, swimming, jealousy, song, christmas tree, christmas, marriage proposal, lie, singing, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: chile, guatemala, santiago chile, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 53K
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: mate swapping, dysfunctional family, swinger, neighbor, snow, thanksgiving, infidelity, sexual exploration, storm, adultery, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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