Movies like The Wife

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The Wife (2017)
 7.2
 27K
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: wife husband relationship, novelist, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, extramarital affair, sexism, marriage, revelation, aspiring writer, father son relationship, adulterous husband, photographer, female protagonist, heart attack, secret, secrets, affair, dancing, airplane, genius, pregnancy, loneliness, king, money ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1992, year 1960, year 1968, year 1958
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, scandinavia, sweden, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to The Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and enigmatic films with plots about husband wife relationship, kiss, drinking, cigarette smoking, extramarital affair, infidelity and adultery mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Wife: Crooked House (2017), Wonder Wheel (2017), Nine Lives (2005), Colette (2018), 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.
Plot: vanity, girl, lady, mansion, thunder, food, servant, family dinner, white rose, ballerina, mole, envelope ...
Time: year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, scotland yard
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100%
 6.2
 20K
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: ferris wheel, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, waitress, adultery, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship, betrayal, psychiatrist, marital infidelity, women, wife ...
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, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, infidelity, abortion, dysfunctional family, human nature, lovers reunited, introspection, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: intellectual, inspirational, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, infidelity, money, novel, entrepreneur ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, murder, small town, curse, tavern, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, coming of age ...
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, dying, businessman, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, idealism, family, health situation, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, suburbs, anorexia, unfaithful wife, addiction, wealthy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: touching, offbeat, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, infidelity, single parent, death in the family, family life, eccentric family, family problems, terminal illness, family relations, estrangement, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, stylized, sincere, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, showbiz, ego clash, actor's life, rivalry, workplace intrigue, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, life is a bitch, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, usa, europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dull life, couples, narcissist, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, record player, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 10K
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.
Plot: lesbian interest, flirting, loneliness, affair, dysfunctional relationship, horse, whistling, father daughter relationship, eyeglasses, drinking, beer, dancing ...
Time: year 1959, year 1966, year 1918, year 1975, 2010s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: biting, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, family values, family life, take over, family problems, family relations, worn out, society, inheritance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tense, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: train, coma, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, small town, family relations, power relations, social relations, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: divorce, wedding, husband wife relationship, dancing, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, extramarital affair, adultery, engagement
Time: 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, love affair, couples, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, golden years, couple relations, unfulfillment, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: melbourne australia, belgium, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, snow, blizzard, alzheimer's disease, airport, drunkenness, loneliness, brushing teeth, death of husband, search, irish american, shoes ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: prison, infidelity, pregnancy, release from prison, redemption, confined, dysfunctional family, family problems, going straight, love affair, death in the family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, humiliation, family secret, poet, death in the family, incestuous relationship, drinking problem, grief, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Style: offbeat, realistic, biting, serious, clever
Plot: obsession, family relations, power relations, single parent, youth, estrangement, prodigy, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kindergarten, israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, violence, soldier, secret, romance, sex, writer's life, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: infidelity, erection, working class, midlife crisis, friendship, battle of the sexes, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, hopes, couples, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 122K
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
Plot: age difference, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, teenage life, coming of age, youth, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, direction and purpose ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.7
 8K
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, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, disintegration, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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.
Plot: small town, solace, iphone, slamming a door, following someone, coughing, hit with a rock, threat to kill, watching television, protest, pain, swing set ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: infidelity, board of directors, televangelist, salvation, senator, website, boxing match, cheese, breasts, computer, sister sister relationship, astronaut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 5K
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 ...
Plot: sense of smell, french, terminal illness, coffee, vomiting, bikini, gay, black american, reading a book, panic, shopping mall, memory ...
Time: year 1983
Place: mexico, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 595
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: death of father, airport, singing, deception, death, fire, hospital waiting room, heart attack, seduction, suicide by hanging, convertible, stable ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, mine, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, childless couple, umbrella, blood, telephone call, father son relationship, rain, train, judge, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 4K
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: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, youth, family relations, lifestyle, urban, hopes, love and romance, city life, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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