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Life Itself (2018)
 6.9
 20K
Life Itself (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, romantic, disturbing
Plot: estranged couple, pregnancy, marriage, traumatic childhood, college, marriage proposal, tragic event, jealousy, little girl, terminal illness, college student, storytelling, husband wife relationship, unreliable narrator, couple relations, parent child relationship, relationships, male female relationship, pregnancy and birth, parents and children, love and romance, romantic relationship, family life, love affair, marital problem ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, andalusia

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Most similar movies to Life Itself

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, entertaining and realistic films with plots about couple relations, relationships, love and romance, love affair, love story, male female relationship and romantic relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Life Itself: Mother and Child (2009), The Happiest Time of My Life (2003), Blue Valentine (2010), Four of Hearts (2013), Kashin (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, teenage mother, lawyer, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, african american, reunion, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Happiest Time of My Life (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Follows the life of a young woman (Min-ah) who has become reserved and indifferent to the world as a result of her chronic illness/deformed hand and quietly portrays the unconventional, yet endearing relationship between mother and daughter as well ...
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, high school student, looking for love, love story, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, relationships, lifestyle, love interest, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 191K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, strong sexual content, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, nurse, romance, introspection, up and down relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, brooklyn new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.0
 149
Four of Hearts (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many couples, April and Derrick feel like the spark is missing from their marriage. With the demands of work and their hectic schedules, they find themselves in a six-month dry spell. Desperate to shake up their love life and rekindle their ...
Style: romantic, captivating, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, swinger, swingers, open marriage, jealous husband, love triangle, male female relationship, relationships, romantic triangle, love interest, romantic rivalry, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 97
Kashin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Sonoko enters a traditional Japanese arranged marriage with Amamiya facilitated by her parents the resulting union is loveless including the functional and goal-oriented sex.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: husband wife relationship, japanese woman, love and romance, love story, relationships, loveless marriage, couple relations, romantic triangle, male female relationship, love triangle, adultery, adulterous husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 206
Winning Dad (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, gay interest, gay son, parents and children, father and son, love and romance, in love, relationships, gay, love story, romantic friendship, gay lead character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Friend's Mom (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her mother dies, Young-jae visits her older sister's house, who took care of herself like her, and reunites with her sister, Soon-ae. She is incredibly greedy and charming. With the provocation of Soon-ae, the two develop into a secret ...
Style: romantic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, couples, new love, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, relationships, male female relationship, family problems, family relations, love and romance, romantic relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 3K
All My Life (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer.
Style: captivating, sentimental, romantic, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, wedding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, star crossed lovers, hopes, destiny, couple relations, relationships, male female relationship, fighting illness, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: year 2015
Place: bahamas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 87
365 Days (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This film tracks a hasty marriage through its first 365 days.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: marriage crisis, family relations, husband wife relationship, marital problem, love affair, troubled marriage, tragic love, marriage, family problems, couple relations, male female relationship, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: contemplative, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, fighting illness, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 845
New Life (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benjamin Morton's life changed forever the day he met the little girl next door. Ava was and always would be the girl of his dreams. From the innocence of a childhood friendship, through adolescent attraction, their love strengthens and grows. ...
Style: romantic, captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood love, childhood friends, childhood friend, relationships, car accident, terminal illness, cancer, couples, love and romance, society, romantic relationship, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Summer in Portugal (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Workaholic hotel architect effectively drifted apart from his family. He interrupts the latest, Moroocan project to spend a holiday with his wife Liane in Lisbon, but is delayed. Friendly local interior decorator João, a widower, enjoys hosting ...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love affair, cancer, relationship problems, seduction, male female relationship, romantic relationship, troubled marriage, forbidden love, love story, seductress ...
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 13K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 8K
Our Friend (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, friendship, supportive friend, relationships, help, couples, assistant, best friends, couple relations, coping, friends ...
Time: year 2015, year 2012, year 2014, year 2010, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 20
Paname (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of three lost young lovers in an exotic and distressful Paris.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: bisexual, sexuality, threesome, love interest, romantic relationship, romancing partners, woman woman relationship, couple relations, romantic friendship, love affair, relationships, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 4K
The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, couple relations, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 2K
Ana, My Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love. But, because of Ana's mental illness, their relationship slowly collapses.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: panic attack, love, psychotherapy, pregnancy, parents daughter relationship, relationship vs career, male female relationship, love and romance, relationships, couples, in love, romantic relationship ...
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 55
Love Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ga-hee appeared in front of Seong-min who was bored running a book store after retiring. Ga-hee runs a ballet school and wasn"t on very good terms with her husband, which led to her and Seong-min falling madly in love together. They know they ...
Style: romantic, captivating, light
Plot: love affair, married woman, adultery, love triangle, shopkeeper, romantic relationship, husband wife relationship, love and romance, forbidden love, love story, relationships, adulterous husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 198
Young Mother 3 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Ki-chan lives alone with his father. One day Yoon-seo (Kim Jeong-ah), his stepmother comes to live with them. She tries to be friendly with Ki-chan but he appraoches her as a woman and starts showing her that. Yoon-seo strongly ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: teenage sexuality, cheating wife, coming of age, sex with stepmother, love triangle, couple relations, relationships, romantic triangle, love and romance, stepmother stepson relationship, relationship problems, in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 424
Colors of Love (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When librarian Taylor Harris suddenly loses her job, she decides to visit her brother in a small town in Montana. There, she gets involved in the fight to help save her brother's hotel from tycoon Joel Sheenan, who wants to renovate it.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, sincere
Plot: in love, small town life, relationship problems, male female relationship, love and romance, small town, brother sister relationship, family relations, romantic relationship, love affair, family problems, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, aristocrat, fall in love, love affair, family life, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Space Between The Lines (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Emmi would like to cancel her subscription to "Like" magazine via e-mail. But due to a typo, her messages land in Leo Leike’s inbox. When Emmi repeatedly sends mails to the wrong address, Leo decides to inform her of her mistake. This ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: text messaging, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, love affair, couple relations, love interest, relationships, love story, male female relationship, love and romance, introspection ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 121
All My Life (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sam and Louie meet aboard the Star Cruise. Despite being strangers and complete opposites, with Sam being carefree and Louie being obsessive-compulsive, they become unlikely acquaintances and eventually friends. Both pained on carrying life’s ...
Style: captivating, romantic, rough
Plot: cruise ship, in love, romantic friendship, love interest, male female relationship, romantic relationship, love and romance, relationships, love affair, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, meeting ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, family relations, reunion, love and romance, hopes, couples, parents and children, fall in love, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An under-aged couple fall in love, face opposition from the girl's wealthy parents, elope, and go on the run from the police.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, disturbing, entertaining
Plot: teenage pregnancy, teenager, teenage love, fall in love, romantic friendship, pregnant teenager, teen romance, family disapproval, unplanned pregnancy, teenage girl, pregnancy, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 2K
Finding You (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Finley, a talented aspiring violinist, meets Beckett, a famous young movie star, on the way to her college semester abroad program in a small coastal village in Ireland. An unexpected romance emerges as the heartthrob Beckett leads the uptight ...
Style: sincere, captivating, christian film
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic friendship, violinist, love affair, love interest, fall in love, love story, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships, female protagonist, romantic relationship ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 722
Daddy Issues (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Maya, a 19 year old queer pixie, gets romantically involved with her sexually fluid insta-crush and unknowingly inserts herself into a twisted love triangle.
Style: psychological, sentimental, realistic, captivating, romantic
Plot: lesbian romance, teenage girl, teenage crush, love triangle, female artist, lgbt, bisexual woman, love and romance, romantic relationship, couple relations, love story, love affair ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Courageous Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Courageous Love follows Alex Shelby as he encounters romance and intrigue while trying to save the family business that he recently inherited. While working undercover at the New York City branch office he falls in love with an employee named ...
Style: light, captivating, romantic, christian film, entertaining
Plot: love story, relationship vs career, love and romance, family business, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, in love, male female relationship, love affair, relationships, romantic relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%