Movies like Puzzle

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Puzzle (2018)
 6.7
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Puzzle (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agnes is a woman who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.
Style: inspirational, romantic, serious, emotional, realistic, lyrical
Plot: jigsaw puzzle, bored housewife, competition, partners, self fulfillment, introspection, identity crisis, unfulfilled love, loneliness, contests and competitions, dull life, love affair, tournament, relationship problems, board game, marital problem, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, suburbs, competitiveness, character study, housewife, el train, working class family, snoring ...
Place: connecticut

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about introspection, couples, unfulfillment, family relations, husband wife relationship, family problems and hopes mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Puzzle: Shoot the Moon (1982), Mumbai, My Life (2008), Face (2002), The Off Hours (2011), Fall to Rise (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young man learns that his overbearing father is having an affair, he tries to stop it, only to be seduced by the older woman as well.
Style: romantic, captivating, disturbing, emotional, surprise ending
Plot: mistress, extramarital affair, male female relationship, family problems, relationship problems, romantic relationship, relationships, dysfunctional family, love story, fall in love, father son relationship, romantic triangle ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Mumbai, My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, coping, introspection, social differences, human nature, deadly, journalism, society, social relations, self fulfillment, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.3
 335
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, human nature, friendship, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.9
 419
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, working class, love affair, fall in love, dull life, bittersweet, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.8
 34
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 13
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couples, couple relations, human nature, destructive relationship, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, black ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 189
Epilogue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hayuta and Berl, an elderly couple, find it hard to adjust to today's Israel and to the social changes surrounding them. After years of struggle, the two refuse to let go of their communal dreams, and of their revolutionary plans to build a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: elderly, introspection, idealism, social decay, anti capitalism, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, golden years, husband wife relationship, elderly lovers, public health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Casserole Club (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steve Balderson's new film, "The Casserole Club" focuses on a group of mod 1960's era suburban housewives. Close-knit and neighborly, they are all bent on one-upping each other, trying to prove that each is "the hostess with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: wife pregnant by another man, swinger couple, love and romance, contests and competitions, suburbs, suburban life, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional relationship, friendship, mental breakdown, wife swapping ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 976
Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, family problems, small town, unfulfillment, military, child custody, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 654
The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, parent child relationship, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 25K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, female bonding, dying, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, impossible love, couple relations, estrangement, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, tense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, disintegration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, best friends, betrayal, human nature, reunion, righting the wronged, unsupportive friend, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet and for years, travelers would make the trek down a lonely ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: self discovery, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, dull life, introspection, couple relations, vandalism, society, interlinked stories, desert, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, family relations, family problems, last wish, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, alcohol abuse, starting over, midlife crisis, addiction, marital problem, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 722
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 1K
Back Street (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, photographer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, rome italy, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 838
I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: relationship vs career, life turned upside down, dull life, family relations, interracial relations, estrangement, couples, single parent, supportive spouse, society, doctors and patients, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 132
Somefarwhere (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Price (Bryce Blais)goes to a Middle East country on a pretext of being a tourist. However his real purpose is to find his best friend/lover Bo (Drew Boylan) who suddenly disappear without a trace. In a country where homosexual acts alone can get you ...
Style: serious, emotional, poignant, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: tour guide, gay slur, friendship, star crossed lovers, love affair, tragic event, stereotypes, mysterious disappearance, loss of loved one, loneliness, gay romance, gay love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, family problems, self discovery, human nature, supportive spouse, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 36K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, drugs/alcohol, support group, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, introspection, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 518
Born and Bred (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Patagonia, a successful interior designer's life falls apart after he suffers a horrific accident.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, dealing with death, life is a bitch, loneliness, car accident, melancholy, introspection, destruction, nudity (full frontal - brief), snow, death, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, wisdom of life, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches, life lesson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 20K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: arranged marriage, childbirth, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, family life, rebel, family problems, adolescence, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, open marriage, family relations, male female relationship, parents, crumbling marriage, family problems, moral ambiguity, relationship problems, marital problem, marriage crisis, open relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%