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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: obsession, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family problems, couples, college graduate, college, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, custody, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, world war one, wall street, addiction, rehabilitation, dedication, unfulfillment, uncontrollable, landing, marriage, alcoholics anonymous
Time: 1930s, future, 30s
Place: europe, vermont

Most similar movies to When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story: Last Call (2002), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), Infinity (1996), Vincere (2009), Married/Unmarried (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, split personality, ambition, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, mental illness, terminal illness, couples, family problems, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Place: california
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95%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, family problems, against the odds, friendship, hopes, human spirit, coping, drug abuse, self discovery, rehabilitation, changing lives ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
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91%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, ambition, destructive relationship, state affairs, fall in love, life is a bitch, hopes, love affair, obsession, family problems, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, family problems, couples, youth, dysfunctional family, young lovers, infidelity, love and romance, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Marie Krøyer (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, under the surface, mentally unstable, painter, jealousy, glory, composer, rescue attempt, adultery, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, destiny, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, family problems, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 233 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, wealth, downfall, family problems, rich and poor, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, couple relations, rise to the top, dishonesty, family life, couples ...
Place: morocco, denmark, europe, england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, rise to the top, nanny, family problems, couples, couple relations, writer's life, ambition, lifestyle, bad mother, second marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 167
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, couples, true love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, friendship, womanizer, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 580
Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: prodigy, lifestyle, obsessive quest, ambition, survival, tragic love, rise and fall, tragic hero, destiny, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sue Silverman feels 'neglected' in bed by her hard-working husband Andrew and serially seduces men to 'meaningless' motel sex, even Rick Hudson, a contractor and fellow fund-raiser. After being swept into bed at work by French ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, introspection, couples, sexual relations, life is a bitch, addiction, crumbling marriage, doctors and patients, adultery, sex addict, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: incest overtones, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, alcohol abuse, mother son incest, obsession, haunted by the past, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 352
Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, impossible love, estrangement, family life, couples, solace, romance, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 883
Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, downfall, self discovery, kids in trouble, rehabilitation, addiction, society, uncontrollable, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, music, musician's life, addiction, ambition, couple relations, celebrity culture, desire for fame, fall in love, showbiz, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, tragic love, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 401
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.1
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, addiction, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family relations, religions or cults, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, romance, society, soldier, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, family relations, single parent, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couple relations, writer's life, single parent, relationship vs career, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, parents and children, breaking point, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, family problems, ex husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, strong sexual content, dysfunctional marriage, psychological thriller, possessiveness, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 642
An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, addiction, pregnancy, supportive spouse, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, youth, love and romance, family problems, estrangement, hopes, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Great Victory (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, love affair, ambition, athlete's life, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, dysfunctional family, couples, sport, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, parents and children, couples, family problems, introspection, crumbling marriage, teenage life, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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40%