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July Rhapsody (2002)
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Original name: 男人四十
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion dinners. After many years, Lam is still living in a modest apartment with his wife, Man Ching and two teenage sons. However financial stagnancy is not his only problem. An old flame of Man Ching (who was the couple's former schoolteacher) returns to Hong Kong and uncovers old wounds. Man Ching feels obliged to help her ex-lover. Meanwhile, Yiu Kwok faces another dilemma: Choy Lam, a precocious student, has a crush on him and the 'forbidden fruit' looks more and more tempting in the light of his wife's 'infidelity'. Will he succumb to young charms and let history repeat itself?
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: love triangle, love affair, moral dilemma, youth, teachers and students, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, midlife crisis, family problems, couples, dishonesty, breakup, high school, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, high school life, terminal illness, supernatural romance, bittersweet, female director, teacher, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong

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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 love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage and family relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like July Rhapsody: Boys Love (2006), Lost in Time (2003), The Other Woman (2008), Plans for Tomorrow (2010), Matching Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boys Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magazine editor Taishin Mamiya interviews high school model Noeru Kisaragi. Despite Noeru's bad attitude, his painting of an ocean intrigues Mamiya and leads to a dinner, during which Noeru solicits Mamiya sexually. Soon Mamiya sees Noeru with ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, jealousy, promiscuity, love affair, teenage love, youth, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, interview, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, romance, coping, couples, hopes, workplace, love and romance, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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61%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, singleness, midlife crisis, bittersweet, woman in danger, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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47%
 4.4
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, love affair, life turned upside down, dishonesty, couples, family relations, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, tragic love, death in the family, introspection, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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45%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, budapest, turkey
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44%
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 517
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, human nature, social relations, love and romance, couples, celebrity culture, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, cons and scams, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 90
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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40%
 5.3
 125
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: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, family problems, couples, mysterious character, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
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Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Place: belgium, europe
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32%
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Existence (2000)
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
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32%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe, germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, youth, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
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31%
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Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england
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30%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
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29%
 6.4
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Sweet Rush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mature woman, small town, film within a film, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, couples, dealing with death, dishonesty, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
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Beyond Our Ken (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A month after Wai Ming broke up with Ken, she finds nude pictures of her on his website. To get back at him, she teams up with his new girlfriend.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, vengeance, rivalry, breakup, battle of the sexes, couples, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, love and romance, crimes, escape, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%