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La séparation (1994)
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also is not married but live together. Out of the blue, Pierre feels Anne estranged with him and sooner she discloses that she is in love with another man. Pierre seems to accept her affair but their relationship rapidly deteriorates, and Pierre becomes violent with her.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, meditative, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, family problems, couples, family gatherings, dishonesty, price of justice, breakup, crumbling marriage, estrangement, lovers reunited, disintegration, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, romance, adultery, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, romance, unfulfillment and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like La séparation: The Secret (2000), Love After Love (1992), Faithless (2000), Happiness (1965), She's So Lovely (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marie, who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. Though she is relatively content with her life, she feels something is wanting. Enter 50-year ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, extramarital affair, bored housewife, cuckold, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, sexual relations, destructive relationship, romance, love and romance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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100%
Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: psychological, gloomy, dark humor, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: breakup, midlife crisis, couples, family problems, dishonesty, infidelity, love triangle, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, panties ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, island, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: psychological, sentimental, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, new wave, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love triangle, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: parents separation, human nature, true love, breakup, couples, love affair, dishonesty, family life, family problems, infidelity, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, romance, crimes of passion, lovers reunited, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, gloomy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, neo noir, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, destructive relationship, crimes, family relations, investigation, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, romance, forbidden love, family problems, hidden identity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couple relations, disability, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, love affair, couples, soldier, forbidden love, family problems, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couples, love affair, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, disintegration, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: factory, family business, tragic love, society, forbidden love, clergy, fall in love, village life, social differences, village, couples, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, military, love affair, political unrest, couples, love triangle, dishonesty, strong sexual content, state affairs, soldier, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: france, germany, europe, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, adultery, starting over, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, high society, letter, power relations, society, dishonesty, family problems, couples, master and servant, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: male model, romance, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, gays and lesbians, on the run, family relations, couples, haunted by the past, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family life, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, writer's life, romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couples, honeymoon, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Always (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.
Style: touching, realistic, talky, clever, humorous ...
Plot: thirtysomething life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, relationship vs career, family relations, suburbs, family problems, couples, dishonesty, midlife crisis, breakup ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, parents and children, romance, love triangle, love affair, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, infidelity, family life, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, society, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, couple relations, love and romance, old love, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, betrayal, social differences, society, tragic love, couples, love affair, family problems, dishonesty, dull life, family relations, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, unfulfilled love, musician's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sunday (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: party, romance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, unemployment, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lacemaker (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, intellectual
Plot: social differences, mental institution, lovers reunited, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, society, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: clever, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, dishonesty, disorder, couples, couple relations, love and romance, losing-it hero, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, investigation, couples, family life, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, couples, love affair, school, train, widower, widow, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%