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Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
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Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
Original name: Los amantes del Círculo Polar
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the midnight sun. There are things that never end, and Love is one of them.
Style: non-linear, clever, tense, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, brother sister incest, coincidence, coming of age, pilot, snow, paper airplane, romance, relationships, magic realism, youth, friendship, true love, friends, love and romance, hopes, human nature, young lovers, sexual content, step siblings, family, suicide, first time, divorce, love at first sight ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, antarctica, australia, scandinavia, spain, antarctic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, visually appealing and serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, storytelling, mentor, runaway, life & death and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Lovers of the Arctic Circle: Julieta (2016), Sex and Lucia (2001), Talk to Her (2002), The Red Squirrel (1993), Chaotic Ana (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, art house, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, death of husband, hospital ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: spain, madrid, galicia, portugal
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Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, porn, strong sexual content, lust, explicit sex, waitress, island, hopes, lesbian, erection, couple relations, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, self destructing, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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The Red Squirrel (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the hospital. She has forgotten even what her name is, and he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: amnesia, lie, motorcycle, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, camp, under the surface, disorder, hospital, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Chaotic Ana (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The teenager artist Ana is raised in Ibiza by her German father Klaus in a naturalist lifestyle in a cave. One day, she meets a woman called Justine that invites Ana to move to Madrid, offering education and economical support, to live in an old ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, sincere, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, cave, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, starting over, youth, hopes, teenage life, destiny, supernatural, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, ibiza, madrid
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, captivating, emotional, artsy ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, love and romance, criminal heroes, fall in love, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, sydney australia, australia, europe
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Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, love affair, judge, coincidence, opposites attract, encounter, neighbor, model, dog, isolation, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: english channel, switzerland, england, geneva switzerland, poland ...
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, bittersweet, couples, jury, friends, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.4
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The Apartment (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, love, intrigue, love triangle, romance, cafe, apartment, fall in love, dishonesty, flirt, flirting, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, montmartre paris, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Look Both Ways (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, journalism, romance, couple relations, human nature, looking for love, parents and children, husband wife relationship, museum, dying ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 274K
Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, lovers, encounter, twentysomething life, introspection, french, coincidence, relationships, one night, dialogue driven, tourist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, europe, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, beautiful scenery, sea, chess, ship, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 12K
Time (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
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31%
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
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Stealing Beauty (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
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31%
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Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
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Boys (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: melancholic, enigmatic, romantic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, childhood love, childhood sweetheart, hopes, power of love, love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, love triangle, life ...
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30%
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The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: erotic, serious, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
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30%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
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Time: 90s
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30%
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Gabbeh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, village, couple relations, family life, lifestyle, romance, couples, village life, forbidden love, parents and children, love affair, love ...
Place: iran, middle east, japan, tokyo
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, couples, couple relations, human nature, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, ireland ...
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30%
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, profanity, bittersweet, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
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29%
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, memory, brother sister incest, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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29%
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Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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29%
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Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, german, promiscuity, world war one, musician, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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29%
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, serious, compassionate, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, human nature, family relations, youth, society, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, afghanistan, tehran iran ...
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, mechanic, virginity, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
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29%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, existentialism, life, buddhist monk, human nature, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
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29%