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Without Witness (1983)
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Without Witness (1983)
Original name: Без свидетелей
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In visiting his ex-wife’s apartment a man learns that she plans to remarry a scientist named Valentin Shlyakhov. In his past, the man wrote a scathing letter about Shlyakhov which greatly impacted his career. Fearing that this information will come to light when his ex-wife marries Shlyakhov, the man insists that the wedding be called off. What follows is an intimate portrayal of the relationship between a man and a woman (who are never named), whose history as husband and wife plays out during a heated conversation.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: family relations, seduction, domestic violence, russian, lie, parenthood, father son relationship, family secret, letter, ex husband ex wife relationship, classical music, remarry, concert, apartment, anonymous letter, whistling, telephone call, letter writing, mother son relationship
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, captivating and serious films with plots about family relations, love, father son relationship, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Without Witness: Five Evenings (1979), Journey to Another Town (1980), Dark Eyes (1987), Private Life (1982), Bless the Woman (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Five Evenings (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava.
Plot: reunion, post world war two, restaurant, railway station, communist, old love, middle aged man, male female relationship, train station, middle aged, tv set, neighbor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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95%
Journey to Another Town (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: By chance, two middle-aged people met - the telephone operator of the hotel Lina and the chief engineer of the construction department Kirillov, who had arrived on official business from Leningrad in one of the provincial cities of the country. ...
Plot: love, jealousy, passion, male female relationship
Place: russia
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78%
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, impossible love, human nature, social differences, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, couples, lovers apart ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 183
Private Life (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his ...
Plot: circus, pension, grandson, senior citizen, family relations, gun, secretary, partial female nudity, ex husband ex wife relationship, loneliness, daughter, son ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Bless the Woman (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Tiny Soviet village by the sea, in the years before the Second World War... A very young girl, Vera, falls madly in love with an older military officer who is visiting from out of town. She leaves her home and family to live with him in various ...
Style: disturbing, touching, captivating, sentimental
Plot: male female relationship, actress, military officer, widow, world war two, love, family relations, friendship, love and romance, advice, married man, divorced man ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 634
Uncle Vanya (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrei Konchalovsky’s Uncle Vanya surely has the greatest claim as the best screen adaptation of a Chekhov play. Featuring brooding and articulate performances, especially from Sergei Bondarchuk as Doctor Astrov and gorgeous cinematography that ...
Style: suspense
Plot: love, destiny, faith, unrequited love, relative, sexual tension, uncle, countryside, frustration, middle aged, relatives, remarry ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Romeo & Juliet (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's play, presented originally on television for schools in the UK.
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, love, father son relationship, shakespeare, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Love and Lies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental, psychological
Plot: school, destiny, truth, parents and children, injustice, family relations, fall in love, lie, classmates, couples, classmate, wisdom ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Sentimental Romance (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Near the close of the Russian Civil War, in 1923, a young man begins studying journalism at a worker newspaper and has a series of romantic adventures which cause him to mature swiftly. He rescues a beautiful girl from an abusive family situation, ...
Plot: writers, irony, coming of age, teenage girl, memory, widow, teenage crush, death of husband, street life, murder of father, writing, russian revolution ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a “big man’s” daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate’s sections felt unwell one day: the forty-year-old man had a pain in his heart. This unpleasant incident provided an ...
Style: melancholic, uplifting, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: adulterous husband, couple relations, forbidden love, social relations, love affair, doomed romance, crumbling relationship, doomed love, unlikely relationship, up and down relationship, impossible love, it was all a dream ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, letter, stranger, disability, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, elementary school, bet, newspaper, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, romance, mind game, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, couples, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 74
The Wash (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mako is a neglectful husband. Not the most loving man. His wife gradually encounters a widower who is a kind, gentle figure. She eventually makes the transition to leave her husband and go to this fellow.
Plot: family relations, east asian lead, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, second wife, conservative, unhappy wife, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, interracial marriage, racist, family drama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 646
A Long Goodbye (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single woman has put all her efforts into raising her only son, Sasha. When Sasha grows up to become a teenager, she thinks that she can have some time for herself, so she responds to the courtship of Nikolai Sergeyevich. One summer, Sasha goes to ...
Plot: letter, date, cemetery, concert, dating, divorced parents, female director, streetcar, family relations, translator, overbearing mother, teenage boy ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 911
Boomerang (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Antoine Rey looks for a special gift for his sister Melanie on her 40th birthday. He decides to surprise her with a trip to the French Island of Noirmoutier, where they spent many summers as children until their mother's death. On the drive ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, family secret, past, christmas present, confronting the past, childhood flashback, secret, family relations, car accident, lesbian romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 182
Off Shore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Andi has come to Fuerteventura to see his estranged father Chris, who left the family years ago to live on the island and hasn't been heard from since. The local surfer clique welcomes Andi with open arms and he quickly falls for surfing ...
Style: touching, suspenseful
Plot: gay, secret, family relations, friend, family secret, romantic triangle, love triangle, father son relationship, estranged father, friendship, gay interest, gay relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 412
The Theme (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer. He's convinced his writing is of no lasting value, but he still has an ego, about his work and his masculine appeal. He's ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: playwright, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fighting the system, unfulfillment, writer's life, lifestyle, fall in love, dissident, emigration, rock and roll ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, homecoming, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.7
 761
Falling Leaves (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Plot: young man, best friend, graduation, family relations, job, boy meets girl, student, university, male female relationship, friend, love, wine ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 210
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, second chance, birth, death in childbirth, breaking the fourth wall, small town, funeral, wedding, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 117
Once Lied (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Soviet Union the film is a chronicle of a life of one successful artist: his family, his friends, his clients, and his artworks.
Plot: painter, doctor, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, memories, family relations, sex scene, militia, infidelity, business trip, mistress, electroshock therapy ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Origin of Violence (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.
Style: exciting, disturbing, captivating, romantic, romanticism ...
Plot: teacher, secret, family secret, nazi, fight, father son relationship, fear, police, concentration camp, family relations, accusation, restaurant ...
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hello, That's Me! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Artyom (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) is a scientist who buries himself in his work after the woman he loves dies during the war. He is informed of his sweetheart's death by a young woman, and soon love blossoms between the lonely doctor and the ...
Plot: lost love, loyalty, friendship, love, friend, armenian, physicist, world war two, kiss, laboratory, red army, russian ...
Place: armenia, russia, caucasus, moscow russia, yerevan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.2
 588
Land Legs (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and tyrannical Czar Nikolai I in the wake of his not honoring ...
Plot: male female relationship, death sentence, rebellion, mishap, military, husband wife relationship, conspiracy, love, capital punishment, czar, nobility, execution ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 169
The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, hospice, destiny, family relations, love, wheelchair, letter, husband wife relationship, homosexual, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, death ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: small town, love triangle, family relations, repression, spinster, unfulfilled love, social relations, couples, world war one, adult virgin, longing, small town life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
We'll Live Till Monday (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, sentimental, touching
Plot: school teacher, teacher, unrequited love, school, coming of age, responsibility, teachers and students, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, older man younger woman relationship, teacher student relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What Are You Looking For (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The moving relationship of a man in crisis who would like to be a father, and a fatherless, mentally orphaned young rebel.
Plot: family relations, rebel, globalization, sexuality, on the road, father son relationship, remote control, rebirth, love, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 399
Romeo & Juliet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take ...
Plot: tragedy, mother daughter relationship, love, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 186
A Son (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Selim, a young man adrift, is a transvestite and a prostitute who desperately longs for his father's love. Omar, his father, lives a secluded life of grief and has never recovered from the loss of his wife. Like two lonely ships, they pass ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, bathroom, kitchen, father son relationship, kiss, cross dressing, train, gay kiss, male prostitution, gay relationship, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%