Movies like Blue Valentine

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Blue Valentine (2010)
 7.4
 164K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere, stylized, gloomy, psychological, sexual, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, lust, strong sexual content, dancing, truck, bridge, classroom, love, pregnancy, romance, marital problem, children, unfulfillment, couples, parenthood, family problems, love affair, dull life, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida

Most similar movies to Blue Valentine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and emotional films with plots about relationships, couples, loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Blue Valentine: Revolutionary Road (2008), Little Children (2006), The Painted Veil (2006), Two Lovers (2008), 5x2 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, bleak ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, destiny, adultery, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, abortion, jealousy, death of wife, dysfunctional family, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, adultery, small town, housewife, parenthood, masturbation, extramarital affair, american football, castration, skateboarding, playground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, doctor, marriage, crumbling marriage, epidemic, redemption, loveless marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 33K
Two Lovers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, new year's eve, neighbor, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, love of one's life, young lovers, parents and children, life turned upside down, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, sex, rape, voyeurism, wedding, cheating wife, romance, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 46K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, machismo, stabbing, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, forbidden love, loyalty, suburbs, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 185K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, siblings relations, addiction, family gatherings, sister, family problems, family relations, family life, rehabilitation, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 117K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, hotel, midlife crisis, hotel room, summer vacation, marriage, greek, dream, airport, romance, panties, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, first kiss, adultery, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, moon landing, hippie, parents and children, romance, puberty, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, temptation, lovers reunited, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 25K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: romance, womanizer, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, small town, small town life, love and romance, clergy, lovers reunited, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: bleak, talky, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental breakdown, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, housewife, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, suburbs, misfit, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 9K
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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, divorce, broken engagement, secret love, paraplegic, chance, desperation, dogma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, reggae, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, urban, city life, love and romance, friends, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, australia, harlem manhattan new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 41K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: dark humor, realistic, gloomy, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: store, small town, dull life, suicide, infidelity, blackmail, dream, masturbation, jealousy, extramarital affair, lie, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, divorce, law school, mentor, couples, romance, crazy, looking for sex, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 21K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, love, introspection, hopes, dysfunctional relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, party, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, romance, twentysomething life, celebration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 198K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, journalist, marriage, reunion, french, cafe, lovers reunited, walking, love of one's life, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, budapest hungary, warsaw poland, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 32K
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: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, sex, island, lust, lesbian, strong sexual content, waitress, hopes, erection, suicide attempt, writer's life, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: missing person, murder, disappearance, dysfunctional marriage, mentally unstable, mystery, abortion, domestic violence, high society, drugs/alcohol, patriarch, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, florida, washington d.c., paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
Bliss (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Joseph and Maria are married for six months and Maria still has never had an orgasm with her husband. They begin to visit mysterious doctor Baltazar who teaches them how to reach ecstasy in sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychology, marriage, betrayal, hospital, depression, abusive father, sexual abuse, wedding, doctor, party, dancing, childhood trauma ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, vancouver, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 21K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, infidelity, sexual attraction, possessiveness, critic, cuban, hedonism, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 9K
Mammoth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: globalization, maid, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, couple relations, mother, parents and children, social differences, society, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 4K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, young lovers, urban, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, poland, israel, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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