Movies like Blue Valentine

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Blue Valentine (2010)
 7.4
 168K
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: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological, touching, sexual, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, couple relations, crumbling marriage, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, truck, bridge, classroom, strong sexual content, romance, parenthood, love, first love, student, young woman, family relations, girlfriend, love and romance, dull life, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, storytelling, loneliness, life philosophy, dialogue and marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Blue Valentine: Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Painted Veil (2006), Two Lovers (2008), 5x2 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 100K
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, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, housewife, parenthood, small town, strong sexual content, love affair, extramarital affair, dysfunctional family, pedophilia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual pleasure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, 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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 34K
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, psychological, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, love triangle, new year's eve, neighbor, romance, seduction, lust, desire, fall in love, couples, young lovers, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, marriage, sex, voyeurism, cheating wife, romance, wedding, love and romance, child birth, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 47K
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, emotional, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: rape, suicide attempt, marriage, psychiatrist, muslim, stabbing, machismo, accident, roommate, german, immigrants, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, turkey, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, postmodernism, disintegration, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburbs, family problems, dishonesty, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, clever, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, addiction, family relations, family gatherings, doubts and hesitations, favoritism among siblings, siblings relations, family secret, estrangement, self destructing, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 189K
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: love triangle, infidelity, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, adultery, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, love and romance, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, lovers, looking for sex, marital problem, romance, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 121K
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, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, marriage, hotel, french, midlife crisis, summer vacation, airport, hotel room, dream, greek, middle aged, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ 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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, domestic violence, self discovery, youth, human nature, starting over, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sexy, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, first kiss, adultery, coming of age, hippie, mother daughter relationship, moon landing, love affair, youth, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, love affair, homecoming, introspection, starting over, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love triangle, love story, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 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: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dull life, store, small town, temptation, infidelity, dream, marriage, mental illness, suicide, love affair, extramarital affair, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, domestic violence, housewife, mental breakdown, dysfunctional family, mad, family problems, suburbs, couples, family in crisis, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 33K
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, island, sex, hopes, strong sexual content, waitress, lesbian, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, family life, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, disability, love affair, dogma, couples, family problems, fall in love, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, family secret, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1972, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, first love, family problems, single parent, football, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, ex couple relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, sexy, humorous, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, loneliness, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family life, love affair, love and romance, starting over, marriage, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, city life, couple relations, looking for love, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, young lovers, first love, interracial relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, age difference, love and romance, infidelity, critic, possessiveness, hedonism, sexual attraction, cuban, couples, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, couples, dishonesty, looking for love, lifestyle, urban, love and romance, singleness, couple relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, lifestyle, introspection, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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