Doomed romance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant doomed romance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, weird, thought provoking, talky, complex and melancholic films and TV shows about / with doomed romance, dialogue, storytelling, loneliness, runaway, love, suprisingly clever, couples, obsession and love story plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as doomed romance: Mona Lisa (1986), Dark Desire (2020), Pompeii (2014), Mathilde (2017), Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1987), Down House (2001), Shifter (2020), Chasing Amy (1997), Serpico (1973), Chinatown (1974).

List of doomed romance movies

Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: chauffeur, lesbian, redemption, friendship, unrequited love, doomed romance, prostitution, gangsters, pimp, opposites attract, couples, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, britain, united kingdom ...
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Dark Desire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
Style: erotic, dark, bleak, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: adult
Plot: seduction, cheating wife, sex scene, erotica, infidelity, murder, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, love interest, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, friendship ...
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Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, ancient history, roman empire, arena, volcanic eruption, chaos, slave, roman, catastrophe, save the lady, slavery ...
Time: 1st century, middle ages, 70s, 50s
Place: pompeii, italy, rome italy, britain, london
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The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Style: disturbing
Plot: prison, injustice, domestic violence, doomed romance, poverty, mother daughter relationship, suspense, life is a bitch, social problems, family problems, single mother, drugs ...
Place: midwest, indiana
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Mathilde (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, royal family, female nudity, palace intrigue, imperial russia, aristocracy, ballerina, mistress, impossible love, doomed love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: up and down relationship, social relations, adulterous husband, impossible love, it was all a dream, love affair, doomed love, forbidden love, adultery, crumbling relationship, unlikely relationship, doomed romance ...
Place: russia
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Down House (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The plot is set in modern Moscow, in the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 SUVs, bribery, violence, truck fulls of tinned stew as a dowry, etc.
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, parody, biting ...
Plot: mentally unstable, social decay, suspense, society, fall in love, love triangle, bribery, doomed romance, romantic relationship, cannibalism, drugs/alcohol
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
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Shifter (2020)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with the painful and gruesome side effects of an experiment with time travel gone wrong that causes her to lose control and shift through time at random.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, psychotronic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, body horror, animal experimentation, father daughter relationship, science runs amok, loneliness, life & death, love story, technology, dream, moral ambiguity ...
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Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: funny, talky, touching, romantic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: bisexuality, lesbian, twists and turns, gay, jealousy, friendship, philosophy, superhero, happy ending, lgbtq, sex, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, dark, neo noir ...
Plot: police corruption, fighting the system, police, corruption, whistleblower, undercover cop, police investigation, suspense, mafia, social decay, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, corruption, investigation, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, suspense, police, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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The Godfather Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, visually appealing, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, ambition, melancholy, cosa nostra, immigrants, corruption, corrupt politician, murder, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, cuba, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
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Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: philosophical, non-linear, romantic, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: relationships, love and romance, neurosis, marriage, divorce, jewish, comedian, unlikely friendships, loneliness, love story, friendship, art ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, intense, road movie ...
Plot: jazz, music, musician, saxophonist, dancing, fall in love, world war two, obsession, mentor, paranoid, culture clash, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
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Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: romantic, humorous, meditative, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love, age difference, divorce, couples, friendship, love and romance, adultery, dating, mistress, 17 year old, dachshund ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: character study, boxing, violent, sport, rise and fall, bad temper, tragedy, redemption, jealousy, gangsters, paranoia, fight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1956 ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city, italy, detroit, miami ...
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Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, serial killer, surveillance, investigation, murder, assassination, politics, suspense, murder mystery, conspiracy theory, macabre ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, california, pennsylvania
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: romantic, emotional, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, love, lieutenant, society, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, love story, tragedy, love triangle, star crossed lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, france, europe, london
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Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, melancholic, funny, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love, character study, honest, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nude, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, friendship, mafia, prohibition, gunfight, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, corruption, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, miami, florida
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, relationships, isolation, solitude, parenthood, loneliness, melancholy, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, paris france, austin texas, germany ...
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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, ironic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, infidelity, sisters, dysfunctional family, family relations, writers, audition, love triangle, opera, midlife crisis, love, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, controversial, art house, talky, psychological ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sex, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, husband wife relationship, therapist, sexuality, impotence, sister sister relationship, brother in law sister in law relationship, affair, voyeur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, art house, visually appealing, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, adultery, infidelity, forbidden love, marriage, love affair, newspaper, love, human nature, food, art, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, china, india, shanghai ...
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, melancholic, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory, surrealism, amnesia, love, existentialism, memory loss, love story, relationships, alternate reality, couples, loneliness, introspection ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, sexy, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, tragic love, warrior, love triangle, love, kung fu, emperor, heroine, tang dynasty, resistance ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, touching, sexy, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gay relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, love story, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa, canada, texas, new york ...
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, relationships, breakup, love story, love and romance, couples, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, dating ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa
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Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: extramarital affair, dentist, family relations, couples, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, breakup, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, crumbling relationship, christmas ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, romania
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.
Style: touching, scenic, disturbing, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, painter, painting, lesbian love, portrait, female protagonist, lgbtq, lesbian attraction, arranged marriage, lesbian sex ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, georgian era
Place: brittany, france
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