Movies like Burning Secret

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Burning Secret (1988)
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and directed by Andrew Birkin.
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, romance, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, oedipus complex, jealousy, infatuation, spa, clinic, deception, adultery, swimming pool, new year's eve, x ray, extramarital affair, asthmatic ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: austria, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, unfulfillment, family relations and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burning Secret: We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), Daybreak (2003), Sofie (1992), X, Y and Zee (1972), Dancing in the Dark (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, disintegration, dishonesty, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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95%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, love affair, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, redemption, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: emotional, sincere, talky, touching, serious ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, family relations, religions or cults, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, couples, sexual content, strong female presence, society, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, other woman, adultery, wife husband relationship, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: contemplative, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, hospital, mental illness, deadly, dishonesty, couples, feminism, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, human spirit, fall in love, unfulfillment, dishonesty, human nature, small town life, couples, mentally unstable, mental illness, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Room with a View (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucy Honeychurch (Elaine Cassidy, Ghost Squad) and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters — socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, romance, manners, wooing, couples, meaningful kiss, lovers apart, opposites attract, self discovery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, betrayal, couples, infidelity, haunted by the past, family problems, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wartime life, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, soldier, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, destiny, couples, destructive relationship, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, marriage of convenience, hopes, society, love affair, soldier, family relations, romance, life is a bitch, unhappy marriage, world war two, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: contemplative, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, adoption, politics, society, midlife crisis, youth, single parent, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family problems, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 936
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, vegetarian, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 156
You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, sex, life turned upside down, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 536
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, family problems, love affair, forbidden love, dull life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family relations, family life, dishonesty, society, love affair, family problems, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, sexual, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, love affair, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, fall in love, midlife crisis, human nature, couples, looking for love, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, dysfunctional family, love affair, couples, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: tense, clever, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, car accident, torment, professor, seduction, oxford, love triangle, social differences, family life, human nature, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, hopes, family problems, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, self discovery, midlife crisis, breakup, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, betrayal, new wave, moral dilemma, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, family problems, romance, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, society, dishonesty, couples, family problems, romance, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 3K
Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: arranged marriage, drowning, september 11 2001, village life, siblings relations, social relations, 9/11, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bangladesh, europe, london, england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 186
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, family relations, infidelity, breakup, love and romance, fall in love, family problems, romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest hungary, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Arrangement (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success. But a car crash is all that needs to make him reconsider the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers his one time lover, Gwen. Meanwhile his wife ...
Style: tense, biting, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, advertising executive, car accident, feminism, self discovery, crumbling marriage, manipulations, destructive relationship, friendship, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, serious, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family in crisis, village life, family relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, family gatherings, idealism, society, true love, couples, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 201 min.
Story: The lackluster and plodding Bolweiser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every available guy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: lovers reunited, dishonesty, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, manipulations, sexual relations, couple relations, love triangle, infidelity, couples, betrayal, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, crimes, friends, autobiography, rivalry, family problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%