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, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, couples, love affair, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couple relations, jealousy, infatuation, spa, boy, adultery, deception, heart, asthmatic, new year's eve, extramarital affair, clinic, war injury ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: austria, europe

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Most similar movies to Burning Secret

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sincere films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, couple relations and family relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Burning Secret: Daybreak (2003), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), A Room with a View (2007), Sofie (1992), Dancing in the Dark (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 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: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, family relations, dishonesty, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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95%
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, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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91%
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manners, forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, romance, lovers apart, couples, wooing, fall in love, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, florence
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90%
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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: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: dishonesty, society, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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85%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, murder, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, graphic violence, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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85%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
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82%
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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, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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78%
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, haunted by the past, fall in love, infidelity, family problems, couples, family relations, betrayal, love and romance, double life, adultery ...
Time: 90s
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72%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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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, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, breast cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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70%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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69%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, young lovers, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, touching, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, dysfunctional family, love affair, human nature, couples, family problems, society ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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68%
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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: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, soldier, family relations, couples, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, destiny, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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67%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
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, mental illness, introspection, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, forbidden love, moral dilemma, fall in love, small town, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, london, eastern europe
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67%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
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66%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, society, workplace, fall in love, unfulfillment, parents and children, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: sexy, touching, gloomy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, friends, couples, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, cheating wife, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, family relations, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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65%
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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: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, arranged marriage, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, village, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, small town, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An explosive two-part drama about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, romance, couples, family problems, infidelity, family in crisis, lovers reunited, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, society, anniversary, couple relations, introspection, family problems, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, family problems, infidelity, introspection, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, love affair, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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63%
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, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
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63%
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: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%