Movies like Burning Secret

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Burning Secret (1988)
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Burning Secret
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: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: infidelity, love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, european, x ray, world war one veteran, war injury, oedipus complex, asthmatic, asthma, new year's eve, clinic, adultery, extramarital affair, swimming pool ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: austria, europe
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Brideshead Revisited
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UK
659 min.
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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 gloomy films with plots about couples, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair and crumbling marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burning Secret: We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), Daybreak (2003), Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002), Sofie (1992), The Touch (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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We Won't Grow Old Together
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: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Daybreak
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers
Genre: Drama
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love, family problems, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
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Sofie
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: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection ...
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The Touch
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, mentally unstable, small town, romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle ...
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Tristana
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The Night
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
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Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: village, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, true love, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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    User:   60%
 
 6.2
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Cet amour-l?
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: serious, psychological, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, culture clash, haunted by the past, wartime life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   57%
 
Signs & Wonders
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, germany, greece, sweden
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
A Married Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love affair, love triangle, romance, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, betrayal ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Scenes from a Marriage
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, marriage, divorce, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, romance, introspection, honest, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
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Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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Dancing in the Dark
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, hospital, couples, crumbling marriage, mental illness, murder, feminism, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
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Place: canada
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X, Y and Zee
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: crumbling marriage, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, unfulfillment, wife husband relationship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
Two Is a Happy Number
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, golden years, store, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, dating, marriage, divorce, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
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Accident
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: serious, clever, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, master and servant, human nature, romance, school, introspection, oxford, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, torment, seduction ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
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Faces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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My Brother's Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
Where Love Has Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, trial, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, marriage, teenage daughter, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
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System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
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The Bridge
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, midlife crisis, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
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Gilles' Wife
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, gays and lesbians, small town, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, love affair, countryside, factory worker, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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System:   37%
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Sweet Rush
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: dealing with death, love affair, small town, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, confession, monologue ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, poland
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System:   36%
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Madame Bovary
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, village, unfulfillment, romance, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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Betrayal
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: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love affair, countryside, romance, sexual relations, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, power relations, master and servant, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 7.3
 475
Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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Brick Lane
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: fall in love, arranged marriage, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, village, couples, social relations, september 11 2001, immigrants, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, bangladesh, buckingham palace
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System:   34%
    User:   41%
 

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Betty
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, bar, mentally unstable, betrayal, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, alcohol abuse, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
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System:   33%
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Istanbul
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, breakup, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey
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System:   33%
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