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
Plot: friendship, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance, oedipus complex, gay, jealousy, infatuation, spa, clinic, deception, adultery, swimming pool, new year's eve, asthma, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, infidelity, couple relations, family problems and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burning Secret: Daybreak (2003), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), X, Y and Zee (1972), The Touch (1971), Sofie (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, psychological, bleak, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, redemption, love affair, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, emotional, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couple relations, romance, infidelity, breakup, disintegration, couples, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, romance, wife husband relationship, other woman, adultery, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 nature, forbidden love, small town life, couples, family problems, human spirit, dishonesty, small town, mental illness, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: serious, emotional, talky, sincere, touching ...
Plot: religions or cults, family relations, society, introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, parents and children, fall in love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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63%
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: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious
Plot: murder, infidelity, hospital, mental illness, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, crimes, family relations, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, friends, autobiography, crimes, rivalry, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: psychological, serious, sexual, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, society, hopes, soldier, friendship, family relations, pregnancy, arranged marriage, farm, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sentimental, gloomy, clever, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, wartime life, destiny, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, infidelity, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stylized, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, romance, couples, manners, wooing, forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, lovers apart, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florence, europe
⇓ 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, infidelity, family life, romance, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, society, dishonesty, family problems, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, family relations, dull life, couples, family problems, looking for love, opposites attract, midlife crisis, love triangle, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, cynical, serious ...
Plot: tumor, marriage of convenience, crutches, maid, unrequited love, death of husband, orphan, wedding night, fall in love, dishonesty, innocence lost, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, psychological, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: family in crisis, haunted by the past, rescue, village, family relations, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ 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: captivating, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, lifestyle, introspection, infidelity, new wave, couples, family problems, betrayal, family relations, dull life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 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, realistic, gloomy, sincere, tense ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, couples, island, rivalry, custody, destructive relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, denmark, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, hospital, youth, dishonesty, couples, family problems, friendship, terminal illness, optimism, child illness, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, hopes, couple relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, dealing with death, dishonesty, family problems, couples, death in the family, vengeance, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family business, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty, couples, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance, brewery, love, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: psychological, serious, emotional, bleak, clever ...
Plot: marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, infidelity, self discovery, midlife crisis, breakup, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, hopes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, mentally unstable, custody, introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Another Time, Another Place (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in 1943 in Scotland during World War II. Janie is a young housewife married to a man named Dougal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilitation program, Janie and Dougal welcome three Italian POWs to work on their farm. Soon, Janie falls ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, eroticism, wartime life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, isolation, love affair, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, college, love triangle ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sweet Rush (2009)
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: sincere, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, couples, dishonesty, dealing with death, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations, tragic love, infidelity, confession, death ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
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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: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, parents and children, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, down on your luck, midlife crisis, youth, single parent, love and romance, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
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: biting, realistic, gloomy, talky, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsession, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, lovers reunited, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, germany, greece, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 300
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: society, human nature, infidelity, small town, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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