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, heart, asthmatic, new year's eve, x ray ...
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, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, infidelity and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Burning Secret: We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), Daybreak (2003), A Room with a View (2007), Sofie (1992), X, Y and Zee (1972). 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: sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, romance, disintegration, family problems, couples, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
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: touching, psychological, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, couple relations, love affair, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, wooing, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, romance, lovers apart, couples, manners, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: florence, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.8
 203
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: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, religions or cults, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, contemplative, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, couples, family relations, family problems, crimes, crumbling marriage, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 188
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, love and romance, breakup, couples, family problems, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 1K
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, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, betrayal, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3K
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, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 152
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 problems, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 692
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, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, love and romance, youth, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, chance meeting, female friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, friends, manners, family relations, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, 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, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 327
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, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.5
 10K
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: atmospheric, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: wedding night, stroke, orphan, death of husband, unrequited love, maid, crutches, tumor, marriage of convenience, hypocrisy, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 474
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: realistic, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, social differences, power relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, down on your luck, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 1K
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, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 975
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, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, life turned upside down, love affair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 life, family relations, society, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sincere, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 544
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: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, dull life, family problems, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 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: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, parents and children, family life, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, family in crisis, infidelity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 4K
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: clever, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, professor, seduction, car accident, torment, oxford, introspection, destructive relationship, social differences, dangerous attraction, school ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%