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Cousin Bette (1998)
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor she saves from starvation. But the aspiring artist soon finds love in the arms of another woman, Hortense, leaving Bette a bitter spinster. Bette plots to take revenge on the family who turned her away and stole her only love. With the help of famed courtesan Jenny Cadine she slowly destroys the lives of those who have scorned her. Written by CherylC894@aol.com
Style: realistic, semi serious, light, talky, humorous, sexy, witty, stylized, suspense, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love triangle, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love, rivalry, dishonesty, unfulfillment, master and servant, power relations, adultery, dysfunctional family, manipulation, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, courtesan, couples, vengeance, social differences, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, paris france, europe

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Most similar movies to Cousin Bette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, talky and melancholic films with plots about infidelity, couples, love and romance, couple relations, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) and adultery mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cousin Bette: Valmont (1989), The Governess (1998), A Good Woman (2004), The Europeans (1979), Cheri (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, realistic, clever, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, seduction, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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100%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, society, loss of virginity, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love and romance, social differences, love affair, woman, justice, rich man, betrayal, farce, newlywed, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 994
The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, baroness, marriage, couple relations, romance, master and servant, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, usa, europe, france, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cheri (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.
Style: sexual, sexy, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, prostitute, society, power relations, fall in love, love affair, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 19th century, pre world war one
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 12K
The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, pregnancy, desire, romance, love, family relations, party, wine, police, tourist, poet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, estate, slavery, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, social differences, rich and poor, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 13K
Ham Ham (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose ...
Style: humorous, talky, sexy, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexuality, infidelity, pregnancy, jealousy, passion, romance, social differences, farce, society, fall in love, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 12K
Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, older woman younger man sex, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, 50s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Oh in Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Priscilla and Jack appear to be the perfect couple, but they have a secret: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adultery, orgasm, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, love triangle, depression, high school, romance, couples, family problems, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, heir, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, humorous, touching, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past, dark humor, world war two, survivor, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, family relations, forbidden love, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, power relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, geneva switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 8K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, countryside, love affair, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, money, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, parents and children, couples, coming of age, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, nanny, resort, family relations, romance, youth, lifestyle, unfulfillment, opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-si├Ęcle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, duchess, courtesan, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 18K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, adultery, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, male female relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, betrayal, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.9
 7K
About Adam (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, infidelity, marriage, fall in love, siblings relations, family relations, betrayal, romance, couple relations, love, dishonesty, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Town & Country (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, family problems, relationship vs career, dysfunctional family, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mississippi, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, infidelity, love and romance, romance, temptation, lovers reunited, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature, couples, daydreamer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, womanizer, love, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, revenge, manipulation, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 215K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, photographer, sexual attraction, marriage, obsession, cheating wife, depression, secret love, complex characters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 1K
My Man (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps in the foyer of her apartment house; she gives him a hot ...
Style: semi serious, erotic, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, manipulation, infidelity, homeless man, prostitution, eroticism, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: lyon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%