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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Original name: El Crimen del Padre Amaro
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. Father Amaro must soon choose between the holy or the sinful life.
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, stylized, sexual, sexy, serious, controversial, reflective ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, abortion, catholicism, clergy, drug lord, sin, bishop, drug dealing, priest, pregnancy, lust, hypocrisy, romance, destructive relationship, society, couples, dishonesty, introspection, corruption, hospital, politics, restaurant, temptation, drug traffic ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, kiss, sex and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Crime of Padre Amaro: The Scarlet Letter (1995), Priest (1994), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), Silent Light (2007), Camila (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, manchester, spain, pakistan ...
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Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, redemption, infidelity, fall in love, moral dilemma, couples, sin, regret, clergy, human nature, love affair, society ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Camila (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, clergy, intrigue, society, romance, hidden identity, unfulfillment, village, village life, social differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, psychological, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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37%
 6.2
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, immigrants, restaurant, family relations, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Midaq Alley (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 140 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, intense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
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Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, marriage, jealousy, mexican revolution, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 19th century ...
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
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 7.1
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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A Price Above Rubies (1998)
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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Delinquents (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sexual, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
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