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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
 8.2
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Original name: 大红灯笼高高挂
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, meditative, dramatic, bleak, stylized, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: feminism, marriage, mistress, jealousy, singer, insanity, rivalry, wealth, intrigue, polygamy, romantic rivalry, young woman, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, rebel, social differences, couples, dishonesty, humiliation, arranged marriage, gender, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, dialogue, couple relations, beautiful scenery, betrayal and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Raise the Red Lantern: Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), The Emperor and the Assassin (1998), Shanghai Triad (1995), Temptress Moon (1996), Red Sorghum (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: stylized, epic, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, royal family, empress, betrayal, rebellion, incest, queen, massacre, lust, emperor, execution, punishment ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, save the kingdom, blind ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, love triangle, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shanghai Triad (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, vengeance, island, diva, uncle, mistress, servant, umbrella, cabaret, master and servant, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: shanghai, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: opium, blackmail, addiction, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, master and servant, drug abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: shanghai, china, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, biting ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, drowning, abuse, spouse abuse, sadism, patricide, vengeance, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 7K
Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, emotional, epic ...
Plot: political unrest, love affair, couples, society, love and romance, couple relations, wartime life, unfulfillment, war, village life, state affairs, village ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.8
 12K
The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: sentimental, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, village, teacher, death, burial, grief, coffin, village life, romance, social relations, love and romance, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, communism, teacher, marriage, prostitute, actor, homosexual, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 703
Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, light, fairy tale ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, coming of age, immigrants, parents and children, love and romance, buddies, couples, social differences, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: china, asia, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, love affair, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, jealousy, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, strong female character, strong female lead ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, city life, terminal illness, society, introspection, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, obsession, love affair, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, neighbor, newspaper, love affair, loneliness, adultery, marriage, secretary, coincidence, forbidden love, extramarital affair, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 4K
Coming Home (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: confined, couple relations, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, crime and punishment, family problems, political unrest, couples, love and romance, state affairs, breakup ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, tragic love, social differences, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, forgery, romance, revenge, rivalry, state affairs, couple relations, dishonesty, royal family, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, society, social differences, matchmaking, arranged marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, unfulfillment, dull life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, society, lovers reunited, introspection, road not taken, romance ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 8K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, court, rise and fall, plague, gloves, medicine, fountain, jealousy, wealth, romance, state affairs, self discovery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 12K
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: baroque, stylized, clever, tense, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, mind game, infidelity, romance, vengeance, cons and scams, mastermind, hypocrisy, couple relations, love and romance, manipulations ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: train, love triangle, infidelity, frame up, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, love affair, longing, train ride, countryside, romance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: obsession, politics, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, head of state, fall in love, political unrest, couples, forbidden love, prodigy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, party, high society, loneliness, love affair, american dream, unfulfilled love, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
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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 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, philosophical, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, farm, class differences, impossible love, harvest, farmer, society, loneliness, couple relations, runaway, love, stabbing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 3K
Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, infidelity, love and romance, intrigue, obsession, romance, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, dishonesty, politics, fall in love, couples, nosy, family relations, unlikely couple, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai, macau, hong kong ...
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55%