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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, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, couples, dialogue, betrayal, couple relations, beautiful scenery and romance 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), The Duchess (2008). 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, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, empress, betrayal, royal family, rebellion, emperor, massacre, lust, queen, punishment, execution, power ...
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, serious, captivating, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, rise to the top, blind ambition, rivalry, ambition, politics, save the kingdom, state affairs ...
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, captivating ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, vengeance, island, mistress, diva, cabaret, umbrella, servant, uncle, master and servant, gangsters ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opium, blackmail, addiction, society, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance, crimes, destructive relationship, gangsters, master and servant, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: shanghai, china, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, thought provoking, serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, abuse, drowning, spouse abuse, sadism, patricide, vengeance, couple relations, life is a bitch, rich and poor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy, high society, marriage, mistress, love and romance, adultery, family problems, destiny, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
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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 ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, coffin, grief, burial, village life, romance, loss of spouse, lovers apart, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, loveless marriage, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 70s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, realistic, serious, light, fairy tale ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, coming of age, filmmaking, fish out of water, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: china, asia, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, love affair, crumbling marriage, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female lead, husband wife relationship, anguish ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: atmospheric, melancholic, art house, psychological, emotional ...
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sexy, sexual, stylized, captivating, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, love triangle, human relationship, couples, family problems, political unrest, crime and punishment, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, state affairs, homecoming ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, captivating, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 138 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: sexual, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 2K
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 ...
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
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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, captivating, serious, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, infidelity, intrigue, love and romance, obsession, state affairs, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, royal family, couples ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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