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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
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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, realistic, stylized, intense, captivating, contemplative, visually appealing, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, romantic rivalry, insanity, wealth, dignity, tragic event, young woman, love triangle, social differences, arranged marriage, gender, resentment, marriage, family relations, singer, rivalry, polygamy, stepmother stepson relationship, couple relations, love and romance, ambition, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to Raise the Red Lantern

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and sexy films with plots about love and romance, betrayal, couples, romance, dialogue, couple relations and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Raise the Red Lantern: Valmont (1989), Shanghai Triad (1995), The Emperor and the Assassin (1998), Red Sorghum (1988), Farewell My Concubine (1993). 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, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shanghai Triad (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, gangsters, murder, island, mistress, triad, master and servant, vengeance, gang, crimes, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, mistress, kingdom, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, abuse, patricide, sadism, drowning, marital abuse, spouse abuse, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 8K
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, psychological, epic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, love and romance, unfulfillment, war, society, state affairs, village life, love affair, political unrest, couple relations, village ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, teacher, marriage, communism, suicide, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, taiwan, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: empress, martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, businessman, teacher, death, fall in love, wooing, grief, burial, coffin, village life, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, couples, doctor, unfaithful wife, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 5K
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching, realistic
Plot: love and romance, hopes, political unrest, reunion, couples, crime and punishment, breakup, labor camp, state affairs, family problems, political prisoner, cultural revolution ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, melancholic, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, adultery, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, newspaper, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, obsession, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, social differences, american dream, destructive relationship, obsessive love, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, matchmaking, couples, arranged marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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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, psychological, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, impossible love, farm, farmer, class differences, harvest, society, loneliness, couple relations, love, countryside, stabbing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, adultery, love and romance, love affair, royal family, politics, unrequited love, intrigue, rivalry, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, intrigue, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, vengeance, love affair, dishonesty, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, spain, lisbon portugal, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, royal court, king, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, opium, blackmail, addiction, master and servant, gang, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
 77K
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: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, aristocracy, love triangle, infidelity, adultery, high society, marriage, marital infidelity, marital rape, duchess, mistress, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 743
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, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, love and romance, society, filmmaking, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 26K
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, marriage, family business, love affair, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, jealousy, mountain, femme fatale, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1929
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 3K
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, profanity, bittersweet, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, longing, dishonesty, romance, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, train ride, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, small town life, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, romance, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 9K
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, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, love and romance, loneliness, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, family relations, aristocrat, fall in love, love affair, family life, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, secret, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%