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Desperate Remedies (1992)
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Desperate Remedies (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy?
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, surreal, sexual, gothic, homoerotic, cult film
Plot: love triangle, romance, family relations, family life, love and romance, fall in love, couples, gays and lesbians, self discovery, love affair, social differences, society, infidelity, drug dealing, manipulation, unfulfilled love, gender, siblings relations, lovers reunited, dishonesty, couple relations, sex, lesbian, dancing, horse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, sexual and serious films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, love affair, infidelity, couple relations and love triangle mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Desperate Remedies: Denial (1998), Broken English (1996), The Piano (1993), Happy Endings (2005), Cousin Bette (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Denial (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Couples split up after a comment at an LA dinner party sets up arguments about how truthful partners are in their relationships.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, romance, thirtysomething life, midlife crisis, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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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, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, family relations, pregnancy, forbidden love, refugee, restaurant, romance, dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
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80%
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, love triangle, pianist, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, arranged marriage, adultery, infidelity, desire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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75%
Happy Endings (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary ...
Style: semi serious, disturbing, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gays and lesbians, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, los angeles, california
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73%
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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, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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73%
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The Servant (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, social differences, fall in love, society, master and servant, power relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, rich and poor, cinderella story ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, love affair, society, romance, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, paris france, siberia, warsaw poland
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68%
The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, feminist, post civil war, lesbian, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
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67%
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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
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66%
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-siècle 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
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65%
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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
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64%
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Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, romance, manipulation, couple relations, fall in love, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dangerous attraction, love affair, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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64%
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Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: parents and children, love affair, fall in love, lovers reunited, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, couples, singleness, family relations, thirtysomething life, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, argentina
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59%
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Often (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ricky (Emraan Hashmi) is a leading fashion photographer, who carries his heart on his sleeve. He's an absolute womanizer. The film begins with Ricky getting a call from Sheena (Udita Goswami), who asks him to meet her in a gym. Once there, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, police investigation, love triangle, love affair, manipulation, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, couples, romance, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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57%
Red Is the Color of (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The tense marriage between two painters is shaken and stirred when the husband's provocative free-spirited nude model ignites his wife's sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three way game of subtle seduction, each of the three confront ...
Style: realistic, serious, art house, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: marriage, love triangle, self discovery, destructive relationship, life turned upside down, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, couples, seduction, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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56%
Separation City (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy-drama which follows the collapse of two marriages.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mate swapping, love triangle, family relations, thirtysomething life, fall in love, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, couples, support group, couple relations, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand, berlin germany
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56%
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 ...
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55%
Confusion of Genders (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bisexual attorney Alain is bedding his female boss, his murderer client, the client's hairdresser girlfriend, and a precocious boy who knows what he wants and tries to convince Alain that he can 'have it all'.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, womanizer, dangerous attraction, looking for love, couples, farce, dishonesty, romance, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s
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51%
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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: voodoo, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, infidelity, family relations, wedding, lust, promise, fear, betrayal, liar, deception, jungle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: jamaica, england, europe, caribbean, britain
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50%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, transsexual, prostitute, couples, gender, love and romance, family relations, breakup, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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49%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, young lovers, dangerous attraction, fall in love, social differences, infidelity, wedding, family relations, couple relations, sexual obsession, love, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa
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49%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, lovers reunited, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, love and romance, betrayal, friendship, couple relations, missing person, rise to the top, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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47%
Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, couple relations, lovers reunited, love affair, love triangle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, florence, tuscany, venice ...
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47%
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, couple relations, love affair, impossible love, fall in love, human nature, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers apart, couples ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: russia, italy, europe
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45%
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, transsexual, coming out, lgbt, family relations, romance, parents and children, love affair, gender, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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44%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, pregnancy, friendship, bittersweet, romance, friends, couples, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, greece, athens greece
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42%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sexy, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian couple, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, tower bridge london
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42%
Sleep with Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, marriage, wedding, friendship, infidelity, marriage proposal, sexual relations, young lovers, unfulfillment, buddies, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
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39%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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39%
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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 ⇓
39%