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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Original name: Les destinées sentimentales
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, society, romance, fall in love, couples, tragic love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, clergy, world war one, divorce, village, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, village life, unfulfillment, couple relations, businessman, illness, priest ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1929, 1900s, 20s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, society, love affair, infidelity and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Sentimental Destinies: The Bridge (1999), The Thorn Birds (1983), Belle du Seigneur (2012), Camila (1984), Madame Bovary (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, midlife crisis, forbidden love, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, family saga, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, destiny, love and romance, priest, catholic church, sex with a priest, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: australia, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, society, social differences, state affairs, political unrest, anti semitism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, feminist film ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, hidden identity, romance, dishonesty, clergy, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, intrigue, village, small town life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Lacemaker (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: young lovers, mental institution, social differences, society, youth, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, couples, college, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
Place: normandy, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, price of justice, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, rich and poor, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, talky ...
Plot: clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, couples ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 9K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, romance, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair, unsupportive spouse, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, romance, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: sexy, gloomy, sexual, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: military, world war two, infidelity, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, soldier, state affairs, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: france, germany, europe, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, social differences, love triangle, youth, tragic love, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, romance, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, family problems, couples, bittersweet, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, betrayal, love triangle, cinderella story, power relations, couples, crumbling marriage, femme fatale, master and servant, romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany, russia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, letter, adultery, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, bourgeoisie, suffering, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Handful of Dust (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, ...
Style: clever, gloomy, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, couples, couple relations, death in the family, love triangle, social differences, love affair, crumbling marriage, betrayal, dealing with death, society, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, brazil, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 180
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, society, overseas worker, naivete, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 938
Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, cheating wife, dishonesty, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, social relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, touching ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, martial arts, fall in love, teenage life, custody, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%