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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, tragic love, infidelity, fall in love, couples, crumbling marriage, clergy, world war one, divorce, village, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, village life, unfulfillment, illness, will, union ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 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 sexy films with plots about love and romance, romance, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, society and infidelity 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), Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015). 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: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, romance, opposites attract, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
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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, touching, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, catholic priest, clergy, destiny, older man younger woman relationship, hopes, love and romance, priest, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia, vatican
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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, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, state affairs, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ 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, emotional, captivating, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, clergy, intrigue, society, romance, hidden identity, unfulfillment, village life, small town, village, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, tragic hero, life is a bitch, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gloomy, psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: young lovers, mental institution, social differences, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couples, college life, society, youth, university, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: normandy, paris france, france
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41%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, price of justice, love and romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, estrangement, breakup, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: contemplative, talky, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfillment, family problems, love affair, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, society, family relations, love and romance, romance, wedding ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, family in crisis ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, youth, fall in love, young lovers, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, diary ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: asia, korea, 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: stylized, serious, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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32%
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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, sentimental, captivating, intense, contemplative ...
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, couples, youth, romance, tragic love, fall in love, opposites attract, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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31%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
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30%
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
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29%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: gloomy, sexual, clever, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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29%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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27%
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26%
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26%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
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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
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25%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Heartbeat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ 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: touching, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%