Movies like Ethan Frome

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Ethan Frome (1993)
 6.3
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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, spirited person. She and Ethan fall in love much to the dismay of Zeena. Written by Jason Ihle
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional, intense, sexy, bleak, gothic, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, destiny, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love, dull life, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, society, family problems, family relations, love, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england

Most similar movies to Ethan Frome

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and romantic films with plots about love and romance, couples, love affair, romance, infidelity, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ethan Frome: Anna Karenina (1997), Onegin (1999), Anna Karenina (1985), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Deep Blue Sea (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 7K
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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 270
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, tragedy, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, countess, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, crumbling marriage, romance, love, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, family problems, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, revenge, family disapproval, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, ballet, romance, love affair, palaces castles and temples, family in crisis, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: classic literature, stylized, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, baroque ...
Plot: forbidden love, destructive relationship, clergy, extramarital affair, infidelity, pregnancy, couples, romance, puritan, interracial relations, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, tragic love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 9K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, teacher, loss of faith, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, love affair, gambling, butler, debt, loneliness, socialite, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, spinster, heiress, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, vengeance, true love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, clever, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, aids, love triangle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, cheating, one-night stand, chance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 864
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: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, betrayal, love affair, tragic love, family gatherings, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, island, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 486
Those Who Love (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, redemption, school, destructive relationship, village, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.3
 7K
Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, serious, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, heavy rain, road accident, car accident, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, destiny, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, feminism, master and servant, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, politics, romance, fall in love, opera singer, espionage, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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