Movies like Ethan Frome

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Ethan Frome (1993)
 6.3
 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, 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: destiny, forbidden love, true love, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, love and romance, dull life, infidelity, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, family problems, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, romance, priest, love ...
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 emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, infidelity, betrayal and society mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Ethan Frome: Anna Karenina (1997), The Inheritance (1997), Anna Karenina (1985), Onegin (1999), 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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, feminism, social differences, opposites attract, looking for love, family relations, power relations, society, orphan, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: epic, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, romance, family problems, hidden identity, forbidden love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, orphan, haunted by the past, adoption, childhood sweetheart, revenge, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, family disapproval, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: destructive relationship, forbidden love, interracial relations, clergy, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, ballet, love triangle, couples, family problems, dishonesty, love affair, family relations, palaces castles and temples, americana, society, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, family relations, forbidden love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, navy, love triangle, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: bleak, emotional, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, destiny, love triangle, student life, love and romance, fall in love, failed attempt, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: touching, sexual, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, dull life, young lovers, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family problems, redemption, infidelity, family relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: village life, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, society, love and romance, couple relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, vengeance, couples, love affair, true love, power relations, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, gloomy, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, debt, gambling, butler, love affair, social differences, social climbing, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, psychological, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, haunted by the past, love affair, rich and poor, parents and children, love and romance, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ 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: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, rivalry, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, denmark, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, millionaire, love and romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, high society, american dream, party, love affair, obsessive love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
La s├ęparation (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, realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, tragic love, lovers reunited, family problems, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, spinster, heiress, romance, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, couples, society, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, couple relations, terminal illness, older man younger woman relationship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, social differences, tragic love, society, forbidden love, looking for love, couples, love affair, school, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Proposition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, priest, parish, romance, infidelity, twins, family relations, dishonesty, family problems, couples, love triangle, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: gloomy, sexual, emotional, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, infidelity, power relations, true love, femme fatale, unfulfillment, love and romance, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, revenge, infidelity, vengeance, dishonesty, love affair, couples, small town life, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, usa, australia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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