Movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman

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The French Lieutenant's Woman
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 of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, romantic, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, captivating, tricky ...
Plot: romance, tragedy, love, adultery, postmodernism, destructive relationship, obsession, relationships, love story, period piece, love affair, literature, love and romance, adaptation, beautiful scenery, guilt, secrets, couples, runaway, dialogue, mentor, betrayal, lieutenant, actress, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 18th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and enigmatic films with plots about catastrophe, love and romance, love, dialogue, romance, couples and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman: M. Butterfly (1993), The End of the Affair (1999), Jude (1996), Howards End (1992), Anna Karenina (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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The End of the Affair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: clever, emotional, sexual, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 19th century, 1930s ...
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Jude
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 ...
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Howards End
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, serious, captivating ...
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Anna Karenina
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, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Country: Denmark
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, stylized ...
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The Age of Innocence
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
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Oscar and Lucinda
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Country: USA, Australia, UK
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Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
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Damage
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Country: UK, France
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Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, romantic ...
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The Wings of the Dove
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Country: USA, UK
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Time: 20th century, 19th century, 18th century, 1900s, turn of the century ...
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Ethan Frome
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: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa, england, new england
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The House of the Spirits
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: emotional, epic, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, revolution, estate, civil war, justice, forbidden love, love, vengeance, book, parents and children, male nudity, magic realism ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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The Golden Bowl
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 ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, italy, new jersey, london ...
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Tess
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, melancholic, breathtaking ...
Plot: destiny, period piece, tragedy, betrayal, parents and children, romance, adaptation, beautiful scenery, fall in love, runaway, storytelling, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, brazil
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees
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 ...
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The Deep Blue Sea
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, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, obsession, love, love affair, crumbling marriage, depression, suicide attempt, wartime, love story, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe
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The Bridges of Madison County
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, photographer, infidelity, loneliness, love, impossible love, housewife, love story, love affair, small town, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
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The Woman Next Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
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Wuthering Heights
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, revenge, obsession, vengeance, betrayal, love, couple relations, book, adaptation, literature, destructive relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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A Room with a View
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: witty, clever, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, male nudity, self discovery, hotel, opposites attract, period piece, beautiful scenery, love story, literature, adaptation, british, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century
Place: england, italy, florence, europe, london
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Chinese Box
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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The Last Tycoon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, couple relations, love story, love, guilt, destiny, relationships, friendship, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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