Movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman

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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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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 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: romantic, emotional, scenic, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, thought provoking, clever, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Plot: adultery, love, tragedy, romance, love affair, lieutenant, social differences, society, infidelity, destructive relationship, love story, love triangle, star crossed lovers, melancholy, actress, filmmaking, catastrophe, distopia, psychology, relationships, women, loneliness, obsession, art, betrayal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 80s, 20th century, 70s, victorian
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The French Lieutenant's Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and love triangle mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman: Tess (1979), Damage (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Out of Africa (1985), The Governess (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tess (1979)
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: erotic, scenic, sexy, atmospheric, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, breast feeding, loneliness, peasant, destiny, tragedy, social injustice, pregnant from rape, beautiful scenery, assassination, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, infidelity, adultery, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, love triangle, oral sex, passion, incest, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
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100%
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, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: high society, love triangle, countess, forbidden love, aristocracy, love and romance, destiny, infidelity, marriage, romance, lovers, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, boston ...
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100%
 7.1
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, love story, colonialism, lion, farm, infidelity, writers, adaptation, adventure, unlikely friendships, mentor, love ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, victorian era, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, colourful, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, loss of virginity, society, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, infidelity, social differences, jewish ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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100%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, high society, love affair, destiny, happy ending, tragedy, loneliness, debt, gambling, fall in love, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
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100%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, tense, clever, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, malice, class differences, female protagonist, social differences, society, high society, deception, social problems, relationship problems, rich and poor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
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100%
 7.4
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Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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: romantic, emotional, talky, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, estate, wealthy family, sister sister relationship, beautiful scenery, romance, dysfunctional family, inheritance, character study, greed, country house, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, london
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100%
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The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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: romantic, heartbreaking, feel good, sad, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, photographer, love story, love, romance, middle aged, lovers, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, post world war two, year 1965, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
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100%
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, romantic, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, beautiful scenery, romance, betrayal, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, imperial russia, russian, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Falling in Love (1984)
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, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
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100%
 7.2
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, cynical, erotic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, love affair, stripper, betrayal, love, photographer, love at first sight, depression, romance, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
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100%
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: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, deception, marriage for money, greed, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, rome italy, san francisco ...
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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, sexual content, cheating wife, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, love and romance, forbidden love, society, social differences, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
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100%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, family saga, sexy, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: revolution, civil war, farm, justice, dysfunctional family, coup d'etat, dictatorship, family relations, generation gap, parents and children, family life, rape ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: south america, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, gloomy, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, parenthood, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tokyo, paris france, denmark, france, sweden
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31%
The End of the Affair (1999)
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: romantic, erotic, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, world war two, obsessive love, jealousy, love, obsession, romance, adultery, private detective, betrayal, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: london, england, europe
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, sexy, realistic, clever, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, seduction, virginity, manipulation, romance, infidelity, hypocrisy, virgin, tragedy, wager, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sad, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, nazi, concentration camp, mental illness, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, loneliness, relationships, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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100%
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: romantic, sexy, emotional, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, love, love affair, judge, romance, unfulfilled love, extramarital affair, suicide attempt, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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29%
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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, emotional, colourful, surreal, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, imperial russia, romance, suicide, love triangle, depression, tragic love, marriage, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 50s, 18th century ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
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15%
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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: sexy, romantic, erotic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, social injustice, love, beautiful scenery, incest, family relations, destiny, romance, victorian england, sex, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, australia, europe, britain
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28%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: cheating wife, romance, love affair, love story, adultery, love, depression, existentialism, art, imagination, loneliness, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, denmark, copenhagen
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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, betrayal, tragic love, love triangle, tragic hero, family relations, tragedy, unsupportive spouse, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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27%
 6.8
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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, romantic, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, marriage, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, inheritance, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
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27%
 6.8
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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: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, depression, multiple storylines, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, art, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, california, london, florence ...
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27%
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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, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
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26%
 6.9
 2K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, infidelity, friends, crimes, autobiography, rivalry, adultery, affair, publisher ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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26%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, emotional, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, love triangle, nude girl, love, husband wife relationship, tragedy, love story, male nudity, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Place: italy, europe, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%