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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: clever, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, stylized, thought provoking, psychological, tense ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, actress, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity, social differences, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, society, lifestyle, cockney accent, star crossed lovers, filmmaking, class differences, actor, extramarital affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, love affair, infidelity and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman: Anna Karenina (1997), Falling in Love (1984), Anna Karenina (2012), The Making of a Lady (2012), The House of the Spirits (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: destructive relationship, infidelity, 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
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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: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, friendship, urban, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
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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: emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty, russian, marriage, depression, suicide, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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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, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, society, solace, class differences
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, coup d'etat, farm, paranormal phenomena, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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100%
 7.5
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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: clever, serious, captivating, emotional, witty ...
Plot: estate, inheritance, seduction, couple relations, siblings relations, sister, sibling relationship, empowerment, social differences, society, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, judge, romance, love, suicidal, crumbling marriage, obsession, wife, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 1K
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: clever, serious, realistic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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65%
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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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
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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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: innocence lost, betrayal, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, romance, village, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, temptation, passion, church, jealousy, strong sexual content, diary, sex, bomb, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, society, couples, nanny, infidelity, loss of virginity, egg, murder, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, romance, love affair, parents and children, island, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 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: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, destructive relationship, subway, love, romance, urban, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, farmer, nobility, marriage, love, revenge, murder, rape, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, forbidden love, betrayal, death, romance, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 470
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, clever
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, romance, sexual attraction, love affair, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Woman Next Door (1981)
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, extramarital affair, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Go-Between (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, birthday party, friendship, couple relations, romance, english countryside, countryside, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gothic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, society, youth, couples, estate, nanny, french, rich and poor, social differences, romance, mystery, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, countess, lawyer, marriage, forbidden love, painting, high society, confession ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
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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, realistic, gloomy ...
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 ⇓
49%
A Handful of Dust (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, gloomy, biting
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, romance, society, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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