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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: clever, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, stylized, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity, social differences, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, society, lifestyle, filmmaking, love triangle, actor, star crossed lovers, class differences, extramarital affair, cockney accent ...
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, melancholic and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, betrayal, couple relations, romance, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman: The Making of a Lady (2012), Anna Karenina (1997), Anna Karenina (2012), Falling in Love (1984), Howards End (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, society, male objectification, female protagonist, male nudity, class differences, solace
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
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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: 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
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100%
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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: 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
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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: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, urban, friendship, 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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100%
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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, captivating, serious, emotional, witty ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, couple relations, siblings relations, sibling relationship, sister, empowerment, social differences, society, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, jealousy, passion, church, diary, temptation, bomb, cheating wife, sex, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, paranormal phenomena, coup d'etat, farm, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, 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 ⇓
55%
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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: serious, clever, stylized, talky, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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53%
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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 ...
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51%
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 ⇓
51%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, destructive relationship, life turned upside down, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
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50%
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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: 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 ⇓
49%
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 ...
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48%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, 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
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47%
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, forbidden love, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
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46%
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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
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45%
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
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43%
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, marriage, farmer, nobility, rape, murder, love, revenge, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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42%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
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
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, obsession, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
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42%
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Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, murder, train ride, romance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
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41%
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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
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40%
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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: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, destiny, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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40%
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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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, scandal, voyeur, politician, extramarital affair, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
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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, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, romance, kissing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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39%
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, village, uninhibited rivalry, romance, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%