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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
 7.0
 11K
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever, psychological, tense, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: love, tragedy, adultery, lieutenant, romance, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, social differences, society, love triangle, star crossed lovers, class differences, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, showbiz, profanity, postmodernism, sexual content, melancholy, actor, actress ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
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, melancholic and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, mentor, betrayal, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The French Lieutenant's Woman: Out of Africa (1985), The Making of a Lady (2012), The House of Mirth (2000), Persuasion (2007), The Governess (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: epic, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, british colonial, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, dishonesty, culture clash, bankruptcy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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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, clever, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, strong female presence, solace, female protagonist, male nudity, male objectification
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, gambling, debt, high society, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, love and romance, loneliness, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, romantic, touching, classic literature ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, navy, love triangle, love affair, poetry, captain, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ 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, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, nanny, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, master and servant, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, destructive relationship, age difference, romance, betrayal, bittersweet, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high society, love and romance, countess, infidelity, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 14K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 172 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, contemplative, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, love, revenge, stonehenge, peasant, farmer, marriage, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 88K
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, emotional, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 16K
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, incest, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, father son relationship, extramarital affair, scandal, voyeur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ 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, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 27K
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: emotional, realistic, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: estate, wealthy family, seduction, english countryside, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, class differences, dysfunctional family, family drama, romance ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 196K
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, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, photographer, love affair, divorce, marriage, sexual attraction, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, tricky, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, infidelity, passion, jealousy, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, diary, private detective, secrets, church ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1946 ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, romance, love affair, society, politics, state affairs, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 10K
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, contemplative, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, destiny, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, student life, family relations, failed attempt ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, serious, touching, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 20s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, society, dishonesty, couples, family problems, romance, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 12K
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, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, manipulation, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: forbidden love, destructive relationship, interracial relations, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, family problems, love, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 9K
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, parents and children, power relations, rich and poor, love and romance, love affair, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfillment, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, unfulfilled love, obsession, tragic love, book, unrequited love, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, london, st. petersburg russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: psychological, captivating, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: love affair, love, romance, couples, couple relations, life turned upside down, infidelity, losing-it hero, disorder, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 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, tense, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, custody, fall in love, love affair, family problems, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, sweden, denmark, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, social differences, couples, dishonesty, matchmaking ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 282
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, classic literature, psychological, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, tragic hero, family relations, love affair, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, unsupportive spouse, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, fall in love, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, impossible love, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, italy, rome italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: innocence lost, courtroom drama, society, injustice, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, intrigue, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 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, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, dull life, family relations, fall in love, romance, family drama, destiny, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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