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A Handful of Dust (1988)
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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, lord and lady, live on his enormous estate with their young son. Tony's not much for parties, and Brenda joins London society, on the arm of a penniless man, John Beaver, a hanger-on at Tony's club. John is encouraged by his entrepreneurial mother, who sees a quid in Tony and Brenda. Brenda and John become lovers, Brenda spends more and more time in London, and Tony's without a clue. Then, bringing things to a head are tragedy, law suits, greed, and what should be a few-months' expedition to Brazil. We are each of us merely a handful of dust.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, contemplative
Plot: romance, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, love and romance, love affair, family problems, social differences, society, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, cheating wife, expedition, divorce, deception, adultery, real estate, death of son, country estate, fever, amazon rainforest, class differences, irony ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, society, couple relations, infidelity and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Handful of Dust: The Golden Bowl (2000), Up at the Villa (2000), Sentimental Destinies (2000), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Belle du Seigneur (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
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Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: seduction, infidelity, widow, blackmail, romance, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, paris france ...
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, infidelity, fall in love, tragic love, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, society, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
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Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: stylized, witty, realistic, romantic, biting ...
Plot: jane austen, love triangle, family relations, estate, couple relations, couples, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, society, unfulfilled love, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: gloomy, clever, emotional, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, wedding, store, infidelity, true love, love affair, lovers reunited, tragic love, social differences, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, russia, germany, venice
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53%
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The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, semi autobiographical
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, family problems, dull life, couples, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, cheating on husband, master and servant, social differences, infidelity, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family life, family relations, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, countryside, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, couples, society, bittersweet, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, family relations, love and romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, romance, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, unfulfillment ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: gloomy, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An English widow goes to Italy, falls in love with a dentist's son and marries him, against her straitlaced family's wishes.
Style: stylized, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: london, england, europe
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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: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, feminist, post civil war, couples, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, romance, battle of the sexes, gender ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, love affair, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, breakup, social differences, couples, society ...
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39%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
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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, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
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38%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, judge, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, romance, family problems, hidden identity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, love ...
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Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Wuthering Heights (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, impossible love, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, social differences, forbidden love, school, tragic love, fall in love, rich and poor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, emotional, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
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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: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Proposition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: sincere, emotional, melancholic, absurd, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infertility, love triangle, romance, human nature, dangerous attraction, family problems, fall in love, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, surrogate father, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, europe, england, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%