Movies like The House of the Spirits

If you like "The House of the Spirits" you are looking for serious, emotional and sexy movies about / with revolution, civil war, farm, magic realism, justice, dysfunctional family and coup d'etat themes of Drama and Romance genre shot in Germany or Denmark.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The House of the Spirits (1993)
 6.9
 23K
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark, Portugal
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: serious, emotional, sexy, melancholic, touching, realistic, family saga, erotic, mystical, romantic ...
Plot: revolution, civil war, farm, magic realism, justice, dysfunctional family, coup d'etat, rape, family relations, dictatorship, generation gap, parents and children, family life, life, politics, husband wife relationship, romance, father daughter relationship, strong female character, grandmother granddaughter relationship, poisoning, love, death, sexual abuse, male nudity ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: latin america, south america, chile

Movie in categories

revolution movies
1222
civil war movies
897
emotional movies
5747
farm movies
1720
justice movies
5031
sexy movies
9318

Most similar movies to The House of the Spirits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sexy and romantic films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, love, storytelling, love and romance and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The House of the Spirits: Jane Eyre (2011), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Lolita (1997), Like Water for Chocolate (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 89K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, social differences, fall in love, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, family secret, power of love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, edwardian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, emotional, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, romance, love, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, tragedy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: sexy, romantic, fairy tale, scenic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love story, interracial romance, jungle, opposites attract, beautiful scenery, culture clash, love and romance, stereotypes, mentor, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, borneo, malaysia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 60K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, melancholic, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, lolita, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, virginity, teenage girl, older man young girl relationship, lust, incest, sexuality, pedophilia ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, compassionate, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: magic realism, food, cooking and food, cooking, mexican revolution, chocolate, sisters, romance, forbidden love, wedding, marriage, breast feeding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1890s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 10K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, sexy, thought provoking, atmospheric, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, gender bending, opera, gay, transsexual, lgbt, relationships, cross dressing, culture clash, betrayal, gender, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, europe, france, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 19K
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, adultery, infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, passion, sexuality, fondling, incest, sensuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, brussels, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 14K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, intense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, women, secrets, mother, haunted by the past, power of love, wedding, death, dying, summer ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sexy, emotional, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, letter, impossible love, love, love triangle, magic realism, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships, betrayal, visceral, multiple storylines, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, latin america, caribbean, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, romance, christmas, love and romance, love story, adultery, friendship, extramarital affair, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, confusing ...
Plot: death, love, culture clash, romance, politics, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), relationships, revolution, life philosophy, secrets, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 17K
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: visually appealing, scenic, erotic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, breast feeding, loneliness, destiny, peasant, tragedy, social injustice, relationships, marriage, secrets, solitude ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 10K
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: love, romance, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: emotional, light, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, aunt niece relationship, dancing, siblings relations, family life, human nature, parents and children, sibling relationship, love and romance, life is a bitch, sisters, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 11K
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, erotic, romantic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love, social injustice, family relations, destiny, romance, forbidden love, beautiful scenery, erotica, sex, adultery, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, australia, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 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, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, destiny, true love, adultery, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, love, rape, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, women, psychology, love story, suicide attempt, psychiatry, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationships, infidelity, romance, betrayal, beautiful scenery, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, culture clash, russian, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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, sad, feel good, heartbreaking, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: photographer, love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, love story, romance, love, relationships, middle aged, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1965, post world war two, 80s, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, childhood, destiny, romance, love, fall in love, social differences, stranger, inheritance, understanding, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 18th century, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, london, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sexy, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, love, relationships, betrayal, death, romance, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, melancholy, marriage ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: emotional, sexy, sexual, reflective, artsy ...
Plot: love triangle, bittersweet, obsession, romance, sisters, interracial romance, happy ending, redemption, justice, distopia, multiple storylines, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 8K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love, forbidden love, age difference, relationships, erotica, infidelity, romance, bittersweet, incest, male nudity, sexuality ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, castle, coming of age, beautiful scenery, eccentricity, eccentric family, siblings relations, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, ex convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, erotic, sweet, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, dysfunctional marriage, working class, sex scene, obsession, family relations, family feud, social differences, americana, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 9K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: intense, sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: obsession, mental illness, forbidden love, coming of age, arson, mental institution, romance, young lovers, teenager, love, couples, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 5K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: political, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: revolution, mining, working class, labor union, fighting the system, anarchist, unemployment, love, violence, death, justice, poverty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, tokyo, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, romantic, gothic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, revenge, master and servant, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, class differences, family disapproval, orphan ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sexy, light, ironic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: spinster, women, romance, love, betrayal, father daughter relationship, couple relations, love and romance, feminist, marriage, first contact, twists and turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1850s
Place: new york, alps, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: infidelity, adultery, love affair, greed, deception, marriage for money, romance, dishonesty, society, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, italy, london, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%