Movies like Jefferson in Paris

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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he becomes smitten with cultured artist Maria Cosway, but, when his daughter visits from Virginia accompanied by her attractive slave, Sally Hemings, Jefferson's attentions are diverted.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative, visually appealing, sexy, complex, dramatic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, romance, pregnancy, couple relations, clergy, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, opposites attract, rebelliousness, state affairs, unfulfillment, master and servant, americana ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and visually appealing films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, culture clash, betrayal and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Jefferson in Paris: The Golden Bowl (2000), Danton (1983), Surviving Picasso (1996), Heat and Dust (1983), A Tale of Two Cities (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: true love, opposites attract, interracial relations, idealism, dishonesty, social differences, leadership, society, romance, couples, head of state, slavery ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1800s
Place: france, europe, washington d.c., virginia, paris france
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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: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
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Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, death row, intrigue, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: british colonial, interracial relations, self discovery, extramarital affair, opposites attract, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, romance, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, romance, rebelliousness, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, factual ...
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The Duchess (2008)
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Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, marriage, high society, romance, adultery, marital rape, marital infidelity, duchess, mistress ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 16K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
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Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, french history, forbidden love, royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 158 min.
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Style: emotional, disturbing, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: talky, clever, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
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 6.6
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Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
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21%
 6.4
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Style: stylized, talky, realistic, serious, clever ...
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Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.3
 27K
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Country: UK
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Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 18th century, victorian england, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance, love, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 20K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 20K
A Little Chaos (2014)
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: captivating, stylized, serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: romance, parents and children, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, honeymoon, infidelity, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 35K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, feel good, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%