Movies like The Libertine

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The Libertine (2004)
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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, dark, surreal, stylized, serious, sexy, thought provoking, scenic, erotic ...
Plot: libertine, writers, infidelity, poet, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional marriage, depression, alcoholic, lust, sexual attraction, male nudity, love and romance, actor's life, temptation, debauchery, prostitution, decadence, rebel, fired from the job, dying, sexual desire, sex, irreverence, dying words, redemption ...
Time: 17th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, europe

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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 love and romance, romance, betrayal, couples, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Libertine: Restoration (1995), Artemisia (1997), Colette (2018), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Mad Love (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: sexy, factual, intense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: plague, redemption, romance, royal family, science, betrayal, medicine, doctor, rise and fall, fall in love, jealousy, justice ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, erotic, sexy, sexual, romantic ...
Plot: art, painter, artist, virginity, loss of virginity, female artist, women, virgin, first sexual experience, first sex, rape, sexuality ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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100%
 6.7
 23K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: captivating, inspirational, intellectual, lyrical, social ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian relationship, female protagonist, novelist, bisexuality, female writer, writers, lesbian, infidelity, lesbian sex, woman, open marriage, nobel prize ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, victorian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, algeria, louisiana, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, depression, multiple storylines, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, art, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, california, london, florence ...
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51%
 6.5
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexy, melancholic, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, royal family, infidelity, intrigue, love and romance, politics, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, middle ages, 15th century, 16th century, 18th century
Place: spain, brazil, argentina, italy, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, depression, infidelity, writers, adultery, death, poet, writer's life, tragic love, mental illness, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
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50%
 6.5
 16K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, gay teenager, melancholy, older man younger man relationship, writer's life, romance, sodomy, mentor, poetry, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, paris france, africa, france, london ...
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50%
 6.9
 28K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, colourful, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: poet, romance, writers, love, friendship, poetry, letter, tragedy, couple relations, tragic love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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: sexy, dramatic, emotional, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, aristocracy, duchess, infidelity, adultery, high society, marriage, destiny, romance, duke, marital rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1780s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, talky, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, writers, gay, polyamory, art, painter, world war one, lgbt, friendship, romance, bittersweet, marriage ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: sexy, suspense, sexual, tense, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, aristocracy, sexual relations, seduction, female nudity, sex, adultery, emotional abuse, casanova, love, love letter, rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: romantic, sexy, psychological, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: writers, marriage, love, poet, nobel prize winner, mental disorder, life, melancholy, guilt, creativity, redemption, sexualized violence ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, romantic, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, conspiracy, romance, politics, royal family, beautiful scenery, renaissance, political intrigue, female nudity, royalty, british monarchy, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century, 1930s, middle ages
Place: london, england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, realistic ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: sexy, emotional, stylized, artsy, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, artist, music, older man younger man relationship, shoemaker, composer, art, death, classical music, orchestra, love, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 8K
Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: melancholic, light, tricky, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: king of france, betrayal, royal court, political intrigue, food, tragic love, power relations, fall in love, master and servant, nobility, intrigue, secret love ...
Time: 17th century, victorian era, 70s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, art, artist, painting, master and servant, maid, sexual tension, fall in love, jealousy, society, older man younger woman relationship, portrait ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic, feminist film ...
Plot: charles dickens, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, writer's life, marital discord, celebrity, secret, scandal, father son relationship, actress, forbidden love, introspection ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, erotica, infidelity, writers, feminism, poet ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: paris france, venice, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, political, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: factual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, romance, royal family, revenge, justice, countess, intrigue, police investigation, couples, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, versailles, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, lyrical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, revolution, homosexual, poet, aids, gays and lesbians, lgbt, writer's life, idealism, freedom, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1974 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 217K
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, cynical, erotic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, love affair, stripper, betrayal, love, photographer, love at first sight, depression, romance, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.5
 48K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: realistic, stylized, sexy, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens
Plot: love affair, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, queen, adultery, king, royal court, tragic love, infidelity, politics, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, georgian era, victorian era, year 1968 ...
Place: denmark, europe, england, copenhagen, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: sexy, artsy, bleak, talky, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, lgbt, subculture, painter, gay, lgbtq, erotica, death, violence, male nudity, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, east end london, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 1K
Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, romanticism, womanizer, obsession, radical, writer's life, lifestyle, society, romance, social misfits, sexual relations, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: ottoman empire, albania, turkey, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, sexy, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, love triangle, art, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, erotic, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, world war two, obsessive love, jealousy, love, obsession, romance, adultery, private detective, betrayal, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: london, england, europe
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42%
 7.2
 14K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: queen victoria, friendship, politics, queen, romance, royalty, victorian england, relationships, love story, widow, british monarchy, british history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, french revolution, writers, napoleonic wars, historical event, politics, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, unfulfillment, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%