Movies like M. Butterfly

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M. Butterfly (1993)
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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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy, stylized, unusual plot structure, psychological, weird, talky ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, gender bending, espionage, romance, forbidden love, politics, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, accountant, love affair, artists and showbiz, double agent, rise and fall, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, gender ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france, tokyo

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Most similar movies to M. Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, betrayal, romance, love affair and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like M. Butterfly: Chinese Box (1997), Two Moon Junction (1988), Summer Lover (2008), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Promise (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, bittersweet, profanity, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, urban, terminal illness, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
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100%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, young lovers, fall in love, dangerous attraction, infidelity, social differences, wedding, family relations, couple relations, love, sexual obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Summer Lover (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On honeymoon on the island of Lesbos, a woman falls for the daughter of a Russian archaeologist.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, love triangle, island, tragic love, sexual relations, dishonesty, betrayal, unfulfillment, gender, romance, lesbian sex ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: greece, europe, ukraine
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
52%
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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, visually appealing, weird ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, self discovery, family life, fall in love, factory, love affair, true love, road not taken, forbidden love, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 592
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, terminal illness, love affair, political unrest, bittersweet, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, critic, playwright, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.5
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Lola (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, corruption, brothel, prostitution, moral dilemma, redemption, love affair, cabaret, couples, post war, bribery, righting the wronged ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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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: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, love triangle, family relations, oral sex, parents and children, fondling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels, paris france, brussels belgium, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexy, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
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, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, parents and children, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, 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 ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, 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 ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, historical event, silk, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 7K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, couple relations, romance, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, biting, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, spouse abuse, patricide, abuse, marital abuse, drowning, sadism, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, manipulations, manipulation, fall in love, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, widower, romance, love and romance, couples, train, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, school, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, erotic, serious, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, interracial romance, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, family relations, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: borneo, malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, family problems, disintegration, lovers reunited, dishonesty, price of justice, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 574
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 ⇓
32%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, erotic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%