Movies like Madame Bovary 1991

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Madame Bovary (1991)
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile lifestyle catches up to her, the lives of everyone around her are endangered.
Style: melancholic, sexy, realistic, intense, romantic, talky, erotic, psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, maid, family relations, literature, village, family life, life is a bitch, village life, tragic hero, romance, love affair, hopes, destructive relationship, dull life, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mistress, bourgeoisie, dressmaker, couple relations, destiny, greed, older woman younger man relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1840s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, france, london, europe, switzerland

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Most similar movies to Madame Bovary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couple relations, couples, love and romance, love affair, infidelity, husband wife relationship and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Madame Bovary: My Mother (2004), Tess (1979), Washington Square (1997), Sentimental Destinies (2000), La séparation (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bored housewife, adultery, infidelity, love affair, village, tragic hero, dull life, couples, social relations, romance, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
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100%
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My Mother (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal, Austria, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.
Style: disturbing, sexy, sexual, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: mother son incest, mother son relationship, depravity, incest, nude beach, dominatrix, sexual promiscuity, sexual relations, femdom, lust, penetration, older woman younger man sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canary islands, europe, france, spain, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: erotic, scenic, sexy, atmospheric, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, breast feeding, loneliness, peasant, destiny, tragedy, social injustice, pregnant from rape, beautiful scenery, assassination, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, stylized, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: spinster, romance, women, father daughter relationship, betrayal, couple relations, love and romance, marriage, female protagonist, death in childbirth, vanity, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1850s
Place: alps, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, divorce, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, society, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: switzerland, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, cheating wife, dishonesty, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, crumbling marriage, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sexy, psychological, affectionate, poignant, allegory ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cuckold, nudity (full frontal - brief), melancholy, love triangle, bittersweet, glbt, transsexual, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, adultery, letter, family problems, couples, bourgeoisie, power relations, love and romance, dishonesty, cuckold, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, happy ending, love, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, eligible bachelor, love story, fall in love, rich man poor woman, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, high society, love affair, destiny, happy ending, tragedy, loneliness, debt, gambling, fall in love, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, infidelity, cheating wife, husband wife relationship, death of husband, sex, extramarital affair, female nudity, divorce, adultery, comedy of manners, age difference ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, europe, italy, florence, tuscany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: light, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, adultery, dysfunctional family, manipulation, family relations, love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 10K
Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, sex, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, romance, childbirth, ex husband ex wife relationship, up and down relationship, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, sardinia, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, beautiful scenery, romance, betrayal, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, imperial russia, russian, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, lesbian sex, romance, lesbian, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, loveless marriage, couple relations, cheating wife, love and romance, adultery, marriage, couples, epidemic, cholera, doctor, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, london, england, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, sexy, realistic, clever, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, seduction, virginity, manipulation, romance, infidelity, hypocrisy, virgin, tragedy, wager, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: duchess, erotica, sensuality, jealousy, prostitute, obsession, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, couples, british, mother daughter relationship, love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 90s
Place: england, london, san francisco, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, talky, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, victorian england, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, countryside, english countryside, couples, dishonesty, housekeeper, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 100K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, colourful, surreal, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, imperial russia, romance, suicide, love triangle, depression, tragic love, marriage, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 50s, 18th century ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, emotional, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, love triangle, nude girl, love, husband wife relationship, tragedy, love story, male nudity, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Place: italy, europe, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: sex, obsession, infidelity, romance, fashion, adultery, violence, betrayal, loneliness, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: love triangle, impossible love, romance, letter, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships, betrayal, multiple storylines, justice, visceral, funeral ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, latin america, caribbean, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: erotic, stylized, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, female nudity, courtesan, opposites attract, femme fatale, adultery, extramarital affair, forbidden love, manipulation, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Story of Women (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat.
Style: feminist film, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: abortion, world war two, women's prison, ends with death, street prostitution, death row, unwanted pregnancy, wartime life, cheating wife, dysfunctional marriage, children, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: sexy, sexual, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, infidelity, adultery, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, love triangle, oral sex, passion, incest, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: art house, sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, marriage, love, bittersweet, romance, french countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer, family relations, cheating ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%