Movies like Manon of the Spring

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Manon of the Spring (1986)
Original name: Manon des Sources
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.
Style: twists and turns, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, touching, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: uncover truth, revenge, provence, haunted by the past, vengeance, village, countryside, romance, couple relations, village life, love and romance, rivalry, social relations, buried truth, family secret, fetishism, ribbon, nephew, fountain, funeral procession, spring, provincial life, nude swimming, xenophobia, rabbit ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Manon of the Spring: Jean de Florette (1986), Marius (2013), The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), Fanny (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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Place: france, europe
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
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The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
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Fanny (2013)
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Place: france, south of france
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A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Woman's Revenge (1990)
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Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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