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The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
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The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Original name: Ne touchez pas la hache
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently returned from Africa, she married and part of the highest society. She flirts with him, and soon he's captivated. His behavior is possessive, insistent. Then, it is her turn to become obsessed. Letters, balls, scandal, a kidnapping, and an ultimatum bring her to the cloister and him to melancholy.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nun, soldier, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, social differences, couples, dishonesty, military life, unfulfilled love, mind game, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, social relations, romance, vengeance, death, unrequited love, secret society ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s
Place: france, spain, europe, africa, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and stylized films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, love affair, unfulfillment, infidelity and love triangle mostly in Romance, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Duchess of Langeais: Onegin (1999), Wuthering Heights (1985), Anna Karenina (1997), Obsession (1997), Swann in Love (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wuthering Heights (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".
Style: gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, love affair, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, vengeance, orphan, couples, unfulfilled love, countryside, forbidden love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, forbidden love, soldier, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 315
Obsession (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a fateful encounter in a Berlin train station. The allure of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, niagara falls, train, love affair, fall in love, obsessive quest, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, investigation, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: obsession, prostitute, courtesan, gay, jealousy, unfulfillment, couple relations, gays and lesbians, ambition, power relations, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, italy, egypt, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: captivating, sexual, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: opera, soldier, love triangle, tragic love, femme fatale, music, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, betrayal, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic, emotional ...
Plot: couples, deadly, fall in love, society, lifestyle, tragic love, femme fatale, love triangle, betrayal, obsession, love affair, love and romance ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, love affair, dishonesty, looking for love, wooing, couples, power relations, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Soft Skin (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sexual, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: airplane, stewardess, airport, new wave, love triangle, infidelity, introspection, human nature, tragic love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, crimes of passion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jacques, a young man with artistic aspirations, spends four nights wandering Paris with a young woman, whom he rescued from suicide.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, romance, unfulfilled love, love and romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, suicide attempt, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 270
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, love affair, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: wooing, social differences, society, dishonesty, fall in love, rich and poor, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 747
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, youth, obsession, custody, infidelity, martial arts, couples, fall in love, teenage life, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: realistic, gloomy, sexual, stylized, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, suicide, aristocrat, obsession, love affair, family problems, dishonesty, couples, vengeance, infidelity, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: serious, clever, emotional, sexual, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, estate, love triangle, tragic love, lovers reunited, store, society, sexual relations, master and servant, social differences, true love, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 639
Heartbeat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, seduction, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, society, social differences, tragic love, breakup, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, romance, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes of passion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
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Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: talky, feel good, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, obsessive quest, couples, lovers reunited, actor's life, lifestyle, midlife crisis, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, fall in love, couples, youth, opposites attract, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, orphan, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, based on opera, dancer, jealousy, couple relations, romance, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 320
Love Songs (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find, sign, and promote new rock singers. She discovers a ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, workplace romance, rock, music band, gays and lesbians, friends, love and romance, family relations, romance, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, new york, usa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, military, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love affair, love triangle, political unrest, fall in love, couples, soldier, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 10K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
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, romance, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, life philosophy, love story, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, lovers reunited, social differences, society, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, obsession, lifestyle, infidelity, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor ...
Style: serious, witty, sexual, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, love triangle, infidelity, military, illness, duel, destructive relationship, adult virgin, love affair, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 875
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, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, disintegration, couples, breakup, love affair, dishonesty, estrangement, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 2K
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: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples, true love, forbidden love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 785
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, psychological
Plot: forbidden love, extramarital affair, adulteress, dull life, road not taken, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, infidelity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, master and servant, social differences, disability, infidelity, society, obsession, couples, fall in love, countryside, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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