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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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nun, soldier, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, mind game, couple relations, infidelity, social differences, lovers reunited, military life, fall in love, dishonesty, social relations, secret society, ultimatum, unrequited love, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s
Place: europe, france, spain, africa, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and gloomy films with plots about romance, couples, love and romance, love affair, unfulfillment, infidelity and love triangle mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Duchess of Langeais: Onegin (1999), Carmen (1984), Obsession (1997), Wuthering Heights (1985), Anna Karenina (1997). 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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, opera, tragic love, soldier, love triangle, music, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.3
 312
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: niagara falls, love triangle, obsession, destructive relationship, forbidden love, romance, underwater, sibling relationship, impossible love, infidelity, train, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, opposites attract, romance, countryside, couple relations, impossible love, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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-si├Ęcle 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, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, infidelity, duel, illness, love triangle, military, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, obsession, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, couples, soldier, betrayal ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: serious, sexual, erotic, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, femme fatale, manipulations, aristocrat, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, tragic love, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, extramarital affair, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, couples, village, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: losing-it hero, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, destructive relationship, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, artist, painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty, russian, marriage, depression, suicide, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: aristocrat, suicide, love triangle, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, manipulations, illegitimate son, eroticism, fascism, obsession, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 2K
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, couple relations, love triangle, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, europe, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, love triangle, betrayal, master and servant, crumbling marriage, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, store, love affair, tragic love, true love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, martial arts, looking for love, mother daughter relationship, video game, divorced mother, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: destructive relationship, obsession, romance, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, fingering, art, train station, cheating wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, warsaw poland
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52%
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: jealousy, dancer, tragic love, latin, fall in love, dancer's life, romance, couple relations, music, destructive relationship, love affair, showbiz ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, couple relations, couples, betrayal, wealth, millionaire ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, military, strong sexual content, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940 ...
Place: europe, france, germany, algeria, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, tragedy, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 408
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, terminal illness, gondola ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 764
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: forbidden love, extramarital affair, adulteress, tragic hero, downfall, romance, couple relations, countryside, infidelity, looking for love, dull life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, love triangle, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2K
Loulou (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This 1980 French film features Isabelle Huppert as a restless young woman who ditches her boring, tempramental boyfriend for a wild, leather-clad bad boy (played by an incandescent, youthful Gerard Depardieu).
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, urban, love affair, social differences, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, rebelliousness, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 622
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, couple relations, destructive relationship, wealth, mistress, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, extramarital affair, romance, unfulfillment, village, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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