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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, 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, vengeance, death, unrequited love, secret society ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s
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 sexual 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: Wuthering Heights (1985), Onegin (1999), Obsession (1997), Carmen (1984), Anna Karenina (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
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
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: niagara falls, love triangle, obsession, destructive relationship, romance, forbidden love, sibling relationship, underwater, impossible love, infidelity, train, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.6
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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, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: opera, femme fatale, 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 ⇓
86%
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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: infidelity, destructive relationship, 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%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, couples, soldier, betrayal ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, gloomy, realistic, 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, italy, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, stylized
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, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: losing-it hero, fall in love, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, destructive relationship, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, hippie, kissing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, rock, music band, love affair, romance, artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, 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 ⇓
61%
 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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
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Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, offbeat, sexual, realistic, witty ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, infidelity, illness, duel, love triangle, military, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 84K
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: classic literature, stylized, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, airport, new wave, fall in love, love at first sight, divorce, double life, break-up, human nature, romance, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, stylized, 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 ⇓
53%
 5.9
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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, fall in love, love and romance, couples, village, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, couple relations, strong sexual content, love affair, romance, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: emotional, serious, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
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 ⇓
52%
 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, 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, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 418
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, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, terminal illness, love ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, romance, obsession, dangerous attraction, love affair, cheating wife, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, lie, cigarette smoking, woman on top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, 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 ⇓
45%
 7.1
 864
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: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, betrayal, love affair, tragic love, family gatherings, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 481
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, clever
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, romance, sexual attraction, love affair, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%