Movies like Orlando

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Orlando (1992)
 7.2
 12K
Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, witty, tense, mind bending, serious, art house, intellectual, surreal ...
Plot: transsexual, immortality, poet, painting, nobility, queen elizabeth i, androgyny, gender bending, looking for love, gender, switching roles, queen, transformation, sexism, time travel, politics, aristocracy, society, surrealism, poetry, love and romance, gays and lesbians, social climbing, dancing, motorcycle ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian era, 16th century ...
Place: england, europe, russia, middle east

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Most similar movies to Orlando

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, love and romance, storytelling, runaway and adaptation mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Orlando: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Vatel (2000), Bright Star (2009), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Wings of Desire (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, fall in love, jealousy, painter, maid, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 7K
Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, baroque ...
Plot: cook, prince, political intrigue, fall in love, tragic love, power relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, cooking and food, forbidden love, master and servant ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.0
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, death, obsession, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 3K
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, couples, old love, social differences, society, gender, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, flower ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, touching, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, diary, desire, temptation, poet, mortality, circus, library, berlin wall, dream, german ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, love and romance, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, fall in love, painting, immortality, high society, obsession, artist, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: biting, realistic, serious, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: s&m, painter, gay, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: paris france, east end london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, hopes, life philosophy, child as adult, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 14K
Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 8K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, court, rise and fall, plague, gloves, medicine, fountain, jealousy, wealth, romance, state affairs, self discovery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, couples, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 3K
Yes (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: She is a scientist. He is a Lebanese doctor. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But difficulties abound because of his heritage and her loveless marriage. She flies to Havana to sort things out on the beach and ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, lebanese, racism, culture clash, blues, social differences, society, human nature, politics, exile, cooking and food, romance ...
Place: cuba, london, europe, england, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 13K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, stylized, serious ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, faith, haunted by the past, village, family relations, relationship vs career, family life, death in the family, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 33K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, alcoholic, poet, sex, actor's life, temptation, love and romance, libertine, dying, fired from the job, dying words, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, realistic, gloomy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, love affair, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, postmodernism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, gay, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, snow, love, beach, poet, boat, tragic love, couple relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: emotional, romantic, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, pursuit, friendship, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 12K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, assassination attempt, british royal family, unlikely friendships, relationships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, french, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, politics, siblings relations, rite, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, family relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle, ethnic, male female relationship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 12K
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: baroque, stylized, clever, tense, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, mind game, infidelity, romance, vengeance, cons and scams, mastermind, hypocrisy, couple relations, love and romance, manipulations ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 22K
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, maid, gender, lesbian, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, pretense, society, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 54K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, jane austen, romance, poverty, social differences, love and romance, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, society, social differences, matchmaking, arranged marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: apocalypse, against the odds, rise and fall, society, political corruption, downfall, head of state, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, environmentalism, fictional war, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, manhattan new york city, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 7K
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, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, love affair, countryside, society, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, musician, immortality, true love, lovers reunited, family relations, love and romance, love, supernatural, human nature, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, 2010s, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: political intrigue, corporal punishment, betrayal, romance, politics, tragic hero, royal family, head of state, rally, dishonesty, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%