Movies like The Painted Veil

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The Painted Veil (2006)
 7.5
 85K
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, scenic, melancholic, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, marriage, epidemic, redemption, couples, unfulfillment, adultery, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, tragedy, unfaithful wife, life & death, culture clash, society, adaptation, cholera, imperialism, plague, corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england, london

Most similar movies to The Painted Veil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and romantic films with plots about couples, love and romance, dialogue, love story, catastrophe, storytelling and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Painted Veil: The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Last Night (2010), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Notebook (2004), Revolutionary Road (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: erotic, captivating, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, culture clash, impossible love, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, adultery, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, bleak ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, destiny, crumbling marriage, abortion, unfulfillment, jealousy, adultery, death of wife, dysfunctional family, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 72K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, couples, pianist, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, piano, sexual relations, desire, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, countess, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dysfunctional family, depression, lust, strong sexual content, dancing, classroom, bridge, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, doctor, marriage, love letter, ship, cholera, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 26K
Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, emotional, witty ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, couple relations, siblings relations, sibling relationship, sister, empowerment, social differences, society, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: uplifting, feel good, romantic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: impossible love, love affair, lovers, housewife, adultery, fall in love, photographer, romance, secret love, love and romance, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1987, year 1965
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, self discovery, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, love affair, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, loyalty, forbidden love, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, farewell, responsibility, secret love, parent child relationship, daughter, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, abuse, drowning, patricide, spouse abuse, sadism, vengeance, rich and poor, factory, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, crumbling marriage, romance, love, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, family problems, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, extramarital affair, forbidden love, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 29K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, dishonesty, couples, lust, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blackmail, widow, vacation, infidelity, theft, refugee, seduction, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.3
 9K
Married Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, jealousy, friendship, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, husband wife relationship, unlikely friendships, sex, love story ...
Time: 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 7K
Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, serious, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, heavy rain, road accident, car accident, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, destiny, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, urban, friendship, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, witty, classic literature, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, pride and honor, society, aristocracy, eligible bachelor, looking for love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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