Movies like The Painted Veil

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The Painted Veil (2006)
 7.4
 92K
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: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic, intense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera, redemption, unfulfillment, society, nun, convent, lovers, extramarital affair, epidemic, imperialism, dishonesty, tragedy, plague, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england, shanghai china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and romantic films with plots about romance, couples, dialogue, catastrophe, love and romance, love and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Painted Veil: Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), Last Night (2010), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Bridges of Madison County (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: victorian england, looking for love, romance, couples, love and romance, love affair, countryside, couple relations, english countryside, unrequited love, dishonesty, housekeeper ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
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: serious, psychological, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, cholera ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, post world war one, turn of the century, 1870s ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 48K
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, sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, love and romance, old love, lovers reunited, ex couple relations, moral dilemma, couple relations, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, millionaire, loneliness, obsession, love and romance, love triangle, social differences, destructive relationship, american dream, obsessive love, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, feel good, uplifting, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, impossible love, housewife, adultery, choice, middle aged, fall in love, photographer, midlife crisis, letter, lovers, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1987, year 1965 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, parents and children, happy ending, love and romance, interracial romance, family relations, romance, post war, estate, family values, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, boston, washington d.c., paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 272K
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: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, redemption, world war two, injustice, unfulfilled love, innocence, life is a bitch, false accusation, wartime, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1935
Place: england, london, dunkirk, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: captivating, serious, erotic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, interracial romance, love story, jungle, love and romance, master and servant, family relations, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: borneo, malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.5
 87K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: 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, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, love triangle, pianist, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, arranged marriage, adultery, infidelity, desire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 7K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dramatic, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, prejudice, romance, aristocracy, love, fall in love, countryside, social differences, couple relations, initially antagonists ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 558K
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, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, true love, love and romance, love story, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, social differences, love affair, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 82K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, sexy, emotional, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, love triangle, adultery, love affair, duchess, infidelity, high society, marriage, marital rape, duke, destiny, marital infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 1770s, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 195K
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: emotional, touching, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, depression, couple relations, marital problem, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, dysfunctional family, nurse, romance, up and down relationship, introspection, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 192K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, relationships, true love, power of love, memory loss, wooing, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, newlyweds, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, love, mother love, miscarriage, trying to get pregnant, isolation, adoption, island, marriage, moral dilemma, missing child ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 79K
Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
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: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, family problems, couples, bittersweet, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 32K
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: emotional, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, wealthy family, estate, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, seduction, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, couples, love and romance, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, young lovers, couple relations, communist, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 87K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, power of love, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, estate, young woman, love and romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 150K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, emotional, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, couples, social differences, ambition, introspection, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: millionaire, cuckold, gambling, adultery, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, sex scene, family problems, infidelity, sexual relations, age difference, rich man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 111K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, cheating wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love and romance, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: seduction, infidelity, blackmail, widow, romance, vacation, refugee, fall in love, destructive relationship, false accusation, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938, 19th century
Place: florence, italy, europe, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, adultery, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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: captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%