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Pavilion of Women (2001)
 5.9
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Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, infidelity, love, forbidden love, priest, interracial romance, politics, couple relations, battles, love triangle, clergy, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, social differences, society, couples, political unrest, crumbling marriage, state affairs, unfulfillment, master and servant, culture clash ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Pavilion of Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, romance, society, couple relations, couples, betrayal and love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Pavilion of Women: Talk of Angels (1998), Frankie Starlight (1995), The Painted Veil (2006), Come See the Paradise (1990), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 752
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, politics, social differences, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, couples, society, forbidden love, extramarital affair, war, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: romance, family life, family relations, self discovery, forbidden love, death in the family, love triangle, human nature, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, americana, social differences, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, erotic, romantic, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, culture clash, family relations, love affair, master and servant, impossible love, love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: malaysia, mine, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, couples, couple relations, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, politics, countess, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, road not taken, crumbling marriage, couples, small town life, dull life, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 14K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, destiny, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, transvestism, communism, espionage, romance, couples, dishonesty, gender bending, accountant, double agent ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, europe, france, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: family problems, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, family relations, dull life, love triangle, infidelity, family drama, destiny, couple relations, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, fall in love, betrayal ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, war, map, stranded, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, terminal illness, couples, unfulfillment, city life, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, urban, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, revolution, idealism, media, injustice, rebellion, hopes, doctor ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: china, spain, asia, montreal quebec, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, fall in love, society, unfulfilled love, adultery, father daughter relationship, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, cornwall, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, nanny, infidelity, social differences, master and servant, love and romance, love triangle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 65K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: russian revolution, love triangle, nurse, suicide attempt, infidelity, deportation, communism, war, revolution, betrayal, russian, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, post war, sexual abuse, romance, society, domestic violence, resistance, soldier, social relations, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Proposition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, parish, priest, romance, infidelity, twins, clergy, human nature, introspection, society, love triangle, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: boston, england, usa, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, love affair, romance, society, political unrest, politics, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, infidelity, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, couple relations, family gatherings, hopes, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: post war, vineyard, love, family values, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, estate, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, romance, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, immigrants, family problems, couples, r&b, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 9K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, naval officer, adoption, communism, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, love triangle, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, jealousy, church, passion, temptation, cheating wife, rainy, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 4K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: love, jail, politics, pianist, white male black female relationship, fall in love, interracial relations, social differences, society, opposites attract, unrequited love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, love and romance, fall in love, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%