Movies like Pavilion of Women

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Pavilion of Women (2001)
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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: serious, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, orphan, master and servant, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, dysfunctional family, political unrest, politics, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, clergy, battles, state affairs, unfulfillment, family problems, love, dog, airplane ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan

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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 sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love, couple relations, betrayal and death mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Pavilion of Women: Talk of Angels (1998), The Painted Veil (2006), Come See the Paradise (1990), Springtime in a Small Town (2002), Frankie Starlight (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 747
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: infidelity, politics, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, tragic love, false accusation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, marriage, epidemic, redemption, couples, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, love, injustice, romance, war, immigrants, culture clash, couple relations, interracial marriage, interracial relations, social differences ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, love triangle, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, road not taken, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: boy, stowaway, human nature, romance, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, ship, love triangle, parents and children, family life, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, war, secret love, expedition, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, couples, family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 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, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, society, unfulfilled love, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, politics, romance, fall in love, opera singer, espionage, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: politics, chinese, fascism, military, armored car, evacuation, anti heroes, human spirit, war, idealism, doctors and patients, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, village, sexual abuse, romance, post war, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
 8.0
 64K
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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, suicide attempt, nurse, revolution, deportation, infidelity, war, poet, mistress, romance, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, jealousy, passion, church, diary, temptation, bomb, cheating wife, sex, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.1
 8K
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, interracial relations, naval officer, communist, love triangle, love and romance, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, communism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parish, priest, murder, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, miscarriage, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 7K
Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, political unrest, village, wartime life, war, love and romance, couples, love affair, village life, society, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, romance, kissing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, paranormal phenomena, coup d'etat, farm, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ⇓
33%
 6.9
 157
Windhorse (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, religions or cults, buddhist monk, buddhism, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: revenge, small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, crumbling marriage, romance, obsession, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, australia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, addiction, society, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, false accusation, romance, soldier, love and romance, infidelity, war, fall in love, couples, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, vietnam war, politics, college, high school, friendship, anti war, fighting the system, americana, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 1960s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, ohio, asia, usa, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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