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: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: interracial romance, forbidden love, fall in love, social differences, culture clash, society, politics, romance, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, political unrest, state affairs, couple relations, battles, clergy, orphan, infidelity, love, mistress, priest, love triangle, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 30s
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 sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, society, couple relations and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Pavilion of Women: Talk of Angels (1998), Red Sorghum (1988), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Frankie Starlight (1995), Ethan Frome (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
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 7.3
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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: tense, sincere, emotional, psychological, epic ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, couples, society, war, unfulfillment, state affairs, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, village, political unrest ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, romantic, serious, erotic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, love story, jungle, interracial romance, love and romance, culture clash, impossible love, master and servant, love affair, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, borneo, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 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: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 222
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, society, young lovers, love and romance, romance, couples, religions or cults, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, doctor, couples, cholera, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, emotional, melancholic, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infertility, love triangle, romance, human nature, dangerous attraction, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, society, dishonesty, surrogate father, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: family saga, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, farm, dictatorship, family relations, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, political unrest, family life, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, couples, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, society, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, sex with stepmother, family relations, family problems, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, estrangement, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, romance, opposites attract, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two, year 1936
Place: china, asia, shanghai, macau, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 18K
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, serious ...
Plot: gambling, chinese history, communism, politics, destiny, hopes, battles, funeral, family relations, wedding, child abuse, cultural revolution ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 76K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
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, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, world war one, russian revolution, nurse, revolution, suicide attempt, communism, deportation, war, betrayal, russian, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, happy ending, love, parents and children, 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 ⇓
58%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, crumbling marriage, parents and children, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, society, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, infidelity, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, black man white woman relationship, love affair, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Ã…kerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, talky ...
Plot: clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, palace, mistress, royal court, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, small town life, lovers reunited, introspection, couples, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.9
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, unfulfilled love, friendship, love affair, couples, romance, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, cheating wife, sexual content, love triangle, infidelity, society, social differences, state affairs, political unrest, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 8K
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, romance, society, rebelliousness, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958, year 1963
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 800
Lover's Prayer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800s Russia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, youth, social differences, teenage life, society, father son relationship, unrequited love, inheritance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, society, tragic love, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, spain, manchester, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, couples, fall in love, loss of virginity, society, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%