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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: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, social differences, culture clash, society, romance, politics, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, political unrest, state affairs, battles, clergy, interracial romance, orphan, infidelity, love, priest, love triangle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia

Most similar movies to Pavilion of Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, society, couples, couple relations, fall in love and love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Pavilion of Women: Talk of Angels (1998), Red Sorghum (1987), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Come See the Paradise (1990), Frankie Starlight (1995). 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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, society, fall in love, love affair, couples, extramarital affair, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 7K
Red Sorghum (1987)
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, psychological, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: sino japanese war, wartime life, couples, political unrest, couple relations, state affairs, unfulfillment, love affair, love and romance, war, village life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ 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, serious, romantic, erotic, scenic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, interracial romance, culture clash, family relations, love affair, master and servant, impossible love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, interracial relations, immigrants ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, seattle, los angeles, usa, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, family relations, family life, romance, death in the family, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, love triangle, human nature ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, romance, human nature, dangerous attraction, fall in love, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, surrogate father, adultery, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, family relations, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ 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, sentimental, captivating, intense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, family relations, dull life, fall in love, romance, family drama, destiny, tragic love, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, love affair, romance, politics, state affairs, unfulfillment, political unrest, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, double agent, opposites attract, accountant, society, forbidden love ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, europe, asia, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, countess, blindness ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage, epidemic, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, realistic, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family relations, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, destiny, communist, death in the family, state affairs, battles, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, family problems, society, gender, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, couple relations, society, 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 ⇓
37%
 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, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, romance, rebelliousness, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, starting over, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, family gatherings, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.5
 16K
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: sexy, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, serious, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfillment, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family relations, social differences, society, self discovery, parents and children, love affair, love and romance, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, love, vineyard, love and romance, parents and children, estate, family relations, romance, couples, dishonesty, homecoming, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, revenge, destructive relationship, romance, coming of age, society, forbidden love, social differences, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, tennessee, australia, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, fall in love, parents and children, romance, family problems, youth, society, young lovers, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ship of Fools (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: ship, cruise, racism, anti semitism, love and romance, fall in love, society, human nature, couples, prostitute, opposites attract, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, fall in love, love affair, romance, couples, society, unfulfilled love, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, cornwall, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 623
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, sentimental, serious
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, social differences, youth, teenage life, society, unrequited love, father son relationship, inheritance, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: russia
⇓ 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, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, white male black female relationship, fall in love, social differences, society, opposites attract, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 199
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, touching, gloomy, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, love and romance, tragic love, social differences, young lovers, society, couples, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, royal family, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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