Movies like The Kerosene Lamps

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The Kerosene Lamps (1971)
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The Kerosene Lamps (1971)
Original name: Petrolejové lampy
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1900, Stepha, the vivacious 30 year old daughter of a wealthy couple, agrees to marry her cousin Paul, who has accumulated large debts as an Austrian army officer. Paul refuses to work or to consummate the marriage, and then his health steadily declines.
Plot: strong female lead, train, wedding, nun, illness, fiancee, bowling, officer, mother daughter relationship, insanity, slacker, escapades, debt, spinster, gambler, female protagonist, arranged marriage, coincidence, husband wife relationship, unfaithful husband, childless couple, marital crisis, irony of fate, marriage, strong female character ...
Time: year 1900, 20th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, psychological and serious films with plots about husband wife relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, marriage, family relations, wedding and doctor mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Kerosene Lamps: Nudity (1971), My First Wife (1984), Day for My Love (1977), Adelheid (1970), Eternity (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nudity (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young prisoner Jan, nicknamed Roughboy (Petr Cepek), tries to commit suicide. He was imprisoned for a fight in which he injured a functionary of the National Committee and for stealing material but actually by the blame for this crime was pinned on ...
Plot: outcast, sex scene, prisoner, unfaithful girlfriend, learning the truth, priest, tank, grandfather grandson relationship, village, absent mother, vineyard, social outcast ...
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My First Wife (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the ...
Plot: marriage as hell, radio announcer, marital separation, depression, police officer, reconciliation, rejection, marital strife, unhappy marriage, sex scene, suicide attempt, subway ...
Place: australia
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Day for My Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The sore and tender hearts of a young couple with a toddler are explored in this drama. The little girl, four years old, is not aware that she is doing anything distressing while she ambles about the house on the day after a post-examination ...
Plot: fiancee, birth, dream, death of child, photographer, mother daughter relationship, flashback, wedding, little girl, husband wife relationship, doctor, neighbor ...
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Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: military, forbidden love, world war two, soldier, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, estate, wartime life, romance, love and romance, haunted by the past, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an ...
Plot: marital problem, unfaithful husband, mother daughter relationship, betrayal, lawyer, extramarital affair, adultery, attorney, female protagonist, marriage, husband wife relationship, female friendship ...
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48%
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Eternity (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.
Style: family saga, touching, sincere, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: eternity, family relations, birth, family history, life & death, family values, love, widow, loss of child, loss of spouse, death of child, chicken ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: paris france
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45%
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels ...
Plot: wedding, doctor, unhappiness, pregnancy, bachelor, ambulance, dream, old man, anniversary, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cousin, gift ...
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Things to Come (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: high school teacher, infidelity, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, female writer, divorce, strong female character, strong female lead, midlife crisis, female teacher, middle aged woman, mother daughter relationship ...
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Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: You don’t need politics to make a political film… Love, pleasure, beauty and food are serious enough.
Style: captivating
Plot: wedding, family relations, love, marriage, wedding preparations and rituals, arranged marriage, love affair, relationships, wedding planning, murder, chef, food ...
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42%
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South (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her ...
Plot: love, kidnapping, insanity, illness, female protagonist, laundry
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To Be the Best (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, France
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with A Woman of Substance ends with this epic tale! Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business-and struggles to salvage her marriage.
Plot: security, female protagonist, assault, jealousy, heiress, husband wife relationship, rivals, rivalry, competition, store, suicide, cousin cousin relationship ...
Place: yorkshire, hong kong, macau
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The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: judge, illness, marriage crisis, moral dilemma, hospital, crisis of faith, female protagonist, jehovah's witness, lawyer, older woman teenage boy relationship, husband wife relationship, dying ...
Place: london
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The Sting of Death (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: insanity, marital crisis, suicide attempt, marriage, revenge, sexuality, infidelity, adultery, psychological drama
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Morgiana (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jealous of her vapidly "good" sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: poison, jealousy, inheritance, sibling relationship, sister, jealous woman, fictional country, poisoning, attempted murder, plan gone wrong, drowning, suicide by hanging ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kim Ji-young, an ordinary woman in her 30s, suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.
Style: compassionate, heartbreaking, touching, psychological
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family relations, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, parents and children, illness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, female protagonist, relationships, family bonds ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Rock My Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 17-year-old Jana has a congenital heart defect. To defy fate, Jana seeks every challenge, plunges into every wild and dangerous adventure. Her parents does not like that and are even more in constant fear of their daughter.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: contemporary
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Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating
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Therese (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: serious, realistic, sad, melancholic, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, marriage of convenience, unfulfillment, suburban life, dull life, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, women in society, female protagonist, bourgeoisie, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking
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Place: canada
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The Cry (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While a woman is in the hospital preparing to deliver her child, her husband has all day to reflect upon his wife and their relationship. As he tends to his job as a television repairman, Slavek fondly remembers how he first met Ivana and the days ...
Style: non-linear
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Place: prague
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The Divine Emma (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: dog, singer, painting, spy, governor, drunkenness, party, female protagonist, wedding, strong female character, monarchy, mirror ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, year 1915, year 1914, year 1916
Place: prague, central europe, america
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32%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, school, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, changing lives, social relations, family relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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32%
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Vacuum (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amidst the preparations for her 35th wedding anniversary, Meredith is surprised by the discovery that she is HIV-positive. Only her husband André could have been the carrier of the virus.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, hiv, illness, husband wife conflict, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, couples, romance, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Sand Storm (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: bedouin, mother daughter conflict, second wife, women in society, marriage, mother daughter relationship, second marriage, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, family ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel
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32%
Incomplete Eclipse (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marta (Lucie Patikova) was blinded in an accident brought on by her careless and indulgent younger sister. Now in a school for the blind, Marta keeps up her hope that she will one day see again, mainly because her mother - out of good intentions - ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: doctor, psychologist, photographer, flashback, nurse, teacher, scientist, prank, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, secret, hospital ...
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31%
A Woman's Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful ...
Style: captivating
Plot: couples, husband wife relationship, adultery, infidelity, male female relationship, marital problem, family problems, unfulfilled love, love interest, dysfunctional marriage, marriage, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: normandy
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A Paper Wedding (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman agrees to a marriage of convenience with a refugee.
Plot: green card, latin, fake marriage, unfaithful husband, living together, poet, visa, arranged marriage, interracial romance, refugee, adultery, female teacher ...
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My Neighbor’s Wife (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aaron and Giselle are an ambitious couple, but their hard work isn’t enough to provide for the comfortable life they desire. The marriage of their well-to-do bosom buddies, Bullet and Jasmine, also goes from bliss to bleak. Their situation heads ...
Style: light, tense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological
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Place: the philippines
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29%
Looking for Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elisa, on a verge of divorce, leaves Paris with her son Noe to settle in her hometown of Dunkerque to find the biological mother who gave her up for adoption 30 years before.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching
Plot: adoption, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, abortion, mother daughter reunion, pregnant woman, husband wife relationship, racism, pregnancy, mother son relationship, search for mother, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Term of Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Weir, an alcoholic schoolteacher, whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career, is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. ...
Plot: bad mother, confession, revenge, love, courtroom, teenager, employer employee relationship, hotel, love triangle, gay slur, lie, strong female character ...
Place: paris france
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29%