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 character, wedding, illness, train, unfaithful husband, nun, fiancee, bowling, officer, female protagonist, insanity, marriage, debt, gambler, spinster, slacker, strong female lead, mother daughter relationship, arranged marriage, groom, coincidence, childless couple, escapades, husband wife relationship, crying woman ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, year 1900
Place: central europe

Most similar movies to The Kerosene Lamps

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, serious and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, crying, wedding, crying woman and marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Kerosene Lamps: Nudity (1971), My First Wife (1984), Things to Come (2016), The Children Act (2017), South (2004). 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: grave, gypsy, secret, social outcast, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, id card, school teacher, childless couple, drunken man, waitress, bare breasts, blood on face ...
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95%
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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: crying woman, man crying, hitting a woman, subway, marital strife, bloody hand, woman crying, extramarital affair, breaking through a door, marriage, mother daughter relationship, hospital ...
Place: australia
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70%
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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 ...
Plot: infidelity, strong female character, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorce, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, philosophy, high school teacher, female director, strong female lead, retirement home, singing in a car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, captivating, rough
Plot: judge, marriage crisis, illness, hospital, moral dilemma, dying, crisis of faith, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, lawyer, jehovah's witness, nurse ...
Place: london
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51%
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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: extramarital affair, betrayal, lawyer, female protagonist, adultery, marital problem, unfaithful husband, mother daughter relationship, attorney, supermarket, law firm, female friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: illness, love, kidnapping, laundry, insanity, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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To Be the Best (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, France
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, heiress, jealousy, female protagonist, assault, rival, robbery, competition, casino, businessman, husband wife relationship, store ...
Place: macau, hong kong, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, knitting, musician, birthday party, d.j., camera, home movie, singing, time, little girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: military, forbidden love, military life, estate, new wave, haunted by the past, society, anti war, soldier, world war two, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: human ashes, clock, pregnancy, taking a photograph, marital crisis, graduation, florist, penthouse, flashback, loss of daughter, taking off shirt, field ...
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38%
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Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, cousin cousin relationship, brain tumor, loneliness, dementia, funeral, guilt, female masturbation, lesbian, adultery, hurricane katrina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, family relations, changing lives, social relations, youth, society, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 31
Mad Women (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother of three daughters (one died at the age of three) commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her little corner of the world for the better. Her middle daughter, ...
Style: rough, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: incestuous relationship, lesbian incest, illness, jail, memory, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, storytelling, mayor, delusion, dying mother, fictional city ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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
Plot: female hysteria, hysteria, childbirth, hospital, sculptor, racism, nurse, kissing, newborn, photo album, wedding dress, painting ...
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: wedding ceremony, arrest, psychological manipulation, lake, on the run, intrigue, blackmail, prophecy, standing ovation, opera, rebel, opera singer ...
Time: year 1914, year 1916, year 1915, 1910s, year 1917
Place: prague czech republic, america, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, prank, scientist, concert, teenage girl, crying, flashback, audio cassette, rehabilitation, photographer, therapy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Run Papa Run (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. It was produced by JCE Movies Limited, with Jackie Chan serving as an executive producer. Featuring an ensemble cast, the ...
Plot: female director, masseur, baptism, father in law, lawyer, wedding, violence, funeral, flashback, adultery, gambler, single mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Paper Wedding (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman agrees to a marriage of convenience with a refugee.
Plot: marriage, apartment, marriage of convenience, wedding, teaching, living together, wedding dress, on the run, green card, fake marriage, unfaithful husband, torture victim ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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After Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.
Style: visually appealing, light, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rich woman, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family argument, family home, marital argument, lack of money, dancing, little girl, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 665
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, sincere, captivating, sentimental, disturbing
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heart disease, strong female character, horse race, girl horse relationship, strong female lead, parents and children, rider horse relationship, parents, illness, tough girl, death of boyfriend
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Holocaust, seen as Jonah, a young jewish boy living in Amsterdam at the onset of WW II, who with his family is taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. (Based on the book 'Childhood' by Jona Oberski.)
Plot: sickness, good versus evil, child in peril, starving child, autobiography, illness, insanity, nazi concentration camp, anti semitism, jewish, nazism, genocide ...
Place: amsterdam
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30%
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Eva Nova (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Eva would do anything to regain the love of the one she hurt the most - her son. She is a recovered alcoholic but decades ago she was a famous actress.
Plot: work abroad, school, humiliation, husband wife relationship, passive aggressive behavior, taking off shoes, looking at self in mirror, estranged son, passive aggressive woman, visit, lack of money, awkward situation ...
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Night Owls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
Plot: female director, childhood friend, sister sister relationship, fight, doctor, art exhibition, underwater scene, armed robbery, crying woman, robbery, pushy mother, salesman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epileptic, epilepsy, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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30%
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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: family relations, eternity, birth, family history, life & death, family values, love, loss of spouse, storytelling, widow, based on a novel, loss of child ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: paris france
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29%
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Sofia (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Qatar, Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide the father's papers before informing the ...
Plot: female director, police interrogation, childbirth, doctor, newborn baby, marriage, newborn, pregnant woman, birth, interrogation, female protagonist, sea ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
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Marion (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Marion is ten and befriends a couple so much that they want her to live with them.
Plot: food, father daughter relationship, countryside, friend, childless couple, businessman, marriage, working class, husband wife relationship, village, french countryside, parisian ...
Place: paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Knife (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A boy is resentful of his mother's budding romance with the best friend of her late husband, and is torn and confused about his emerging feelings for Toni, a young girl in his neighborhood. His fascination with an antique Oriental knife leads ...
Plot: puberty, field, theft, housekeeper, voyeur, riding a bicycle, fortune teller, child protagonist, scrabble, gunshot, pointing a gun at someone, fortune telling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sleeping in Honey (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Officer Magdy investigates the suicide of a groom on his wedding night. he knows that the groom was impotent. Later he realizes that impotence is becoming an epidemic that spreads among all men. However, no one wants to declare that out of shame. A ...
Plot: sex, brothel, suicide, journalist, newspaper, doctor, clinic, protest, silence, fiancee, train, parliament ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suburban life, dull life, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, bourgeoisie, women in society, female protagonist, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%