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, bowling, officer, female protagonist, marriage, gambler, spinster, slacker, mother daughter relationship, arranged marriage, groom, childless couple, coincidence, husband wife relationship, wedding ceremony, unhappy marriage, illegitimate child, awkward situation, learning the truth, marital crisis ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: central europe

Most similar movies to The Kerosene Lamps

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, sincere and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, marriage, crying, doctor and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Kerosene Lamps: Nudity (1971), The Children Act (2017), Things to Come (2016), Adelheid (1970), Incomplete Eclipse (1983). 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: rabbit, outcast, brass band, gypsy, cell, suicidal thoughts, prison guard, digging a grave, dead rabbit, breakup, old man, topless woman ...
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95%
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, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: lawyer, illness, marriage crisis, moral dilemma, hospital, nurse, professor, dying, husband wife relationship, judge, female protagonist, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: betrayal, female protagonist, law firm, attorney, extramarital affair, adultery, lawyer, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, supermarket, female friendship, best friend ...
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46%
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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: high school teacher, philosophy, divorce, mother daughter relationship, strong female character, book, crying, husband wife relationship, middle aged woman, strong female lead, midlife crisis, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: military, forbidden love, life is a bitch, romance, military life, haunted by the past, anti war, new wave, society, love and romance, unfulfillment, estate ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, germany, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 - ...
Plot: doctor, psychologist, hospital, teenage girl, hitchhiking, truck driver, sister sister relationship, truck, gramophone, broken glass, concert, teenage 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: jealousy, female protagonist, security, heiress, cynicism, control, gambler, robbery, suicide, store, department store, husband wife relationship ...
Place: yorkshire, macau, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, human spirit, fighting the system, parents and children, hopes, teachers and students, changing lives, social relations, family relations, society, youth, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 586
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: police officer, sea, cousin cousin relationship, pregnant, police interrogation, newborn baby, female protagonist, prison, childbirth, newborn, interrogation, hospital ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: husband wife relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, countryside, working class, accident, friend, marriage, food, french, village ...
Place: paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 152
Harlow (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, blonde, infidelity, suicide, impotence, music box, mentor, actress, friendship between women, dying young, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 2K
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.
Plot: twin, class differences, card game, bathtub, crying, divorce, mother daughter relationship, dancing, husband wife relationship, little girl, father daughter relationship, hospital ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: midlife crisis, male nudity, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, piano, older woman younger man relationship, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 3K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: nun, flagellation, catholic church, monastery, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, vatican, reform, priest, confession, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 278
Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: All summer long, a group of people circumnavigate each other. A group of people who are so close and yet so alienated from one another. Their isolated holiday home is the site for a resurgence of smouldering conflicts and lifelong illusions that ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, family life, summer, mother son relationship
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Intestine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The Intestine is the story of Maya, an unhappy young womn, fed up with her monotonous job, filthy apartment, and the responsibilities of caring for her drug-addicted mother. One night she comes across Philip, a man of wealth, and the next morning ...
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, one-night stand, cottage, breaking and entering, one night stand, death, drugs, blackmail, violin, brother sister relationship, sewing ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 26
Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: marriage, husband wife relationship, tradition, synagogue, childlessness, rabbi, menage a trois, polygamy, arabic, gossip, arab, eating ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: doctor, wedding, unhappiness, library, mother daughter relationship, snow, crying, phonograph record, party, little girl, pianist, grandmother grandson relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: biblical, christian film, inspirational, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: intergenerational friendship, christian, propaganda, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, african american protagonist, prayer, religion, life philosophy, life, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, female nudity, funeral, neighbor, female protagonist, birthday, death of daughter, photograph, girl, bare breasts, outdoor sex, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 145
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 ...
Plot: woman slaps man, newborn, emotional blackmail, female protagonist, artist, noisy neighbor, wedding, nurse, flashback, husband wife relationship, school, painting ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 288
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: pregnant woman, mother in law daughter in law relationship, photo album, man in swimsuit, job seeking, box of chocolates, funeral, husband wife conflict, outcast, loss of sister, therapist, estranged son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Paper Wedding (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman agrees to a marriage of convenience with a refugee.
Plot: visa, apartment, refugee, marriage of convenience, poet, lawyer, female protagonist, interview, wedding, marriage, restaurant, teaching ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
'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: sincere, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epilepsy, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 3K
Ma Ma (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.
Style: touching, sad, sincere, compassionate, ambiguous ending
Plot: breast cancer, strong female character, husband wife relationship, living together, pregnancy, terminal illness, chemotherapy, friendship, doctor patient relationship, female protagonist, widower, mother son relationship ...
Place: spain, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 166
Night Owls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
Plot: childhood friend, brother in law sister in law relationship, art exhibition, neighbor neighbor relationship, female in swimsuit, hysterical woman, armed robbery, thief, convenience store, emotional blackmail, swimming pool, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Daughter of Mine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, child, conflict, secret, horse, dog, husband wife relationship, little girl, hole, female protagonist, night, debt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: engagement, divorce, husband wife relationship, wedding, marriage, dancing, adultery, extramarital affair, dysfunctional marriage
Time: 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 5K
About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, emotional, neurotic
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, strong female character, starting over, gender, lgbt, drink, eating ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 165
Ene bene (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Alice Nellis's small-scale debut tragicomedy spotlights small-town elections. The protagonist, a university student name Jana (Theodora Remundová) who is trying to solve a troubled relationship with a married man, takes her mother's ...
Plot: decision, drunken woman, learning the truth, manipulative person, obituary, riding a bicycle, death of father, small town, election, drunkenness, female protagonist, choice ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%