Movies like The Kerosene Lamps

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The Kerosene Lamps
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: irony of fate, lamp, illegitimate daughter, marital crisis, learning the truth, awkward situation, slacker, bowling, illegitimate child, coincidence, arranged marriage, strong female lead, crying woman, crying, strong female character, wedding, childless couple, officer, groom, unfaithful husband, unhappy marriage, wedding ceremony, oil lamp, cousin cousin relationship, illness ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s
Place: central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about crying, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, death, female protagonist and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Kerosene Lamps: Nudity (1971), A Different Story (1978), Two Days, One Night (2014), The Divine Emma (1979), Day for My Love (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nudity
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 ...
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A Different Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gay man and a lesbian enter into a marriage of convenience in order to prevent his deportation, and then gradually fall in love with one another.
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Two Days, One Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
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Plot: depression, workplace, suicide attempt, working class, injustice, greed, guilt, supportive spouse, fighting the system, human nature, employer employee relationship, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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The Divine Emma
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: strong female lead, opera singer, wedding, dog, listening to music, strong female character, portrait painting, monarchy, hiding place, newspaper, reading a newspaper, mayor ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915, year 1916, year 1917
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic, america
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    User:   62%
 
Day for My Love
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 ...
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 316
Family Film
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, the film is also unforgettable for its wholly original ...
Plot: lost dog, family secret, lost at sea, family crisis, dog, vacation, teenage boy, yacht, sexual tension, 15 year old, deserted island, skype ...
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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The Cherry Orchard
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Cyprus
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: master and servant, single parent, downfall, intrigue, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, death in the family, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1900s
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About Ray
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: neurotic
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Place: manhattan new york city
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    User:   52%
 
'night, Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vanilla Flavour
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dramatic love story, taking place in the final days of the Second World War when the American Army liberated the Pilsen region of West Bohemia. Anne lives with her mother, husband and stepchildren at a solitary country farm. But her life is not ...
Plot: jealousy, priest, extramarital affair, teenage boy, wedding cake, cake, little boy, girl, sugar, escape, bare breasts, husband wife relationship ...
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    User:   44%
 
The Children Act
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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.
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System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
The Promised Land
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
 7.1
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Eva Nova
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
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    User:   35%
 
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Mesmerized
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 7.4
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Osama
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The Kite Runner
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Won't Back Down
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
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    User:   31%
 
The Night Overtakes Me
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Digging to China
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
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Fathers and Sons
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Style: serious, emotional, offbeat, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
There Will Be Blood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
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    User:   32%
 
The Color Purple
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Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
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    User:   29%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new jersey, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
Places in the Heart
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
A Map of the World
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
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    User:   40%
 
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