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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, year 1900, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, realistic and sincere films with plots about husband wife relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, marriage, wedding, family relations and crying mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Kerosene Lamps: Nudity (1971), My First Wife (1984), Little Girl Blue (2007), 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: horse riding, cheating girlfriend, wet clothes, dead rabbit, breakup, wine cellar, cell, school teacher, waitress, bare breasts, social outcast, pubic hair ...
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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: bare breasts, breaking through a door, man crying, radio announcer, hotel, marital separation, marriage, bloody hand, extramarital affair, wedding, hotel room, father daughter relationship ...
Place: australia
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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: mother daughter relationship, family relations, midlife crisis, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, female director, piano, male nudity, older woman younger man relationship
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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, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: military, forbidden love, world war two, haunted by the past, society, military life, anti war, new wave, estate, soldier, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
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56%
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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: supermarket, law firm, female friendship, best friend, husband wife relationship, unfaithful husband, marital problem, older man younger woman relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, lawyer, attorney ...
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49%
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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, family values, life & death, love, loss of child, widow, storytelling, loss of spouse, based on a novel ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: paris france
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45%
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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, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, female writer, infidelity, husband wife relationship, strong female character, strong female lead, midlife crisis, middle aged woman, german abroad, female teacher ...
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44%
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, older woman teenage boy relationship, marriage crisis, illness, moral dilemma, hospital, crisis of faith, female protagonist, lawyer, husband wife relationship, dying, jehovah's witness ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, marriage, love, wedding preparations and rituals, arranged marriage, relationships, love affair, wedding planning, chef, food, cook ...
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43%
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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: insanity, love, kidnapping, laundry, illness, female protagonist
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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: assault, heiress, security, female protagonist, jealousy, businesswoman, businessman, rival, rivals, rivalry, control, cynicism ...
Place: hong kong, yorkshire, macau
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42%
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, phonograph record, unhappiness, birthday cake, ambulance, cousin, cane, baseball bat, school, baby, father daughter relationship ...
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41%
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: adultery, revenge, sexuality, infidelity, insanity, suicide attempt, marital crisis, psychological drama, marriage
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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: disturbing, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heart disease, strong female character, horse race, girl horse relationship, strong female lead, parents and children, parents, illness, rider horse relationship, horse, teenage girl, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
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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37%
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: psychological, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, family relations, parenthood, memory loss, female protagonist, parents and children, family bonds, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Place: korea
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37%
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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 ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: husband wife relationship, secret admirer, unhappy marriage, dysfunctional family, adultery, guilt, teenage sexuality, loneliness, dementia, coming of age, large breasts, bare breasts ...
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36%
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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, bourgeoisie, women in society, female protagonist, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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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, changing lives, family relations, social relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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34%
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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: husband wife relationship, mechanic, school, artist, racism, flashback, newborn, sculptor, landlady, pregnant woman, debt, hysteria ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague
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33%
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: forest, strong female character, drunken man, governor, opera, brass band, ship, castle, national anthem, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, priest, crying woman ...
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Place: prague czech republic, america, prague, central europe
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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: psychologist, doctor, rehabilitation, gramophone, teenage girl, crying, mother daughter relationship, medical examination, nurse, audio cassette, sister sister relationship, train ...
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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, suspense, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, illness, marriage, husband wife conflict, hiv, german abroad, couple relations, unfaithful husband, love, romance, male female relationship, infidelity ...
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32%
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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: moustache, visa, apartment, arrest, interview, on the run, adultery, arranged marriage, green card, fake marriage, unfaithful husband, torture victim ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada, canada
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31%
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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: captivating, disturbing, rough, psychological
Plot: incestuous relationship, lesbian incest, lesbian relationship, jail, memory, illness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, political campaign, fictional city, mayor, delusion ...
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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
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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: captivating, light, visually appealing, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rich woman, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dancing, marital argument, lack of money, little girl, family argument, mother daughter relationship, family home, disorder, destiny ...
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The Joke (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, rough ...
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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.)
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Place: amsterdam
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Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Clélia is a very attractive photographer starting a new job for a sensationalist newspaper. She soon becomes involved with three very different men: Cléve, a middle aged books editor, Nemo, a mysterious photographer and Rupert McRoi, the owner of ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, stylized, sexual ...
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