Movies like The Piano

If you like "The Piano" you are looking for sexual, stylized and gloomy movies about / with adultery, sexuality, culture clash, love triangle, male nudity, marriage and arranged marriage themes of Drama, Music and Romance genre shot in New Zealand or Australia.
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The Piano
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
Style: sexual, stylized, gloomy, serious, erotic, artsy, melancholic, captivating, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, sexuality, culture clash, love triangle, male nudity, marriage, arranged marriage, period piece, human nature, relationships, sexualized violence, couple relations, love affair, obsession, piano, romance, love story, music, art, beautiful scenery, loneliness, love, pornography, betrayal, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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In the Mood for Love
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Farewell My Concubine
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China, Hong Kong
171 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to The Piano

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, enigmatic and serious films with plots about love and romance, relationships, catastrophe, couples, dialogue, romance and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Piano: Firelight (1997), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Bright Star (2009), The End of the Affair (1999), Jude (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Firelight
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, parents and children, race issues, marriage, mother daughter relationship, love story, fall in love, love, happy ending, period piece, relationships, british ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 1840s, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
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The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, manipulation, self discovery, betrayal, couple relations, period piece, adaptation, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, california, egypt, florence italy ...
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Bright Star
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, poetry, death, poet, writer's life, obsession, love story, friendship, period piece, love affair, love, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
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System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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The End of the Affair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: clever, emotional, sexual, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, adultery, love, strong sexual content, love story, nudity (topless - notable), relationships, wartime, betrayal, god ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.0
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Jude
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, destiny, tragedy, mentor, couple relations, love story, forbidden love, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, adaptation, social differences, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, australia, britain
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The Woman Next Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: gloomy, serious, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, romance, adultery, destructive relationship, love, relationships, infidelity, love story, loneliness, love triangle, tragic love, wine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
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System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, romantic ...
Plot: romance, tragedy, love, adultery, postmodernism, destructive relationship, obsession, relationships, love story, period piece, love affair, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 18th century, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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    User:   46%
 
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: music, fashion, ballet, adultery, art, sex, period piece, infidelity, writer's life, musician's life, classical music, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
In the Mood for Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, loneliness, romance, marriage, neighbor, newspaper, love, relationships, love story, love affair, urban ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, asia, shanghai, singapore, cambodia ...
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System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
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Holy Smoke
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: sexual, psychological, clever, semi serious, erotic ...
Plot: sex, adultery, cult, battle of the sexes, guru, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, self discovery, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
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System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, manipulation, love triangle, greed, betrayal, period piece, death, art, love story, marriage, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
The Governess
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, murder, judaism, nanny, death, male nudity, period piece, obsession, photographer, marriage, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
When Night Is Falling
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prudish woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman whom works at a local carnival which comes to town.
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, gays and lesbians, college, love story, love, women, nudity (topless - notable), relationships, sex, couple relations, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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Dangerous Liaisons
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: sexual, sexy, clever, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, betrayal, love, sex, adultery, seduction, corruption, love triangle, revenge, redemption, tragedy, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Women in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, sex, friendship, sisters, love, fall in love, wrestling, male nudity, relationships, marriage, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps
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System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
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Happiness
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, crumbling marriage, mozart, relationships, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love affair, obsession, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
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System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 6.6
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Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, romance, russian, marriage, high society, couple relations, destructive relationship, period piece, adaptation, literature, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1870s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
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Carmen
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: emotional, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: opera, music, femme fatale, obsessive quest, mozart, tragic love, unfulfilled love, adaptation, culture clash, romance, love and romance, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
Beyond the Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, serious, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: romance, male nudity, hotel, death, love, adultery, human nature, beautiful scenery, relationships, loneliness, gunfight, pornography ...
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france, mexico
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
The Scent of Green Papaya
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Vietnam
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: serious, touching, meditative, scenic, breathtaking ...
Plot: coming of age, cooking, friendship, death, master and servant, love affair, romance, mentor, storytelling, secrets, loneliness, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, loneliness, cancer, aging, adultery, marriage, terminal illness, poetry, death, teachers and students, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 32K
Sex and Lucia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, sex, writer's life, male nudity, infidelity, strong sexual content, pornography, starting over, relationships, sexuality, storytelling, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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Madame Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, betrayal, marriage, suicide, innocence lost, interracial romance, romance, destructive relationship, catholicism, interracial relations, beautiful scenery, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, china, tokyo, canada
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
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The Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexuality, death, human nature, relationships, love affair, loneliness, character study, family drama, infidelity, british, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
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High Art
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, addiction, romance, drug abuse, photographer, love, drug addiction, drugs, drinking, heroin, drugs/alcohol, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
The Age of Innocence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 5.9
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To the Wonder
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, meditative ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, marriage, existentialism, introspection, dancing, loneliness, couple relations, dialogue, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 

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Country: France, Italy
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