Movies like The Piano

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The Piano (1993)
 7.6
 74K
The Piano (1993)
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: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating, scenic, disturbing, erotic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love and romance, couples, pianist, love affair, human nature, couple relations, native, arranged marriage, sexual relations, desire, piano, sign language, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, secret love, mute or deaf, adultery, violent husband, female protagonist, feminism, beach, mute, severed finger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland

Most similar movies to The Piano

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and stylized films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, storytelling, relationships and dialogue mostly in Romance, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Piano: Firelight (1997), The Painted Veil (2006), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Anna Karenina (2012), Jane Eyre (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 4K
Firelight (1997)
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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, governess, love and romance, reunion, couples, family relations, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1830s, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, impossible love, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, florence italy, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 86K
Anna Karenina (2012)
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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, tragic love, depression, suicide, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 9K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, parents and children, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The End of the Affair (1999)
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: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, jealousy, church, passion, temptation, cheating wife, rainy, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, heiress, spinster, romance, society, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, family life, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, realistic, gloomy, sincere, tense ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, couples, island, rivalry, custody, destructive relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, denmark, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.6
 11K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: erotica, sexual relations, sexual awakening, dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, seduction, sex scene ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 192K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Governess (1998)
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: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, couple relations, nanny, infidelity, social differences, master and servant, love and romance, love triangle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: love, tragedy, adultery, lieutenant, romance, love affair, destructive relationship, social differences, society, infidelity, love triangle, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
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: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, lovers reunited, love triangle, romance, couples, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, dishonesty, crimes of passion, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 11K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, sincere, erotic, enigmatic, artsy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, cheating wife, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, bartender, sex, sex scene, one night stand, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 30K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, lust, sexual relations, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 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, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, midlife crisis, filmmaking, dishonesty, couples, human nature, lovers reunited, destructive relationship, love and romance, couple relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, destructive relationship, age difference, romance, betrayal, social differences, society, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.6
 4K
Happiness (1965)
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: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, new wave, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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, melancholic, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, loneliness, newspaper, adultery, marriage, forbidden love, extramarital affair, coincidence, neighbor, romance, guilt ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
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, psychological, sincere, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, couple relations, couples, love affair, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, master and servant, love triangle, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, wheelchair, nurse, servant, disability ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 33K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, strong sexual content, island, hopes, lesbian, waitress, erection, couple relations, romance, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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, touching, sentimental, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, music, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, follow your dream, romance, musician's life, couple relations, blind ambition, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love in Between (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Formerly known as "Two Women" or "Freezing Rain". A man who wants all love, a wife who approaches her husband's other woman, and a woman who wants to keep her love. A classy melodrama of these three people and their risky ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, love affair, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, adulterous husband, friendship, infidelity, teacher student relationship, teacher student sex, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, family problems, introspection, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, looking for love, couples, parents and children, musician's life, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 4K
The Mother (2003)
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: sexual, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, domestic violence, older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions, couple relations, human nature, youth, coming of age, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, obsession, unrequited love, tragic love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%