Movies like The Piano

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The Piano (1993)
 7.6
 72K
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, couples, infidelity, love affair, pianist, love and romance, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage, sexual relations, desire, native, piano, sign language, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, secret love, adultery, female protagonist, feminism, beach, maori, complex characters, family relations, heroine ...
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 couples, love and romance, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, relationships and romance mostly in Romance, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Piano: Firelight (1997), The Painted Veil (2006), Anna Karenina (2012), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), The End of the Affair (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, estate, governess, reunion, couples, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, family relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
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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: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 84K
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, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, 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%
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, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, passion, church, temptation, love and romance, rainy, couple relations, mistress ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, spinster, heiress, romance, couples, family life, dishonesty, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, alps, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
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, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, estate, aunt, gentleman, couple relations, romance, youth, society, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 10K
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, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, love affair, forbidden love, love triangle, destructive relationship, millionaire, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, tense, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, island, couples, dishonesty, family problems, fall in love, love affair, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 189K
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, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, adultery, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 29K
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, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, couples, dishonesty, lust, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sexual, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, human nature, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, couples, love and romance ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sexy, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, soldier, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, couple relations, society, egg, loss of virginity, infidelity, nanny, murder, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany, USA
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, love triangle, master and servant, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, servant, disability, wheelchair, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, romance, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 10K
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, bleak, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, bartender, unsimulated sex, love affair, couples, taxi driver, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 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: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, new wave, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.2
 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, island, sex, hopes, strong sexual content, waitress, lesbian, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 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, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, domestic violence, older woman younger man relationship, dishonesty, family problems, death in the family, couples, coming of age, youth, human nature, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, sexuality, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, mind game, innocence lost, passion, arranged marriage, naivete, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 99K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, sexual relations, love and romance, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, desire, youth, sexual attraction ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexual, sexy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, human nature, couples, infidelity, farm, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, seduction, sexual attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 64K
Chloe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, lesbian, seduction, desire, obsession, family relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: clever, realistic, gloomy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, love affair, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, postmodernism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, forbidden love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: realistic, biting, stylized, serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, ballet, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, americana, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, sexual, erotic, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, femme fatale, forbidden love, couples, wooing, looking for love, dishonesty, love affair, tragic love, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 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, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, disability, love affair, dogma, couples, family problems, fall in love, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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