Movies like The Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
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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 befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.
Style: psychological, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, serious, romantic, sexy, stylized, clever, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, depression, multiple storylines, romance, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, art, impossible love, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, money, betrayal, catastrophe, gangsters, incest, revenge, psychology, psychopath, relationships, loneliness, writers, obsession, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, california, rome italy, italy, london, sicily ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, visually appealing, sexy and serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, betrayal, love, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Romance, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Portrait of a Lady: The House of Mirth (2000), The Golden Bowl (2000), The Age of Innocence (1993), Up at the Villa (2000), Anna Karenina (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, high society, love affair, destiny, happy ending, tragedy, loneliness, debt, gambling, fall in love, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
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100%
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: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, deception, marriage for money, greed, romance, dishonesty, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, rome italy, san francisco ...
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100%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: high society, love triangle, countess, forbidden love, aristocracy, love and romance, destiny, infidelity, marriage, romance, lovers, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, romance, blackmail, widow, infidelity, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: england, florence, italy, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, colourful, surreal, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, aristocracy, imperial russia, romance, suicide, love triangle, depression, tragic love, marriage, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 50s, 18th century ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
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: atmospheric, sexy, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, betrayal, romance, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, melancholy, marriage, love, greed ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, scenic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, love triangle, male nudity, romance, travel, female protagonist, nude bathing, looking for love, fall in love, piano, couples, hotel ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: italy, england, florence, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, 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, romantic, emotional, colourful, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: poet, romance, writers, love, friendship, poetry, letter, tragedy, couple relations, tragic love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, friendship, love triangle, world war two, romance, oxford, love and romance, fall in love, couples, society, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 80s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, morocco, oxford university, venice, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 21K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
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Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, touching, romantic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, couple relations, rich and poor, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, romance, estate, love story, social differences, looking for love, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ 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: romantic, sexy, stylized, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: spinster, romance, women, father daughter relationship, betrayal, couple relations, love and romance, marriage, female protagonist, death in childbirth, vanity, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1850s
Place: alps, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, colourful, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, loss of virginity, society, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, infidelity, social differences, jewish ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 88K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: 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 ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, sexual relations, adultery, couples, piano, love affair, pianist, desire, human nature, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, talky, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, victorian england, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, countryside, english countryside, couples, dishonesty, housekeeper, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 10K
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: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
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: sexy, romantic, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, beautiful scenery, romance, betrayal, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, imperial russia, russian, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ 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: emotional, romantic, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love, tragedy, love affair, romance, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 88K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: gothic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, estate, power of love, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, stylized, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, couple relations, autumn, puritan, social climber, marriage, baroness, american history, dysfunctional family, love triangle, family relations, immigration ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, europe, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
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Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, sexy, romantic, satirical, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, estate, couple relations, fall in love, romance, slavery, literature, love triangle, love and romance, society, incest, strong female lead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sexy, suspense, sexual, tense, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, aristocracy, sexual relations, seduction, female nudity, sex, adultery, emotional abuse, casanova, love, love letter, rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: investigation, romance, infidelity, betrayal, opposites attract, forbidden love, fall in love, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, france, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, fall in love, betrayal, friendship, love affair, couples, romance, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.5
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Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: sexy, talky, witty, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, british, friendship, romance, gender, world war one, mental illness, love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, lesbian subtext, friendship between girls, class differences ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, london, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
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Jude (1996)
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: sexy, romantic, erotic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, social injustice, love, beautiful scenery, incest, family relations, destiny, romance, victorian england, sex, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, australia, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, cynical, erotic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, love affair, stripper, betrayal, love, photographer, love at first sight, depression, romance, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sexy, emotional, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, impossible love, romance, letter, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships, betrayal, multiple storylines, justice, visceral, funeral ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, latin america, caribbean, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: realistic, stylized, witty, romantic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, romance, estate, couple relations, couples, class differences, social differences, fall in love, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: romantic, erotic, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, world war two, obsessive love, jealousy, love, obsession, romance, adultery, private detective, betrayal, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: london, england, europe
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31%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, happy ending, love, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, eligible bachelor, love story, fall in love, rich man poor woman, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%