Movies like The Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
 6.3
 10K
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, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky, clever, stylized, gloomy, biting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, infidelity, fall in love, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl, depression, multiple storylines, family relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, manipulations, love affair, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, italy, sicily, rome italy, florence italy ...

Most similar movies to The Portrait of a Lady

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal and love mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Portrait of a Lady: The Piano (1993), A Room with a View (1985), Anna Karenina (2012), The Wings of the Dove (1997), Washington Square (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, couples, infidelity, love affair, pianist, love and romance, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage, sexual relations, desire, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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100%
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: realistic, witty, touching, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kiss, self discovery, love triangle, tennis, romance, liberal, coming of age, couple relations, love and romance, free spirited, pianist, coincidence ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, florence, england, europe, london
⇓ 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 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, society, social differences, matchmaking, arranged marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
56%
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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: emotional, romantic, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, pursuit, friendship, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, love triangle, love and romance, lawyer, countess, romance, gossip and rumors, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, realistic, biting, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, gambling, debt, butler, love affair, love and romance, social climbing, romance, social differences, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 9K
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: bleak, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, destiny, follow your dream, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, student life, couple relations, love and romance, society, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 2K
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, society, unfulfilled love, adultery, secret, father daughter relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, cornwall, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 2K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, navy, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 713
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: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, marriage, baroness, couple relations, love triangle, infidelity, society, lifestyle, social differences, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: feminist, post civil war, lawyer, infidelity, love triangle, politics, rebellion, social differences, battle of the sexes, gender, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: romance, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfilled love, social differences, society, wooing, dishonesty, fall in love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: classic literature, touching, romantic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, inheritance, happy ending, jane austen, rich man poor woman, society, social differences, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.3
 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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 3K
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: talky, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, couples, old love, social differences, society, gender, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, flower ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love affair, school ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 74K
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: touching, captivating, gothic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, estate, master and servant, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 20K
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, gloomy, biting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: slavery, love triangle, estate, country estate, love and romance, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, couples, society, social differences, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: aunt, repairman, betrayal, murder, romance, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%