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: stylized, intellectual, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, biting, psychological, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, manipulations, cons and scams, society, betrayal, love, sexuality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, italy, sicily, rome italy, florence italy ...

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Most similar movies to The Portrait of a Lady

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, period piece, culture clash, love and couple relations 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, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, couples, pianist, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, piano, sexual relations, desire, mother daughter relationship ...
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: witty, serious, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, kiss, love triangle, romance, tennis, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, male nudity, coming of age, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florence, italy, 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: classic literature, stylized, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
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, power relations, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, spinster, heiress, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, ballet, romance, love affair, palaces castles and temples, family in crisis, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, romance, kissing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, teacher, loss of faith, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, countess, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, sexuality, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, arranged marriage, passion, innocence lost, mind game, boredom, plan, cynic ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, love affair, gambling, butler, debt, loneliness, socialite, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, society, unfulfilled love, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, slavery, estate, love triangle, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, gender, love and romance, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, biting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: baroness, marriage, couple relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, master and servant, immigration, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, scientist, siblings relations, parents and children, fall in love, class society, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, estate, governess, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, wager, inheritance, minister, ship, college, murder, romance, friendship, obsessive quest, factory ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, marriage, farmer, nobility, rape, murder, love, revenge, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, romantic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, inheritance, jane austen, rich man poor woman, happy ending, love and romance, society, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, haunted by the past, flower, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, couple relations, social differences, old love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 1920s, 19th century ...
Place: england, asia, london, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blackmail, widow, vacation, infidelity, theft, refugee, seduction, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, talky, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, bourgeoisie, village, tragic hero, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, dull life, unfulfillment, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%