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, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky, clever, stylized, gloomy, biting, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, american, depression, multiple storylines, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, manipulations, love affair, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, rome italy, italy, london, 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, sexy, visually appealing and talky films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love triangle, couple relations, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Portrait of a Lady: The Golden Bowl (2000), The Piano (1993), The House of Mirth (2000), The Age of Innocence (1993), A Room with a View (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
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, pianist, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, loneliness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, forbidden love, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, washington d.c., boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, tennis, fall in love, looking for love, couples, kiss, self discovery, travel, novel, female protagonist, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
⇓ 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, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, widow, blackmail, romance, seduction, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, 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, sentimental, colourful, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, europe
⇓ 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, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, female genitalia, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, arranged marriage, matchmaking ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, family relations, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, parents and children, family life, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, alps, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 134 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, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, romance, victorian england, love and romance, love affair, couples, english countryside, dishonesty, countryside, obsession, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, society, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, power relations, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: lawyer, feminist, post civil war, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, romance, couples, self discovery, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
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, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, aristocracy, sexual relations, seduction, mind game, love triangle, innocence lost, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), arranged marriage, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: betrayal, fall in love, unfulfilled love, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, society, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, cornwall, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: suspense, stylized, realistic, semi serious, biting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, marriage, baroness, couple relations, couples, power relations, family problems, master and servant, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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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, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, estate, slavery, country estate, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, power relations, couples, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 10K
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, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, victorian england, romance, destiny, society, life is a bitch, follow your dream, love and romance, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
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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: talky, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, old love, flowers, romance, haunted by the past, social differences, couple relations, couples, strong female presence, society, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, asia, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 83K
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, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, forbidden love, power of love, couple relations, romance, estate, love and romance, master and servant, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: captivating, touching, surreal, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, wager, inheritance, fall in love, friendship, introspection, love and romance, obsessive quest, college, ship, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ 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, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, happy ending, jane austen, love triangle, love affair, village life, love, countryside, inheritance, rich and poor, eligible bachelor, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, jealousy, passion, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, diary, rain, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 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, suspense ...
Plot: jane austen, love triangle, family relations, estate, couple relations, couples, love and romance, society, fall in love, social differences, romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth, fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%