Movies like Possession

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Possession (2002)
 6.3
 12K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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. When Maud and Roland discover a cache of love letters that appear to be from Ash to La Motte, they follow a trail of clues across England, echoing the journey of the couple over a century earlier.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized, talky, romantic, enigmatic, intellectual, sexy, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, betrayal, investigation, crimes, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, uncover truth, academy, literature, marriage, poetry, infidelity, adultery, lesbian, chase, horse, thief, painter, pregnancy ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, english channel

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Most similar movies to Possession

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, romantic and serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash and betrayal mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Possession: Angels and Insects (1995), Persuasion (2007), Howards End (1992), Jane Eyre (1996), Sliding Doors (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, family relations, sea disaster, identity crisis, society, dangerous animal, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, romantic, touching, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, navy, jane austen, love affair, poetry, captain, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 26K
Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, sister sister relationship, wealthy family, infidelity, love triangle, class differences, dysfunctional family, family drama, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
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: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, parents and children, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 60K
Sliding Doors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, road not taken, choice, breakup, chance, romance, time travel, love affair, love and romance, alternate reality, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, classic literature, touching, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, jane austen, rich and poor, love, inheritance, happy ending, older man younger woman relationship, eligible bachelor, family relations, social differences ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, high society, love and romance, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, college, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 19K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, extramarital affair, jealousy, gardener, infidelity, female protagonist, aristocracy, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, adultery, flood ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: clever, serious, stylized, biting, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, romance, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 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, couples, romance, love affair, fall in love, society, unfulfilled love, adultery, father daughter relationship, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, cornwall, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, obsession, unrequited love, tragic love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, love and romance, fall in love, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, impossible love, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, florence italy, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: seduction, widow, blackmail, refugee, theft, vacation, infidelity, romance, couples, dishonesty, false accusation, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, church, passion, temptation, cheating wife, rainy, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 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, governess, love and romance, reunion, couples, family relations, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1830s, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 29K
Love Happens (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dr. Burke Ryan is a successful self-help author and motivational speaker with a secret. While he helps thousands of people cope with tragedy and personal loss, he secretly is unable to overcome the death of his late wife. It's not until Burke ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: grief, florist, motivational speaker, seminar, romance, love and romance, writer's life, love affair, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dealing with death, lifestyle ...
Place: seattle washington, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, destructive relationship, interracial relations, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, couples, obsession, romance, society, dishonesty, friendship, secret, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, love, poet, snow, beach, boat, college, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, campus, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, childhood, social differences, understanding, painting, stranger, inheritance, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Plot: supermodel, romance, fall in love, destiny, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, opposites attract, couples, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 738
Déjà Vu (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, infidelity, ruby, pin, stranger, romance, dishonesty, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, london, montmartre paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, couple relations, nanny, infidelity, social differences, master and servant, love and romance, love triangle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 19K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, romance, destiny, love and romance, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, husband wife relationship, advertising, airport, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 3K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, epic, captivating ...
Plot: ship, chess, doctor, xenophobia, shipwreck, romance, power relations, human nature, social differences, tragic love, society, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, ukraine, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, transvestism, communism, espionage, romance, couples, dishonesty, gender bending, accountant, double agent ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, europe, france, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, destructive relationship, age difference, romance, betrayal, social differences, society, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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