Movies like Princess of Cleves

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Princess of Cleves (1961)
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Princess of Cleves (1961)
Original name: La Princesse de Clèves
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a young teen marries the Prince of Cleves, more than twice her age, she automatically becomes an official Princess and takes her new position to heart. Although distracted by the elite entertainments found at court, the princess cannot help but mourn her impossible love for the dashing Duc de Nemours.
Plot: king, princess, death, castle, kingdom, impossible love, jealousy, lady, dwarf, devotion, tournament, royal court, letter, widow, married woman, death of loved one, love letter, rumor, jealous husband, death of king, fainting, scarf, stabbed in the eye, deathbed, mourning ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about death, husband wife relationship, marriage, female nudity, king, romance and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Princess of Cleves: Farewell, My Queen (2012), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Luisa Sanfelice (2004), Marie Antoinette (2006), The Spanish Princess (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, revolution, royal family, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, lesbian subtext, life is a bitch, society, palaces castles and temples, downfall ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, unfaithful wife, royal court, french history, love affair, princess, aristocracy, society, love, jealous husband, passion, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, stylized, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, british history, mistress, betrayal, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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Luisa Sanfelice (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 200 min.
Story: An 18th-century true story about a rebel and his lover's attempt to overthrow the Italian monarchy.
Plot: italian history, mutiny, napoleonic wars, execution, unfaithful wife, death, empire fashion
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Epitaph for Barbara Radziwill (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama about historical figure Barbara Radziwiłł, her romance with King Sigismund II August, her death and her posthumous return to Vilnius.
Plot: death, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, king, coronation, epileptic, polish history, male female relationship, funeral, mistress, brother sister relationship, tragic event ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: lithuania
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, palaces castles and temples, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
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The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Girl in the Window (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: love, romance, coal, prostitute, holiday, miner, jealousy, mining, female stockinged legs, black pantyhose, prostitution, pantyhose ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor ...
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: captivating, exciting, touching, tragic, modern day adaptation
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The Black Book (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frantz (2016)
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Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Canada
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%