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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, romance, king, love and romance, marriage, husband wife relationship and female nudity 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), The Emperor and the Assassin (1998), Marie Antoinette (2006). 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, power relations, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall, queen ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, touching, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, unfaithful wife, royal court, french history, princess, society, passion, royal family, aristocracy, jealous husband, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, royal court, king, royal family, seduction, siblings relations, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, jealousy, family relations, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: empire fashion, execution, mutiny, italian history, unfaithful wife, death, napoleonic wars
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, polish history, epileptic, male female relationship, funeral, mistress, brother sister relationship, tragic event ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, kingdom, mistress, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Girl in the Window (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama partially set in Amsterdam, this standard tale starts out in a mining area in Holland where conditions are about as rough as they get. Two of the miners, Italians Federico and Vincenzo take off together for the city's red-light ...
Plot: love, romance, coal, holiday, prostitute, miner, fear of death, female stockinged legs, man hits a woman, pantyhose, prostitution, black bra ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, epic, emotional ...
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Time: 17th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, offbeat, witty ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7K
Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, flower, bedroom, society, ambition, manipulations, court, footsie under the table ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
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Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: sentimental, romantic, captivating, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 89
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 4K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 20K
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 133
The Black Book (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen discovers that Sebastian once wrote a subversive poem ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, stylized ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%