Movies like The Rainbow

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The Rainbow (1989)
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The Rainbow (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by a bisexual physical education instructress. While experiencing disillusionment in her first career attempt (teaching), she has an affair with a young Army officer, who wants to marry her. Unable to accept a future of domesticity, she breaks with him, and eventually leaves home in search of her destiny.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: bisexual, coming of age, sexual awakening, teenage life, prostitute, college, youth, sexual relations, soldier, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, fall in love, social differences, society, couples, dangerous attraction, college life, gays and lesbians, power relations, lechery, bisexuality, love, sexuality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, poland, warsaw poland

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Most similar movies to The Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and visually appealing films with plots about love and romance, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, female nudity, sex and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Rainbow: Women in Love (1969), A Room with a View (1985), Pretty Baby (1978), Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), Masters of Sex (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, love triangle, romance, friendship, family relations, family problems, couples, honeymoon, human nature, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps, paris france
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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, novel, female protagonist, travel, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
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100%
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Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, brothel, child prostitution, loss of virginity, underage sex, virginity, girl man relationship, prostitute, photographer, sexuality, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, controversial, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, master and servant, obsession, sexual relations, social differences, paralysis, betrayal, world war one, adultery, country estate, impotent husband ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual exploration, sex, sexual relations, masturbation, couple relations, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, closeted homosexual, lgbt, forbidden love, homosexual, male nudity, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, buenos aires argentina, argentina ...
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47%
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, edinburgh scotland ...
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47%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, society, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, unfulfilled love, society, adultery, father daughter relationship, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, infidelity, looking for sex, society, downfall, love and romance, youth, juvenile delinquency, family problems, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, wistful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, young lovers, dangerous attraction, social differences, wedding, family relations, couple relations, love, sexual obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ 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, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, fall in love, couple relations, performer's life, couples, friends ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, social differences, forbidden love, school, tragic love, fall in love, rich and poor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, matchmaking, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, fall in love, society, youth, estate, childhood, mystery, love and romance, master and servant, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bloom (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, tragic hero, writer's life, love affair, tragic love, couples, looking for love, human nature, unfulfilled love, social differences, working class ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: ireland, europe, england, dublin ireland, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, love triangle, family relations, oral sex, parents and children, fondling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: manipulation, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: suspense, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, theater, manipulation, world war two, unfulfillment, actor's life, self discovery, couple relations, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, post world war two
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, siblings relations, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Rachel Papers (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th from college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' ...
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: college, infatuation, romance, coming of age, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, gang, teaching the ways of the world, college life, power relations ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Friends (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French teens Paul and Michelle run away from home to a remote beach and have a baby.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prostitute, runaway, cottage, teenage pregnancy, teenager, fall in love, teenage love, friendship, social differences, siblings relations, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 affair, love and romance, couples, english countryside, dishonesty, obsession, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, lady, infidelity, passion, sexual relations, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, paralysis, pianist, world war one, family relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%