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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Original name: Le Retour de Martin Guerre
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family and friends, even the most unusual things. Is this man really Martin Guerre?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, dramatic, talky, visually appealing ...
Plot: village, homecoming, countryside, identity theft, courtroom drama, romance, couple relations, love and romance, village life, physical appearance, haunted by the past, society, couples, dishonesty, disorder, mistaken identity, presumed dead, disagreement, mysterious character, switching roles, uncover truth, social relations, historical figure, court case, french countryside ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, enigmatic and talky films with plots about romance, couples, dishonesty, mentor, betrayal, couple relations and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Return of Martin Guerre: Sommersby (1993), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Camille Claudel (1988), Colonel Chabert (1994), The Advocate (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, suspicion of murder, war veteran, switching roles, homecoming, presumed dead, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: touching, witty, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, tragic love, friendship, duel, love triangle, romance, power of love, fall in love, disorder, love and romance, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love affair, couples, actor's life, love and romance, romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: sentimental, serious, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, military, romance, missing person, wartime life, infidelity, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, crimes, pig, prejudice ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
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41%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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33%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, apprentice, power relations, love and romance, musician's life, romance, human nature, teachers and students, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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32%
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: contemplative, stylized, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, political unrest, social differences, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: neighbor, obsession, tragic love, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, crimes of passion, couples, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, love and romance, romance, rivalry, village, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: provence, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, stylized, clever
Plot: family relations, vengeance, innocence lost, love affair, master and servant, romance, betrayal, society, love and romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
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29%
A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, haunted by the past, uncover truth, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1860s, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, inheritance, farm, countryside, avarice, village life, cons and scams, human nature, parents and children, village, down on your luck, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century
Place: provence, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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24%
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Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: captivating, baroque, light, melancholic, tricky ...
Plot: king of france, prince, political intrigue, tragic love, fall in love, power relations, master and servant, nobility, intrigue, betrayal, royal court, secret love ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, holland, netherlands, versailles ...
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24%
A French Gigolo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco leads a double life. As Marco, he is a construction worker but rich ladies craving sexual excitation know him as Patrick. As Marco he is married to Fanny, an ambitious young woman who has opened her own hairdressing salon in partnership with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: beauty salon, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, love triangle, prostitute, dishonesty, unlikely couple, hidden identity, love and romance, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, couples, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, police detective, uncover truth, mystery, couples, family relations, couple relations, who done it, murder, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, price of justice, love and romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, estrangement, breakup, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, legal investigation, law student, crimes, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, society, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, thief, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
This Sweet Sickness (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: French filmmaker Claude Miller's This Sweet Sickness is based on a suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Strangers on a Train fame. In the original, the murder-protagonist was a psychotic, pure and simple (if such words are appropriate ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: insanity, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, couples, psychopath, sexual dysfunction, obsession, unlikely criminals, love and romance, misfit, crimes, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 6K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Chaos and Desire (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suspecting that the cecassion of the tides may indicate an impending earthquake, Seismologist Alice arrives in her hometown of Baie-Comeau, Quebec to commence her investigation. Soon confronted by numerous figures from her past, the unusual weather ...
Style: touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, small town, small town life, homecoming, forces of nature, uncover truth, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%