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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, stylized, tense, clever, interesting ...
Plot: court, intrigue, royal court, rabbit, epidemic, bedroom, painter, swamp, duel, verbal byplay, social differences, flower, sex, dishonesty, society, underdog, manipulations, innocence lost, teaching the ways of the world, ambition, rivalry, power relations, male nudity, social climbing, idealism ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and stylized films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, infidelity, dialogue and love mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ridicule: The Hairdresser's Husband (1990), Valmont (1989), Cousin Bette (1998), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Too Beautiful for You (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: obsession, hairdresser, sex, couple relations, romance, little boy, falling in love, man-woman relation, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, normandy
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95%
 7.0
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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: baroque, stylized, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, betrayal, infidelity, romance, virginity, manipulations, couple relations, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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85%
 6.2
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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: witty, semi serious, stylized, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, courtesan, fall in love, love, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, seduction, sexuality, aristocracy, love triangle, arranged marriage, passion, innocence lost, mind game, ladykiller, lover, love letter ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: talky, cynical, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, couple relations, workplace romance, adultery, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, knife, bridge, romance, couple relations, fall in love, suicide, knife throwing, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, greece, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
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62%
Three Colors: White (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: dark humor, clever, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: funeral, vengeance, hairdresser, french, faked death, phone sex, rivalry, sexual frustration, social misfits, crumbling marriage, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, france, europe, warsaw poland, paris france ...
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62%
 6.5
 17K
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, female protagonist, aristocracy, gardener, palace, garden, jealousy, extramarital affair, infidelity, adultery, flood, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, taxi driver, taxi, romance, vacation, love and romance, couples, restaurant owner, relationship problems, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, forgery, revenge, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, couples, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, actor's life, couple relations, sexual relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, journalism, adultery, jealous spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, paris france ...
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Love, etc. (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, well-employed Benoît's life changes when he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, unlikely couple, urban, opposites attract, romance, destructive relationship, looking for love, singleness, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: catholic, introspection, buddies, obsession, unlikely couple, romance, manipulations, new wave, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, election, radio, child abuse, romance, idealism, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, society, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Taste of Others (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, unhappiness, extramarital affair, love and romance, couples, lover, theatre play, theatre milieu, teachers and students, cheating, partnership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: hidden identity, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, lookalikes, romance, emperor, island, social differences, mistaken identity, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, royal family, dead rat, lady in waiting, austrian, embroidery, revolution, downfall, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, wedding, intrigue, bachelor, battle of the sexes, countryside, opposites attract, shakespeare, romance, presumed dead, duel, prince ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, slavery, estate, love triangle, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, gender, love and romance, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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My Man (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps in the foyer of her apartment house; she gives him a hot ...
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, homeless man, infidelity, downfall, love, eroticism, manipulations, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 449
Joseph Andrews (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: master and servant, farce, betrayal, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, love triangle, adventure, rich and poor, social differences, true love, cinderella story ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, haunted by the past, friends, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, midlife crisis, transvestism, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, philosopher, vacation, friendship, romance, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, friends, matchmaking, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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I'm Staying (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A love triangle between a businessman, his wife, and a writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, breakup, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 191
Hard Off (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claude, an auctioneer in his 50s, forms with Marie a couple united for fifteen years and still in love. However, in the intimacy, and in spite of a desire always alive, Claude has problems of erection. While Marie agrees with a smile of these ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: erection, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, infidelity, romance, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, gender, friend, medication ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, switzerland, paris france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: destiny, chaos, coincidence, museum, love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, chaos and mayhem, depression, suicide attempt, compulsive liar ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, youth, midlife crisis, love triangle, strong sexual content, unlikely couple, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when ...
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, couple relations, culture clash, social differences, indian lead, middle class, open marriage, society, couples, opposites attract, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 10K
The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, wine, desire, scandal, poet, tourist, sex, violence, party, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, master and servant, romance, writer's life, intrigue, rise and fall, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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