Movies like Ridicule

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Ridicule (1996)
 7.4
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, 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, stylized, semi serious, intellectual, tense, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: royal court, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, bedroom, flower, manipulations, ambition, society, court, footsie under the table, swamp, epidemic, painter, rabbit, flowers, sign language, teaching the ways of the world, social climbing, rivalry, underdog, innocence lost, verbal byplay, sexual content ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, versailles, england, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, stylized and visually appealing films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ridicule: Valmont (1989), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Cousin Bette (1998), Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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100%
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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, innocence lost, mind game, passion, arranged marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, couples, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 2K
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, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: conspiracy, rebellion, politics, intrigue, battles, revolution, priest, prisoner, deportation, cannibal, scandal, amputation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, mississippi, versailles, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, society, crimes, social climbing, sexual dysfunction, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 44K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, queen, royal family, love affair, love triangle, royal court, period piece, tragic love, aristocracy, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, tragic love, friendship, duel, love triangle, romance, fall in love, power of love, love and romance, military, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, contemplative, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, couples, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, king, queen, treatment, couples, ruler, unconventional method, outside help, manic ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, casual sex, seduction, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 22K
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, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, estate, slavery, country estate, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, social differences, strong female presence, rich and poor, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rise and fall, intrigue, romance, politics, unfulfillment, love and romance, writer's life, master and servant, lifestyle, state affairs, ambition, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, friendship, battles, duke, french revolution, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Plot: fighting the system, against the rules, writer's life, rebelliousness, estate, rebellion, couple relations, idealism, society, clergy, religions or cults, freedom of speech ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, intrigue, countryside, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, couple relations, comedy of errors, aristocracy, dishonesty, unlikely couple, young lovers ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, french, relationship problems, sex, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife throwing, bridge, knife, life & death, loneliness, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, glasgow scotland, turkey ...
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50%
Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: romantic, witty, stylized, light, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: jane austen, friendship, period piece, love, manipulation, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, profanity, dealing with death, gender, contests and competitions, love and romance, performer's life, couples, transvestism, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, madrid, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, infidelity, wartime life, missing person, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
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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, sexy, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: erection, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, couple relations, sexual relations, parents and children, romance, gender, dishonesty, family relations, couples, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, switzerland, paris france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.8
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, love and romance, couple relations, couples, chance meeting, museum, stranger, old woman, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 509
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, clever, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, couples, power relations, couple relations, cinderella story, death in the family, social differences, frame up, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, couples, social climbing, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sexy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, woman in danger, noblewoman, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, tragic love, escapades, wedding night, romance, nobility, marriage of convenience, rich and poor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, royal family, seduction, siblings relations, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, family relations, jealousy, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 611
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, love triangle, wedding, journalism, unlikely couple, lifestyle, romance, twentysomething life, fall in love, unemployment, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 171K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, cynical, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian, rivalry, queen, ambitious woman, aristocracy, lgbt, british history, rise and fall, period piece, queen of england, duchess, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%