Movies like Ridicule

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Ridicule
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, clever, interesting, earnest, sexy ...
Plot: court, male nudity, royal court, intrigue, idealism, french, verbal byplay, period piece, pornography, social differences, revolution, dishonesty, relationships, destiny, beautiful scenery, dialogue, corruption, secrets, society, women, romance, culture clash, underdog, love, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles
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Divorce Italian Style
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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The Girl on the Bridge
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, love and romance, love and runaway mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ridicule: Cousin Bette (1998), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), The Hairdresser's Husband (1990), Valmont (1989), The Girl on the Bridge (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cousin Bette
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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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My Wife Is an Actress
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 ...
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The Hairdresser's Husband
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 ...
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Place: france, normandy
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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 ...
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The Girl on the Bridge
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. ...
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Time: 90s
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Too Beautiful for You
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, clever, semi serious, enigmatic ...
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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 ...
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emtying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
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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, gloomy, realistic, romantic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
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Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: witty, semi serious, sincere, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, year 1938
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
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Divorce Italian Style
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, enigmatic ...
Plot: divorce, murder, marriage, battle of the sexes, adultery, crumbling marriage, cheating, love, secrets, infidelity, women, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, earnest, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, farce, love, comedy of errors, couple relations, british, adaptation, verbal byplay, friendship, literature, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Divorce
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
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Masculin Féminin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, clever, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, london, britain
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Belle Epoque
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, marriage, obsession, love, soldier, politics, spanish civil war, artist, lesbian, parents and children, mentor, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
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An Ideal Husband
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 19th century, 90s, 18th century, victorian england, 1890s ...
Place: england, london
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A Housekeeper
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california, paris france
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A Good Woman
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, dishonesty, adaptation, mistaken identity, hotel, love and romance, romance, gossip, couples, period piece ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, london, england
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The Collector
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
Style: talky, sexy, sexual, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: moral dilemma, art, love affair, pornography, relationships, romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, new wave, solitude, love and romance, obsession ...
Time: 60s
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The Merchant of Venice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: clever, tense, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: shakespeare, vengeance, prejudice, jewish, courtroom, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, jews, adaptation, betrayal, greed, tragedy ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century, renaissance
Place: venice, europe, england, italy
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