Movies like The Scarlet Letter 1973

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The Scarlet Letter (1973)
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The Scarlet Letter (1973)
Original name: Der scharlachrote Buchstabe
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, betrayal, missing person, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, society, immigrants, clergy, wartime life, dishonesty, performer's life, couple relations, cheating wife, pregnancy, forbidden love, adultery, sexuality, male female relationship, letter, colonial america, extramarital affair, minister ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, europe, massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, love triangle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Letter: Jerichow (2008), Morlang (2001), Effi Briest (1974), Eager Bodies (2003), One Hundred Mornings (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, boss and employee, infidelity, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, estrangement, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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53%
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Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized
Plot: infidelity, adultery, age difference, duel, family relations, couples, injustice, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany, berlin germany, prussia
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52%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, tragic hero, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, sex between cousins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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48%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, vestiges of humanity, chaos, couples, social decay, couple relations, isolation, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, pardon, couples, couple relations, fall in love, legislation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe
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40%
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, couple relations, against humanity, isolation, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, wartime life, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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40%
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The City Below (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married - toy with their unexplainable ...
Style: serious, tense, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, horny woman, adultery, workplace, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, crimes of passion, dishonesty, lovers apart, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, indonesia, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: christianity, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, religions or cults, disorder, clergy, life is a bitch, society, religious persecution, jesuit, torture ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, dysfunctional family, love affair, human nature, couples, family problems, society ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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39%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, betrayal, romance, infidelity, murder, love triangle, repairman, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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38%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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38%
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, society, overseas worker, naivete, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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37%
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Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, sexual content, infidelity, manipulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Marquise (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: strong female presence, artists and showbiz, romance, rise and fall, dishonesty, prostitute, love and romance, tragic hero, society, unfulfillment, intrigue, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, disability, couples, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment, society, youth, down on your luck, parents and children, ex convict, mother son relationship ...
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Place: spain, europe, madrid
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33%
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: realistic, sexy, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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32%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: betrayal, military, wartime life, love triangle, forbidden love, soldier, survival, leadership, romance, fall in love, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe
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32%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, wartime life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1954, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
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32%
Frenchman's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into contact with the dashingly handsome French privateer Jean ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious
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Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, england, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
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Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
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31%
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In Real Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In his new film a young director puts his girlfriend through a love test. By doing so he risks his real life relationship with her.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, couple relations, love triangle, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fall in love, rehearsal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
The King's Whore (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: fatal attraction, love triangle, obsessive love, love affair, obsession, royal family, vengeance, war, society, romance, prostitute, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, middle ages
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30%
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Secret Love (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two months after their wedding, Yeon-Yi (Yoon Jin-Seo)'s husband Jin-woo (Yoo Ji-Tae)gets into an accident and falls into a coma. During this time, Yeon-Yi's life shatters from the seams. She misses her deadlines for work, while she has ...
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, psychological, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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28%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, obsession, social differences, love triangle, opposites attract, destructive relationship, revenge, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: repression, confession, life is a bitch, survival, family relations, clergy, soldier, society, love and romance, fugitives, republican, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%