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Larks on a String (1969)
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Larks on a String (1969)
Original name: Skřivánci na niti
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, intellectual
Plot: politics, satire, wedding, confined, romance, couple relations, prison life, love and romance, against the odds, against the rules, love affair, society, re-education, isolation, mind control, love of one's life, love, banned, musician, jewish, women's prison, gypsy, female nudity, gulag, philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, society, love affair, fall in love and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Larks on a String: Closely Watched Trains (1966), The Loves of a Blonde (1965), Sabah: A Love Story (2005), Belle du Seigneur (2012), The Queen's Sister (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, wartime life, village life, communism, storytelling, virginity, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany ...
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95%
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, youth, one night stand, small town, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disorder, new wave, firefighter, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, fall in love, romance, family problems, couples, opposites attract, society, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, society, social differences, romance, love affair, unfulfillment, politics, political unrest, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Queen's Sister (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: british royal family, rise and fall, against the rules, love affair, romance, state affairs, fall in love, love and romance, head of state, infidelity, politics, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Night of Love (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet nor as safe as it's expected to be.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: small town, revolution, assassination, world war one, satire, village life, village, dishonesty, deadly, small town life, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, family relations, revolution, coming of age, youth, teenage life, love and romance, romance, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, medical clinic ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, yugoslavia, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, romance, farm, society, pimp, prostitute, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, cliche, terminal illness, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, political unrest, reunion ...
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Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 168
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, pimp, misfit, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, prison, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Housekeeper (2002)
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, starting over, father daughter relationship, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3K
Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Six newly-married, diverse, honeymooning couples face marital bliss and discord, finding out more about themselves, their significant others and life in this happy-go-lucky, quirky drama.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: honeymoon, newlyweds, romance, love and romance, couple relations, social differences, society, couples, tour guide, on the road, bollywood, crumbling marriage ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: contemplative, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Yvonne's Perfume (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Red Kiss (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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Daisy Miller (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this comedy of manners, the American Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, social differences, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, love affair, society, love triangle, infidelity, breeding, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 3K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Greece, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't ...
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, couples, self discovery, destiny, human nature, tragic love, fall in love, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, sexual relations, social differences, romance, society, strong female presence, down on your luck, social relations, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, unemployment, love, friendship, society, human nature, social differences, love and romance, romance, family relations, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 722
The Servant (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, cinderella story, social differences, love affair, master and servant, love and romance, couples, power relations, society, rich and poor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Naples, in the Second World War, the wolf businessman Domenico Soriano meets the seventeen years old whore Filumena Marturano in a brothel during an allied bombing. Two years later, in the post-war, they meet each other by chance and begin a long ...
Style: sentimental, witty, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, manipulation, romance, manipulations, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: At Bertrand Morane's burial there are many of the women that the 40-year-old engineer loved. In flashback Bertrand's life and love affairs are told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sex addict, couples, bittersweet, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
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Puzzled Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sun from Chicago (USA) and Lucas from Mallorca (Spain) meet each other in a students's flat in Barcelona. They fall in love and try to enjoy it without thinking of their separation at the term's ending. Will their love prevail?
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, couples, youth, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), student, exchange student, love and romance, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, forbidden love, social differences, society, infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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