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The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
 6.6
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The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting object of his affections.
Style: captivating, serious, erotic, romantic, scenic, atmospheric, realistic, fairy tale, sexy, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, forbidden love, opposites attract, jungle, love story, interracial romance, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, impossible love, love, adventurer, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, male virgin, husband wife relationship, mentor, stereotypes, tragic love, redemption, war, military, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, england, ireland, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sexy films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, love, fall in love and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Sleeping Dictionary: The Painted Veil (2006), The Lover (1992), Titanic (1997), Anna and the King (1999), Atonement (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 19K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, virgin, age difference, fall in love, lolita, sex with a minor, love affair, interracial relations, opposites attract, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, opposites attract, tragic love, love story, love, ship, fall in love, titanic, drowning, iceberg, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.8
 247K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, world war two, tragic love, false accusation, unfulfilled love, innocence, life is a bitch, forbidden love, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart, nurse ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 5K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: serious, erotic, melancholic, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, society, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, romance, true love, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, gun violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 40K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, couples, tragic love, lust, desire ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, family relations, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 34K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, destiny, true love, romance, moral dilemma, love triangle, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 772
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, fall in love, culture clash, social differences, society, dysfunctional family, parents and children, political unrest, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 17K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, romantic, dramatic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, jane austen, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, aristocracy, opposites attract, social differences, happy ending, countryside, love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 652
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, immigrants, restaurant, family relations, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 80K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, captivating, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, romance, society, unlikely couple, power of love, love and romance, master and servant, rich and poor, fall in love, family secret, love, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, destructive relationship, tragic love, teenage life, couples, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern d├ębutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, infidelity, family relations, wedding, fall in love, romance, small town, young lovers, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, spain, manchester, glasgow scotland, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, marriage, jealousy, mexican revolution, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 1890s ...
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, culture clash, young lovers, self destructing, family relations, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: seattle, los angeles, north dakota, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, family relations, anti semitism, couples, love and romance, fall in love, against the odds, culture clash, social differences, interracial relations, tragic love, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, governess, love and romance, reunion, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, couples, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, victorian era, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%