Movies like Night Sun

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Night Sun (1990)
Night Sun (1990)
Original name: Il sole anche di notte
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, Father Sergius, Night Sun stars Julian Sands as Sergio, a nobleman in 18th-century Italy who is expected to marry a duchess, Nastassja Kinski. Upon learning that she was previously the King's mistress, Sergio turns his back on society and becomes a monk. While at the hermitage he tries to resist all sexual temptations before him and soon becomes known as a miracle worker. Eventually he succumbs to a young seductress and knowing he is undeserving of the adulation, leaves the hermitage to travel around as a homeless beggar.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: solitude, life is a bitch, couples, social differences, society, convent, redemption, introspection, humble, healing power, human nature, downfall, hopes, couple relations, religions or cults, swamp, christmas, sex, village, bandit, revenge, mountain, devil, king, prince ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy

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Most similar movies to Night Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, death, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Night Sun: Tess (1979), Julie Walking Home (2002), Elective Affinities (1996), Golden Door (2006), Jane Eyre (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, peasant, rape, fall in love, innocence lost, family relations, farmer, marriage, love, revenge, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
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Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, couples, human nature, terminal illness, survival, dishonesty, true love, parents and children, child illness ...
Place: poland, holland, europe, canada, nova scotia
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Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, couple relations, lovers reunited, love affair, love triangle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, florence, tuscany, venice ...
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, family history, emigration, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
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Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, power relations, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, love affair, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
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The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, grief, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, storm, tree, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, duchess, courtesan, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
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Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, countryside, dishonesty, betrayal, loss of father, debauchery, duel, snow, billiards ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france
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The Four Times (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his ...
Style: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: old man, elderly, village, shepherd, goat, introspection, human nature, hopes, redemption, superstition, very little dialogue, death ...
Place: italy, europe
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Meteora (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, religions or cults, forbidden love, love affair, society, love, temptation, sex scene, nun, very little dialogue, sin, moral dilemma ...
Time: middle ages
Place: greece, europe
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, nude girl, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, dishonesty, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, france, new york, paris france ...
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, london, florence ...
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Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, redemption, moral dilemma, fall in love, sin, couples, regret, clergy, love affair, human nature, society ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, letter, adultery, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, bourgeoisie, suffering, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
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The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, uncle nephew relationship, hopes, friendship, childhood friend, farm, immortality, death, birthday, jealousy, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, touching ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, martial arts, fall in love, teenage life, custody, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
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The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, love and romance, romance, hidden identity, disorder, village, cons and scams, countryside, village life, on the road, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, rome italy, madrid ...
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, family problems, couples, bittersweet, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: prague, central europe, czechoslovakia, germany
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, society, loss of virginity, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
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Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: bleak, sexy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, teacher, victorian england, romance, destiny, injustice, couples, family relations, failed attempt, family problems, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, memory, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, striptease ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hotel, alcohol abuse, betrayal, boarding house, loneliness, desperation, spinster, piano, singleness, love affair, adult virgin, couple relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, texas, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, betrayal, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, terminal illness, city life, human nature, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
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Persecution (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, gloomy, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, stalking, save the lady, obsession, psychopath, unfulfilled love, paranoid, gay interest, retirement home, breakup, vandalism ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, hopes, introspection, disorder, gender, sexuality, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, discrimination, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, albania
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Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, mind game, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, nothing goes right, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, venice
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