Movies like Night Sun

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Night Sun (1990)
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: solitude, couple relations, religions or cults, life is a bitch, hopes, social differences, society, human nature, couples, convent, redemption, introspection, humble, downfall, healing power, christmas, sex, bandit, village, mountain, king, devil, prince, religion, miraculous event ...
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 serious, realistic, gloomy and emotional films with plots about love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family relations, husband wife relationship, romance and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Night Sun: Elective Affinities (1996), Tess (1979), Julie Walking Home (2002), Golden Door (2006), Jane Eyre (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love triangle, love affair, lovers reunited, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, florence italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 16K
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, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, fall in love, family relations, farmer, peasant, marriage, revenge, love, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 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: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, survival, human nature, terminal illness, couples, romance, parents and children ...
Place: poland, europe, holland, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 5K
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, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hopes, immigrants, social relations, starting over, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, emigration, family history, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.8
 9K
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, family relations, power relations, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, tragic hero, life is a bitch, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 4K
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, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, grief, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, single mother, beach, tree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, society, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, countryside, dishonesty, duel, betrayal, loss of father, debauchery, female director, billiards ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 4K
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: serious, sincere, surreal, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, old man, village, shepherd, goat, introspection, human nature, hopes, redemption, superstition, very little dialogue, nature ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 637
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: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, forbidden love, love affair, religions or cults, society, temptation, love, sex scene, nun, very little dialogue, sin, prayer ...
Time: middle ages
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 6K
Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 145 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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, redemption, infidelity, fall in love, moral dilemma, clergy, regret, sin, couples, human nature, love affair, dysfunctional family ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 2K
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: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, adultery, letter, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, husband wife relationship, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 504
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, family relations, couples, youth, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sincere, sentimental, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, love and romance, hidden identity, romance, village, on the road, small town, countryside, hopes, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, madrid, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, memory, christmas, brother sister incest, hopes, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, immortality, children, passion, birthday, death, friendship, jealousy, childhood friend, farm ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 3K
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, couples, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, starting over, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, destructive relationship, self discovery, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: hotel, alcohol abuse, betrayal, desperation, boarding house, loneliness, piano, spinster, cons and scams, love affair, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 8K
Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: monk, self discovery, buddhism, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, rich and poor, monastery, hopes, society, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tibet, himalaya, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 6K
The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: old west, couple relations, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, family relations, betrayal, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 10K
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, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, victorian england, romance, destiny, failed attempt, family relations, couples, family problems, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Brief Vacation (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, factory, friendship, fish out of water, parents and children, redemption, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, hopes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%