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St. Ives (1998)
 6.4
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St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating with women. Both men have their eyes on the lovely Flora, who resides with her aunt, the iconoclastic and well-traveled Miss Susan Emily Gilcrist. By chance, living close to the camp is Jacques's grandfather and brother, whom Jacques believes died years before. Jacques decides to escape, find his relatives, and win the hand of Flora; Major Chevening and an unforeseen enemy stand in his way. Can Miss Gilcrist contrive to make everything work out?
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: prison, adventure, fall in love, adventurer, soldier, haunted by the past, escapades, military, battles, captivity, long lost brother, escape, revolution, romance, womanizer, betrayal, love and romance, obsessive quest, rivalry, love, dancing, female nudity, camp, gun, wine ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: scotland, europe, france, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, fall in love, betrayal, dishonesty and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like St. Ives: Outlander (2014), The Duellists (1977), Lorna Doone (2000), Kidnapped (1971), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
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Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
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47%
 7.4
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 1K
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: french revolution, fighting the system, secret identity, rebellion, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, intrigue, revolution, political unrest, idealism, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, tense, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: forbidden love, escapades, adventure, romance, intrigue, royal court, woman in danger, rivalry, heroes, couples, royal family, fall in love ...
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 287
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Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 2K
Affinity (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Romania, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: UK
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, sexy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 291
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
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27%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
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Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 351
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 7K
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, innocence lost, love triangle, mind game, arranged marriage, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, escapades, military, adventure, homecoming, battle zone, forbidden love, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 2K
Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, epic, scenic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 595
Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 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, suspense, captivating
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, wartime life, military, soldier, heroic mission, fall in love, survival, infidelity, love affair, danger, romance ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, military, political unrest, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, algeria, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 438
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, jealousy, serial killer, embezzlement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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