Movies like Stealing Beauty

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Stealing Beauty (1996)
 6.6
 26K
Stealing Beauty (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, visually appealing, sexy, erotic, art house, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: virginity, virgin, loss of virginity, poet, bohemian life, first sex, coming of age, first sexual experience, innocence lost, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, romance, youth, performer's life, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, looking for love, fall in love, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, couples, diary, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany

Most similar movies to Stealing Beauty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sexy and serious films with plots about love and romance, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, relationships and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stealing Beauty: The Dreamers (2003), Lolita (1997), Romeo and Juliet (1968), I Capture the Castle (2003), Besieged (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 109K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, strong sexual content, male nudity, desire, friends, sexual attraction, sexual relations, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, lovers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 51K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, lolita, pedophile, underage sex, forbidden love, sex with teenager, obsession, pedophilia, perversion, older man young girl relationship, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: castle, romance, eccentric family, siblings relations, coming of age, first love, sister sister relationship, writer's block, ex convict, wedding, family drama, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 2K
Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virgin, defloration, virginity, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, love and romance, legal, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: gay, murder, family relations, coming out, homosexuality, gay relationship, culture clash, self discovery, bathhouse, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: turkey, rome italy, italy, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, family life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, hopes, starting over, dealing with death, family in crisis, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
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: male nudity, love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, lovers reunited, filmmaking, couples, fall in love ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, serious, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenager, teenage love, cancer, youth, dying, last wish, love and romance, first sex, loss of virginity, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 11K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, silk, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, tennis, looking for love, fall in love, couples, kiss, self discovery, female protagonist, travel, novel, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, sexual relations, prostitute, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, profanity, bittersweet, couples, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Look Both Ways (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During one unusually hot weekend, four friends struggle after hearing some life-changing news.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, romance, journalism, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, looking for love, husband wife relationship, museum, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.8
 16K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, obsession, incest, dangerous attraction, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, love affair, father son relationship, scandal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, palm springs california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 2K
Bilitis (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, virgin, kiss, voyeurism, coming of age, innocence lost, self discovery, sexual relations, looking for sex, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 10K
Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, brothel, loss of virginity, child prostitution, underage sex, virginity, girl man relationship, photographer, prostitute, sexuality, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 85K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, virginity, loss of virginity, teenage love, love and romance, bullying, adolescence, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, couple relations, society, master and servant, nanny, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
 6.6
 2K
Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, pittsburgh, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, teenage life, love affair, depression, couple relations, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, family relations, ira, politics, countryside, strained relationship, police officer, father son relationship, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 3K
Gabbeh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, village, family life, lifestyle, romance, couples, forbidden love, love affair, village life, parents and children, love ...
Place: iran, middle east, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, americana, rich and poor, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, illinois, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, family relations, wooing, teenage life, youth, love and romance, couples, urban ghetto, fall in love, family life, sexual relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, dominican republic, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%