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Suzhou River (2000)
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Suzhou River (2000)
Original name: 苏州河
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, clever, gloomy, realistic, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, river, mistaken identity, mermaid, destructive relationship, crimes, betrayal, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, ransom, romance, smuggling, disorder, missing person, criminal gang, rain, suicide, motorcycle, delivery man, obsession, love and romance, rainy, black market, lake or river ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations and betrayal mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Suzhou River: The Woman Next Door (1981), Faithless (2000), Summer Palace (2006), Reconstruction (2003), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: wife, neighbor, obsession, tragic love, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, infidelity, couples, crimes of passion, dishonesty, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
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100%
Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, idealism, true love, life is a bitch, romance, politics, political unrest, road not taken, college life, social differences, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, north korea, germany, asia, europe ...
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, unfaithful wife, romance, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, society, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, adultery, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, unsupportive spouse, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, lovers reunited, love and romance, family life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
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100%
The Soft Skin (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, airport, new wave, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, love triangle, midlife crisis, couple relations, human nature, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, lisbon portugal, france, europe
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A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, tragic love, love and romance, couples, love affair, obsession, fall in love, falling in love, longing, unfulfillment, crying, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: losing-it hero, romance, lifestyle, couples, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, family problems, love affair ...
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58%
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Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, dangerous attraction, couples, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, romance, danger, traffic jam, living together, friendship, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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57%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Place: china, asia
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Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
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Gabrielle (2005)
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Country: France, Germany, Italy
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Anna Karenina (1985)
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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She's So Lovely (1997)
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sexy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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52%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
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Prague Duet (1998)
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Place: prague, europe, czech republic
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The Great Magician (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, humorous, atmospheric, exciting ...
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china
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