Movies like A Tale of Two Cities 1980

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A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
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A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in the deadly web of the French Revolution and condemned to die by the guillotine, Sydney Carton concocts a dangerous plot to free the husband of the woman he loves.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: revolution, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, french revolution, charles dickens, heroes, politics, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, social differences, society, couples, heroic mission, death row, dishonesty, political unrest, wartime life, unfulfilled love, state affairs, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, society, couples, unfulfillment, fall in love and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like A Tale of Two Cities: The King's Whore (1990), Jefferson in Paris (1995), Talk of Angels (1998), The Last September (1999), Wuthering Heights (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The King's Whore (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: fatal attraction, love triangle, obsessive love, unfulfillment, war, politics, love and romance, romance, vengeance, royal family, obsession, love affair ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, couples, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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66%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
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59%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, emotional
Plot: soldier, social differences, unfulfilled love, couple relations, rich and poor, tragic love, infidelity, political unrest, fall in love, love triangle, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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53%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, revolution, bishop, going straight, society, rivalry, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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41%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, life is a bitch, rivalry, love and romance, society, revolution, couples, vengeance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, french revolution, politics, aristocrat, friendship, battles, duke, romance, rebelliousness, forbidden love, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, escape attempt, aristocracy, stagecoach, captivity, fugitives, intrigue, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: native american, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, soldier, battles, revolution, danger, politics, life is a bitch, social differences, culture clash, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hunchback (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.
Style: emotional, serious, gothic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hunchback, forbidden love, fall in love, obsession, self discovery, clergy, social misfits, betrayal, misfit, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages, 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, unfulfillment, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, state affairs, soldier, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, forbidden love, fall in love, destructive relationship, unsupportive spouse, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, prodigy, unfulfillment, intrigue, state affairs, society, romance, love and romance, head of state ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, couples, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
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29%
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, youth, fall in love, romance, tragic love, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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28%
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, downfall, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, political unrest, death row, fight for supremacy, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, social relations, couples, friendship, fall in love, romance, lifestyle, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, sexy, emotional, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, adultery, duchess, high society, marriage, marital infidelity, marital rape, destiny, mistress ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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26%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, couples, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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25%
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Those Who Love (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, dull life, village, love affair, school, village life, fall in love, infidelity, redemption, destructive relationship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: galicia
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25%
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3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, realistic
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, siblings relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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25%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
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25%