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Swann in Love (1984)
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Swann in Love (1984)
Original name: Un amour de Swann
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 seems to enjoy his company, for which he pays, but considers herself free to socialise and sleep where she pleases, particularly with a rival called de Forcheville. Swann’s passion turns to consuming jealousy, which leads him eventually to accept the social stigma of marrying her. One old friend, the overtly gay Charlus (Alain Delon), stays sympathetic.
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, sexual relations, romance, couple relations, love triangle, tragic love, love and romance, ambition, infidelity, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, femme fatale, social differences, anti semitism, society, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, gender, rise to the top, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, love triangle, obsession, romance and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Swann in Love: Damage (1992), Eros (2004), Where Am I Going? (1976), The Mother and the Whore (1973), The School of Flesh (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, love triangle, family relations, oral sex, parents and children, fondling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france, palm springs california
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Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: sexy, erotic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
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Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, aristocrat, suicide, social differences, couple relations, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, romance, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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100%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, tense, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, sexual relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, violence, romance, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, fashion, lifestyle, sexual relations, prostitute, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
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100%
 7.0
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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100%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, family relations, forbidden love, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, parents and children, family life, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, paris france, minnesota ...
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: poet, lgbt, gay, gay teenager, writer's life, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, sodomy, breast feeding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
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The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, infidelity, femme fatale, forbidden love, manipulation, manipulations, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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70%
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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
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66%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sex, sexuality, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, france ...
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66%
The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, unrequited love, romance, love and romance, social differences, tragic love, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain, africa
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63%
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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, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sincere, sexy, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, youth, infidelity, nightclub, auto mechanic, gender, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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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 ...
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56%
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The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexy, psychological, erotic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, sex, captive, paranoia, desire, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, losing-it hero, destructive relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy
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55%
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, infidelity, social differences, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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55%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, social differences, forbidden love, school, tragic love, fall in love, rich and poor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, italy
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55%
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Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, clever, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, cinderella story, store, love affair, infidelity, true love, lovers reunited, fall in love, sexual relations, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, germany, europe, venice
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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54%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, youth, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
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54%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: stylized, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, haunted by the past, social differences, unfulfilled love, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
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53%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: captivating, sexy, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, obsession, love affair, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, soldier, crimes, deadly ...
Place: spain, europe
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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 ...
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52%
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Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, controversial, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, promiscuity, german, world war one, musician, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
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51%
The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: motorcycle, infidelity, on the road, love and romance, unfulfillment, riddles and clues, looking for sex, couple relations, friendship, sexual relations, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, switzerland, france, germany
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51%
 6.4
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Wild Side (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns – with her two male lovers in town – to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, lifestyle, love triangle, friendship, parents and children, society, social misfits, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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51%
Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, witty, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, infidelity, love triangle, military, illness, duel, opposites attract, love and romance, love affair, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
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51%
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: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, airport, new wave, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, love triangle, midlife crisis, couple relations, human nature, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, lisbon portugal, france, europe
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51%