Movies like The Children of the Century

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The Children of the Century (1999)
 6.5
 2K
The Children of the Century (1999)
Original name: Les Enfants du Siècle
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 Sand by a handsome doctor.
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: feminism, infidelity, writer's life, forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, gender bending, destructive relationship, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, gender, unfulfillment, romance, sexuality, dog, dancing, lesbian, horse, prostitute, thief, ghetto ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, france, venice, europe, florence italy, austria, paris france ...

Most similar movies to The Children of the Century

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, death, kiss, drinking and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Children of the Century: Total Eclipse (1995), Swann in Love (1984), Rendez-vous (1985), Bride of the Wind (2001), Bright Star (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 12K
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: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, poet, gays and lesbians, lgbt, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: france, europe, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Swann in Love (1984)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: obsession, prostitute, courtesan, gay, jealousy, unfulfillment, couple relations, gays and lesbians, ambition, power relations, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, italy, egypt, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 2K
Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, obsession, ghost, love, lust, roommate, forbidden love, dull life, love and romance, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: infidelity, painter, composer, wish come true, artists and showbiz, couple relations, remarry, love and romance, romance, obsession, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.0
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, death, obsession, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 15K
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, extramarital affair, scandal, voyeur, politician, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, love and romance, gender, platonic, anti conformity, lifestyle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 837
Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, romanticism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: womanizer, obsession, radical, couples, politics, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, love and romance, social misfits, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: athens greece, greece, albania, ottoman empire, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, rebellion, false accusation, fighting the system, courtesan ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, clever
Plot: wartime life, parents and children, writer's life, family relations, master and servant, romance, betrayal, missing person, power relations, lifestyle, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, witty, sexual, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, love triangle, infidelity, military, illness, duel, destructive relationship, adult virgin, love affair, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, painter, older man younger woman relationship, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, talky, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, village, bourgeoisie, adultery, love affair, social relations, couples, family life, society, unfulfillment, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: friendship, artists and showbiz, writer's life, friends, society, gender, feminism, lesbian relationship, extramarital affair, obsession, suitcase, reading a newspaper ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, disability, true love, unfulfilled love, family relations, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, youth, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 2K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, celebrity culture, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, down on your luck, human nature, tragic love, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable ...
Time: 1890s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love, school ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, snow, beach, poet, love, boat, love and romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, campus, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, prodigy, society, lifestyle, ego clash, love affair, couples, working class, friends, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sexual, psychological, realistic, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, prostitute, obsession, promiscuity, friendship, hospital, infidelity, singleness, sexual relations, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, hamburg germany, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 2K
Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: filmmaking, couple relations, unfulfilled love, romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, actor's life, gender, lifestyle, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, life is a bitch, rise and fall, painting, blind character, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couples, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, friendship, love triangle, betrayal, racism, coming of age, best friends, politics, teenage love, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 3K
Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: artist, painter, against the rules, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, couple relations, sexual relations, fighting the system, couples, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 5K
Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, estate, social differences, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, love, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 2K
Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: serious, captivating, sexual, realistic
Plot: ballet, dance, dancer, artists and showbiz, against the rules, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, feminism, lifestyle, rebelliousness, gender ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, paris france, chicago illinois, athens greece, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 6K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, art, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, romance, celebrity culture, haunted by the past, society, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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