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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, feminism, fall in love, writer's life, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, gender bending, gender, lifestyle, pleasure, boys' choir, frigidity, fork, delirium, upside down view, absinthe, peacock ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, europe, france, venice, florence italy, geneva switzerland, rome italy ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, infidelity, couple relations, death and love affair 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), Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999), Passion of Love (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, gays and lesbians, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, brussels belgium, africa ...
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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, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, lust, roommate, obsession, love, ghost, friendship, sexual attraction, pleasure, desire, sexual obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: romance, fall in love, master and servant, writer's life, innocence lost, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, black sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, infidelity, duel, illness, love triangle, military, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 23K
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, romance, tragic love, letter, writer's life, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, untimely death, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 824
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, serious, realistic, romanticism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: womanizer, obsession, radical, romance, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, politics, social misfits, writer's life, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: india, athens greece, greece, ottoman empire, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, talky, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, bourgeoisie, adultery, village, tragic hero, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, dull life, unfulfillment, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 14K
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, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, obsession, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: composer, painter, infidelity, prodigy, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 470
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, clever
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, romance, sexual attraction, love affair, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: witty, sexual, clever, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, false accusation, courtesan, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, poet, beach, love, snow, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, gender, society, lesbian kiss, lesbian, tomato, low self esteem, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, year 1972, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, femme fatale, manipulations, aristocrat, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, tragic love, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, mistress, older man younger woman relationship, physical abuse, painter, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france, poland, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, revenge, romance, haunted by the past, family disapproval, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, disability, rehabilitation, romance, human spirit, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, gloomy, stylized, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: snow, fireworks, subway, prison, romance, rise and fall, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, jealousy, sex, menage a trois, infidelity, birthday, deportation, restaurant, love triangle, pianist, romance, oldies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, writer's life, ego clash, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, prodigy, crumbling marriage, teachers and students ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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, gloomy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Elective Affinities (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, romance, fall in love, couple relations, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, actor's life, art ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, fondling, fall in love, surgeon, love triangle, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, soviet union, prague, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: feminism, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, friendship, homosexuality, unfulfilled love, gender, love and romance, forbidden love, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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