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The Children of the Century (1999)
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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: sexy, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, erotic, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, contemplative
Plot: sex, sexuality, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, erotica, infidelity, writers, feminism, poet, lesbian relationship, lesbian, prostitute, female nudity, love triangle, adultery, brothel, female writer, scandal, love, sex scene, napoleon bonaparte, making love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, paris france, venice, france, europe, rome italy, austria ...

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Most similar movies to The Children of the Century

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Children of the Century: Colette (2018), Damage (1992), Sylvia (2003), Little Lili (2003), Swann in Love (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: captivating, inspirational, intellectual, lyrical, social ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian relationship, female protagonist, novelist, bisexuality, female writer, writers, lesbian, infidelity, lesbian sex, woman, open marriage, nobel prize ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, victorian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, algeria, louisiana, france, marseille
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100%
 6.7
 18K
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, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, infidelity, adultery, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, love triangle, oral sex, passion, incest, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 11K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, depression, infidelity, writers, adultery, death, poet, writer's life, tragic love, mental illness, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 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: serious, realistic, clever, sexy, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaking, love triangle, actor's life, unfulfilled love, obsession, fall in love, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: duchess, erotica, sensuality, jealousy, prostitute, obsession, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, family relations, infidelity, prodigy, opposites attract, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, couples, romance, remarry, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, new york, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: emotional, sexy, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, love triangle, art, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
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59%
 6.8
 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: sexy, talky, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, writers, gay, polyamory, art, painter, world war one, lgbt, friendship, romance, bittersweet, marriage ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.9
 28K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, 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, romantic, emotional, colourful, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: poet, romance, writers, love, friendship, poetry, letter, tragedy, couple relations, tragic love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 3K
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: erotic, sexy, art house, realistic, serious ...
Plot: oral sex, sex scene, forbidden love, love triangle, sexual promiscuity, female masturbation, male nudity, erotica, lust, suicidal thoughts, promiscuous woman, theatre director ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 240 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, serious, clever, stylized, contemplative
Plot: writers, family relations, couples, power relations, romance, society, writer's life, betrayal, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 13K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian sex, love triangle, romance, sex, lesbian, writers, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), open relationship, strong sexual content, writer's life, bohemian ...
Time: 1930s, year 1931, year 1932, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 1K
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: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, romanticism, womanizer, obsession, radical, writer's life, lifestyle, society, romance, social misfits, sexual relations, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: ottoman empire, albania, turkey, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: romantic, sexual, witty, sexy, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, courtesan, beauty, prostitute, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, medieval, social differences, couple relations, prostitution, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, poland, europe, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 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: psychological, emotional, intense, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: mental illness, art, artist, obsession, sculptor, fall in love, love, couples, love and romance, actor's life, love affair, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, family relations, couples, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 20th century, pre world war one, year 1915 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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54%
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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, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gender, friendship, friends, writer's life, society, writers, lgbt, couples, erotica, women ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ 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: melancholic, sexy, realistic, intense, romantic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, maid, family relations, literature, village, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: normandy, france, london, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, couples, destructive relationship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, painter, art, husband wife relationship, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1929, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, new york, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, sex scene, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, love and romance, tragic love, introspection, love affair, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, china, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: artist, painting, painter, art, dancing, doctor, medical examination, river, piano teacher, model, train station, piano ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: france, provence, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, beggar, love, romance, painter, love story, loneliness, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, blind character, painting ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 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: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, realistic ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: erotic, stylized, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, female nudity, courtesan, opposites attract, femme fatale, adultery, extramarital affair, forbidden love, manipulation, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, fall in love, romance, impossible love, love affair, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, lifestyle, twentysomething life, destructive relationship, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 25K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: meditative, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: art, wedding anniversary, romance, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, husband wife relationship, writers, lifestyle, wine, age difference, antique shop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 8K
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, romantic, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, marriage, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, inheritance, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 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: sexy, captivating, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: ballet, female nudity, dancing, dancer, children, women, girl, prostitute, adultery, extramarital affair, sex, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, year 1900, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, ussr, nice france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, depression, multiple storylines, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, art, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, california, london, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: political, sexual, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, writers, extramarital affair, adultery, sexually aggressive woman, philosopher, russian woman, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, rough sex, sex scene, selfishness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%