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Valmont (1989)
 7.0
 12K
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 he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."
Style: baroque, stylized, clever, tense, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic, interesting, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, virginity, mind game, romance, vengeance, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, manipulations, mastermind, couples, dishonesty, hypocrisy, rivalry, cons and scams, tragedy, manipulation, death, marriage, dog, dancing, horse, rape, musician ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, betrayal, infidelity, dialogue, catastrophe and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Valmont: Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Cruel Intentions (1999), The End of the Affair (1999), Dangerous Liaisons (2003), The Wings of the Dove (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, sexuality, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, mind game, innocence lost, passion, arranged marriage, dishonesty, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, teenage life, manipulation, femme fatale, virgin, ego clash, strong sexual content, diary, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, jealousy, church, passion, temptation, rainy, couple relations, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dangerous Liaisons (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks vengeance against her ex-lover Gercourt when ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, womanizer, romance, sexual relations, couple relations, manipulations, love and romance, vengeance, love triangle, innocence lost, lifestyle, rock ...
Time: 60s, 18th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, rise to the top, love and romance, social climbing, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 2K
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: realistic, semi serious, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, forgery, romance, revenge, rivalry, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, couple relations, society, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, nanny, murder, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 7.9
 33K
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, atmospheric, sexy, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, german, promiscuity, jealousy, adultery, musician, prostitute, new wave, romance, love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two ...
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 11K
Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: witty, biting, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, theater, couples, love affair, dishonesty, actor's life, showbiz, starlet, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 6.5
 18K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, jealousy, aristocracy, gardener, female protagonist, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, palace ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, marriage, sex, voyeurism, cheating wife, romance, wedding, family life, couples, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, sicily, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: clever, realistic, psychological, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, couples, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 6.9
 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, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sexual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, honeymoon, funeral, diary, love triangle, extramarital affair, cholera, marriage, doctor, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 6.3
 3K
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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, couples, city life, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, introspection, society, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic, biting ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, butler, debt, gambling, love affair, social differences, couple relations, social climbing, love and romance, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 8K
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, classic literature, dramatic ...
Plot: friends, betrayal, vengeance, murder, racism, tragic love, jealousy, shakespeare, rivalry, downfall, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, venice, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 10K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, life philosophy, love story, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, party, gossip, mistress, artists and showbiz, couples, actor's life, crimes of passion, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: biting, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, ballet, love triangle, society, love affair, couples, family problems, fall in love, dishonesty, americana, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blackmail, vacation, widow, infidelity, refugee, theft, seduction, romance, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: psychological, gloomy, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, new wave, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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