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Valmont (1989)
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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 he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating, disturbing, colourful, serious, tense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager, vengeance, seduction, jealousy, marriage, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, graphic violence, death, love and romance, mastermind, sex ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, serious and stylized films with plots about love and romance, couples, betrayal, couple relations, infidelity, romance and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Valmont: Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Untold Scandal (2003), Cruel Intentions (1999), Cousin Bette (1998), The Governess (1998). 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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, innocence lost, love triangle, mind game, passion, arranged marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
Untold Scandal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent ...
Style: sexual, stylized, psychological, sexy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, defloration, loss of virginity, eroticism, virginity, virgin, romance, betrayal, manipulations, couples, manipulation, social differences ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ 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, romantic, clever, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, incest, manipulation, bet, femme fatale, virgin, virginity, teenage life, loss of virginity, defloration, ego clash, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, widow, romance, seduction, refugee, vacation, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, romantic rivalry, insanity, wealth, dignity, tragic event, social differences, love triangle, gender ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, forbidden love, family relations, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, infidelity, love triangle, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, family relations, stonehenge, peasant, revenge, marriage, farmer, love, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, love and romance, jane austen, obsession, friendship, society, dishonesty, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, lifestyle, love and romance, mind game, love triangle, infidelity, cynicism, womanizer, liar, seduction, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 18th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.5
 20K
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: stylized, captivating, serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, gardener, extramarital affair, jealousy, infidelity, female protagonist, aristocracy, unlikely partners, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, intrigue, adultery ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: versailles, france, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, adultery, letter, family problems, couples, power relations, love and romance, dishonesty, bourgeoisie, suffering, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
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, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, life philosophy, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, love and romance, loneliness, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 50s ...
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, love triangle, forbidden love, love and romance, infidelity, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hamburg germany, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, new wave, couples, family problems, inadvertently ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes of passion, party, gossip, mistress, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: titanic, obsession, infidelity, romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, obsessive quest, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s
Place: france, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, unfulfilled love, society, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 37K
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, german, promiscuity, world war one, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, musician, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, melancholic, sexy, talky, intense ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family life, village life, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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