Movies like Vatel

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Vatel (2000)
 6.6
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Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?
Style: captivating, baroque, light, melancholic, tricky, stylized, serious, realistic, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: king of france, prince, political intrigue, forbidden love, tragic love, fall in love, power relations, master and servant, nobility, intrigue, betrayal, secret love, banquet, cook, royal court, romance, cooking and food, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, destiny, male nudity, dog, dancing, horse ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, holland, netherlands, paris france, england

Most similar movies to Vatel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about romance, love and romance, betrayal, couples, mentor, runaway and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Vatel: Anna and the King (1999), A Royal Affair (2012), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Dangerous Beauty (1998), All the Mornings of the World (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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100%
 7.5
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, tragic love, royal court, high society, coup d'etat, period piece, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, year 1968, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painter, painting, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, society, love and romance, beauty, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, turkey, cyprus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, human nature, youth, apprentice, power relations, musician's life, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: contemplative, clever, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, love and romance, couple relations, writer's life, wartime life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: captivating, stylized, serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, gardener, extramarital affair, jealousy, female protagonist, infidelity, aristocracy, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, adultery, garden ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Angelique (2013)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.
Style: stylized, baroque, touching, romantic, compassionate ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 13K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, princess, royal court, unfaithful wife, aristocracy, french history, society, passion, royal family, love, forced marriage ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 137 min.
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Style: touching, witty, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 16K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 159 min.
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Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, french history, forbidden love, royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, forbidden love, political unrest, vengeance, love and romance, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, romance, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, royal court, french revolution, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, disturbing, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couples, actor's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, slavery, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, romance, pregnancy, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 13K
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: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, gay teenager, gay sex, tragic love, prodigy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 4K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couples, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.5
 18K
Diana (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) campaigns against the use of land mines and has a secret love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews).
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: royal family, paparazzi, princess, british royal family, couple relations, tragic love, love affair, secret love, charity, state affairs, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 4K
Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, couple relations, rivalry, state affairs, isolation, society ...
Time: 1500s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, society, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, intrigue, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, wife, neighbor, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, tragic love, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 89K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, baroque ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, royal family, queen, head of state, heir to the throne, love interest, forbidden love, royal court, society, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%