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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Original name: La veuve de Saint-Pierre
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While those are sent for Auguste is placed under the supervision of army Captain.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, sincere, touching, compassionate, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: murder, island, redemption, prison, fisherman, execution, death row, tragic love, love, death sentence, human nature, romance, revenge, friendship, society, introspection, love triangle, social differences, destiny, isolation, injustice, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, love and romance and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Widow of Saint-Pierre: Wuthering Heights (1992), Tess (1979), Les Misérables (1998), Queen Margot (1994), Jude (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, revenge, family disapproval, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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73%
Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: redemption, priest, french revolution, bishop, atrocity, mayor, ex convict, thief, robbery, haunted by the past, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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65%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, intrigue, political intrigue, romance, tragic hero, incest, murder, marriage of convenience, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, teacher, loss of faith, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, betrayal, love affair, tragic love, family gatherings, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, girl, violin, love triangle, romance, fall in love, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, brussels belgium, paris france, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, wager, inheritance, minister, ship, college, murder, romance, friendship, obsessive quest, factory ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
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35%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
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35%
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: provence, horse, exile, adventure, romance, quarantine, arson, on the run, rescue, new love, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, murder, obsession, neo noir, investigation, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, romance, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, lawyer, boxer, nun, rich and poor, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love Unto Death (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elisabeth and Simon have been deeply in love for two months when Simon momentarily dies, but comes back to life. Simon does not want any further medical tests, but the couple are forced to grapple with the possibility of his death. They eventually ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, dealing with death, love and romance, romance, tragic love, introspection, unfulfillment, death of loved one, resurrection, back from the dead, near death experience, life after death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 19th-century Louisiana's Cajun country, Belizaire (Armand Assante) is the informal spokesman for his citizens, who don't see eye to eye with local racists who wish to eradicate all Cajuns. Complicating matters is the fact that ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: racism, cajun, village, interracial relations, police corruption, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, society, investigation, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo, egypt, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, scandal, voyeur, politician, extramarital affair, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
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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: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, clever ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, adultery, prostitute, musician, jealousy, new wave, love, romance, promiscuity, german ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%