Movies like The Red Violin

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The Red Violin (1998)
 7.6
 34K
The Red Violin (1998)
Original name: Le violon rouge
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.
Style: enigmatic, epic, thought provoking, dramatic, sexy, twist ending, surprise ending, erotic, sentimental, philosophical ...
Plot: classical music, music, musician, suspense, art, drug addiction, multiple storylines, magic realism, violin, sex, gypsy, justice, violinist, catastrophe, dancing, twists and turns, artist, mysticism, loneliness, supernatural, betrayal, beautiful scenery, technology, romantic relationship, fantasy world ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: canada, oxford university, vienna, shanghai, prussia, beijing china, montreal ...

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Most similar movies to The Red Violin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, obsession, runaway and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Red Violin: The Legend of 1900 (1998), Carmen (1984), The Best Offer (2013), Original Sin (2001), The Affair of the Necklace (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: music, genius, jazz, ship, prodigy, musician, loneliness, pianist, child prodigy, orphan, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: italy, new orleans, new york
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Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: sexy, affectionate, visually appealing, allegory, talky ...
Plot: opera, dancing, classical music, music, transformation, women, brutality, adaptation, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, art ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: spain, paris france, europe
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The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twists and turns, loneliness, art collector, art, art theft, deception, collector, solitude, obsession, adult virgin, mysterious character, age difference ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century
Place: vienna, prague, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, France, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, romantic, erotic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, adult
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, sex, dangerous attraction, passion, erotica, couple relations, passionate sex, bdsm, chase, suspense, desire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: argentina, new orleans, cuba, morocco, havana cuba ...
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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: factual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: politics, intrigue, conspiracy, royal family, revenge, justice, police investigation, countess, couples, state affairs, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, england, versailles, europe
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100%
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, touching, sexy, epic ...
Plot: music, musician, classical music, art, artist, pianist, composer, life, classical composer, deaf, rape, letter ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, regency period, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, twist ending, erotic, thought provoking ...
Plot: musician, love, plot twist, transformation, firefly, death, nude, relationships, love story, loneliness, life & death, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, dublin ireland, milwaukee wisconsin
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41%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, emotional, art house, sexy ...
Plot: loss of child, loneliness, depression, isolation, stripper, solitude, existentialism, love, grief, art, philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, poland, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: music, musician, obsession, classical music, radio, artist, culture clash, redemption, creativity, crime gone awry, corruption, dark humor ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: emotional, sexy, surreal, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: doppelganger, music, music teacher, self discovery, puppeteer, female protagonist, opera singer, heart disease, existentialism, love story, women, lookalikes ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: poland, france, paris france, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: cerebral, melancholic, art house, philosophical, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: brother sister incest, destiny, coming of age, incest, love story, love, forbidden love, melancholy, magic realism, relationships, youth, coincidence ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, spain, antarctica, australia, antarctic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stealing Beauty (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, stylized, visually appealing, sensual ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, adult
Plot: virginity, sex, virgin, first sexual experience, artist, sexuality, first sex, innocence lost, coming of age, sex scene, youth, sexual awakening ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, mediterranean sea, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 4K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: romantic, scenic, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, fall in love, social differences, human nature, sea, society, sea disaster, love, love story, prejudice, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, wales, poland, cornwall, europe ...
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Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, factual, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, brother brother relationship, art, opera singer, classical music, nude, destiny, musician, siblings relations, artist, gay ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, spain, england, naples italy ...
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, sexy, talky, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, art, classical music, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, refugee, couples, blind ambition, life turned upside down, artist, music ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, art house, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: coincidence, loneliness, friendship, dog, love affair, isolation, judge, redemption, twists and turns, love, model, encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, poland, paris france, tokyo, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sexy, sweet, erotic, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: peasant, friendship, music, buddhism, food, youth, coming of age, animal abuse, destiny, master and servant, death, cooking ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: road movie, light, inspirational, captivating, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, music, blues, rock and roll, destiny, coming of age, on the road, mentor, supernatural, musician, transformation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: epic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, suicide, homosexuality, gender bending, theater, child abuse, lgbt, drug addiction, childhood, lgbtq, friendship, actor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, spain, beijing china, asia, japan ...
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35%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, sexy, intense, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: adult
Plot: politics, supernatural, death, obsession, ghost, election, character study, politician, twists and turns, state affairs, haunted by the past, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, 80s
Place: usa, chile, vietnam, canada, minneapolis minnesota ...
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34%
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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: romantic, stylized, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: love story, betrayal, travel, life philosophy, interracial love relationship, smuggling, love and romance, couple relations, nude, love, obsession, sex ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, tokyo, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sexy, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, music, artist, art, older man younger man relationship, shoemaker, male nudity, classical music, death, composer, orchestra, love ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
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Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, surreal, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: rape, friendship, tragic love, suicide, loneliness, obsession, tragic event, hospital, sex, love, relationships, women ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, latin america, madrid, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Third Person (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: tricky, intense, twist ending, touching, twisted ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, multiple storylines, unfaithful husband, hotel room, guilt, suspense, female nudity, chambermaid, estrangement, couples, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, rome italy, europe, new york, france ...
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34%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, 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, thought provoking, sexy, sincere, art house ...
Plot: love, music, obsession, violin, love story, love triangle, classical music, adultery, violinist, art, friendship, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
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33%
 5.3
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Random Hearts (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash 'Harrison Ford' and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others keys in each others loved ones posessions and realize that they were having an affair and must figure out all the ...
Style: emotional, romantic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, death of husband, death of wife, death, politician, adultery, love affair, police detective, politics, dishonesty, starting over, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, washington d.c., usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, intense, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: classical music, aging, music, musician, musician's life, rehearsal, twists and turns, intrigue, ego clash, friendship, under the surface, overcoming ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: romantic, emotional, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, love, lieutenant, society, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, love story, tragedy, love triangle, star crossed lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: emotional, erotic, melancholic, meditative, serious ...
Plot: sensuality, interracial relations, white male black female relationship, jail, pianist, politics, social differences, fall in love, society, opposites attract, unrequited love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rome italy, italy, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, love story, desert, interracial relations, interracial romance, stranded, road trip, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, tokyo, japan, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%