Movies like The Red Violin

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The Red Violin (1998)
 7.6
 33K
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, serious, suspense, atmospheric, touching, emotional, intense, surprise ending, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: musician, monk, violin, monastery, auction, classical music, mystery, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), collector, obsessive quest, obsession, husband wife relationship, orphan, childbirth, card playing, society, sexual content, dishonesty, owner, state affairs, curse, revolution, justice, multiple storylines ...
Time: 18th century
Place: oxford university, shanghai, prussia, beijing china, montreal, vienna

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Most similar movies to The Red Violin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, romance, love and romance, beautiful scenery, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Red Violin: The Legend of 1900 (1998), The Best Offer (2013), Original Sin (2001), The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Carmen (1984). 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, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, genius, orphan, music, loneliness, ship, child prodigy, musician's life, ocean ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1900 ...
Place: new york, new orleans
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 7.8
 117K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, art theft, art collector, painting, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, adult virgin, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, vienna, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 56K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, erotic, atmospheric, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, passionate sex, couple relations, obsession, desire, seduction, love and romance, runaway, false identity, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, delaware, morocco ...
⇓ 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, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 2K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: opera, soldier, tragic love, love triangle, femme fatale, music, obsessive quest, lifestyle, love and romance, betrayal, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, letter, secretary, investigation, composer, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, historical character, couples, obsessive quest, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, saxophonist, jazz, mystery, romance, crimes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: loss of spouse, loss of child, freedom, grief, pianist, musician, secret, stripper, neighbor, cat, infidelity, composer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
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: captivating, touching, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, wales, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stealing Beauty (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK
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: touching, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: virgin, virginity, first sex, first sexual experience, innocence lost, couple relations, romance, family relations, terminal illness, youth, loss of virginity, poet ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 13K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, forbidden love, fall in love, uncover truth, opposites attract, love affair, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, infidelity, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 15K
The Apartment (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeur, love, fall in love, intrigue, love triangle, romance, cafe, dishonesty, flirting, mistaken identity, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, montmartre paris, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 21K
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, serious, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, death of wife, death of husband, love affair, death, police detective, politician, starting over, dishonesty, politics, air disaster, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, washington d.c., usa, miami, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, theater, prostitute, actor, marriage, communism, teacher, suicide ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, taiwan, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: singer, self discovery, romance, lookalikes, polish, encounter, french, heart disease, young woman, double life, puppeteer, music teacher ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: violin, obsession, love triangle, love, romance, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 (CĂ­rculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: non-linear, clever, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: brother sister incest, destiny, coincidence, coming of age, pilot, snow, romance, relationships, magic realism, step siblings, friends, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, antarctica, australia, scandinavia, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, grief, singer, tragic event, musician, family problems, loss of child, coping, performance, dying, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, ghost, death, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, harvard university, minneapolis minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, sex, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, fashion, society, lifestyle, prostitute, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, blackmail, opium, addiction, dishonesty, rise and fall, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, master and servant, society, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, love affair, judge, coincidence, dog, encounter, neighbor, model, isolation, love and romance, couples, lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: english channel, england, switzerland, geneva switzerland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, love story, romance, love and romance, smuggling, couple relations, husband wife relationship, betrayal, travel, historical event, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, mountain, infidelity, arson ...
Time: 20th century
Place: appalachia, scotland, spain, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, rain, jealousy, love affair, obsessive love, diary, private detective, secrets, church ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, music, forbidden love, violin, power relations, rise to the top, love and romance, musician's life, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, apprentice ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, Colombia
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: serious, psychological, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, cholera ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, post world war one, turn of the century, 1870s ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, forbidden love, tragic love, love affair, unfulfilled love, wedding, family relations, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, musician, protest, police brutality, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, oxford university, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 111K
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, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: rape, friendship, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, self destructing, power of love, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%