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W.E. (2011)
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W.E. (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, royal family, infidelity, obsession, romance, love and romance, couples, love affair, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, brother brother relationship, auction, ruler, heir, ambition, throne, strong female presence, media circus, couple relations, media sensation, high society, british royal family, dancing, king ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: new york, paris france, london, manhattan new york city, cannes

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, love affair, infidelity, couple relations and forbidden love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like W.E.: The Young Victoria (2009), Wallis & Edward (2005), Mayerling (1968), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), The Invisible Woman (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen victoria, aristocracy, royal family, royal court, queen, queen of england, state affairs, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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100%
Wallis & Edward (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Plot: love affair, british royal family, against the rules, relationship vs career, politics, starting over, follow your dream, moral dilemma, true love, social differences, head of state, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: england, france, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, state affairs, society, rebelliousness, fall in love ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, judge, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, family problems, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, older man younger woman relationship, charles dickens, love affair, forbidden love, introspection, couples, couple relations, infidelity, romance, marital discord, scandal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, imperial russia, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, dishonesty, romance, best friends, infidelity, disability, husband wife relationship, adultery, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, extramarital affair, sex, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Before the Rains (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in southern India in the late 1930s, this provocative tale traces the story of three people caught in an inexorable web of forbidden romance and dangerous secrets. After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, taboo, master and servant, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, interracial romance, village, infidelity, hindu ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: politics, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, unfulfillment, intrigue, dishonesty, prodigy, society, state affairs, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, romance, manipulation, couple relations, fall in love, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dangerous attraction, love affair, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, adultery, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Edward II (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: conspiracy, royal family, betrayal, state affairs, love and romance, dishonesty, gender, society, couples, queen, friendship, king ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, betrayal, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, true love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, parents separation, couples, family problems, human nature, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, obsession, social differences, love triangle, opposites attract, destructive relationship, revenge, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Circle of Love (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a chain reaction of romantic adventures, various people play musical beds in a remake of Max Ophul's "La Ronde."
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, soldier, couples, bittersweet, world war one, love affair, romance, assassination, dishonesty, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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45%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
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 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heartbeat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, family relations, romance, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, forbidden love, producer, friendship, passion, divorce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, fall in love, love and romance, lovers, older woman younger man relationship, performer's life, couples, boss and employee, veterinarian, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
We'll Take Manhattan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: We’ll Take Manhattan explores the explosive love affair between Sixties supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, and photographer, David Bailey. Focusing on a wild and unpredictable 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York, the drama brings to life the story of two ...
Style: realistic, sexy, stylized, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, fashion photographer, romance, couples, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, model, young woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, millionaire, loneliness, obsession, love and romance, love triangle, social differences, destructive relationship, american dream, obsessive love, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, magic realism, wedding, cooking, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, marriage, jealousy, mexican revolution, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 8K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, young lovers, forbidden love, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%