Movies like The Phantom Lover

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The Phantom Lover (1995)
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The Phantom Lover (1995)
Original name: 夜半歌聲
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed. One of the actors, Wei Qing, starts seeing strange apparitions that could revive his troupe and deliver him to the same fate as Song Danping.
Style: sentimental, sexy, serious, realistic, stylized, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, love affair, ghost, romance, destiny, vengeance, lifestyle, actor's life, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, supernatural romance, sex, horse, water, running, fire, architect, blind man, theater, weather, rain, asian ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to The Phantom Lover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, love affair, tragic love and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Phantom Lover: Farewell My Concubine (1993), Rouge (1987), Lost Paradise (1997), Alexander the Last (2009), He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Rouge (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir to a chain of pharmacies. They agree to ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, ghost, brothel, afterlife, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, fall in love, tragic love, missing person, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1987, 80s, year 1934
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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100%
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Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, infidelity, unfulfilled love, couples, bittersweet, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, actor's life, lifestyle, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wing is a devoted fan of popular singer Rose who is involved in a topsy-turvy relationship with her charismatic producer Sam. Willing to go to any length to meet Rose, the willowy Wing disguises herself as a man, and with a twist of fate is chosen ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: woman dressed as man, love triangle, tragic love, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, gender bending, farce, obsession, showbiz, fall in love, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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32%
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A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, self discovery, tragic love, rock star, fame, friends, couples, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Love Songs (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find, sign, and promote new rock singers. She discovers a ...
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, single parent, couples, family relations, friends, workplace romance, love affair, rock, music band, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, europe, usa, france
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30%
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, opera singer, disfigurement, destructive relationship, musician, singer, theater, obsession, tragic hero, love and romance, lifestyle, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Just a Sigh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious English stranger and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, romance, mysterious character, true love, destiny, escapades, love affair, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, dancer, jealousy, betrayal, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rivalry, music, romance, performer's life, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain
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28%
Dance of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three people whose lives are pulled into review and assessment when their paths cross. The initial sparks of what could be a new romance plays off against a couple falling out of love, a student and teacher, a father and son, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, dance school, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, follow your dream, love triangle, hopes, dishonesty, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Who's the Man, Who's the Woman (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster comedy He's a Woman, She's a Man, Who's the Woman, Who's the Man picks up right where the original left off! Music producer Sam (Leslie Cheung) and his cross-dressing protege Wing (Anita Yuen) have ...
Style: sexy, captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, disorder, friends, transvestism, gender, dishonesty, switching roles, transsexual, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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One Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Jamaica, Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, reggae, ambition, clergy, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, visually appealing, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, performer's life, true love, family life, tragic love, road not taken, forbidden love, self discovery, factory, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
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26%
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Raincoat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, business venture, cockroach ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hip hop, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, infidelity, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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25%
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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, 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 ⇓
25%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, couples, lifestyle, romance, love triangle, love affair, obsession, betrayal, soldier, society, unfulfillment ...
Place: spain, europe
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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, romance, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
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Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, transsexual, prostitute, couples, gender, love and romance, family relations, breakup, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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24%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, love affair, society, romance, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, paris france, siberia, warsaw poland
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24%
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Desire (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but ...
Style: erotic, sexy, romantic, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, tragic love, class differences, fisherman, social differences, passion, opposites attract, sex, university professor, love at first sight, frenchwoman, scotsman ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, duchess, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, social differences, couples, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s
Place: paris france, spain, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Romeo and Juliet (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Classic ballet by Kenneth MacMillan to the music of Prokofiev.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, true love, forbidden love, tragic love, romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dancer's life, music, tragedy, ballet ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aging, romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Song from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This poignant love story stars Amy Grant as a beautiful, blind concert cellist who falls for a famous, self-centered pianist but doesn't realize that true love is right before her eyes.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: power relations, couples, disability, artists and showbiz, love and romance, opposites attract, music, youth, musician's life, romance, lifestyle, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Love Bewitched (1986)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: betrayal, music, social misfits, love and romance, dancer's life, romance, unfulfillment, tragic love, love affair, love triangle, wrongfully committed, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, social differences, love triangle, youth, tragic love, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, romance, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, couple relations, fall in love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, romance, showbiz, hopes, music, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%