Movies like Bel Ami

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Bel Ami (2012)
 5.4
 17K
Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sexual
Plot: womanizer, manipulations, ambition, rise to the top, adultery, strong sexual content, rich and poor, society, dishonesty, journalist, infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, poverty, marriage, ex soldier, newspaper, couple relations, couples, camping, prostitute, sex scene, reporter, funeral, tuberculosis ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france

Most similar movies to Bel Ami

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about love and romance, couples, infidelity, romance, couple relations, dishonesty and society mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Bel Ami: The Invisible Woman (2013), The Golden Bowl (2000), Victoria & Albert (2001), Where Am I Going? (1976), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: love affair, couples, couple relations, lovers apart, snobbism, infidelity, introspection, forbidden love, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, ballet, love triangle, couples, family problems, dishonesty, love affair, family relations, palaces castles and temples, americana, society, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, royal family, queen victoria, head of state, state affairs, royal court, husband wife relationship, political unrest, romance, couple relations, rise to the top, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: stylized, serious, thought provoking, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, aristocrat, suicide, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, destructive relationship, sexual relations, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: clever, realistic, psychological, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, obsession, politics, fall in love, dishonesty, political unrest, love affair, head of state, prodigy, forbidden love, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: drowning, singer, social differences, aristocracy, showbiz, couples, love affair, dishonesty, unlikely couple, society, working class, gambling ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, tense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: tragic love, redemption, french revolution, revolution, dishonesty, going straight, chief, life is a bitch, fugitives, love and romance, haunted by the past, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.3
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, jealous spouse, breakup, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy, neurotic
Plot: obsession, prostitute, courtesan, gay, jealousy, femme fatale, power relations, destructive relationship, couples, love affair, tragic love, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, egypt, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, fall in love, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 1K
Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This faithful BBC adaptation once again brings William Makepeace Thackeray's classic satirical novel to the screen. Becky Sharp (Natasha Little) is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost. The ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, life turned upside down, romance, ambition, society, feminism, social differences, couple relations, manipulations, social climbing, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 18K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, jealousy, aristocracy, gardener, female protagonist, extramarital affair, infidelity, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, palace, adultery ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 10K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
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, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, life philosophy, love story, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 2K
Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, adultery, duel, age difference, society, introspection, family relations, human nature, couple relations, injustice, family problems, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: village life, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, society, love and romance, couple relations, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 11K
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 ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, romance, love and romance, love affair, couples, obsession, forbidden love, true love, royal family, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, cannes, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Chatterley Affair (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two fictional jurors, Helena and Keith, who become ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, fighting the system, couples, legal, writer's life, media sensation ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, intrigue, royal court, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, love and romance, rise to the top, romance, royal family, love triangle ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, social differences, tragic love, society, forbidden love, looking for love, couples, love affair, school, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, passion, church, jealousy, temptation, love and romance, couple relations, mistress, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 2K
Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: clever, serious, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, high society, marriage, letter, love and romance, master and servant, couple relations, crumbling marriage, power relations, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, wooing, love affair, dishonesty, couples, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: biting, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: society, intrigue, lifestyle, rich and poor, prejudice, couples, power relations, rise to the top, couple relations, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 3K
Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexual, realistic, captivating, serious, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, infidelity, intrigue, love and romance, obsession, unfulfillment, romance, state affairs, fall in love, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 84K
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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 713
The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, baroness, marriage, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, epic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, british soldier, shepherd, countryside, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, society, social differences, looking for love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1860s, 1870s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 2K
The Key (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, fascism, cuckold, perversion, older man younger woman relationship, sexual obsession, obsessive love, exhibitionism, extramarital affair, photograph, jealousy, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 1K
Quartet (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Quartet is the story of a girl who, adrift with her feckless husband amidst the literati of glittering Paris in the 1920s, becomes entrapped by a rich and sybaritic English couple. Adapted from the wistful, melancholy autobiographical novel by Jean ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, infidelity, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, womanizer ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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