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: stylized, serious, sexual, realistic, captivating
Plot: adultery, newspaper, strong sexual content, womanizer, manipulations, camping, journalist, rise to the top, ambition, dishonesty, society, couples, couple relations, rich and poor, tuberculosis, dinner party, ex soldier, poverty, widow, infidelity, jealousy, extramarital affair, reporter, funeral, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france

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Most similar movies to Bel Ami

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, society, infidelity and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Bel Ami: Silk (2007), Far from the Madding Crowd (1998), The Invisible Woman (2013), Les Misérables (1998), Daniel Deronda (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, couples, village, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, romance, love and romance, introspection, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: priest, redemption, french revolution, bishop, atrocity, mayor, ex convict, thief, robbery, haunted by the past, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, gambling, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, obsession, politics, intrigue, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, epic, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, head of state, child birth, queen victoria, throne, romance, couple relations, royal court, politics, fall in love, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, actress, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, napoleonic wars, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, ballet, romance, love affair, palaces castles and temples, family in crisis, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, rome italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: murder, island, redemption, prison, fisherman, execution, death row, tragic love, love, death sentence, human nature, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, hidden identity, on the run, falsely accused, haunted by the past, injustice, dishonesty, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: duel, age difference, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, becoming an adult, baltic sea, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 1K
Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: hysteria, mental illness, hypnosis, obsession, doctors and patients, epilepsy, power relations, mentally unstable, one on one, hospital, bruise, feather ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: aristocrat, suicide, love triangle, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, manipulations, illegitimate son, eroticism, fascism, obsession, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 82K
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: emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty, russian, marriage, depression, suicide, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 914
Little Dorrit (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 357 min.
Story: A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. A film in originally released ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, down on your luck, love and romance, couples, family relations, master and servant, rise to the top, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, siblings relations, scientist, parents and children, fall in love, class society, romance, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 9K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.6
 764
Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: forbidden love, extramarital affair, adulteress, tragic hero, downfall, romance, couple relations, countryside, infidelity, looking for love, dull life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, couple relations, war, haunted by the past, romance, wartime life, battles, military, couples, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ 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, realistic, emotional, epic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, british soldier, shepherd, countryside, couple relations, infidelity, country, jealousy, love triangle, romance, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Lonely Wife (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, dull life, newspaper editor, swing, romance, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love triangle, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Hazard of Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gambling, love and romance, estate, superhero, romance, ambition, dishonesty, couples, damsel in distress, smuggling, sword duel, suicide ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, extramarital affair, romance, unfulfillment, village, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%