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, stylized, captivating, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, manipulations, ambition, rise to the top, strong sexual content, journalist, dishonesty, society, rich and poor, infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, poverty, marriage, ex soldier, newspaper, camping, couples, couple relations, prostitute, sex scene, promiscuity, sex from behind, reporter ...
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, society and dishonesty 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), A Little Chaos (2014). 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: serious, sentimental, 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
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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: 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 ⇓
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: royal family, love and romance, queen victoria, head of state, state affairs, royal court, romance, husband wife relationship, couple relations, political unrest, british empire, rise to the top ...
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: aristocrat, suicide, love triangle, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, manipulations, fascism, illegitimate son, eroticism, obsession, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, female protagonist, extramarital affair, aristocracy, gardener, infidelity, adultery, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, palace ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ 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: serious, sexual, 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 ⇓
64%
 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, captivating, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, crumbling marriage, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, family in crisis, breakup, love triangle, extramarital affair, cuckolded husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, gambling, working class, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic, 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 ⇓
63%
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, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: duel, adultery, age difference, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, becoming an adult, baltic sea, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, sincere, realistic, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, fall in love, love and romance, couples, village, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: jury, extramarital affair, adultery, courtroom drama, infidelity, fighting the system, sexual relations, lover, trial, dishonesty, legal, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: mistress, sister, infidelity, blind ambition, royal court, intrigue, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, romance, love and romance, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: redemption, priest, 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 ⇓
58%
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, gloomy, realistic, 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, italy, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, jealousy, passion, church, diary, temptation, bomb, cheating wife, sex, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: sexual, serious, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, fascism, desire, lust, sexual obsession, extramarital affair, diary, exhibitionism, sexploitation, photograph, cuckold, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.1
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, society, unfulfilled love, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, scientist, siblings relations, parents and children, fall in love, class society, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, intrigue, politics, love and romance, tragic hero, obsession, couple relations, romance, parents and children, royal family, fall in love ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, epic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, shepherd, british soldier, couple relations, jealousy, country, countryside, romance, love triangle, social differences, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, clever, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, power relations, master and servant, crumbling marriage, couple relations, adultery, letter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%