Movies like Bel Ami

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Bel Ami (2012)
 5.4
 19K
Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France
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, sexy, sexual
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, manipulation, ambition, infidelity, rise to the top, adultery, strong sexual content, rich and poor, society, dishonesty, journalist, male objectification, womanizer, extramarital affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, poverty, marriage, ex soldier, newspaper, older woman younger man sex, couples, couple relations, camping, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, paris france, france

Most similar movies to Bel Ami

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and stylized films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, romance, adultery, couple relations and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Bel Ami: The Invisible Woman (2013), The Key (1983), Madame Bovary (2014), Bawdy Tales (1973), Anna Karenina (2012). 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: 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
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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: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: exhibitionism, cuckold, sexploitation, voyeurism, infidelity, fascism, obsessive love, jealousy, desire, family problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, captivating, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bored housewife, infidelity, village, love affair, adultery, tragic hero, romance, crumbling marriage, society, dull life, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 185
Bawdy Tales (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Locked up in prison and awaiting execution, bored young vagabonds Bernardino (Ninetto Davoli) and Mammone (Franco Citti) pass their time competing in a vulgar storytelling competition, relating indecent accounts about castration, unsavory testicles ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: nude bathing, infidelity, society, clergy, dishonesty, confined, crimes, couples, sex with a priest, castration, pope, erection ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 99K
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 ⇓
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: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 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, sexual, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, suicide, eroticism, aristocrat, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, mayor, thief, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sexy, captivating, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society, isolation ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, duchess, courtesan, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 23K
Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, social climbing, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, power relations, life turned upside down, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1810s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, heir, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
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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, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, letter, adultery, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, bourgeoisie, suffering, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: aristocracy, jewess, drowning, ambition, love affair, love triangle, social differences, couples, betrayal, romance, rise to the top, unlikely couple ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cheri (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.
Style: sexual, sexy, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, prostitute, society, power relations, fall in love, love affair, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 19th century, pre world war one
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love triangle, star crossed lovers ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 1K
Marquise (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: strong female presence, artists and showbiz, romance, rise and fall, dishonesty, prostitute, love and romance, tragic hero, society, unfulfillment, intrigue, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 544
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 ⇓
44%
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, realistic, clever, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, seduction, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, infidelity, love and romance, romance, temptation, lovers reunited, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature, couples, daydreamer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 13K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, strong sexual content, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, cheating wife, couples, love and romance, womanizer, lifestyle, sexual relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 620
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, clever, sexual ...
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, sexual content, gays and lesbians, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, romance, journalism, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
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, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, love story, romance, love and romance, smuggling, couple relations, husband wife relationship, betrayal, travel, historical event, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
Goodbye Again (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stranded by her lover, a 40-ish interior decorator in Paris turns to a U.S. client's playboy son.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, betrayal, infidelity, gender, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, master and servant, infidelity, obsession, impotent husband, sexual relations, social differences, paralysis, betrayal, world war one, adultery, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: incest, erection, brother sister sex, sex with brother, brother sister incest, sex with sister, destructive relationship, family relations, scientist, naturalist, siblings relations, servant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 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: light, stylized, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, gardener, aristocracy, jealousy, adultery, female protagonist, extramarital affair, unlikely partners, fall in love, intrigue, infidelity, flood ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: seduction, infidelity, blackmail, widow, romance, vacation, refugee, fall in love, destructive relationship, false accusation, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938, 19th century
Place: florence, italy, europe, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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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 ⇓
41%