Movies like Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary (2014)
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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, psychological, emotional, gloomy, realistic, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, period piece, village, love affair, adultery, tragic hero, romance, dull life, society, couples, crumbling marriage, social relations, village life, dishonesty, loveless marriage, bored housewife, husband wife relationship, sexual desire, extramarital affair, scandal, couple relations, unfulfillment, female director, social status, wedding ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Madame Bovary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, romance, dishonesty and adultery mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Madame Bovary: The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Anna Karenina (1997), A Village Affair (1995), Anna Karenina (1985), The Painted Veil (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, village life, family life, tragic hero, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, judge, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, destructive relationship, love, dull life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 867
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: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, dishonesty, adulteress, extramarital affair, downfall, love affair, destructive relationship, society, infidelity, social relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, family problems, society, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 295
Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, love affair, forbidden love, fall in love, unsupportive spouse, destructive relationship, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 3K
Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 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: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, adultery, letter, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, husband wife relationship, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, society, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, romance, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, crumbling marriage, parents and children, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, social differences, forbidden love, society, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, couples, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 303
Empty Days (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.
Style: psychological, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, infidelity, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, fall in love, love affair, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, romance, couples, negligence, dull life, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horny wife, adultery, family relations, deportation, infidelity, cheating wife, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, self discovery, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, family problems, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 949
Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, starting over, life turned upside down, romance, family problems, couples, family life, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, obsession, english countryside, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: innocence lost, farming, intrigue, romance, rich and poor, infidelity, social differences, fall in love, love affair, tragic love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 6K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 2K
Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, gay relationship, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, couples, gay love, homosexual, coming out, doctor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 11K
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, historical event, interracial love relationship, silk, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 92K
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, cuckold, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%