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The Politician's Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: politics, battle of the sexes, betrayal, cheating, crumbling marriage, infidelity, vengeance, love affair, adultery, sexual relations, dishonesty, state affairs, couples, prostitute, manipulations, love and romance, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, family problems, journal, allies, punishment, conservative, housewife ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
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Scenes from a Marriage
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283 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and tense films and TV series with plots about infidelity, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations and crumbling marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Politician's Wife: Betrayal (2013), Betty (1992), Summer of '04 (2006), Anna Karenina (2000), Mesmerized (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Betty
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, biting
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Anna Karenina
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Mesmerized
Genre: Drama
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All Night Long
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
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Suspicious River
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Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Country: UK
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Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
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Gilles' Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
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Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
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The Browning Version
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
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Time: 90s
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The Leading Man
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Split Second
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
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Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
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A Thousand Acres
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, talky, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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Othello
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Flower of Evil
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Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
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Jealousy
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A month before he's to marry Carmen, Antonio finds a photograph of a man with his arm on her shoulder. The photograph triggers jealousy: he questions Carmen, Carman's friend Cinta, and his friend Luis who introduced him to Carmen. Cinta ...
Style: serious, sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
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Time: 90s
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Romance
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: europe
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Daybreak
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary
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Separate Lies
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, talky, enigmatic ...
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Time: contemporary
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Bitter Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
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System:   50%
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The Flower of My Secret
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
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