Movies like The King's Daughters

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The King's Daughters (2000)
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Original name: Saint-Cyr
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free women. Madame de Maintenon is the secret wife of Louis XIV, and empowered by his support, she offers "her" two hundred fifty girls a playful and avant-garde education. Anne and Lucie, two inseparable friends, allow themselves to be carried away by the promise of a bright future. But Maintenon has arrived at the pinnacle of power through scheming and debasing herself and she now fears the fires of hell. She is counting on her model school to atone for her past sins.
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: nobility, boarding school, women's rights, mistress, french, hysteria, human spirit, youth, obsessive quest, society, teaching the ways of the world, idealism, rebellion, hopes, gender, feminism, royalty, teenage life, humble, coming of age, denial, dedicated educator, boarding school life, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france

Most similar movies to The King's Daughters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, love and romance, youth, power relations, rebellion and idealism mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The King's Daughters: The Nun (2013), Free Men (2011), Miral (2010), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Blame it on Fidel (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, power relations, clergy, society, strong female presence, celibacy, women's rights, religion, abuse of power, humiliation, nun, confession ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, human spirit, fighting the system, moral dilemma, rebellion, idealism, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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87%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, human spirit, rebellion, injustice, idealism, society, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, politics, youth, terrorism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: school, boarding school, fascism, innocence lost, teacher, school dance, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, against the rules, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, italy, edinburgh scotland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: politics, radical, family problems, political unrest, family life, dysfunctional family, journalism, parents and children, immigrants, hopes, state affairs, nanny ...
Place: france, europe, cuba, chile, paris france ...
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63%
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: moral dilemma, idealism, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, courtroom drama, price of justice, righting the wronged, against the odds, columnist, couples, rebellion ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, rise to the top, hopes, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom, happy ending ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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51%
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, teenage life, power relations, social relations, friends, lifestyle, teachers and students, innocence lost, friendship, teenage girl, envy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: college, hopes, human spirit, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, forbidden love, misfit, disability, love, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, politics, revolution, infidelity, royal family, romance, fall in love, state affairs, hopes, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: working class, injustice, labor union, politics, unemployment, fighting the system, rich and poor, rebellion, society, hopes, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Fit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, high school, youth, gender, power relations, coming out, brother brother relationship, teenage girl, friendship between girls ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, tragic love, island, death row, death sentence, introspection, romance, isolation, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, poet, hopes, bet, poverty, teachers and students, follow your dream, lifestyle, friendship, competition, poetry, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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46%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: buddies, obsession, love and romance, best friends, teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, friends, society, youth, romance, friend ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, artist, dysfunctional family, feminism, jail, photographer, unrequited love, working class, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, female photographer, self discovery ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, forbidden love, social differences, society, couples, infidelity, fall in love, romance, tragic love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, forbidden love, artists and showbiz, romance, musician's life, love and romance, human nature, apprentice, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, society, idealism, friendship, teachers and students, family relations, youth, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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43%
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Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sentimental, sexy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, woman in danger, escapades, noblewoman, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, wedding night, romance, nobility, marriage of convenience, tragic love, rich and poor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: captivating, serious, sexy, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: nun, convent, pregnancy, celibacy, theology, fall in love, love and romance, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, youth, tragic love ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, master and servant, revolution, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, society, life is a bitch, downfall, palaces castles and temples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, love and romance, rebellion, idealism, hopes, chaos, dictatorship, society, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, romance, true love, revolution, young lovers, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, coming of age, society ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Plot: human spirit, forbidden love, culture clash, interracial relations, tragic love, parents and children, couple relations, youth, injustice, society, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, emotional ...
Plot: ambition, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, adventure, human spirit, rivalry, martial arts, one man army, master warrior, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: homosexuality, single mother, gay teenager, single parent, family problems, family relations, gender, gay relationship, gay, overbearing mother, coming of age, lgbt ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, tradition, village, muslim, estrangement, family relations, state affairs, revolution, idealism, parents and children, village life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%