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A Harlot's Progress (2006)
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A Harlot's Progress (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: prostitute, starvation, courtesan, orphan, brothel, adultery, jail, dominatrix, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couples, reform, power relations, prison, painter, female nudity, sex scene, singing, artist, painting, breasts, condom, husband wife relationship, arrest, brothel madam ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and captivating films with plots about couples, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, prostitute, dishonesty and romance mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like A Harlot's Progress: Goya's Ghosts (2006), Mr. Turner (2014), Lady Jane (1986), The Duchess (2008), De Sade (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, society, love and romance, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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79%
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, head of state, ambition, strong female presence, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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70%
 6.9
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, aristocracy, love triangle, infidelity, adultery, high society, marriage, marital infidelity, marital rape, duchess, mistress, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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De Sade (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The 18th-century French marquis (Keir Dullea) recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: sexual content, couples, power relations, estate, sexual abuse, obsession, sexual relations, social decay, mental illness, woman in danger, graphic violence, mind game ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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65%
A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Taiwan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, sincere
Plot: prostitute, haunted by the past, performer's life, celebrity culture, road not taken, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couples ...
Place: paris france, europe, china, france, asia ...
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63%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: love and romance, royal court, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: russia
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62%
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (Vilen Galstyan). Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: poet, society, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, treasure, couples, performer's life, love and romance, clergy, state affairs, writer's life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), armenia, caucasus
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61%
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, king, queen, parliament, royal family, doctors and patients, political unrest, couple relations, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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59%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, strong man, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, humble, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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59%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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57%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, clever, stylized ...
Plot: couples, inventions and discoveries, workplace, couple relations, world war two, winston churchill, scientist, radar
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england
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56%
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?
Style: stylized, sexual, witty, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: casanova, womanizer, memoir, looking for sex, libertine, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, venice, england, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
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Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: emotional, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, fall in love, couples, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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54%
Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, drug use, female nudity, teenage prostitute, sexual relations, phone sex, youth, human nature, innocence lost, erotica, call girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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53%
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Nutcracker (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Russian ballet dancer defects from the USSR, emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Joan Collins).
Style: sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), ballet, school, teachers and students, social differences, power relations, couples, love affair, manipulation, prostitute, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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53%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, against the odds, village, criminal, outlaw, righting the wronged, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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52%
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, playwright, employer employee relationship, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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51%
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Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: rough, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, going straight, life is a bitch, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, countryside, drug dealing, single parent, society, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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51%
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, murder, priest, hypocrisy, emperor, rape, french revolution, sadism, crimes, mental institution, eccentricity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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50%
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Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, power relations, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, hopes, social differences, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sakuran (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young girl is sold into the red-light district Yoshiwara and is put under the care of the oiran (lead prostitute) of the Tamakiku house. The girl is rebellious, but the more experienced people in the household begin to think that she will be one ...
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, epic, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, courtesan, ambition, rise to the top, social differences, lifestyle, rebelliousness, social relations, gang, society, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 416
Circle of Love (1964)
Genre: Drama, History
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soldier, prostitute, infidelity, couples, world war one, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, assassination, lifestyle, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, baroque
Plot: prostitute, orphan, society, maid, prison, forbidden love, rise to the top, betrayal, incest, downfall, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 17th century, 1600s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 5K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 432
City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: blind character, murder, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, prostitution, novelist, prostitute, brothel, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 43K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, royal court, aristocracy, period piece, tragic love, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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47%
The King's Whore (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Austria
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, fatal attraction, state affairs, politics, society, prostitute, dishonesty, vengeance, obsession, love affair, royal family, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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