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Kristin Lavransdotter (1995)
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Kristin Lavransdotter (1995)
Original name: Kristin Lavransdatter
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Kristin Lavransdatter is a 1995 Norwegian film directed by Liv Ullman, featuring Elisabeth Matheson, Bjørn Skagestad, Jørgen Langhelle, Lena Endre and Sverre Anker Ousdal, based on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. It was the Norwegian entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: medieval, catholic, convent, romance, family relations, love and romance, injustice, couples, tragic love, society, strong female presence, family in crisis, clergy, rebelliousness, defamation, against the rules, destructive relationship, disgraced, love, male female relationship, female director
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: norway, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and gloomy films with plots about society, love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, unfulfillment and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Kristin Lavransdotter: Sofie (1992), Love & Rage (1999), Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002), Trishna (2011), Third Person Singular Number (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, girl, religions or cults, family problems, couples, family relations, dishonesty, society, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, biting, suspense
Plot: obsession, disguise, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, society, politics, mysterious character, social differences, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: greed, true love, bankruptcy, couples, love and romance, small town, family relations, young lovers, romance, couple relations, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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81%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, true love, summer, romance, unfulfillment, society, rescue, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, family gatherings ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
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74%
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, injustice, couple relations, fall in love, culture clash, love and romance, society, romance, unfulfillment, couples, power relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: against the rules, self discovery, love triangle, injustice, lovers apart, couples, love and romance, rebellion, society, couple relations, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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68%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, family life, mischievous children, downfall, couples, family problems, parents and children, social differences, dysfunctional family, human nature, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 20th century, 1890s
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, student, honor, love, couples, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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65%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, nun, catholic church, german occupation, forbidden love, wartime life, love affair, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
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I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, love affair, terminal illness, social differences, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, couples, hopes, culture clash, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
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60%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, soldier, family relations, couples, destiny, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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59%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, talky, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, introspection, fall in love, unfulfillment, seaport, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: medieval, plague, obsessive quest, escapades, on the road, adventure, woman in danger, strong female presence, painter, female protagonist, horse, rat ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
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58%
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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, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
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Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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Anchoress (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Enter the medieval world of Christine Carpenter, a visionary girl who is to become an Anchoress (walled-in recluse) so that she can "live in the Virgin's house forever." Based on actual letters that were written about such an ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: medieval, pagan, ancient, a vision, virgin mary, religions or cults, clergy, life is a bitch, mysterious character, society, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, village life, golden years, village, haunted by the past, immigrants, culture clash, memories, love, identity, nostalgia ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
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55%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: religion, religious fanaticism, world war one, brainwashing, poverty, christianity, romance, love and romance, society, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: holy land, sweden, middle east, europe, palestine ...
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54%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, immigrants, child's point of view, sport, society, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, romance, down on your luck, family life ...
Time: 1920s
Place: colorado, usa
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52%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: incest, family relations, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, destructive relationship, family life, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, clergy, couples, love affair ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, adoption, family problems, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, society, babies and infants, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
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47%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, life is a bitch, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: sexy, art house, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: nun, lgbt, religion, catholic, priest, suicide, fetish, monk, convent, monastery, lesbian, submissive woman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: empire, family relations, countryside, pregnancy, couples, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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44%
A Room with a View (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucy Honeychurch (Elaine Cassidy, Ghost Squad) and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters — socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manners, forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, couples, lovers apart, love and romance, romance, couple relations, wooing, fall in love, world war one ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 90s, 20th century
Place: florence, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Valley of the Bees (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: philosophical, cerebral, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, crusader, folk, male nudity, society, romance, clergy, love and romance, heroes, state affairs, couples, cause and meaning ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: eastern europe, europe
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41%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, friendship, couples, workplace, theater, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, male female relationship, family crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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40%
The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: social misfits, performer's life, transvestism, misfit, family relations, society, family in crisis, gays and lesbians, bittersweet, gender, lgbt
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, shipyard, fatherhood, couples, estate, family relations, power relations, society, romance, love and romance, master and servant, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%