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The Concubine (2012)
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The Concubine (2012)
Original name: 후궁: 제왕의 첩
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the early Joseon Dynasty, the film begins with the queen mother and former concubine (Park Ji-young) in a precarious position of having no blood ties to the childless king (Jung Chan). She schemes to replace him on the throne with his stepbrother and her submissive young son Seong-won (Kim Dong-wook). Indifferent to his mother’s plans, the timid prince falls in love at first sight with Hwa-yeon (Jo Yeo-jeong), an aristocrat’s daughter, who has already found love with Kwon-yoo (Kim Min-joon), a commoner. The king is eventually poisoned to death by the queen mother, who is desperate to be in power. Hwa-yeon is moved to a closely watched humble residence, with the queen mother planning to assassinate Hwa-yeon and her son to secure her position in the palace.
Style: touching, captivating
Plot: palace, fatal attraction, love, erotica, eunuch, mistress, joseon dynasty, sex scene, korean, bare breasts, sexual attraction, royalty, revenge, female full frontal nudity, oral sex
Time: 15th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, realistic and sexy films with plots about love, female nudity, romance, erotica, sex scene, rivalry and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Concubine: Ardor (2002), Empire of Lust (2015), Anna and the King (1999), My Golden Days (2015), Endless Love (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, doctor, adultery, female director, relationships, passion, infidelity ...
Place: seoul
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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, harsh, romanticism ...
Plot: love triangle, time travel, rivalry, prince, mother son conflict, broken heart, queen, time traveler, royal family, throne, kiss, sweetheart ...
Place: korea
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100%
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Empire of Lust (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: mistress, joseon dynasty, revenge, suicide attempt, rescue from drowning, sex scene, japanese history, love and romance, general, crimes, danger, protector ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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100%
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My Golden Days (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Style: captivating, sentimental, suspense, sincere
Plot: identity theft, love, student, break up, teenage boy, breakup, abusive parent, teenage love, teenage girl, anthropology, death of mother, passport ...
Time: 2000s, 80s
Place: paris france, soviet union
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100%
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Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sexual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, couples, desire, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, murder, power struggle, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, king, revenge, palace, rivalry, injury ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
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59%
Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based on the first novel, Spring Snow, of Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, it follows the troubled and illicit affair between two youngsters amongst the aristocracy and rich of early twentieth century Japan.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: tragic love, aristocracy, young love, adultery, blackmail, pregnancy, literature, love
Time: 1910s
Place: japan, tokyo
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58%
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Perfumed Garden (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Imagine a world of pleasure, where passion is the ultimate obsession. When Michael and Lisa travel to India to restore an erotic sculpture, they are immediately acquainted with the Kama Sutra and introduced to the skills of seduction. But when ...
Style: captivating, sexy, erotic
Plot: kama sutra, love, love triangle, sexuality, sex scene, lust, reincarnation, lesbian, erotica, lesbian sex, lesbianism, undressing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: unfaithful wife, love, infidelity, passion, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sex scene, extramarital affair, couples, romance, marriage, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Touched with Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional
Plot: mental illness, bipolar disorder, love, romance, couples, friendship, hopes, hospital, mental institution
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The King's Daughters (2000)
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 ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: nobility, boarding school, women's rights, french, mistress, hysteria, human spirit, idealism, youth, society, teaching the ways of the world, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Purpose of Reunion (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dongchul, who is managing a small bar, is always enthusiastic about his school reunions. One day, Yujin, who has never showed up to a reunion, shows up at his bar. Her baby face and vitality make her unlike other married women and all the men fall ...
Style: suspense, sexy, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: class reunion, high school reunion, adultery, cheating, sex scene, female nudity, camping, drinking game, love, romance, obsession, secret ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
7:20 ONCE A WEEK (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two strangers have an intense casual encounter but later, both will realize that what has emerged is superior to pure physics, understanding that human relationships are more complex than a simple exchange of caresses.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, sentimental, erotic
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Late Spring (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's. Joo-Goo (Park Yong-Woo) is viewed as Korea's best sculptor, but he suffers from a disease which will slowly paralyze his body. He gives up interests in the arts and just spends his days meaninglessly. His wife, Jung-sook ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Agnes (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 101 min.
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Plot: betrayal, revenge, love, female nudity, housekeeper, sheriff, execution
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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El invierno de las anjanas (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young worker enjoying an affair with an upper class beauty, Adelaida, is drafted by the Spanish Army to fight in the Cuban War of Independence. After Adelaida receives an unusual announcement regarding her lover's death in combat, she refuses ...
Plot: love, presumed dead, mental illness, sibling rivalry, hiding place
Time: 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: emotional, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: chinese emperor, romance, love story, political unrest, palace intrigue, rivalry, conspiracy, betrayal, suicide, rebellion, chinese, emperor ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Only You (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A madly-in-love young couple's relationship begins to suffer when they struggle to conceive a child.
Style: captivating, tense, sentimental, touching
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, new year's eve, sex scene, love and romance, couples, medical clinic, taxi ride, desperation, pregnancy test, anger, break up, breakup ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cruel Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The con is on when a gorgeous LA playboy tries to juggle four beautiful women and gets more than he bargained for. When a million bucks goes missing from the Yakuza, Japan's notorious mafia, the chase is on for the culprit. But in this tale of ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: gift, rejection, love, sex, bikini, erotica, woman on top, bartender, female nudity, beach, gun, seductive behavior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Throne (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, crown prince, royal family, king, family conflict, joseon dynasty, royalty, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, palace intrigue, politics, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lover (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Having first met today, the man and woman dash towards a one-day-long intimacy... Maybe it was just an accident to accept a proposal from a total stranger to go out for just one day for this "woman" who's been dating one man for 7 ...
Style: erotic
Plot: passion, infidelity, erotica, mind game, sex in shower, unfaithful girlfriend, disco, woman slaps man, serendipity, nightclub, passionate sex, oral sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, mistress, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, blind ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Candy Regentag (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Flesh and fantasy fill the nights of the call girls at Bambi’s, a flashy back street brothel. Join Bambi, Candy and the girls for an evening or two and find out what happens in the violent world of sex for sale. Candy is new to the business. She ...
Plot: red light district, kissing, breasts, young adult, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, seduction, fall in love, coming of age, falling in love, orgasm, vagina ...
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Apricot Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A captivating story of Babika, a woman who experienced in life with full of passion, cruelty of fate and unbridled love. Set in a secluded apricot orchard in southern Slovakia, the film draws you into a whirlwind passion of three men- two are ...
Plot: love, femme fatale, small village, family, village life, sibling relationship, bare breasts, family relations, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male full rear nudity, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sorry Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A university student and an older, HIV-positive writer strike up a romance in 1993.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: gay relationship, gay, aids, male nudity, love, forbidden love, life philosophy, introspection, bisexual, intolerance, desire, secret love ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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3some (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In an attempt to help his friend with his impotence, Jaime sets up two friends together. But after the failure, he comes in to help. What first appeared to be just a sexual experience evolves to a full romantic relationship of three people.
Style: atmospheric, romantic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, friendship, painting, painter, drawing, sex scene, threesome, art school, love, dreaming, youth, erection ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 2K
Friends (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Friends is a 2001 Tamil movie starring Vijay, Surya, Ramesh Khanna, Devayani, Abhinyashree, Vijayalakshmi, Sriman and Vadivelu. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film is a remake of the Malayalam film by the same name with actors Mukesh, ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic
Plot: friendship, betrayal by friend, love, love triangle, secret, unrequited love, deception, friends falling out, falling off a cliff, forest, coma, friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 4K
Love.net (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.
Plot: love, internet, chat, computer, hospital, erotica, sex, blow job, marriage, nickname, loneliness, fashion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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