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The Scent of Mandarin (2015)
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The Scent of Mandarin (2015)
Original name: L'odeur de la mandarine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During World War I, a home care nurse treats a man who lost one leg on the front lines. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into a passionate love affair.
Plot: loveless marriage, world war one, animal sex, love, horse, prostitute, cheating wife, female nudity, sex scene, summer, church, gun, single mother, male nudity, lie, infidelity, deer, unfaithful wife, marriage, marriage proposal, horse riding, little girl, daughter, horn, nightmare ...
Time: year 1918
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about female nudity, infidelity, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating wife, extramarital affair and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Scent of Mandarin: From the Land of the Moon (2016), The Red Thread (2016), The Painted Veil (2006), Young & Beautiful (2013), Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: post world war two, female protagonist, provence, marriage of convenience, female director, cure, pain, unrequited love, loveless marriage, flashback, soldier, restaurant ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: south of france
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100%
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 ...
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100%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, marriage, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, adultery, couples, doctor, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: china, london, asia, shanghai, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young & Beautiful (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lust, prostitute, strong sexual content, sex with a minor, female nudity, first sex, older man younger woman relationship, first sexual experience, teenage prostitution, sex scene, virgin, teenage sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, cote d'azur, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, disturbing, sincere
Plot: aristocracy, brothel, betrayal, revenge, marriage, love, mother daughter relationship, broken heart, widow, forgiveness, male female friendship, older man younger woman marriage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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100%
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Rendez-Vous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simone inherits a dilapidated farmhouse in France and makes her way there with her husband Eric and their two children. Her dream is to turn the house into a bed and breakfast but as the hectic pace of the rebuilding gets underway, she gets caught ...
Style: captivating, melancholic, touching, suspense
Plot: unfaithful wife, love triangle, blackmail, husband wife conflict, extramarital affair, infidelity, country house, unwanted pregnancy, home renovation, female director, male nudity, road trip ...
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100%
Grand Central (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young unemployed man finds work at a nuclear power plant and begins an illicit affair with the fiancée of one of his senior workmates.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, tense, sincere ...
Plot: danger, love affair, radioactivity, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace, workplace situations, dangerous attraction, contamination, nudity (full frontal - brief), radiation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
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Anna Karenina (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The film is based on the novel of the same name by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. “All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, ” goes the novel’s opening sentence. The melodrama centers around a ...
Plot: cheating wife, jealousy, adultery, affair, suicide attempt, high society, unfaithful wife, loveless marriage, infidelity, love triangle, aristocracy, russian empire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, forbidden love, love affair, couples, sex scene, love and romance, dull life, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 151
Sixtynine (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tuula's husband Jukka takes care of all domestic chores. Tuula seems to have no idea that her husband spends his evenings working as a major league ice hockey referee. She also finds out about his extra-marital affair with a female rally ...
Plot: cheating, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, adultery, unfaithful husband, estrangement, unhappy marriage, gynecologist, rally, sex, bare breasts, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Delinquent Season (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two couples appear to live in marital bliss until cracks begin to appear in both seemingly steady marriages. The film asks the question 'How well do any of us really know each other' and explores the ideas of love, lust, and family ...
Style: psychological, rough, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: deception, infidelity, marriage, husband wife relationship, love, sex scene, extramarital affair, friendship, middle class, lust, dublin ireland, troubled marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 36K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, contemplative, controversial ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, german, promiscuity, world war one, musician, prostitute, adultery, jealousy, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 892
A Serious Game (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the 1910s, journalist Arvid Stjärnblom and painter's daughter Lydia Stille fall in love with each other.
Plot: extramarital affair, loveless marriage, female director, cheating wife, opera, infidelity, adultery, female nudity, skinny dipping, love, newspaper
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 641
The Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marie, who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. Though she is relatively content with her life, she feels something is wanting. Enter 50-year ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual
Plot: unfaithful wife, cuckold, bored housewife, extramarital affair, sexual relations, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, interracial sex, destructive relationship, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, obsession, dangerous attraction, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, male female relationship, betrayal, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, warsaw poland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Paper Moon Affair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.
Style: inter cultural
Plot: love triangle, loveless marriage, adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, tea, fight, older woman younger man relationship, pigeon, native american, ferry, hunting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, erection, infidelity, one night stand, couple relations, sex, love and romance, cheating wife, obsession, sex scene, bartender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.0
 83
Kindergarten (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The movie focuses on the marriage of Graciela and Arturo, who operate a kindergarten in their mansion. They live with Graciela's widowed mother, Luisa. Graciela is particularly keen on one boy, Luciano, on whom she makes sexual advances. As ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, father son relationship, bare breasts, sex, love, pubic hair, male full rear nudity, argentine, fellatio, deep cleavage, unsimulated sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, controversial, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, master and servant, love triangle, obsession, sex, social differences, world war one, adultery, betrayal, wheelchair, servant ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 192
Mad Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well! Admired priest, great lover - his earthly paradise seemed to have no end. ...
Plot: theater, pregnant woman, male masturbation, bible quote, catholic priest, soccer, blindness, unwanted pregnancy, illness, motorcycle, bloody hand, pregnant ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 31
Drakkar (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A girl and a boy live apart men, with just dogs ans internet for company. In their isolation, they try to live their love as freely as possible.
Plot: blow job, fellatio, killing an animal, isolation, talking to the camera, hugging, explicit sex, countryside, unsimulated sex, oral sex, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 5K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, bittersweet, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, dishonesty, new wave, inadvertently, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, infidelity, sexual relations, femme fatale, manipulations, forbidden love, manipulation, love affair, destructive relationship, couples, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 929
Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: love affair, infidelity, cheating wife, adultery, love triangle, life turned upside down, fall in love, starting over, crumbling marriage, romance, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 4K
A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, married woman, life is a bitch, extramarital affair, love triangle, world war one, intergenerational friendship, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, cheating wife, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, edwardian era, post world war one
Place: germany, france, europe, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Love in Between (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Formerly known as "Two Women" or "Freezing Rain". A man who wants all love, a wife who approaches her husband's other woman, and a woman who wants to keep her love. A classy melodrama of these three people and their risky ...
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, sexual relations, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband, infidelity, friendship, teacher student relationship, teacher student sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, extramarital affair, forbidden love, crumbling marriage, breakup, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Addiction - When Nothing Is Enough (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 30-something Jonna, successful executive with cozy architect husband Niklas and two children, leads a double life. She is constantly on the lookout for quick casual sex. When she starts seeing handsome and rich young yacht owner Aleksi, things start ...
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, serious
Plot: cuckolded husband, cheating wife, infidelity, unfaithful wife, addiction, sexual relations, sexual fantasy, sexual obsession, sexual promiscuity, extramarital affair, sexuality, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sexy, sincere, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, lady, sexual relations, extramarital affair, forbidden love, passion, fall in love, sexual desire, dysfunctional marriage, family relations, paralysis, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: france, europe, riviera, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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