Movies like The Fool 1990

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The Fool (1990)
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The Fool (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such he is invited to all the best peoples' parties.
Plot: female director, impersonation, deception, satire, double life, costume, scam, clerk
Time: 19th century
Place: london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about female director, family relations, love, life is a bitch, society, female nudity and couples mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Fool: Little Dorrit (1987), David Copperfield (1970), Sati (1989), Limbo (2014), Team Hurricane (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Dorrit (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 357 min.
Story: A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. A film in originally released ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, master and servant, rise to the top, social differences, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, venice, rome italy
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95%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, disagreement, boarding school life, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, destiny, rich and poor, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
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77%
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Sati (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Uma, a mute Brahmin girl, lives with her uncle's family as she is an orphan. Since Uma has a faulty horoscope which indicate widowhood, the family finds it impossible to get her married off. According to a custom prevalent at the time, Uma is ...
Plot: mute girl, female director, destiny, horoscope, prediction
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 70
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, school teacher, car accident, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, suspicion, beating, family relations, teenager
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, legal, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against humanity, downfall, politician, human rights ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, orphan, gambling, frame up, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, society, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Business as Usual (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing ...
Style: social
Plot: female director, salesman, campaigning
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Homecoming (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence and introduces the four men - father, uncle and two brothers - to his wife.
Style: bleak, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, family in crisis, abusive father ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Loyalties (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David conceals a dark secret which caused the family to leave England ...
Plot: female director, secret, doctor, family relations
Place: england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two very different people become friends and partners in this nautical drama. Nikos (Stephen Rea) is a radio man working on a Greek freighter when he finds himself stranded in Hong Kong after the firm that owned his ship suddenly goes out of ...
Plot: female director, opium, houseboat
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 996
Rage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident ...
Plot: fashion, murder, female director, photographer, blogger
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 934
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Collectress (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations ...
Plot: female director, obsession, emotionless
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Riders (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Arrogant aristocrat Rupert Campbell-Black has a high social position, woman at his feet, money and fame in the world of show jumping. But Rupert has a rival - the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell, whose loathing for the Pin Up of Penscombe has driven him ...
Plot: horse riding, lovers, competition, rivalry, female director, horse, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Assam Garden (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An insecure, aggressive widow of a tea garden manager reluctantly develops an affectionate relationship with an Indian housewife and her family.
Style: meditative
Plot: female director, garden, culture clash, loss, widow, friendship, redheaded woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, journalism, aids
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Winner of FEDORA award for the Best Debut Director, Venice Film Festival 2015, Island City is a collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai, India. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office ‘Fun Committee ...
Plot: female director, family relations, barefoot male, tv set
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Vroom (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two friends aim flee their drab hometown existence.
Plot: female director, divorced divorcee, escapades, car, on the road, scam, divorce
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Diamonds (US) (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Complex tale about small and big players in the African diamond business wrapped around a murder of US senator's daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: investigation, intrigue, greed, murder, politics, campaign, senator, diamond, loss of daughter, death, u.s. senator, righteous rage ...
Place: london, new york, washington d.c., africa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Florence Nightingale (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale
Plot: nursing, nurse, hospital, historical event
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 117
Long Shadows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After two decades in prison Widmer, a former German RAF-terrorist, is released. He meets Valerie, his next door neighbour. The young woman tries to get her life back on track after she lost child custody for her little son. She shows some interest ...
Plot: female director, terrorism, guilt, revenge, raf
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Boys Briefs 5 (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The successful short film compilation series continues with six outstanding films focused on school and college-age youth.
Plot: female director, love, homosexual, gay interest, compilation
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Animal Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suddenly he thinks her alone, his wife. This person whom he doesn't know how to love and who is now falling prey to a gnawing disease. This woman whom he knows so little about and whom he would like to be with him. Right now, Just like before.
Plot: female director, husband hits wife, female nudity, forced sex, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Top Girl or la déformation professionnelle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Helena, 29, a single mother with an 11-year-old daughter, is a moderately successful actress who earns a living as an escort in the sex industry. Her relationship with her own mother, a singing teacher, is tense, and she’s also increasingly ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, pubic hair, male nudity, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Days Between (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lynn (22) lives with her brother in Berlin. There she enjoys the advantages of family life, without really feeling involved in it. She does not have any precise aim in life, but manages to awaken the interest of many people with her direct and ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, sign language, nude swimming, vomiting
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, communism, utopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus, workplace romance, love affair, couples, romance, working class, artists and showbiz, fall in love, travel, trapeze, love, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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