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A Half of Life (1985)
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A Half of Life (1985)
Original name: Hälfte des Lebens
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This tragic love story relates ten decisive years in the life of the great Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin, played by a young Ulrich Mühe.
Plot: love, loneliness, teacher, revolution, friendship, forbidden love, depression, illness, art, poet, wealth, mental illness, infidelity, insanity, adultery, desperation, love letter, isolation, arrest, cruelty, husband wife relationship, friend, fired from the job, sex, erotica ...
Place: germany, switzerland, frankfurt germany, german democratic republic, gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about infidelity, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, friendship, death and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Half of Life: The Libertine (2004), Sylvia (2003), Ardor (2002), Eclipse (1994), Restoration (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: alcoholic, sex, poet, infidelity, love and romance, actor's life, temptation, libertine, sexual desire, rebel, dying words, fired from the job ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, beach, love, snow, poet, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
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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, ...
Plot: extramarital affair, doctor, divorce, domestic violence, forbidden love, husband wife relationship, erotica, love, male female relationship, passion, infidelity, adultery ...
Place: seoul
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71%
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Eclipse (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A round of unerotic sexual couplings in Toronto, interspersed with interviews about an impending total eclipse.
Plot: solar eclipse, interlinked stories, middle aged, gay friend, hustler, nightclub, extramarital affair, precociousness, sex in a bathroom, living room, documentary filmmaker, documentary filmmaking ...
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: court, redemption, fountain, medicine, jealousy, gloves, wealth, rise and fall, plague, romance, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
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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.
Plot: love, extramarital affair, infidelity, unfaithful wife, love triangle, passion, marriage, sex scene, unfaithful husband, man wearing glasses, cheating wife, male nudity ...
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62%
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Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, based on true events, stylized
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, frankenstein, young lovers, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, loss of child, relationship problems, female writer, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: scotland, switzerland
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: feminism, marriage, polygamy, intrigue, romantic rivalry, wealth, rivalry, mistress, singer, insanity, jealousy, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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58%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, intrigue, politics, love and romance, tragic hero, obsession, couple relations, romance, parents and children, royal family, fall in love ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: expressionism, painter, prodigy, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, society, social misfits, writer's life, obsession, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1880s, 1890s ...
Place: germany, norway, copenhagen denmark, paris france, berlin germany ...
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, actor's life, art ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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55%
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
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54%
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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: emotional, sexy, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, love and romance, mistress, family problems, marriage, adultery, destiny, duke ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
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Place: italy, europe, france, venice, geneva switzerland ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
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Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
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Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, england ...
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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, obsession, politics, intrigue, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, social differences ...
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52%
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Spider's Web (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar ...
Plot: male nudity, brutality, aristocracy, rise to power, polish, decadence, immorality, male objectification, bloodbath, double agent, peasant, looking at self in mirror ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe, austria, versailles ...
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: epic, sincere, serious, stylized, realistic ...
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Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, uplifting
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The Last Road (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: About the death and the 'last road' of Aleksandr Pushkin, the leading poet and writer of Russia, who was shot on a duel at age 37. Pushkin was defending the reputation of his wife and mother of his four children - Nataly. She was a center ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: slavery, ambassador, friendship, couple relations, romance, politics, revolution, infidelity, president, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
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43%
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Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
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42%
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Tudawali (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tells the story of Robert Tudawali who starred in the first ever Australian technicolour feature film, "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then Aboriginal activist, Tudawali died in 1967 at the age of 38 in tragic circumstances. Includes ...
Plot: equality, life, tuberculosis, fame, australian aboriginal, humanity, australian outback, racial slur, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, racism, passion ...
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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: marriage, death, self fulfillment, single parent, romance, moral dilemma, love of one's life, lovers, falling in love, partnership, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, gdr, berlin germany ...
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41%
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, couple relations, painter, artist, gays and lesbians, painting, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
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41%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, intrigue, political intrigue, romance, tragic hero, incest, murder, marriage of convenience, couple relations, infidelity ...
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Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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40%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, obsession, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, visionary, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, year 1946 ...
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39%
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological, romanticism
Plot: poetry, poet, writer's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy, society, family problems, male nudity, pubic hair, singing, female full frontal nudity, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, naples italy, florence italy ...
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