Movies like Private Vices, Public Virtues

If you like "Private Vices, Public Virtues" you are looking for emotional, serious and realistic movies about / with couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, estate, state affairs, assassination and couples themes of Drama and History genre shot in Italy or Yugoslavia.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)
 5.9
 552
Private Vices, Public Virtues
Original name: Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been filmed several times, in French in 1935 and in English in 1968. Hungarian director Miklos Jancso recreates those events for his own purposes, continuing his favored theme of the rejection of paternal authority. In the film, which has very little dialog, Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. Despite the fact that for a large part of the film, attractive young people go about unclothed and engaging in erotic encounters, the mood is one of melancholy rather than prurience.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, based on supposedly true story
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, estate, state affairs, assassination, couples, tragic hero, destructive relationship, royal family, politics, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, repression, mate swapping, erotica, male full rear nudity, one female two males threesome, brother sister incest, female full frontal nudity, crown prince, folk dance, nude dance, empire ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe

Most similar movies to Private Vices, Public Virtues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, society, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Private Vices, Public Virtues: Mayerling (1968), Antony and Cleopatra (1972), Lady Caroline Lamb (1972), Circle of Love (1964), The Last September (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
 6.5
 1K
Mayerling
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: master and servant, tragic hero, romance, forbidden love, young lovers, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, love affair, parents and children, social differences, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Antony and Cleopatra
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: femme fatale, rise and fall, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, tragic love, unfulfillment, betrayal, couple relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
Lady Caroline Lamb
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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, intrigue, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love affair, social differences, tragic love, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
 5.6
 381
Circle of Love
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a chain reaction of romantic adventures, various people play musical beds in a remake of Max Ophul's "La Ronde."
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, romance, love and romance, soldier, couples, assassination, love affair, dishonesty, unfulfillment, lifestyle, actress ...
Time: 20th century
Place: austria, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
The Last September
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: master and servant, intrigue, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
 7.0
 2K
Effi Briest
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, duel, adultery, age difference, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
The Crown Prince
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: tragic hero, romance, betrayal, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, parents and children, social differences, political unrest, royal family ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
 6.1
 275
The Viceroys
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, state affairs, downfall, politics, parents and children, family life, political unrest, royal family, revolution, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, sicily, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
 8.1
 19K
The Leopard
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, reflective, scenic ...
Plot: revolution, ambition, aging, fascism, death, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, period piece, political unrest, culture clash, art, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
Wuthering Heights
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, revenge, obsession, vengeance, betrayal, love, couple relations, book, adaptation, literature, destructive relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
 7.7
 4K
Ludwig
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, mentally unstable, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, betrayal, rise and fall, royal family, politics, dishonesty, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: austria, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
 475
Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
A Tale of Two Cities
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, heroic mission, political unrest, revolution, wartime life, french revolution, love and romance, friendship, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot
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, atmospheric, serious, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: romance, politics, adultery, religion, male nudity, incest, murder, tragic hero, french, marriage, catholicism, period piece ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, spain, england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
The Twilight Samurai
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, friendship, poverty, sword fight, single father, childhood, storytelling, couple relations, character study, fight scenes, mentor, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 6.7
 3K
Mad Love
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, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, male nudity, tragic hero, marriage, tragedy, intrigue, brutality, infidelity, romance, couple relations, vampire human love ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 1500s
Place: spain, austria, europe, england, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
The Far Pavilions
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, interracial relations, romance, love affair, adventure, love triangle, social differences, culture clash, political unrest, racism, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: india, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
The Scarlet Letter
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: clergy, betrayal, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love triangle, missing person, wartime life, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 7.3
 12K
Mrs Brown
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, romance, politics, period piece, depression, love, unlikely friendships, british, love story, royal family, mentor, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 7.5
 1K
Aristocrats
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, romance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, politics, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
The Emigrants
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, ship, sailing ship, journey, hopes, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, sweden, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 5.5
 2K
The Key
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off ...
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, fascism, looking for sex, sexual relations, true love, romance, voyeurism, dishonesty, photograph, jealousy, extramarital affair, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
Madame Bovary
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, village, romance, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 6.3
 3K
Miral
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, youth, politics, terrorism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Against the Wind
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: human spirit, love affair, social differences, coming of age, hopes, society, master and servant, politics, love and romance, state affairs, youth, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
Elvira Madigan
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: lovers on the run, destructive relationship, tragic love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, officer, suicide, tragic hero, love affair, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 7.4
 456
The Supper
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: head of state, political unrest, royal family, politics, revolution, state affairs, leadership, opposites attract, rise to the top, tragic love, political intrigue, wartime life ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
 7.8
 33K
Hamlet
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, shakespeare, murder, tragedy, ghost, insanity, prince, revenge, literature, adaptation, tragic hero, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1800s
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, rise and fall, war, moral dilemma, revolution, americana, treason, independence, dishonesty, heroes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
The Black Candle
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: factory, murder, social differences, tragic love, false accusation, romance, injustice, dishonesty, love and romance, sibling rivalry, abusive husband, sculptor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations: