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The Black Book (2018)
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The Black Book (2018)
Original name: Le cahier noir
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to Paris, from Lisbon to London, from Parma to Venice. Always followed in the shadows, for obscure reasons, by a suspicious-looking Calabrian and a troubling cardinal, they make us explore the dark intrigues of the Vatican, the pangs of a fatal passion, a gruesome duel, banter at the court of Versailles and the convulsions of the French Revolution.
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, horse, sea, death, female nudity, sex scene, illness, vatican, orphan, cemetery, singing, french revolution, male nudity, boat, cards, duel, blood, grave, cardinal the priest, wig, bare breasts, candle, actress playing multiple roles, stabbing, poisoned ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, london, venice, versailles, lisbon portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and atmospheric films with plots about female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, male nudity, bare breasts, infidelity and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Black Book: Casanova, Last Love (2019), Farewell, My Queen (2012), One Nation, One King (2018), Curiosa (2019), Emma Hamilton (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Casanova, Last Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The 45-year-old Casanova is in exile in London, where he meets a 25-year-old woman who is unimpressed by his overtures ...
Plot: romance, threesome, dance scene, bathtub, kiss, flashback, defecation, dancing, taking a bath, harpsichord, suicide thoughts, bridge ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, master and servant, revolution, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall, king ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Style: realistic, factual, tense, captivating
Plot: french revolution, king of france, french history, politics, execution, martial law, interrogation, arrest, poverty, feminism, newborn, childbirth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 973
Curiosa (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th century authors Pierre Loüys and Marie de Régnier
Style: sexy, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: cheating wife, strong sexual content, erotica, cuckold, female nudity, bohemian life, love triangle, sexual tension, love and romance, adultery, passion, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Emma Hamilton (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Making of a Lady: The Story of Lady Hamilton is a 1968 historical drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Michèle Mercier, Richard Johnson and John Mills.[1] It was based on the novel La San-Felice by Alexandre Dumas and depicts the ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, female nudity
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Return of Casanova (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to the Republic of Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly because he was a fugitive when he left. While he tries to find a way to ...
Plot: casanova, duel, sword fight, older man younger woman relationship, sword duel, horse, wig, cheating at cards, debt, stabbed with a sword, loud sex, card playing ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, royal family, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Despite the Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Lenz leaves England and returns to Paris in search of Madeleine who disappeared in uncertain circumstances. He meets Helena, a nurse still struggling with the loss of her infant son. Thus begins a fevered love story set against a backdrop of sorrow, ...
Style: experimental
Plot: relationships, music, shot in the chest, singing, menage a trois, large breasts, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, infidelity, gun, grief ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.9
 453
Lady Oscar (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire ...
Plot: duel, sword fight, revolution, woman in uniform, gender roles, adultery, con artists, lie, nanny, husband wife relationship, female nudity, grief ...
Time: 1770s
Place: versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Luisa Sanfelice (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 200 min.
Story: An 18th-century true story about a rebel and his lover's attempt to overthrow the Italian monarchy.
Plot: unfaithful wife, italian history, empire fashion, napoleonic wars, execution, mutiny, death
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, romance, rebelliousness, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, napoli italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, intrigue, heir heiress, love triangle, jealousy, orphan, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, italy, france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Plot: abbess, world war two, chastity, female director, drink, photographer, kiss, eyeglasses, posing for a photograph, abandoned baby, violence against women, nun ...
Time: year 1945, year 1940, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sonhos e Desejos (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young student (Mel Lisboa), a literature professor (Felipe Camargo) and a wounded warrior who is always with his face covered (Sergio Marone) are three militants, who are confined in an apartment in Belo Horizonte. There they confront their ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, sex scene, cheating girlfriend, bare breasts, rebellious teenager, male nudity, teenage girl, female nudity, fascism, rebel
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Letters of a Portuguese Nun (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An actress is about to play the part of Mariana Alcoforado, a young nun from the convent of Beja who was writing five letters to her French lover, the officer De Chamilly. The actress, being the perfect embodiment of Mariana, will drive us to a ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: convent, romance, love affair, love and romance, religions or cults, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, sexual content, society, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Save and Protect (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, West Germany
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Inspired by Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Sokurov’s Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma’s decline and fall: affairs with the aristocratic Rodolphe and the student Leon, the humiliation that follows her husband’s botching of ...
Plot: sex, death, funeral, vaginal penetration, cuckolded husband, cuckold, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man sex, male full rear nudity, hairy vagina, coitus, sex scene ...
Time: 1840s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 459
Thirst Street (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Gina, an American flight attendant, falls in with a Parisian bartender on a layover only to find herself tangled in a web of deception, delusion and unrequited amour fou.
Plot: fortune teller, flight attendant, text messaging, karaoke, hit by a car, bare breasts, love, waitress, binoculars, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
You and the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.
Style: erotic, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: eroticism, gender bending, sex aid, couples, sexual relations, couple relations, transvestism, strong sexual content, orgy, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex orgy, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.4
 331
Santa (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trip to Lapland leads to immense changes in the life of a single mother and her seven- year- old son. Love, hope and efforts to save the life of the little boy will change dramatically the lives of the two grown-ups. “Santa” - is a story ...
Plot: male nudity, vacation, holiday, affection, sick, operation, long distance relationship, christmas, single mother, bare breasts, love, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 620
Ricordi? (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A long love story, seen through the memories of one young couple. The journey through the years of two individuals, united, divided, happy, unhappy, deeply in love, or in love with others, in a single stream of emotions and shades of feeling. Over ...
Plot: female nudity, swimming pool, beach, male nudity, bare breasts, love, flashback, bathtub, dog, dancing, snowing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, slavery, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, romance, pregnancy, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during the 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown. (IMDb)
Style: epic, pre war
Plot: grave, prisoner, russian, female nudity, jewish, male female relationship, russian soldier, tragic event, post war, peace, flashback, guilt ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.2
 150
Soleil battant (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gabriel and Iris head back to their family holiday home in Portugal with their daughters Emma and Zoé, a couple of adorable six-year-old twins, for a vacation. In the heart of the sun-drenched countryside, as the little ones swim and laugh, the ...
Plot: secret, vacation, female director, microscope, thermometer, family secret, swing, swinger, female in swimsuit, falling, twins, male full rear nudity ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: destiny, investigation, bridge, social decay, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, murder, haunted by the past, clergy, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, royal court, french revolution, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 116
The Diary 2 (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sequel movie to The Diary (1999). The movie succeed to replicate the 30's, between the two world war, between Paris and London. Anna (Lila Baumann) arranges Dr. Cristina Inger, a female physician for her paralyzed husband's treatment and ...
Style: erotic
Plot: male nudity, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, infidelity, labia, striptease, cabaret, impotent husband, sexless marriage, vagina, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbianism ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Scent of Mandarin (2015)
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, priest, male nudity, candle, horn, deserter, riding a horse, snooker, dysfunctional couple, nightmare ...
Time: year 1918
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: serious, captivating, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: nun, celibacy, pregnancy, convent, theology, medieval, love and romance, fall in love, religions or cults, romance, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%