Movies like Belle

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Belle (2013)
 7.4
 25K
Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, romantic, scenic, earnest, factual, fairy tale ...
Plot: slavery, aristocracy, social differences, society, forbidden love, high society, love and romance, heir heiress, estate, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, period piece, slave, rebellion, hopes, acceptance, unconventional method, trial, social issues, prejudice, coming of age, misfit, against the rules, blacks and whites ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, caribbean, london, africa, vienna

Most similar movies to Belle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and dramatic films with plots about society, love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Belle: Downton Abbey (2010), The Duchess (2008), A Royal Affair (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Becoming Jane (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 140K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tragicomedy, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, countryside, high society, manners, parents and children, inheritance, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 72K
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, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy, high society, marriage, mistress, love and romance, adultery, family problems, destiny, lovers ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 41K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, queen, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, king, royal court, tragic love, coup d'etat, marriage, revolution, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, racial slur, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 54K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, mentor, politics, friendship, civil rights, axe, nightmare, musician, horse, singer, dying, debate ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1790s, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 1K
Queen (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, slave, plantation, americana, discrimination, family relations, injustice, fighting the system, american civil war, racism, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.
Style: feel good, psychological, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, aristocracy, inheritance, friendship, fall in love, family relations, society, horse, coming of age, countryside, jane austen ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, captivating, classic literature, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, romance, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, romantic, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, friendship, pursuit, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, social differences, society, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, false accusation, rebellion, fighting the system, courtesan ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: friendship, slavery, ambassador, revolution, politics, romance, political unrest, manners, interracial relations, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 26K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, first love, painting, rabbit, unsupportive parent, family relations, friends, proposal, animal life, couples, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, hopes, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, benefactor, coming of age, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, orphan, haunted by the past, adoption, childhood sweetheart, revenge, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, family disapproval, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, social differences, politics, royal court, forbidden love, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, forbidden love, love and romance, state affairs, romance, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, vengeance, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 26K
Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, free spirited, society, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, fall in love, opposites attract, social differences, racial prejudice, family drama, stereotypes, honest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 3K
Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, family relations, physical appearance, society, identity crisis, social differences, misfit, forbidden love, self discovery, family problems, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen, aristocracy, royal court, queen victoria, couple relations, love and romance, marriage, politics, period piece, destiny, head of state ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, blacks and whites, against the rules, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 4K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, art critic, critic, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, innocence lost, period piece, marriage, stonehenge, revenge, love, nobility, farmer, peasant, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 9K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: bleak, emotional, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, destiny, love triangle, student life, love and romance, fall in love, failed attempt, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: classic literature, touching, romantic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, inheritance, happy ending, jane austen, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, eligible bachelor, social differences, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 74K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, haunted by the past, love affair, rich and poor, parents and children, love and romance, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%