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The Golden Era (2014)
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The Golden Era (2014)
Original name: 黃金時代
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The story of writer Xiao Hong comes alive through memories of her great love affair, literary influence and escape from China during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, touching, realistic, stylized
Plot: writer's life, love, romance, society, political unrest, family relations, betrayal, literature, couples, inspiration, rivalry, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, writers, chinese, female director, life
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, society, love and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Golden Era: The Soong Sisters (1997), Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), The Waiting City (2009), The Color of Time (2012), Tom & Viv (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Soong Sisters (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling (the oldest) married a wealthy and ...
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Plot: family relations, politics, tragic love, state affairs, unfulfillment, siblings relations, political unrest, ambition, love and romance, rich and poor, death wish, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: war correspondent, divorce, romance, love affair, media, journalist, fame, writer's life, couples, life is a bitch, spanish civil war, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, europe
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The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, writer's life, artists and showbiz, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
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Plot: lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, honeymoon ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
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Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, memoir, society, sino japanese war, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
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Duration: 97 min.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Desire (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: 1930s, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
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42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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