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Desire (2002)
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Desire (2002)
Original name: Deseo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1945 Spain a young man with Nazi contacts fell in love with a left wing family woman.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: love triangle, love affair, dangerous attraction, nazism, romance, betrayal, love and romance, infidelity, society, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, spanish civil war, world war two, conspiracy, unfulfillment, bittersweet, female nudity, communist
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and captivating films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Desire: Carmen (2003), G (2002), Belle du Seigneur (2012), A French Woman (1995), Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
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Place: spain, europe
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: modern day adaptation, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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84%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love affair, romance, love triangle, infidelity, sexual content, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
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77%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, gloomy, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, military, political unrest, love triangle, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, algeria, syria ...
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67%
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, cheating on husband, master and servant, social differences, infidelity, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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65%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, royal family, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, intrigue, love and romance, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, state affairs ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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65%
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Carmen (2005)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa
Duration: 122 min.
Story: U-CARMEN is a feature film based on Georges Bizet's 19th-century opera that was filmed on location in a modern South African township setting. The energy, compassion, and heat of township life in all its elements create a constantly visually ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, opera, tragic love, crimes of passion, vengeance, love affair, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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63%
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Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, gay relationship, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, couples, love affair, gay love, homosexual, coming out, doctor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
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60%
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The Car Man (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger arrives in a small town community, leading the locals into greed, sex and murder.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
Plot: murder, small town, love triangle, dangerous attraction, tragic love, romance, frame up, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, stalking ...
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
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55%
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Angela (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, drug dealing, going straight, store ...
Time: contemporary
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53%
The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, male female relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe, warsaw poland, paris france
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52%
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Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, social differences, love affair, romance, state affairs, love and romance, politics, couples, destiny, unfulfilled love, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: china, asia
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50%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
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Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
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45%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
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45%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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44%
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
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43%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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43%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, oxford university, yale university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bostonians (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blood and Sand (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Remake of the tale of an acclaimed matador who finds himself involved with a beautiful woman, jeopardizing both his marriage and career.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, bullfighting, rise and fall, dishonesty, downfall, love and romance, unfulfillment, womanizer, femme fatale, vampire, ambition, romance ...
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Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: gloomy, clever, emotional, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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36%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%