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Elective Affinities (1996)
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Elective Affinities (1996)
Original name: Le affinità elettive
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an architect (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is invited to the home of his associate, the harmony of the place comes undone with the visitor's attraction to someone.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, love triangle, romance, family relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, sex, dog, dancing, horse, children, cheating wife, wedding, food, friendship, party ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, venice, tuscany, florence, florence italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about couples, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Elective Affinities: Madame Bovary (1991), Remember Me, My Love (2003), La séparation (1994), Where Am I Going? (1976), Gabrielle (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
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95%
Remember Me, My Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a normal Italian family in which come out the dreams of those who have lost their possibilities and of those who want to realize them. Carlo and Giulia are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eroticism, family problems, midlife crisis, love affair, youth, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, childhood sweetheart, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, price of justice, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: stylized, sexual, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, suicide, eroticism, aristocrat, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, letter, adultery, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, bourgeoisie, suffering, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, couple relations, love affair, impossible love, fall in love, human nature, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers apart, couples ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: erotic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
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Place: europe, italy, france, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair, unsupportive spouse, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Three (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hanna and Simon are in a 20 year marriage with an unexiting relationship. By chance, they both meet and start separate affairs with Adam. Adam has no idea that his two lovers are married, until they are all found out when Hanna becomes pregnant, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bisexual, sex, couple relations, romance, love and romance, love triangle, gay, fall in love, infidelity, pregnancy, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: clever, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love After Love (1992)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
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Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, cheating wife, dishonesty, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, social relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, london, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, humorous, touching, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past, dark humor, world war two, survivor, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, true love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, parents separation, couples, family problems, human nature, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, humorous, thought provoking, light, captivating ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, duchess, courtesan, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%