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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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, romance, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, sex, dog, dancing, horse, party, wedding, cheating wife, friendship, food, miraculous event ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, italy, africa, venice, florence italy, tuscany, florence

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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, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Elective Affinities: Where Am I Going? (1976), Madame Bovary (1991), La séparation (1994), Remember Me, My Love (2003), Gabrielle (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 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: sexy, gloomy, stylized, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, suicide, aristocrat, social differences, couple relations, sexual relations, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, manipulation, couples ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, bourgeoisie, village life, family life, tragic hero, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, unsupportive spouse, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, tragic love, lovers reunited, love and romance, family life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
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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, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eroticism, love affair, midlife crisis, family problems, infidelity, couples, childhood sweetheart, dishonesty, youth, crumbling marriage, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Gabrielle (2005)
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, adultery, letter, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, husband wife relationship, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, infidelity, femme fatale, forbidden love, manipulation, manipulations, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, realistic, serious, surprise ending
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Time: turn of the century
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, love affair, forbidden love, fall in love, unsupportive spouse, destructive relationship, tragedy ...
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Place: russia
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55%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: clever, psychological, stylized, contemplative, talky ...
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51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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50%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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43%
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Duration: 93 min.
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43%
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42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
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40%
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: sexy, serious, realistic, witty, sexual ...
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Place: italy, europe
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