Movies like Empire of Passion

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Empire of Passion (1978)
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Empire of Passion (1978)
Original name: 愛の亡霊
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate her husband's disappearance.
Style: psychological, sexual, atmospheric, sexy, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, infidelity, village, murder, crimes, vengeance, couple relations, betrayal, destiny, love and romance, fall in love, village life, couples, dishonesty, deadly, crime gone awry, love, regret, revenge, nature, police, winter, female nudity, torture, summer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, murder, couple relations, female nudity and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres. Some movies like Empire of Passion: In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Thieves (1996), Darling (2007), Silk (2007), A Dangerous Woman (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, pre war, sexy, erotic, controversial ...
Plot: explicit sex, sexual relations, obsession, geisha, tragic love, passion, lust, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, bdsm, jealousy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, paris france
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Darling (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wealthy executive Aditya Soman, married to Ashwini for several years, has an affair with his Secretary, Geeta Menon. When she gets pregnant, he tells her to abort the child as he has changed his mind about the divorce to his current wife. Angered, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, life turned upside down, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, vengeance, murder, crumbling marriage, deadly, love and romance, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, historical event, interracial love relationship, silk, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
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Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, countryside, dishonesty, betrayal, loss of father, debauchery, duel, female director, reading someone else's diary ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Black Cat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, samurai, vengeance, supernatural, deadly, danger, black cat, love, seduction, battles, trap ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
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Cold Heart Canyon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, Karen has a dream that her sister Heather is in danger, but Heather seems safe enough, having just moved to a remote spur of the canyon to distance herself from her ex-husband. She's a writer, and she's soon ...
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, erotic, light ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rooster's Breakfast (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Slovenia, Croatia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After being fired, a young car mechanic Đuro gets recommendation to look for another job in a remote village. His new boss is warm, old fashioned and naive - completely opposite from the world he's coming from. The peaceful atmosphere is ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, countryside, auto mechanic, fall in love, haunted by the past, friendship, society, ex military, love, singer, boss and employee, moving ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: slovenia, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, sexy, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, infidelity, hopes, love and romance, dishonesty, misfit, couples, family problems, bar, husband wife relationship, bondage ...
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Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
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Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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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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Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Spirit Lost (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Chapman and his beautiful wife Willie have just moved into a seaside village on the North Carolina coast. But they quickly discover that their quaint new house already has a long-standing tenant. Built 200 years ago by a philandering sea ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Guilty of Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
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20%
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Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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