Movies like Albert Nobbs

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Albert Nobbs (2011)
 6.7
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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, lesbian, maid, gender, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, period piece, society, pretense, hidden identity, irish, loneliness, death, love and romance, sexual identity, dishonesty, lesbian couple, tragedy, identity, misfit, loss of spouse, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about loneliness, love and romance, love, mentor, storytelling, runaway and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Albert Nobbs: Anna Karenina (2012), Boys Don't Cry (1999), Wilde (1997), Ruby in Paradise (1993), Pope Joan (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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100%
 7.6
 86K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: disturbing, touching, bleak, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 14K
Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, couples, injustice, rise and fall, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, sadness, dating, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, interracial relations, illness, abortion, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: cross dressing, impossible love, monk, ambition, monastery, pope, vatican, clergy, healing power, dishonesty, gender bending, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, letter, human nature, introspection, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 20s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe, new york, london, los angeles ...
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100%
 7.4
 74K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.2
 101K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, women, impossible love, gender, department store, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, governess, estate, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, fall in love, couples, reunion, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, victorian era, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, mistaken identity, love, comedy of errors, twins, love triangle, disguise, romance, hidden identity, lookalikes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, communism, transvestism, espionage, romance, infidelity, politics, opposites attract, mistaken identity, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, coming of age, friendship, lesbian lover, lesbian relationship, boarding school life, teenage love, boarding school, passion, secret, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, innocence lost, period piece, marriage, stonehenge, revenge, love, nobility, farmer, peasant, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, coming of age, redemption, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: touching, sexy, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, performer's life, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, coming of age, cross dressing, gender, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 99K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay, broken heart, death, depression, teacher student relationship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, divorce, lgbt, farm, romance, couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, love affair, gender ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, jewish, loyalty, aristocracy, nazism, couple relations, self sacrifice, german, political unrest, politics, career ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 3K
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, touching, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, haunted by the past, society, gender, social differences, couples, old love, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, flower ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, year 1918, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, small town life, couples, family problems, family life, misfit, couple relations, village life, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, human nature, couples, family problems, death in the family, dishonesty, love affair, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: milan italy, rome italy, istanbul turkey, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, fall in love, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.4
 15K
Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, sexual identity, friendship, gender bending, society, self discovery, youth, dishonesty, family relations, child protagonist, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, realistic, psychological, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, mind game, innocence lost, passion, arranged marriage, challenge, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, family relations, sea disaster, identity crisis, society, dangerous animal, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, friends, couples, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, gloomy, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, debt, gambling, butler, love affair, social differences, social climbing, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%