Movies like Anna and the King

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Anna and the King (1999)
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.
Style: captivating, romantic, serious, epic, emotional, stylized, sentimental, factual, sexy, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal family, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, unlikely friendships, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, love story, royal court, palace, politics, betrayal, beautiful scenery, romance, teacher, mistress, parents and children, state affairs, family, destiny, brutality, nanny, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, victorian age
Place: asia, thailand, england, southeast asia, burma

Most similar movies to Anna and the King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, serious and sexy films with plots about romance, culture clash, love and romance, betrayal, couples, destiny and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Anna and the King: Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), The Young Victoria (2009), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, captivating, witty, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: love, romance, prejudice, happy ending, love and romance, opposites attract, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1790s, georgian era ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, united kingdom
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100%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: sexy, romantic, fairy tale, scenic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love story, interracial romance, jungle, opposites attract, beautiful scenery, culture clash, love and romance, stereotypes, mentor, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, borneo, malaysia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, age difference, japanese culture, rivalry, older man younger woman relationship, rags to riches, love, love and romance, brothel, orphan ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, royal court, royalty, queen of england, queen victoria, aristocracy, queen, love and romance, marriage, arranged marriage, love, politics ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, romantic, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, intrigue, medieval, king, queen, marriage, ambition, family relations, betrayal, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: inspirational, emotional, factual, political, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, justice, culture clash, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 50s, georgian era ...
Place: england, london, africa, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: romantic, sexual, witty, sexy, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: beauty, medieval, forbidden love, courtesan, prostitution, rich and poor, love and romance, prostitute, fall in love, couple relations, social differences, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, poland, europe, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 31K
Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, romantic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, society, aristocracy, social differences, love and romance, high society, white male black female relationship, forbidden love, victorian england, estate ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1780s
Place: london, europe, england, africa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 89K
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, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, social differences, fall in love, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, family secret, power of love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, edwardian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: royal family, royalty, family relations, betrayal, couples, politics, state affairs, parents and children, forbidden love, emperor, intrigue, tragic hero ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 15K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: friendship, politics, british history, royalty, romance, queen, british monarchy, victorian england, relationships, queen victoria, love story, widow ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 10K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: sexy, factual, intense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: plague, redemption, romance, royal family, science, betrayal, medicine, rise and fall, fall in love, jealousy, justice, doctor ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 17K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, life & death, doctors, leukemia, beautiful scenery, parents and children, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: sexy, dramatic, cerebral, romantic, intellectual ...
Plot: revolution, romance, president, interracial romance, slavery, french revolution, politics, u.s. president, life philosophy, secrets, runaway, justice ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, family relations, society, infidelity, fall in love, star crossed lovers, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, pregnancy ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, london, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 22K
Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: romantic, touching, psychological, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, love, civil war, american civil war, war, husband wife relationship, war veteran, suspicion of murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 50s, victorian era
Place: france, new jersey, tennessee, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, romantic, sexy, touching, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: circus, forbidden love, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, fall in love, lovers, performer's life, animals, love story, love, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1931 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 7K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, dramatic, light, breathtaking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, royalty, conspiracy, romance, politics, british monarchy, women, corporal punishment, renaissance, female nudity, beautiful scenery, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 16th century, 1930s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.6
 101K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, emotional, colourful, talky, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, imperial russia, infidelity, romance, suicide, aristocracy, love triangle, depression, love, adultery, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1930s, 1870s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 84K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: sexy, romantic, dramatic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, duchess, love affair, aristocracy, infidelity, duke, adultery, marriage, royalty, high society, romance, marital rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: factual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, romance, royal family, revenge, justice, intrigue, police investigation, countess, couples, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, england, versailles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 33K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, realistic, romantic, visually appealing, serious ...
Plot: royal family, true love, emperor, culture clash, dishonesty, love and romance, ruler, arranged marriage, royal court, politics, historical character, sword fight ...
Time: future, 50s, 16th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, opposites attract, love story, education, unemployment, love and romance, couple relations, teachers and students, couples, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
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, romantic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationships, infidelity, romance, betrayal, beautiful scenery, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, culture clash, russian, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 10K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, romance, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, happy ending, love and romance, romance, parents and children, vineyard, interracial romance, pretend relationship, wine, family relations, world war two, estate ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, pregnancy, romance, betrayal, college, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 779
Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, father daughter relationship, friendship, social differences, introspection, lifestyle, filmmaking, parents and children, fish out of water, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 1890s, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 13K
The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: true love, love, death, love story, teacher, winter, coming of age, romance, village life, first love, loneliness, memory ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 5K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples, british, mother daughter relationship, love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 90s
Place: england, london, san francisco, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%