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Before the Rains (2007)
 6.5
 2K
Before the Rains (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in southern India in the late 1930s, this provocative tale traces the story of three people caught in an inexorable web of forbidden romance and dangerous secrets. After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village and his past.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, master and servant, love affair, social differences, love and romance, society, dishonesty, interracial romance, village, infidelity, taboo, hindu, extramarital affair, couple relations, village life, couples, chaos and mayhem, sex, dog, horse, car, friendship, suicide, family relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: india, england, europe, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, society, forbidden love, couple relations and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Before the Rains: Talk of Angels (1998), A Village Affair (1995), The Inheritance (1997), Wide Sargasso Sea (1993), Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, family problems, society, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, looking for love, social differences, opposites attract, feminism, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, family relations, power relations, couples, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, atmospheric, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: voodoo, infidelity, family relations, deception, lust, fear, betrayal, wedding, liar, promise, arson, slave ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s
Place: jamaica, england, europe, britain, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, social differences, master and servant, infidelity, cheating on husband, obsession, society, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
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W.E. (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, royal family, infidelity, obsession, love affair, couples, love and romance, romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: cannes, manhattan new york city, london, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, politics, revolution, infidelity, royal family, romance, rebelliousness, fall in love, society, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Go-Between (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
Style: contemplative, sincere, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, friendship, birthday party, cricket the game, social differences, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, love affair, fall in love, tragic love, family relations ...
Time: victorian era, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 6K
Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, infidelity, lgbt, hinduism, family relations, self discovery, friendship, forbidden love, arranged marriage, lesbian romance, lesbian love ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, new delhi, asia, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 2K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 3K
Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, social differences, forbidden love, society, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, couples, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a British girl ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, chase, social differences, woman in danger, couple relations, political unrest, fall in love, family relations, romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 138
Yellow Asphalt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway, two Israeli truckers strike a Bedouin lad accidentally. Before they can flee, the boy's people appear and circle the truckers. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, woman in danger, love affair, culture clash, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family problems, crime and punishment, forbidden love, social differences, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, erotic, serious, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, interracial romance, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, family relations, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, couples, love triangle, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: idealism, opposites attract, true love, interracial relations, white male black female relationship, dishonesty, social differences, interracial romance, leadership, couples, romance, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, village life, misfit, arranged marriage, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, estate, power of love, love and romance, master and servant, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, power relations, couples, romance, love and romance, rebellion, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 154
Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, infidelity, best friends, dishonesty, romance, disability, adultery, police officer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: british colonial, self discovery, interracial relations, extramarital affair, couple relations, love affair, social differences, introspection, opposites attract, hopes, society, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, dishonesty, adulteress, extramarital affair, downfall, love affair, destructive relationship, society, infidelity, social relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, prodigy, intrigue, society, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, matchmaking, couples, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%