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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge.[ A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: bridge, investigation, destiny, clergy, gory, survival, collapse, haunted by the past, murder, social decay, religions or cults, society, twins, siblings relations, royal family, danger, deadly, escapades, life is a bitch, love, dancing, horse, mountain, ship, pregnancy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about death, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, society, husband wife relationship, romance and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bridge of San Luis Rey: Valmont (1989), Falling in Love (1984), Madame Bovary (1991), Night Sun (1990), Stanley & Iris (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: baroque, stylized, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, betrayal, infidelity, romance, virginity, manipulations, couple relations, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, urban, friendship, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, talky, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, bourgeoisie, village, tragic hero, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, dull life, unfulfillment, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 587
Night Sun (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, Father Sergius, Night Sun stars Julian Sands as Sergio, a nobleman in 18th-century Italy who is expected to marry a duchess, Nastassja Kinski. Upon learning that she was previously the King's mistress, Sergio ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: solitude, human nature, introspection, redemption, society, downfall, couple relations, social differences, religions or cults, hopes, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, love, education, cook, bakery, widow, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholicism, hospital, clergy, priest, heart attack, drug dealing, abortion, restaurant, pregnancy, politics ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, marriage, farmer, nobility, rape, murder, love, revenge, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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72%
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Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: conservative, sexual abuse, gay, church, catholic priest, secret, faith, abuse, girl, incest, celibacy, hypocrisy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, lady in waiting, austrian, dead rat, embroidery, revolution, royal family, downfall, palaces castles and temples, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, jane austen, social differences, romance, love and romance, family, love, society, prejudice, empowerment, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, repairman, betrayal, romance, infidelity, love triangle, murder, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: folk, forbidden love, romance, true love, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, tragic love, political unrest, religions or cults, fall in love, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, friendship, fall in love, inheritance, society, family relations, aristocracy, jane austen, countryside, coming of age, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, doctor, marriage, love letter, ship, cholera, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, society, against the odds, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, love triangle, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, estate, rise to the top, love, social differences, ambition, couple relations, rise and fall, writing, book, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hotel, piano, spinster, betrayal, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, singleness, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, united states, texas, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: epic, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, intrigue, love triangle, battle, jealousy, infidelity, priest, school, memory, catholic, forbidden love, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, france, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, birthday, immortality, friendship, death, children, farm, jealousy, passion, homecoming, aunt nephew relationship, reunion ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, obsession, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: quarantine, prostitution, corruption, money, prostitute, murder, escape, nightmare, doctor, immigrants, polish, confession ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, manhattan new york city, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, betrayal, dealing with death, romance, human nature, introspection, redemption, child illness, parents and children, true love, terminal illness ...
Place: poland, europe, holland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: convent, intrigue, injustice, burned alive, solitude, writer's life, clergy, romance, human spirit, woman in danger, wrongfully committed, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: journalism, justice, apartheid, politics, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, racism, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: africa, south africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Lea (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert's dead wife. They get married, but ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mute or deaf, haunted by the past, woman in danger, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, human spirit, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disability, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1977, year 1991
Place: slovakia, czech republic, munich germany, france, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: latin, writer's life, village, social relations, obsessive quest, human nature, village life, artists and showbiz, college graduate, lifestyle, gondola, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, spinster, heiress, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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