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List of the best movies like Adore (2013): Benedetta, Carol, The Housekeeper, Leaving, Love, Eros, Lady Chatterley, Mademoiselle Chambon, Café de Flore, Belle du Seigneur.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Netherlands, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Nuns
PlotPassion, Religious
PlaceItaly
StyleWomens in main roles

In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:35
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotTravel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:56
CharactersArtists
PlotPassion
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching

After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the headache that such an intrusion brings to his new domain of singlehood.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:25
PlotPassion, Love triangle
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching

Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:21
CharactersBlonde girls, Students, Girlfriends, Lovers, Neighbors
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Breakup, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleExplicit scenes

Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the seismic effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotPassion, Obsession
PlaceAsia
StyleAtmospheric

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, France
CharactersDisabled people, Pianists
PlotPassion
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching

French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops and their lives begin gradually to unravel.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, France
Duration02:00
CharactersLovers
PlotLove, Love triangle, True love
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Jacqueline is a young mother living in 1960s Paris with her disabled son Laurent. Abandoned by her husband, Jacqueline sacrifices everything to care for her son and vows to give Laurent a “normal” life full of happiness. Antoine, is a successful DJ in present day Montreal who seems to have it all: a thriving career, two beautiful daughters, partner Rose, with whom he is passionately in love. However, nothing is perfect and Antoine’s ex-wife Carole remains devastated by their recent separation.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
PlotLove triangle, Political
StyleRomantic, By books, Touching, Serious

English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Duration01:43
PlotPassion, Love with age difference

A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Sisters, Friends
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Hatred
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Jane Austen Novels, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

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 be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
PlotPassion, Wedding
StyleRomantic, Touching

Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Passion, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

Two Navy fighter pilots find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:19
PlotLove, Passion, Love triangle
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleSerious

Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the Prince of Montpensier.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryAustralia, New Zealand, France
Duration02:01
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Pianists
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Moving
StylePsychological problems

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleGloomy, Serious

The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove, True love, Obsession with love
StyleRomantic, By books, Womens in main roles

A young journalist in London becomes obsessed with a series of letters she discovers that recounts an intense star-crossed love affair from the 1960s.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:38
CharactersJudge
PlotLove, Obsession
PlaceEngland, London
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Portugal
CharactersStrong women
PlotPassion
StyleSmart, Serious

A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryThailand, France
Duration01:45
PlotPassion
PlaceJungle, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration02:20
CharactersWriters
PlotAdventure, Travel, Passion, Friendship, Snow
PlaceCemetery
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:25
CharactersGay
PlotPassion, Relationship, Love at first sight
PlaceParis, France, Metro, Hospitals
TimeNight
StyleTense, Makes me think, Touching

Théo and Hugo meet in a club and form an immediate bond. Once the desire and elation of this first moment has passed, the two young men, now sober, wander through the empty streets of nocturnal Paris, having to confront the love they sense blossoming between them. Ducastel and Martineau's most ambitious film to date and a candid insight into 21st century life.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Police, Family, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, Robbery, Friendship, Fate, Everyday life
PlaceSea, Beach, Night Clubs
TimeNight
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild events.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Passion, Relationship
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, Canada, France
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Love at first sight
PlaceParis, France, Scotland
StyleTo cry, Serious

A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and they continue their separate lives but also continue their affair through the years, loving each other despite their differences.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersSnipers, Artists, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Death
PlaceYugoslavia
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, France
CharactersChildrens, Mermaids, Alcoholics
PlotPursuit, Love triangle
PlaceBerlin

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. When the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. But falling in love anew, Undine reworks the myth of the mysterious water spirit as a modern fairy-tale in a disenchanted world.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryPortugal, France, Poland, USA
PlotExcavations
StyleFascinating

Jake and Mati are two outsiders in the northerly Portuguese city of Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.





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