Tags: movies similar to The Heiress (1949) - full list
|Plot||Art, Inheritance, Seduction, Fate|
|Style||Romantic, Light, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.
|Characters||Millionaires, Friends, Lovers|
|Plot||Love, Money, Obsession, Loneliness, Love triangle|
|Place||Party, Hotels, USA, Estate, New York|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious|
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
|Characters||Dogs, Writers, Terminally ill, Orphans, Actors|
|Plot||Love, Dancing, Relationship, Supernatural, Weapon|
|Place||College, USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense|
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
|Plot||Love, Survival, Money, Supernatural|
|Place||Poland, New York|
|Style||Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
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.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, western|
|Plot||Gambling, Revenge, Family life, Rivalry|
|Style||Romantic, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Touching|
A New Mexico cattle man and his strong-willed daughter clash over the man's choice for a new bride. Things get worse when the elder man has his daughter's lover hanged. With the help of an old flame, a gambler, the daughter puts into motion a plan to drive her father from his estate.
|Place||Trains, Russia, St. Petersburg|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy|
In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.
|Characters||Teens, Gay, Artists|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Rivalry|
|Place||Metro, USA, Night Clubs, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Cooks, Autistic, Journalists, Sisters, Actors|
|Place||Party, Metro, USA, New York|
A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Dogs, Horses, Soldier|
|Plot||Love, Dancing, Boxing, Passion, Relationship|
|Time||New Year, 19th century|
|Style||Romantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Serious|
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, western, military|
|Plot||Love, Slavery, Mental disorders, Love triangle|
|Style||Romantic, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic|
In 1859, idealist John Wickliff Shawnessey, a resident of Raintree County, Indiana, is distracted from his high school sweetheart Nell Gaither by Susanna Drake, a rich New Orleans girl. This love triangle is further complicated by the American Civil War, and dark family history.
|Plot||Love, Love triangle|
|Style||Romantic, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart|
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 of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching|
Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching|
Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors' and parents' attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love.
|Characters||Courtesans, Terminally ill|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching|
Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.
|Genre||action, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Apocalypse, Obsession, Friendship, Weapon|
|Place||USA, Los Angeles|
|Style||Romantic, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Fancy|
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".
|Plot||On real events, False accusations|
|Place||Paris, Japan, France, USA, Asia|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Gloomy|
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.
|Characters||Thieves, Students, Difficult teens|
|Plot||Love, Passion, Relationship, Money, Love triangle|
|Place||USSR, USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Touching|
Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the wrong side of the tracks falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.
|Country||Germany, Belgium, USA|
|Style||Romantic, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
|Plot||Life, Love triangle, Family life|
|Style||Romantic, Gloomy, Serious|
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 because of her inheritence.
|Plot||Love, Passion, Money, Obsession, Love triangle|
|Place||Deserts, USA, Los Angeles|
|Style||Romantic, Makes me think, Touching, Serious|
Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every encounter brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA, Australia|
|Characters||Lesbians, Gay, Lawyers|
|Plot||Travel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference|
|Place||Party, Hotels, USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Gloomy, Serious|
In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, western|
|Plot||Skirmishes, Revenge, Death, Love triangle, Family life|
|Style||Romantic, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense|
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
|Plot||Revenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love|
|Style||Romantic, Atmospheric, Serious|
The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.
|Plot||Love, Passion, Loneliness, Love triangle, Love with age difference|
|Place||Russia, St. Petersburg|
|Time||Middle Ages, 19th century|
|Style||To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
|Plot||Friendship, Love triangle|
|Place||USA, Small cities|
|Style||Romantic, Action, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart - all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, western, biography|
|Characters||Cowboys, Heroes, Friends|
|Plot||On real events, Gambling, Rivalry|
|Place||Wild West, USA, Small cities|
|Style||Exciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.
|Genre||fantastic, melodrama, drama, detective|
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious|
|Place||India, USA, New York|
|Style||Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think|
I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, detective|
|Plot||Love, Obsession, Mystery|
|Style||Romantic, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating|
A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.