Movies like The Reader 1988

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The Reader (1988)
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The Reader (1988)
Original name: La Lectrice
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same. Here the film takes on a kaleidoscopic effect as the lives of Constance and Marie become merged, making it hard to distinguish what is real and what is fantasy. This structure is further complicated when the lives of Constance's clients become tangled with the stories she reads. The film is interspersed with readings from well known literary sources as diverse as, amongst others, Baudelaire, Duras, Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll and de Sade's "120 days..."
Style: erotic, humorous, clever, realistic, talky, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage life, writer's life, sexual relations, singleness, romance, legal investigation, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, society, couples, nanny, dishonesty, lifestyle, master and servant, power relations, lovers, literature, lover, female nudity, male nudity, woman, reading ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and clever films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, couple relations and love affair mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Reader: The Last Run (2004), The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), Love at the Top (1974), Mariages! (2004), The Freebie (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Last Run (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a young accountant is devastated after discovering his inspiringly beautiful girlfriend is cheating on him, his best friend, who's engaged to a girl he doesn't love, convinces him to go on a "run" and sleep with as many ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, womanizer, couple relations, redemption, rebelliousness, addiction, sexual relations, one night stand, one-night stand, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united states, usa
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous ...
Plot: poet, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, destructive relationship, family problems, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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100%
Love at the Top (1974)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The relationship between a successful businessman and a prostitute is exploited by a cynical novelist.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, manipulation, bittersweet, satire, love triangle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, writer's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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50%
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Mariages! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ils ont 25 ans et se marient aujourd'hui.Ils ont 35 ans, se sont unis il y a dix ans et se déchirent aujourd'hui.Ils ont 45 ans, se sont déchirés il y a dix ans et tentent aujourd'hui de se réconcilier...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, infidelity, family gatherings, wooing, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited, impossible love, lifestyle, couples, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, bittersweet, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Wealthy Jae-hoon meets attractive writer Soo-jung through their mutual friend, filmmaker Young-soo. While Jae-hoon tries to pursue a romance with Soo-jung, things get complicated when it becomes apparent that Young-soo also has feelings for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, first sex, nipple, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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37%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, weatherman, love and romance, city life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, new york, usa, holland
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35%
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Just a Kiss (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, sexual relations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a scholar, is haunted by an overwhelming desire to understand the mystery of sex, he decides to conduct an investigation. With two beautiful assistants joining the case, the stakes are raised.
Style: sexy, talky, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: sexuality, sex, dark humor, looking for sex, destructive relationship, sexual relations, romance, lifestyle, orgasm, controversy, couples, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1929
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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True Enough (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anne is an attractive woman on the cusp of middle age trying in vain to divide her time fairly between her demanding job as a television presenter and her family. Her colleagues and friends have similar problems though.
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual
Plot: infidelity, couples, jazz, writer's life, gender, lifestyle, film within a film, jazz singer, extramarital affair, television, ex husband ex wife relationship, body swapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A small group of friends experience relationships which grow and stumble, involving everything from straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. The speed with which these relationships last leads to the Goldfish memory effect, the belief ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, lesbian, wooing, couple relations, battle of the sexes, romance, couples, infidelity, gay, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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32%
Woman Times Seven (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, society, lifestyle, forbidden love, tragic love, infidelity, midlife crisis, dull life, dancing, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Chance (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, couples, romance, wooing, mother daughter relationship, twentysomething life, singleness, love and romance, gays and lesbians, female director, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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31%
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Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, first date, brother sister relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Slogan (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Commercial director Serge Faberge (Serge Gainsbourg) is having an affair with Evelyne (Jane Birkin), the 18 year old fiancee of friend Hugh (James Mitchell). His own pregnant wife Francoise (Andréa Parisy) usually does not mind his dalliances, ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: romance, singleness, midlife crisis, sexual relations, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, looking for love, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: venice, europe, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Evening Dress (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Menage begins as a comedy of sorts, but be warned: it develops into a very dark, very confusing probe into the seamier aspects of Parisian life. Gerard Depardieu plays a crude but charismatic thief, whose own gayness does not prevent his ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, cynical ...
Plot: transvestism, menage a trois, love and romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, satire, couples, prostitute, opposites attract, gender, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 555
Scorchers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her ...
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, sexy, talky ...
Plot: wedding, prostitute, sexual relations, love affair, dishonesty, betrayal, romance, infidelity, family gatherings, family life, couple relations, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Eating (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At a spacious house in Los Angeles, Helene is turning 40-years old and her friends whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate a friend turning 30, and Sadie a Hollywood film agent ...
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, couples, thirtysomething life, reunion, feminism, friendship, nightlife, strong female presence, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, introspection, love affair, dishonesty, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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30%
 6.2
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Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, pregnancy, love and romance, battle of the sexes, buddies, gender, infidelity, friendship, friends, couples, family relations, discussion ...
Time: 80s
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29%
Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A comedic drama featuring two couples and two old friends in Mexico City. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, while Miguel and Andrea are joined by Maria. The presence of guests triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: pursuit, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, chase, bittersweet, love affair, couples, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, africa, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, love and romance, couples, estrangement, breakup, lifestyle, romance, womanizer, dishonesty, down on your luck, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 723
Highball (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A newly-married couple tries to build their social life.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: nightlife, friendship, twentysomething life, singleness, celebrity culture, looking for sex, looking for love, reunion, thirtysomething life, new year, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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It's My Turn (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love affair, love triangle, singleness, feminism, family life, workplace romance, fall in love, looking for love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, bittersweet ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, transplant, urban, city life, romance, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bilingual Lover (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Joan Mares obsession for the lovely and luscious Norma Valenti takes epic proportions because he cannot let go of her. After he is injured by some skin heads, he uses his scars to pursue his life as a street musician. He devices a plan to get to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, hidden identity, obsession, couples, disorder, romance, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly Vandersma (Sheila McCarthy) is an "organizationally impaired" temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art gallery, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: art, art gallery, painting, boss and employee, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, couples, power relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: suspense, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, housewife, marital problem, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, couples, friends, satire, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, artists and showbiz, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: couples, best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, actor's life, gender, friends, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%