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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Reader: The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), Love at the Top (1974), Mariages ! (2004), The Freebie (2010), Intimate Affairs (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, humorous, captivating, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: poet, drug smuggling, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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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: suspense, witty, humorous, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, manipulation, love triangle, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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61%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsession, love and romance, family gatherings, parents and children, lovers reunited, love affair, wooing, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, friendship, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, couples, first sex, artists and showbiz, love and romance, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, talky, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: sexuality, sex, looking for sex, destructive relationship, sexual relations, lifestyle, romance, orgasm, controversy, love and romance, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, twentysomething life, love affair, romance, infidelity, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first date, best friend, brother sister relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, infidelity, couples, romance, lifestyle, actor's life, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, weatherman, love and romance, couple relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, couples, romance, sexual relations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: menage a trois, transvestism, love triangle, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, satire, love and romance, gender, dishonesty, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: love triangle, looking for love, lifestyle, lesbian, wooing, couple relations, battle of the sexes, romance, couples, infidelity, looking for sex, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, lifestyle, society, forbidden love, tragic love, infidelity, midlife crisis, dull life, dancing, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: lifestyle, looking for love, couples, wooing, romance, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, singleness, twentysomething life, female director, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 354
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: media satire, pregnancy, infidelity, fall in love, midlife crisis, love triangle, love affair, looking for love, singleness, satire, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: venice, europe, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 443
Paris, France (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A writer has torrid fantasy affairs with young men.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voyeurism, loss of virginity, cuckold, infidelity, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, destructive relationship, self discovery, strong female presence, couples, thirtysomething life, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, gender, couples, thirtysomething life, friends, reunion, feminism, friendship, nightlife, strong female presence, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, couples, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 513
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: sexual, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, wedding, coming of age, profanity, sexual relations, family gatherings, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, battle of the sexes, family relations, friends, couples, friendship, infidelity, buddies, gender, love and romance, journey ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, womanizer, couple relations, redemption, rebelliousness, addiction, sexual relations, one-night stand, one night stand, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 186
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, couples, love and romance, womanizer, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, breakup, estrangement, battle of the sexes, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 664
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, partners, gender, romance, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, new year, friends, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, hidden identity, couples, disorder, obsession, love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 833
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, sport team, couples, family relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, power relations, love and romance, golden years, romance, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 210
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: sexual, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: film within a film, infidelity, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, writer's life, couples, jazz, book, extramarital affair, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 gallery, art, painting, gays and lesbians, gender, romance, underdog, love and romance, actor's life, couples, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, couples, love affair, dishonesty, couple relations, transplant, urban, mind game, city life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pursuit, friendship, fall in love, bittersweet, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance, dishonesty, married couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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