Movies like The Lover 2002

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The Lover (2002)
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The Lover (2002)
Original name: Любовник
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.
Plot: sex, teacher, death, kitchen, girlfriend, journalist, swearing, private detective, russian, lie, infidelity, adultery, retirement, grandmother, father son relationship, renovation, letter, streetcar, funeral, smoking, linguist, diary, grief, fatherhood, lesson ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sexy and serious films with plots about adultery, infidelity, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, sex, death and male female relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Lover: Sleepless Nights (2003), A Love Story (2007), Interlude (1968), Bamse (1968), Come Undone (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, husband wife relationship, marriage, psychotherapy, arab, drinking contest, prostitute, sex, party, drugs, alcohol
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95%
 6.5
 124
A Love Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: What if you met the woman you wanted to make your wife after you married someone else? Ian Montes is a picture of success. Despite being a son of a shipping tycoon, Ian refused to just ride in his father's empire. He built his own real estate ...
Plot: extramarital affair, airplane stewardess, doctor, father son relationship, adultery, unfaithful husband, mistress, affair, water skiing, forgiveness, unconditional love, doctors ...
Place: the philippines
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91%
 6.6
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Interlude (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young female journalist in London falls in love with a married orchestra conductor.
Style: remake of american film
Plot: train conductor, extramarital affair, journalist, banker, female reporter, defamation, reporter, husband wife relationship, flashback, orchestra conductor, love triangle, music conductor ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.4
 60
Bamse (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Christer Berg dies in a car crash and is found with a teddy bear named "Bamse". His son, also named Christer finds out that Bamse belongs to his father's lover Barbro Persson. He tries to humiliate her, introducing her to his mother ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: mistress, death of father, husband wife relationship, death of husband, father son relationship, memory, teenage boy, love triangle, horse and carriage, pregnancy, adultery, death of lover ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.0
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating on husband, sexually dissatisfied wife, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, couples, love affair, family problems, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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50%
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Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, redemption, infidelity, fall in love, moral dilemma, clergy, couples, sin, regret, human nature, love affair, dysfunctional family ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 99
Italiani (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Plot: love triangle, factory worker, businessman, train conductor, teacher, job seeking, infidelity, train, mother daughter relationship, childbirth, migrant, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: sicily, milan italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Paper Moon Affair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.
Style: inter cultural
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, infidelity, adultery, loveless marriage, fight, tea, alcoholic, pigeon, bare breasts, older woman younger man relationship, bra ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Such Is Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new ...
Style: melancholic, touching, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental
Plot: father daughter relationship, revenge, dysfunctional marriage, infidelity, tragedy, husband wife relationship, betrayal, adultery, boy, mother daughter relationship, murder, extramarital affair ...
Place: mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 372
Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, suspense, captivating
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, doctor, adultery, female director, relationships, love, infidelity ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Orpheus Descending (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Plot: drifter, age difference, male female relationship, passion, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, italian immigrant, adultery, small town, lust, sex, love ...
Time: 1940s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 68
Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love triangle, screaming, childbirth, extramarital affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, garage, infertility, inheritance, death, murder ...
Place: cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, homecoming, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Summer in Portugal (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Workaholic hotel architect effectively drifted apart from his family. He interrupts the latest, Moroocan project to spend a holiday with his wife Liane in Lisbon, but is delayed. Friendly local interior decorator João, a widower, enjoys hosting ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cancer, summer, parent child relationship, interior decorator, brother sister relationship, love affair, father son relationship, sex scene, male nudity
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Otra historia de amor (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A dynamic young man falls in love with his own boss, a married businessman, with two children.
Plot: lgbt, coming out, bathtub, bicycle, gay husband, husband wife relationship, hugging, closeted homosexual, telephone call, undressing, chess, gym ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, wedding, drug use, marriage proposal, romance, love, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, best friends, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Little Mother (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marina Pinares, the wife of the president of a South American country, insists on being his vice-presidential running mate in the next election. She's no stranger to assassination to get what she wants, so some suspect she'll kill her own ...
Plot: surgeon, fictional country, actress, secret police, fascist, erotica, catholic church, dying young, catholic, politics, husband wife relationship, virgin ...
Place: former yugoslavia, argentina, eastern europe, yugoslavia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: sexy, captivating, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, passion, love, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sex scene, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, couples, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The World Is Full Of Married Men (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Cooper works in advertising but spends more time on his love life despite the fact that he is married. When his wife Linda discovers his girlfriends, she decides to get revenge by having an affair.
Plot: party, director, secretary, actress, divorce, recording studio, blackmail, infidelity, jealousy, advertising executive, photo session, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Time of Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran, Turkey
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three episodes, all with relatively similar plots about a love triangle between a woman and two men.
Plot: humiliation, friend, cemetery, blond, extramarital affair, marriage, old man, forgiveness, tragic event, husband wife relationship, hanging, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
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Deserter (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the Yugoslav break-up, Federal Army officer is fed up with war and takes some leave in Belgrade. However, it turns out that he is less haunted by war horrors than with some sentimental skeletons in the closet. He meets his former comrade and ...
Plot: deserter, extramarital affair, friendship, love triangle, lie, battle, death of girl, nervous breakdown, husband wife relationship, infidelity, funeral, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1981
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, serbia, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.6
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L'Amour Fou (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 252 min.
Story: L'Amour Fou follows the dissolution of the marriage between Claire, an actress (played by Bulle Ogier), and Sebastien, her director (Jean-Pierre Kalfon).
Plot: play, theatre group, mistress, kissing, documentary filmmaker, dysfunctional marriage, singer, sex, extramarital affair, love, male female relationship, theatre director ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 2K
Private (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tinto Brass - The maestro of Italian erotica is back! Lies, subterfuge, betrayal and mischief. Fallo! is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.
Style: anthology, erotic
Plot: wife swapping, erotica, cheating wife, cuckolded husband, extramarital affair, swinger, lust, sex, adultery, unfaithful wife, unsimulated sex, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Green Widow (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A lonely young suburban housewife participates in a radio interview survey while simultaneously engaging in an extramarital affair.
Plot: loneliness, housewife, extramarital affair, infidelity, hairdresser, explorer, suburbs, sociology, swimming pool, boredom, sexuality, adultery ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Saturn in Opposition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This film focuses on contemporary 30- and 40-somethings trying to make sense of their lives in an age in which the old certainties have disappeared. Lorenzo and Davide make their lives together within a circle that includes Antonio and Angelica, ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, gay, introspection, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, estrangement, bereavement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 533
Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: female director, medical examination, birthday party, braided hair, snow, screaming, hiding under a table, bedroom, childbirth, gramophone, doctor, pianist ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 8K
Don't Move (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ...
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, touching, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, pregnancy, fall in love, sexual relations, mistress, abortion, couple relations, husband wife relationship, love, passion, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 16K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, palm springs california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%