Movies like Notes on a Scandal

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
 7.4
 71K
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, sentimental, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, teacher, loneliness, age difference, secret, infidelity, dangerous attraction, blackmail, lust, adultery, lesbian, student, friendship, extramarital affair, journal, manipulation, power relations, desire, stalking, husband wife relationship, teacher student relationship, conservative, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england

Most similar movies to Notes on a Scandal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexual films with plots about obsession, infidelity, sex, love and romance, couples, adultery and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Notes on a Scandal: White Wedding (1989), Strange Crime (2004), All Things Fair (1995), The Mother (2003), Lolita (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher Fran├žois (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: serious, sexual, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, high school, youth, destructive relationship, teachers and students, hardcase students, bad attitude, romance, love and romance, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 772
Strange Crime (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, couples, love affair, romance, intrigue, sexual relations, obsession, dishonesty, family relations, love and romance, falling in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
All Things Fair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This film is set in 1943 when the whole of Europe was embroiled in WWII. It deals with attraction of a 15 year old boy Stig to his teacher Viola. The whole movie revolves around the sexual encounters between Stig and Viola and how he eventually ...
Style: sexual, touching, sincere, serious, tense ...
Plot: forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, couple relations, friendship, teacher student relationship, romance, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 4K
The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: sexual, realistic, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: love affair, domestic violence, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, contests and competitions, golden years, parents and children, dealing with death, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 46K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lolita, pedophile, forbidden love, underage sex, pedophilia, obsession, sex with teenager, incest, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: cannes, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: sexy, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, psychopath, woman in danger, stalking, fatal attraction, stalker, neighbor, blackmail, seduction, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, couples, school, college life, teacher, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 27K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, desire, teenager, homework, teacher student relationship, teen angst, school, french, youth, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, infidelity, dentist, forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, couples, fall in love, drug dealing, prison life, unfulfillment, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, spain, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 82K
Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, sexy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, seduction, age difference, lust, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 21K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, age difference, love and romance, infidelity, hedonism, sexual attraction, cuban, critic, possessiveness, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 94K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, serious, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, high society, old friend, cons and scams, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 15K
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, extramarital affair, scandal, voyeur, politician, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 31K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, femme fatale, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 64K
Chloe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, lesbian, seduction, desire, obsession, family relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, crime gone awry, sex, adultery, crimes of passion, femme fatale, infidelity, neo noir, confession, conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, lesbian relationship, coming of age, summer, teenage life, fall in love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, friends, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, couples, neo noir, crime, small town, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, money, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, iraq, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, suburban life, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 22K
Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, love, justice, revenge, on the run, coincidence, translator, attic, helicopter, tunnel, bomb, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crime, best friends, tragic event ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Killing Me Softly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, sex, obsession, love affair, dangerous attraction, fall in love, bdsm, mystery, danger, romance, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, picnic, couples, danger, psychopath, couple relations, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 16K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, dangerous attraction, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 73K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, older woman younger man relationship, sexual attraction, erotic thriller, lover, hot and sexy, crimes of passion, marital infidelity, fatal attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 100K
Wild Things (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but ...
Style: tense, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, rape, dangerous attraction, blackmail, seduction, desire, mind game, manipulations, teachers and students, conspiracy, passionate interest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 29K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, couples, dishonesty, older woman younger man relationship, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 27K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes of passion, lust, betrayal, crime, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, small town, protagonist as suspect, adultery, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%