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, sentimental, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, age difference, teachers and students, loneliness, forbidden love, teacher, blackmail, secret, infidelity, lesbian, lust, dangerous attraction, student, journal, friendship, adultery, stalker, seduction, sex, extramarital affair, conservative, high school, art, longing, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, sexual and enigmatic films with plots about obsession, love and romance, brutality, storytelling, relationships, dialogue and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Notes on a Scandal: White Wedding (1989), The Mother (2003), Lolita (1997), All Things Fair (1995), The Boy Next Door (2015). 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, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, high school, youth, destructive relationship, romance, teachers and students, power relations, hardcase students, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ 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: realistic, sexual, clever, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, domestic violence, human nature, older woman younger man relationship, romance, parent child relationship, parents and children, sexual relations, coming of age, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, obsession, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, pedophilia, teenager, incest, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teachers and students, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, teacher student relationship, couple relations, friendship, romance, jealousy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: tense, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, stalking, psychopath, insanity, blackmail, woman in danger, stalker, fatal attraction, danger, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, erotic, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, love affair, school, boarding school life, college life, couples, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 96K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, impossible love, age difference, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce, women ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, age difference, lust, seduction, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, dentist, destructive relationship, tragic love, prison life, fall in love, love and romance, couples, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, spain, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
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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, captivating, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, love and romance, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teen angst, teacher student relationship, school, teenager, homework, student, desire, lgbt, homosexuality, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, infidelity, sexual attraction, hedonism, cuban, possessiveness, critic, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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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, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual relations, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, passionate interest, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
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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, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, scandal, voyeur, politician, extramarital affair, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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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, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, obsession, lesbian, desire, family relations, seduction, dishonesty, jealous spouse, couples, couple relations, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, lesbian relationship, siblings relations, coming of age, summer, fall in love, teenage life, friends, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, psychiatrist, love and romance, hospital, destructive relationship, mental illness, love, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, suspense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, sex, adultery, crime gone awry, neo noir, conspiracy, confession, infidelity, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
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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: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love, justice, revenge, fall in love, police, bomb, explosion, terrorist, murder, sex, redemption, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ 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, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, loyalty, forbidden love, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 3K
B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When wistful introvert Alan Furnace meets quick-witted bombshell Beatrice, he has no idea of her secret life as "B. Monkey" -- the top thief-for-hire in London's criminal underworld. Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chivalrous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: teacher, robbery, thief, jazz club, heist, school, crime, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, double life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, crime, destructive relationship, passion, love, opposites attract, insanity, best friends, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 10K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, unsimulated sex, obsession, bartender, couples, love affair, hotel room, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: tense, psychological, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, picnic, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, rescue, danger, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, erotic, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, sexual relations, obsession, love affair, dangerous attraction, mystery, fall in love, romance, love, danger, sexuality, fatal attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, boarding school, friendship, secret, roommate, party, passion, lesbian relationship, teenage love, love, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 18K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, lesbian relationship, teenage life, power relations, obsession, teenage crush, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, murder, train ride, romance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 17K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, fall in love, love affair, interracial relations, lust, lolita, older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, opposites attract, age difference, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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