Movies like Notes on a Scandal

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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: age difference, teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, blackmail, loneliness, teacher, secret, lesbian, infidelity, dangerous attraction, journal, student, lust, friendship, conservative, adultery, high school, longing, desire, stalker, extramarital affair, seduction, sex, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and enigmatic films with plots about obsession, sex, pornography, mentor, love and romance, couples and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Notes on a Scandal: White Wedding (1989), Strange Crime (2004), The Mother (2003), Lolita (1962), Loving Annabelle (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 François (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, youth, destructive relationship, obsession, high school, 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%
 6.4
 757
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: sexual, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, intrigue, obsession, romance, dishonesty, couples, mysterious character, love affair, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, domestic violence, human nature, romance, parent child relationship, parents and children, sexual relations, coming of age, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 77K
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, sexy, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: forbidden love, seduction, diary, age difference, lust, destructive relationship, obsession, love affair, lolita, perversion, youth, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, emotional, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, teenage love, family relations, lgbt, teacher, couples, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 45K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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: forbidden love, lolita, pedophile, obsession, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, teenager, desire, road trip, jealousy, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 185K
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, passionate interest, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 63K
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, desire, lesbian, sexual relations, family relations, seduction, obsession, dishonesty, jealous spouse, couple relations, couples, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 30K
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, sexy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, cruise, sexual relations, ship, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, passionate interest ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual attraction, critic, possessiveness, hedonism, cuban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 26K
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, homework, teenager, student, desire, teachers and students, lgbt, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ 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: tense, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, stalker, dangerous attraction, psychopath, stalking, insanity, blackmail, fatal attraction, infidelity, danger, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, gloomy, breathtaking ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, divorce, lesbian romance, hotel, gay, lesbian kiss, child custody, road trip, department store, christmas ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 14K
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, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, obsession, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, love affair, coming of age, teacher, couple relations, friendship, older woman younger man relationship, high school, romance, jealousy, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love affair, sex, mystery, fall in love, danger, sexuality, romance, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lust, tragic love, interracial relations, lolita, boarding school life, age difference, desire, love affair, arranged marriage, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, serious, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, fall in love, coming of age, teenage life, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, lesbian relationship, summer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
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: sexy, sexual, suspense, serious, clever ...
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 ⇓
37%
 6.5
 99K
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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, seduction, rape, mind game, manipulations, blackmail, desire, teachers and students, conspiracy, passionate interest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 4K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, mental illness, psychiatrist, hospital, obsession, infidelity, murder, love and romance, romance, couples, pets, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, unsimulated sex, bartender, taxi driver, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.0
 18K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, dangerous attraction, hospital, swimming, teenage life, frame up, mental illness, murder, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, surreal, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friends, friendship, destructive relationship, escape from reality, secret, love, passion, insanity, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, love, justice, revenge, terrorist, explosion, police, bomb, murder, sex, redemption, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 71K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, passionate interest, erotic thriller, sexual attraction, lover, marital infidelity, crimes of passion, hot and sexy, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 144K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: age difference, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, mind game, seduction, adolescence, child abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, manipulation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, boarding school life, boarding school, coming of age, couples, friendship, passion, party, roommate, secret, teenage love, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, temptation, passion, church, jealousy, strong sexual content, diary, sex, bomb, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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