Movies like Notes on a Scandal

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
 7.4
 75K
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, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense, sexy, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, teacher, adultery, teachers and students, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, extramarital affair, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness, lust, infidelity, manipulation, lesbian, student, secret, teacher student relationship, friendship, desire, journal, relationships, power relations, stalking ...
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, sexy, serious and sexual films with plots about obsession, infidelity, sex, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Notes on a Scandal: Adore (2013), All Things Fair (1995), Strange Crime (2004), In the House (2012), The Mother (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, older woman younger man sex, mother son relationship, infidelity, lust, sexual relations, sexual tension, fall in love, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, sexy, touching, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, extramarital affair, sex with teenager, teenage sex, teachers and students, female teacher, teacher student relationship, sex with a minor, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 838
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, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, obsession, forbidden love, cheating fiancee, intrigue, romance, love affair, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 30K
In the House (2012)
Genre: 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: suspense, enigmatic, witty, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: teacher, high school, privacy invasion, writers, student, teen angst, school, teacher student relationship, manipulation, manipulations, high school life, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 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: touching, psychological, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 53K
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: older man younger woman relationship, lolita, pedophile, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, underage sex, obsession, forbidden love, perversion, pedophilia, older man young girl relationship, sex with a minor, sex with teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 93K
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, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, lust, forbidden love, age difference, sexual obsession, girl man relationship, perversion, pedophilia, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 70K
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, sexy, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, obsession, lesbian, infidelity, lesbian romance, sexual relations, couples, desire, family relations, dishonesty, first lesbian experience, lesbianism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 19K
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, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, virgin, age difference, sex with a minor, lolita, fall in love, love affair, interracial relations, first sexual experience, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, lesbian romance, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 231K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, bleak, psychological, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, older woman younger man sex, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, female prisoner, secret, war crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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: sexual, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, girl man relationship, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, obsession, youth, high school, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 36K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
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, sexy, psychological, sexual, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, s&m, dangerous attraction, sexual perversion, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, passionate interest, bdsm, sex addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 405
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, stalking, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, fatal attraction, seduction, blackmail, erotic thriller, stalker, neighbor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual obsession, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, obsession, crimes of passion, family in danger, sexualized violence, dishonesty, danger, dangerous attraction, terrorizing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, 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: psychological, suspense, emotional, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family problems, murder, investigation, introspection, society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, twists & turns, depression, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 7.4
 31K
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: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, manipulation, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.4
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, extramarital affair, family problems, dysfunctional marriage, passion, manipulation, tragic love, manipulations, dangerous attraction, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, money, betrayal, neo noir, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 44K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, couples, danger, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 22K
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, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.3
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, infidelity, human nature, older man younger woman relationship, romance, seduction, sexual attraction, passion, farm, widow, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: erotic, sexy, sexual, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, obsession, sex, love affair, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, bdsm, love, fall in love, mystery, love at first sight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%