Movies like Notes on a Scandal

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
 7.4
 73K
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: teacher, teachers and students, obsession, blackmail, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, loneliness, dangerous attraction, infidelity, manipulation, extramarital affair, student, lesbian, older woman younger man sex, lust, secret, friendship, journal, teacher student relationship, relationships, power relations, desire, 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 psychological films with plots about obsession, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, love and romance, couples and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Notes on a Scandal: Adore (2013), The Lover (1992), All Things Fair (1995), Strange Crime (2004), The Mother (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 31K
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, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, lust, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, sexual relations, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
 6.9
 18K
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: older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love, lust, age difference, interracial relations, lolita, virgin, fall in love, sex with a minor, love affair, opposites attract, first sexual experience ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, paris france
⇓ 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, sexy, touching, sincere, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, sex with teenager, female teacher, teachers and students, teenage sex, world war two, alcohol abuse, extramarital affair, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 804
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: tense, realistic, sexy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: cheating wife, older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love, adultery, obsession, infidelity, cheating fiancee, couples, intrigue, romance, love affair, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, parents and children, golden years, life is a bitch, human nature, dishonesty, death in the family, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 29K
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, manipulation, manipulations, mind game, voyeurism, obsession, teenager, teacher student relationship, writers, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 89K
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, forbidden love, age difference, lust, pedophilia, sexual obsession, perversion, destructive relationship, girl man relationship, love affair, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 50K
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, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, pedophile, underage sex, perversion, forbidden love, pedophilia, sex with teenager, age difference, older man young girl relationship, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: cannes, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 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, semi serious, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, lesbian romance, school, love affair, older woman younger woman relationship, teacher, couples, teenage love, college life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ 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, teachers and students, obsession, youth, teacher student relationship, high school, destructive relationship, hardcase students, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, incest, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, family relations, love affair, father son relationship, extramarital affair, scandal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 34K
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, sexual, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, s&m, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, infidelity, sex addict, couple relations, seduction, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
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, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
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, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, conspiracy, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 68K
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, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: seduction, obsession, infidelity, sexual relations, first lesbian experience, lesbian, family relations, desire, lesbian romance, lesbianism, temptation, lesbian love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 409
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, destructive relationship, love affair, dangerous attraction, friendship, sexual relations, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crimes, crime, tragic event ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Horror, 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, older woman younger man relationship, seduction, stalking, blackmail, stalker, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, psychopath, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 77K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, erotic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfaithful wife, dangerous attraction, older woman younger man relationship, cheating wife, husband wife relationship, sexual obsession, erotic thriller, hot and sexy, marital infidelity, passion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, crumbling marriage, society, introspection, love and romance, twists & turns, depression, drinking, train ride ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 10K
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, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, attempted murder, countryside, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, adultery, betrayal, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 30K
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, murder, neo noir, adultery, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 17K
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, erotic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, sexual relations, obsession, love affair, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, bdsm, fall in love, mystery, danger, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, neo noir, money, betrayal, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, iraq, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, sexy, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, family problems, sexual attraction, dysfunctional marriage, passion, extramarital affair, manipulation, manipulations, tragic love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, sex, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, lifestyle, society, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 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: teacher, human nature, infidelity, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, romance, seduction, sexual attraction, relationships, passion, farm, widow ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 23K
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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorist, redemption, fall in love, on the run, justice, bomb, police, murder, translator, explosion, love, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%