Movies like The Piano Teacher

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The Piano Teacher (2001)
 7.5
 47K
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Original name: La Pianiste
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing, offbeat, serious, realistic, erotic, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, voyeurism, destructive relationship, desire, mental illness, age difference, bdsm, teacher, sexual abuse, teachers and students, spinster, parents and children, singleness, power relations, fetish, sex, musician, audition, humiliation, strong sexual content, s&m, music, attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna

Most similar movies to The Piano Teacher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and melancholic films with plots about female nudity, obsession, sex, dialogue, sexual relations, couples and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Piano Teacher: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), The Story of O (1975), My Mother (2004), Secretary (2002), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sexual relations, sexuality, seduction, sexual perversion, addiction, female full frontal nudity, nymphomaniac, sexual exploration, sexual identity, age difference, virgin, sin ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Story of O (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual relations, couples, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, sexual perversion, sadism, obsession, destructive relationship, gays and lesbians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
My Mother (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal, Austria, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, doctor, sexual relations, voyeur, sex, exhibitionism, bondage, couple relations, mother son relationship, father, mother, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 75K
Secretary (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, disturbing, witty ...
Plot: bdsm, workplace romance, sexual relations, boss and employee, sexual perversion, secretary, s&m, power relations, obsession, strong sexual content, masochism, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sexual relations, sex addict, sex, sexual perversion, erection, addiction, double penetration, urination, nymphomaniac, bondage, whip, masochism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 20K
9 Songs (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, sexual relations, couple relations, looking for sex, love affair, lust, youth, love and romance, sex, couples, fondling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: apocalypse, contamination, countryside, survival, danger, chaos, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, s&m, war crime, destructive relationship, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, post war, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, frankfurt germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 568K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, mentor, music teacher, musician, public humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 71K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pianist, love affair, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, arranged marriage, couples, neighbor, adultery, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: pianist, going straight, concert, piano, classical music, audition, debt, gangsters, crime, parent child relationship, chinese woman, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, mind bending, surreal, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, masochism, brothel, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, temptation, high society, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 15K
Venus in Fur (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play.
Style: sexual, psychological, witty, tense, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, masochism, audition, s&m, theater, actor's life, seduction, machismo, theatre play, eroticism, feminism, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 9K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rape, infidelity, degradation, obsession, bondage, erection, prostitute, female full frontal nudity, sexuality, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 62K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: serious, biting, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, domestic disturbance, power relations, greek, punishment, isolation, domestic violence, parents and children, sex, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, incest, innocence lost, sexual relations, masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 1K
The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, illness, captive, desire, memory, passion, sex, friendship, bar, paranoia, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: sexual abuse, music, rape, journalist, haunted by the past, rapist, punk, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, strong sexual content, guilt, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.4
 13K
Lie with Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Happily unattached, the sexually voracious Leila satisfies her desires with a host of rapidly changing bed partners, unconcerned about the emotional consequences. But that all changes when she meets an artist looking for a deeper commitment.
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, love and romance, passionate interest, lust, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, obsession, sex, destructive relationship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 32K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, lesbian, strong sexual content, sex, island, hopes, pornography, waitress, masturbation, fondling, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 46K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, sexual, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, obsession, sexuality, hospital, pornography, sexual obsession, car accident, fetish, sadism, adultery, masochism, pain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
You Will Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange ...
Style: tense, serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, love and romance, youth, music, gays and lesbians, musician's life, manipulations, unfulfilled love, student life, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florence italy, st. petersburg russia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Devil in the Flesh (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His disturbing peeping tomism triggers off a whirlpool of ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, strong sexual content, manipulations, feminism, eroticism, human nature, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couples, espionage, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 166K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, sincere, touching, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: pornography, sex addict, sexual relations, introspection, strong sexual content, addiction, suicide attempt, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, siblings relations, sexual attraction, sexual activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 50K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, music, teachers and students, teacher, friendship, singer, childhood, musician, children, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 570
Backstage (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: hotel, obsession, actor's life, musician's life, reality, performer's life, love affair, sexual relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, rape, rapist, virginity, sexual abuse, rape victim, resort, dysfunctional family, suburbs, holiday, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 25K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, sexual relations, infidelity, paraplegic, prostitute, bus, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, love affair, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, bdsm, perversion, self discovery, sexual awakening, couples, billionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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