Movies like The Piano Teacher

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The Piano Teacher
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, erotic, melancholic, art house, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, sexual abuse, teacher, sexuality, french, mental illness, bdsm, obsession, incest, pianist, desire, strong sexual content, pornography, sexualized violence, relationships, destructive relationship, rape, psychology, loneliness, brutality, classical music, visceral, insanity, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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Autumn Sonata
Drama, Music
France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
99 min.
 8.3
Amour
Drama, Romance
Austria, France, Germany
127 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to The Piano Teacher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, melancholic, serious and realistic films with plots about brutality, pornography, dialogue, loneliness, storytelling, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Piano Teacher: Time of the Wolf (2003), The Story of O (1975), Saraband (2003), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Amour (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Time of the Wolf
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, storytelling, danger, sacrifice, post apocalyptic, chaos, dysfunctional family, existentialism, life is a bitch, end of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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The Story of O
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, erotic, sexy, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, obsession, romance, sexual abuse, male nudity, sex, lesbian, femme fatale, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), betrayal, gays and lesbians ...
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Saraband
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, psychological, serious, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, marriage, swedish, guilt, divorce, death, hospital, crumbling marriage, classical music, suicide attempt, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, munich germany, hamburg germany, st. petersburg russia, florence italy ...
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System:   71%
    User:   58%
 
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex, addiction, sexuality, male nudity, virginity, hospital, childhood, strong sexual content, pornography, bdsm, sexual relations, sexualized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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Amour
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: love, aging, death, french, elderly lovers, nurse, life & death, loneliness, golden years, relationships, terminal illness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, marriage, mother daughter relationship, pianist, human nature, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex, addiction, male nudity, sex addict, pornography, bdsm, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sexuality, virginity, nymphomaniac, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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Fat Girl
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, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, rape, virginity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, sexual abuse, male nudity, adolescence, sexuality, sex, manipulation, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, rome italy, paris france
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Code Unknown
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: bleak, serious, reflective, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: immigrants, homeless, storytelling, human nature, relationships, social differences, loneliness, racism, urban, voyeurism, visceral, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, kosovo, tokyo, africa ...
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System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
A Single Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, workplace, down on your luck, voyeurism, new wave, pornography, women, life, twentysomething life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
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System:   53%
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Breaking the Waves
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, god, disability, love, depression, guilt, sacrifice, voyeurism, religion, redemption, strong sexual content, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
Don't Come Knocking
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, touching, serious ...
Plot: small town, redemption, father son relationship, human nature, rock, loneliness, existentialism, storytelling, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, depression, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, nevada, usa, texas, california ...
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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The War Zone
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, melancholic, dark ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rape, child abuse, voyeurism, storytelling, loneliness, male nudity, sex, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
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Romance
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: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, rape, infidelity, sex, bondage, pregnancy, adultery, pornography, gays and lesbians, sexuality, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped
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, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: classical music, gangsters, crime, french, drinking, father son relationship, gangster, violence, teacher, pianist, mentor, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, china, paris france
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System:   50%
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Bad Guy
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: obsession, prostitution, voyeurism, gangsters, sexual abuse, love, violence, college, guilt, relationships, pornography, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, seoul
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
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The Piano
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: sexual, stylized, gloomy, serious, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, sexuality, culture clash, love triangle, male nudity, marriage, arranged marriage, period piece, human nature, relationships, sexualized violence, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: new zealand
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Last Days
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, meditative, art house ...
Plot: music, drug abuse, rock, addiction, isolation, depression, death, suicide, storytelling, rock and roll, musician's life, existentialism ...
Place: seattle, usa
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Georgia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, musician's life, rock, sisters, downfall, folk, relationships, rock and roll, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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Black Snake Moan
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, small town, blues, sexual abuse, drugs, friendship, drugs/alcohol, drinking, isolation, strong sexual content, race issues, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, tennessee
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Shame
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, realistic, serious, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: pornography, addiction, suicide attempt, sexuality, male nudity, sex addict, obsession, prostitution, strong sexual content, introspection, sex, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
Last Tango in Paris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sex, love, hotel, obsession, self discovery, male nudity, suicide, pornography, strong sexual content, relationships, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   44%
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Crash
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, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, sexuality, infidelity, hospital, death, pornography, strong sexual content, cars, sexualized violence, violence, sex, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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Elle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Michèle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life. She manages crises involving family, all the while becoming engaged in a game of cat and ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: rape, violence, video game, french, hospital, sexualized violence, male nudity, psychology, pornography, obsession, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
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The Night Porter
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: erotic, sexual, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hotel, guilt, sexual abuse, nazi, sexuality, male nudity, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, nazis, sex, camp, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, tokyo, germany, hungary ...
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9 Songs
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, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sex, music, infidelity, sexuality, male nudity, rock and roll, drugs, pornography, couple relations, rock, strong sexual content, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, london, england, europe
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System:   40%
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Brother of Sleep
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Schlafes Bruder tells the story a few exceptionally talented individuals who grew up in a remote mountain town in the Alps. The film, based on an internationally successful novel by Robert Schneider of the same name, depicts the slow withering of ...
Style: psychological, sexual, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, sex, music, village, village life, fall in love, life philosophy, pornography, adaptation, book, human nature, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: austria, europe, alps, tokyo
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 

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A Late Quartet
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: classical music, music, aging, music band, relationships, mentor, artists and showbiz, drinking, tragedy, betrayal, obsession, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Quadrophenia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working class, motorcycle, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, rebellion, drug abuse, adolescence, drugs, hotel, estrangement ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, brighton ...
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