Movies like The Piano Teacher

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The Piano Teacher (2001)
 7.5
 50K
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Original name: La Pianiste
Genre: Drama
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, disturbing, bleak, serious, sexual, emotional, offbeat, realistic, cult film, erotic ...
Plot: masochism, older woman younger man relationship, pianist, sexual relations, fetish, bdsm, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, teacher, age difference, parents and children, mental illness, teachers and students, humiliation, spinster, voyeurism, sex, perversion, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, music, musician, audition, strong sexual content ...
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 realistic, serious, sexual and psychological films with plots about sex, female nudity, male nudity, couples, obsession, pornography and brutality mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Piano Teacher: Dogtooth (2009), Secretary (2002), The Story of O (1975), My Mother (2004), Breaking the Waves (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 71K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 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: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, isolation, odd, power relations, punishment, domestic violence, eccentric family, parents and children, confined, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 78K
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, disturbing, sexual, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, bdsm, s&m, workplace romance, sexual relations, secretary, fetish, strong sexual content, masochism, boss and employee, obsession, pantyhose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, sadism, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, sexual cruelty, obsession, lust, s&m, power relations, sex ...
⇓ 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: disturbing, psychological, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: mother son incest, mother son relationship, depravity, dominatrix, sexual relations, nude beach, parents and children, bondage, incest, nightclub, public, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
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: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, injury, nursing, husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden, USA
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, sincere ...
Plot: lust, nymphomaniac, sexuality, sex, sexual relations, erection, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, sexual exploration, seduction, sex addict, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 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, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, double penetration, sexual relations, strong sexual content, lust, addiction, deviant sex, erection, sex, destructive relationship, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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: degradation, nymphomania, infidelity, erection, rape, strong sexual content, bound and gagged, sexual relations, bondage, obsession, sex, nightclub ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 6K
Dog Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual relations, sexual perversion, longing, couple relations, stripper, heat, suburbs, social decay, human nature, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 28K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, incest, erection, sexual relations, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 26K
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: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, haunted by the past, desire, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, barcelona spain, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 489
Hounded (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the relationship to her longtime companion is in trouble since their common daughter moved out. Then she ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, obsession, destructive relationship, sexual relations, juvenile delinquency, femme fatale, friendship, s&m, sexual attraction, middle aged woman, sexual obsession, collar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, sao paulo brazil, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 102K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, male nudity, sexual relations, strong sexual content, desire, sexuality, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 48K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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, bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, masochism, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sadism, sexual relations, couple relations, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, s&m, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, danger, destructive relationship, guilt, post war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: europe, hungary, frankfurt germany, germany, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, tense, surreal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, sex, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, gangsters, downfall, rescue, life is a bitch, addiction, true love, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 10K
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: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: rape victim, rapist, sexual abuse, virginity, rape of a minor, coming of age, fat girl, first time, innocence lost, vengeance, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, survival, danger, human nature, social differences, society, hopes, life is a bitch, countryside, family problems, hunger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, porn actress, investigation, sex, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, starlet, human nature, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, hot and sexy, coming of age, road trip, sex, sexual relations, strong sexual content, masturbation, self discovery, sexual activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 1K
Lies (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the bizarre sexual relations of 38-year-old married man J and 18-year-old student Y. After an initial encounter, they embark on a sexual odyssey that visits the realms of obsession and sadomasochism.
Style: erotic, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: sexual sadism, s&m, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, age difference, pervert, innocence lost, sex, sexual exploration, rough sex, sexual obsession ...
Place: europe, france, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 670K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucinations, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, surrealism, rivalry, parents and children, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: looking for love, self discovery, sexual relations, looking for sex, city life, family relations, nightlife, couples, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, erotic, mind bending, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual relations, brothel, obsession, adultery, sexual exploration, double life, sexual perversion, masochism, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 666
Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, crime, crimes, death in the family, on the run, starting over, family relations, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 86K
Amour (2012)
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: sincere, philosophical, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, love, aging, death, illness, daughter, nurse, nursing, supportive spouse, fighting illness, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 9K
Bad Guy (2001)
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: bleak, psychological, rough, melancholic, brutal ...
Plot: obsession, eroticism, pimp, prostitution, fall in love, frame up, love, obsessive love, sexual abuse, bad guy, jealousy, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 6K
Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sexual, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, parents and children, explicit sex, family problems, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, family relations, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 16K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, travel, sister sister relationship, rage, desire, sex, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: psychological, road movie, disturbing, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: desert, on the road, dangerous attraction, culture clash, destructive relationship, couple relations, danger, sexual relations, road trip, social decay, reconciliation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%