Movies like The Reader

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The Reader (2008)
 7.6
 241K
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 a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, sexy, emotional, compassionate, touching, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, older woman younger man sex, first love, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, sex with a minor, sexual relations, female prisoner, unlikely couple, sex scene, court, secret, teenage sexuality, guilt, mature woman, war crime, jewish, student, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, love affair, law student, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, israel, new york, west berlin west germany ...

Most similar movies to The Reader

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexy, realistic, melancholic and serious films with plots about love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, female nudity, relationships, kiss and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Reader: Adore (2013), A Teacher (2013), Lolita (1997), All Things Fair (1995), The English Patient (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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, older woman younger man sex, mother son relationship, love affair, sexual relations, infidelity, lust, sexual tension, fall in love, beach, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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83%
 4.8
 5K
A Teacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What ...
Style: serious, sexy, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, teacher student sex, high school, forbidden love, sexual pleasure, high school student, life turned upside down, love and romance, power relations, older woman teenage boy relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 58K
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, melancholic, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: lolita, older man younger woman relationship, pedophile, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, obsession, older man young girl relationship, underage sex, forbidden love, pedophilia, sex with a minor, perversion, sex with teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 1920s, year 1947
Place: cannes, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, touching, sexy, erotic, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, extramarital affair, teenage sex, teacher student relationship, older woman teenage boy relationship, female teacher, sex with teenager, forbidden sex, teachers and students ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, war, beautiful scenery, mysterious character, love story, adultery, betrayal, stranded, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944, 1930s
Place: italy, sahara, egypt, cairo egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, beach, obsession, age difference, summer vacation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, tense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, obsession, blackmail, older woman teenage boy relationship, teacher, forbidden love, teachers and students, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, extramarital affair, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazi, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.2
 119K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, sexuality, rebelliousness, bohemian life, sexual attraction, desire, protest, brother sister incest, male nudity, explicit sex, lovers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 100K
Malena (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: hot and sexy, teenage sex, older woman younger man relationship, jealousy, adultery, female nudity, first love, life is a bitch, punishment, sex trafficking, woman in danger, sexual attraction ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Queen of Hearts (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, sex with stepmother, adultery, cheating wife, sex with a minor, incest, older woman teenage boy sex, sex with stepson, sexually dissatisfied wife, older woman teenage boy relationship ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, adultery, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 494
Clement (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Benoit turns 13 and develops an intense crush on his godmother, Marion. As they lie on beaches in the summer, she humors him by talking about the mysteries of women.
Style: sentimental, psychological
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, sex with a minor, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, older woman younger man sex, sex with teenager, age difference, older woman teenage boy sex, first sexual experience, seductress, sexually liberated, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 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: erotic, touching, psychological, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, age difference, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, young lovers, dangerous attraction, fall in love, social differences, infidelity, wedding, family relations, couple relations, sexual obsession, love, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, sexuality, sex, older woman younger man sex, teenage sex, age difference, sexual attraction, sexual obsession, older woman teenage boy sex, explicit sex, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico, mexico city, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Minute's Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A minute's silence is being observed in the grammar school of Hirtshafen, a small fishing town on the Baltic shore - in memory of Stella Petersen, the school's young English teacher. For one of her students, however, Stella was more than a ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: teacher student sex, older woman younger man relationship, teacher student relationship, teacher student romance, first time, first love, love affair, female teacher, first sexual experience, teenage sexuality, tragic love, older woman teenage boy relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 11K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: bleak, sexy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, teacher, victorian england, romance, destiny, injustice, couples, family relations, failed attempt, family problems, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 41K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, family relations, older woman younger man sex, therapy, romance, doctors and patients, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, panama, warsaw poland, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 111K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, cheating wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 11K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, old man, love affair, fall in love, romance, family problems, memory loss, haunted by the past, compassion, stranger, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, bittersweet, infidelity, dealing with death, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.6
 558
Punish Me (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: touching, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, female pedophile, obsession, juvenile delinquent, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, sexual abuse, dominant woman, couples, lifestyle, femme fatale, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, sao paulo brazil, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.7
 18K
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: forbidden love, femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, adultery, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Brief Crossing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip. ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, taboo sex, sex with a minor, sex, aging, ship, love, unlikely couple, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: sexual, realistic, touching, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lovers, lesbian love, explicit sex, lesbianism, lgbt, gender, coming of age, lesbian teen, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 12K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: erotica, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, sex scene, sexual pleasure, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair, beefcake, love and romance, seduction, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 21K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, sex with a minor, lolita, age difference, fall in love, virgin, love affair, true love, interracial relations, sexual awakening ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, introspection, family relations, age difference, unlikely couple, love and romance, love affair, thirtysomething life, couples, parents and children, hot and sexy, first date ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 87K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: 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, serious, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, love triangle, pianist, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, arranged marriage, adultery, infidelity, desire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%