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The Reader (2008)
 7.6
 233K
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, emotional, compassionate, touching, sexy, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, sex with a minor, female prisoner, guilt, secret, war crime, sex scene, student, haunted by the past, law student, against humanity, nazism, lust, romance, lawyer, coming of age, jewish, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, new york, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany ...

Most similar movies to The Reader

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, melancholic and serious films with plots about love and romance, relationships, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, culture clash and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Reader: Lolita (1997), Adore (2013), The English Patient (1996), All Things Fair (1995), Summer of '42 (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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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: older man younger woman relationship, lolita, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, pedophile, underage sex, obsession, older man young girl relationship, forbidden love, pedophilia, lust, perversion, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.2
 33K
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, love affair, mother son relationship, older woman younger man sex, infidelity, sexual relations, lust, sexual tension, fall in love, beach, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, expedition, mysterious character, love story, stranded, beautiful scenery, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, sahara, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, extramarital affair, older woman younger man sex, teenage sex, sex with teenager, teachers and students, sex with a minor, alcohol abuse, female teacher, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, teenager, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, sex on the beach, sand, first love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1960s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Yugoslavia
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, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: psychological, serious, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, high school, forbidden love, life turned upside down, love and romance, power relations, teachers and students, school, english teacher, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 113K
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, sexuality, strong sexual content, rebelliousness, desire, friends, male nudity, rebellion, sexual relations, youth, lovers, explicit sex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, adultery, teacher, teachers and students, blackmail, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, extramarital affair, lust, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 92K
Malena (2000)
Genre: Comedy, 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: sexual, erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jealousy, hot and sexy, teenage sex, adultery, female nudity, life is a bitch, female removes her clothes, sex trafficking, woman in danger, small town, sex with a minor, punishment ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, hot and sexy, sexuality, teenage sex, age difference, sexual attraction, strong sexual content, coming of age, sex, road trip, masturbation, sexual obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, madrid, harvard university, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 107K
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, strong sexual content, infidelity, sexual pleasure, extramarital affair, housewife, suburbs, love affair, unfaithful wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 22K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, older man younger woman sex, obsession, teachers and students, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, possessiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 17K
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: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, love triangle, family relations, oral sex, parents and children, fondling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, wistful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, young lovers, dangerous attraction, social differences, wedding, family relations, couple relations, love, sexual obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 40K
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, older woman younger man sex, date, romance, thirtysomething life, couples, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, salt lake city utah, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 10K
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, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, victorian england, romance, destiny, failed attempt, family relations, couples, family problems, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenager, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, love and romance, best friends, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 434
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.
Plot: sex with a minor, sex with teenager, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, older woman teenage boy relationship, first sexual experience, older woman teenage boy sex, sex game, seductress, teenage sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 43K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, escaped convict, parents and children, escapades, love and romance, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 38K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, sexuality, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, obsession, bdsm, destructive relationship, sexual desire, mysterious character, sexual awakening ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.3
 2K
The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, family relations, coming of age, youth, sexual content, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, atmospheric, touching, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, explicit sex, lesbian love, lovers, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, youth, teenage sexuality, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 11K
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, love affair, sex scene, manipulations, love and romance, sexual pleasure, destructive relationship, love triangle, forbidden love, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An Affair of Love (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for "a pornographic affair". This is their ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexual, sexy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, love affair, psychoanalyst, romance, couples, fall in love, sex, hotel, love and romance, psychologist, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, complex, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: holocaust, coming of age, anti semitism, family relations, concentration camp, romance, school, haunted by the past, forbidden love, social differences, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 80K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
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, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pianist, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%