Movies like The Reader

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The Reader (2008)
 7.6
 227K
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: psychological, bleak, melancholic, emotional, compassionate, touching, sexy, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, older woman younger man sex, first love, sex with a minor, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime, sex scene, student, sex, female prisoner, haunted by the past, law student, against humanity, nazism, romance, coming of age, jewish, german, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, new york, berlin germany, 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, serious and melancholic films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, relationships, couples, sex, male nudity and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Reader: Lolita (1997), The English Patient (1996), Adore (2013), The Dreamers (2003), Sophie's Choice (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 51K
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, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, lolita, pedophile, underage sex, pedophilia, forbidden love, sex with teenager, obsession, older man young girl relationship, perversion, age difference ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 32K
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, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, lust, mother son relationship, infidelity, sexual tension, sexual relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 109K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, 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: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, strong sexual content, male nudity, desire, sexual relations, lovers, friends, sexual attraction, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, 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, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, teenager, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, sexual awakening, age difference, sand ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, sex with teenager, female teacher, extramarital affair, teenage sex, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, world war two, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, youth, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 409
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, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, sex with teenager, first sexual experience, seductress, seduction, sex game, passion, thirty something ...
⇓ 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, death in the family, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, road trip, explicit sex, sexual obsession, sexual relations, masturbation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, missing person, sexual relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, suburbs, housewife, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1948 ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 37K
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, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: erotica, sex scene, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, sexual relations, obsession, bdsm, sexual awakening, sexuality, mysterious character, sexual desire, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, atmospheric, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian love, explicit sex, lovers, lesbian relationship, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, french, lesbian couple, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, fall in love, couples, sex, hotel, love and romance, psychologist, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, complex, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: holocaust, coming of age, anti semitism, family relations, concentration camp, romance, school, teenage life, teenage love, college life, family life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, seduction, manipulations, love affair, love and romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, forbidden love, manipulation, sexual awakening ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, romance, destiny, family relations, couples, failed attempt, family problems, couple relations, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman sex, obsession, psycho sexual, midlife crisis, love triangle, sexual relations, older man younger woman, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, infidelity, femme fatale, passionate interest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, christmas, youth, high school graduation, older woman younger man relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, pregnant woman, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, best friends, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: teacher, teachers and students, adultery, obsession, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexual, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, moral dilemma, millionaire, gambling, temptation, family problems, infidelity, sexual relations, adultery, couple relations, social differences, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 104K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Comedy, 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: strong sexual content, adultery, infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, parenthood, castration, small town, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love affair, couples, one night stand, singleness, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, love and romance, sexual relations, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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