Movies like The Reader

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The Reader (2008)
 7.6
 225K
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, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, touching, sexy, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, first love, older woman younger man sex, unlikely couple, trial, female prisoner, guilt, sex with a minor, secret, war crime, sex scene, student, haunted by the past, law student, against humanity, sex, romance, nazism, coming of age, jewish, german, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, new york, berlin germany, hamburg germany, west berlin west 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 love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, male nudity, relationships, storytelling and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Reader: Sophie's Choice (1982), Lolita (1997), Summer of '42 (1971), All Things Fair (1995), The Dreamers (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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%
 6.9
 50K
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: lolita, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, pedophile, underage sex, perversion, forbidden love, pedophilia, sex with teenager, age difference, older man young girl relationship, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: cannes, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, teenager, sexual frustration, americana, soldier, beach, sex, obsession ...
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, sincere, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, sex with teenager, female teacher, teachers and students, teenage sex, world war two, alcohol abuse, extramarital affair, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 107K
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, male nudity, sexuality, strong sexual content, desire, sexual relations, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 31K
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, infidelity, lust, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, sexual relations, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sentimental, romantic, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, stranded, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, life & death, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: ethiopia, italy, libya, egypt, africa ...
⇓ 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, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, adultery, betrayal, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, parents and children, golden years, life is a bitch, human nature, dishonesty, death in the family, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, psychological, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, friendship, missing person, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, small town, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 36K
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, sexual relations, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, obsession, bdsm, sexual awakening, destructive relationship, mysterious character, sexualized violence, sexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, 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, europe, munich germany, 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, heartbreaking, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, explicit sex, lovers, lgbt, youth, teenage sexuality, french, coming of age, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, sincere, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), teacher, romance, destiny, student life, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, follow your dream, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, complex, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: holocaust, coming of age, anti semitism, family relations, concentration camp, romance, school, family life, self discovery, youth, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, invasion, artist, womanizer, mistress, surgeon ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: central europe, switzerland, usa, europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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, manipulations, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, manipulation, destructive relationship, sexual awakening, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, psychologist, love and romance, umbrella ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sexuality, age difference, hot and sexy, coming of age, sex, road trip, sexual obsession, sexual relations, strong sexual content, masturbation, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, madrid, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 16K
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, incest, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, family relations, love affair, father son relationship, extramarital affair, scandal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, love triangle, midlife crisis, sexual relations, older man younger woman, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, passionate interest, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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: bleak, serious, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: high school, sex, teenager, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, lust, best friends, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, self discovery, american dream, christmas, youth, high school graduation, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, ss, holocaust, manipulation, father daughter relationship, truth, portrait painting, pregnant woman, childhood memory, pregnant ...
Time: year 1961, year 1963, year 1956, year 1951, 1940s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 179K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, marriage, couple relations, lust, strong sexual content, nurse, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, romance, introspection, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, talky, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, love affair, romance, one night stand, city life, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 49K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: bleak, emotional, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: marriage, suicide attempt, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, destructive relationship, human nature, mentally unstable, redemption, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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%
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