Movies like The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an Indian attack unites the Puritans and leads to a reevaluation of their laws and morals.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized, romantic, erotic, melancholic, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery, husband wife relationship, couples, illegitimate child, justice, love and romance, sexual relations, love affair, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, witch burning, puritan, prison ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe, boston

Most similar movies to The Scarlet Letter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love affair and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Letter: Two Moon Junction (1988), The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), Wuthering Heights (1992), White Wedding (1989), Indecent Proposal (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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100%
The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, priest in love, abortion, sex with a priest, catholicism, clergy, sin, drug lord, bishop, drug dealing, priest ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, obsession, social differences, love triangle, opposites attract, destructive relationship, revenge, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher François (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, girl man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, teacher student relationship, obsession, teachers and students, youth, high school, teenage life, destructive relationship, bad attitude, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, dunkirk
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: millionaire, cuckold, gambling, adultery, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, sex scene, family problems, infidelity, sexual relations, age difference, rich man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
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67%
 6.3
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love triangle, star crossed lovers ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, family relations, forbidden love, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, power relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, geneva switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A famous Danish artist and fashion photographer who leads an eventful life and is always travelling, meets a man who immediately awakens strong feelings in her. This unexpected encounter sparks a decisive turning point in her life and they begin a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: cheating wife, dangerous attraction, obsession, couples, love affair, destructive relationship, romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, male female relationship, art, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe, warsaw poland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: stylized, sexual, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, suicide, eroticism, aristocrat, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scarlet Letter (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, love and romance, society, romance, clergy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, immigrants, performer's life, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, judge, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, family problems, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Mermaid Chair (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, family relations, forbidden love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, estrangement, couples, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, infidelity, femme fatale, manipulation, forbidden love, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, love affair, tragic love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
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Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, cheating wife, dishonesty, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, social relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, family problems, couples, bittersweet, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
27%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, one night stand, adultery, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Intersection (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a car accident, Vincent Eastman watches his whole life flash before his eyes, and he doesn't like what he sees. While maintaining the semblance of a marriage with his wife, Sally, Vincent has been carrying on with a mistress, Olivia. ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, road accident, car accident, destiny, romance, couples, family problems, sexual content, betrayal, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
27%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, fall in love, forbidden love, destructive relationship, love affair, unsupportive spouse, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
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Blind (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couples, disability, writer's life, infidelity, dishonesty, blind man, blindness, novelist, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 8K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, young lovers, forbidden love, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
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26%
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Green Chair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an ordinary housewife is convicted for seducing a minor, reckless love leads to obsession and creeping doubt. Mun-hee (Seo Jung), a married woman in her thirties, has been arrested and convicted for having sex with an underage, Hyun. After ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, penetration, coming of age, true love, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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26%
 6.6
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Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, colourful, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, imperial russia, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
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26%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, rain, jealousy, love affair, obsessive love, diary, private detective, secrets, church ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1946, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%