Movies like The Sting of Death

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The Sting of Death (1990)
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The Sting of Death (1990)
Original name: 死の棘
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: revenge, adultery, sexuality, insanity, infidelity, marital crisis, marriage, suicide attempt, psychological drama

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, disturbing, suspense and erotic films with plots about adultery, infidelity, marriage, female nudity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship and sex mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sting of Death: Red Rose White Rose (1994), Life at the Top (1965), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967), I, a Woman, Part II (1968), The Letter (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Rose White Rose (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an ...
Plot: passion, marriage, husband wife relationship, reputation, woman on top, infidelity, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, love, seductress
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: shanghai, china
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95%
Life at the Top (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 'Life at the Top' is a sequel to 'Room at the Top', made in 1959. Ten years have passed and Joe Lampton now takes a wealthy lifestyle alongside his wife and two kids. But since he's married the boss' daughter, his rise ...
Plot: adultery, business
Place: yorkshire
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94%
Tokyo Train Girls 4: Young Wife's Desires (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Akiko is the heiress of a lumber business family that spans many generations. She married Hiroshi, a company man, and was leading a plain and happy life. But dark clouds overcast Akiko’s happy life when Hiroshi starts an affair with Michiyo, an ...
Plot: infidelity, wife, molestation, cheating wife, friendship, revenge, husband wife relationship, adultery, masturbation, erotica, sex scene, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with people who know him, tries to find out what made the young and ...
Plot: doctor, alienation, outsider, unhappiness, adultery, suicide attempt, anxiety, husband wife relationship, hiding place, psychological drama
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
I, a Woman, Part II (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Newly married to a sexually perverted German millionaire, Siv submits herself to endless degradation before discovering that her husband harbors a diabolical secret.
Plot: marriage, millionaire, sadist, cuckold, ex nazi, lesbian sex, suicide attempt, unhappy marriage, cheating wife, adultery, racist, erotica ...
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87%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, infidelity, deception, court, marriage
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Woman's Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful ...
Style: captivating
Plot: couples, husband wife relationship, adultery, infidelity, male female relationship, marital problem, family problems, unfulfilled love, love interest, dysfunctional marriage, marriage, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: normandy
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63%
 5.2
 280
Secrets (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman's unfulfilling marriage leads her into a passionate affair with a wealthy extramarital lover.
Style: erotic
Plot: female orgasm, adultery, lovers, marriage, female nudity, blonde, extramarital affair, little girl, infidelity, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), white panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Keiho (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The psychiatric evaluation of a young actor arrested for a brutal double murder concludes he may be unfit for trial. Further investigation, however, reveals the crime was a well-planned statement against the section of Japan's criminal code ...
Plot: courtroom, child abuse, murder suspect, actor, revenge, split personality, memory loss, left handedness
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62%
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 55
Playtime (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.
Plot: american abroad, adultery, infidelity, seduction, sculptor, student, artist, husband wife relationship, love, marriage, male female relationship, older man younger woman relationship ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.2
 728
Silsiilay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A group of women find solidarity with each other as they negotiate their complicated love-lives.
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, love, male female relationship, movie actress, betrayal, commitment, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 87
Malibu (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.
Plot: infidelity, scandal, beach, tennis, reporter, corrupt lawyer, sex, coast
Place: los angeles, malibu california
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59%
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 229
Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Plot: adultery, money, husband, temptation, cheating wife, woman, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Life and Death (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.
Plot: doctor, gay interest, gay slur, infidelity, violence, gay, menage a trois, female nudity, controversy, adultery, terror, sexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Iwane: Sword of Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Iwane Sakazaki returns to his homeland and gets caught in the middle of an incident that results in the tragic death of two of his best friends from childhood. He decides to leave his domain, parting with his fiancée Nao, and becomes a vagrant ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, prostitute, infidelity, easy woman, con artists, getting home, japanese wife, loose woman, cheating, japanese woman, friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, infidelity, adultery, psychotherapy, arab, party, sex, prostitute, drugs, alcohol
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 91
The Affair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely housewife finds new life in a liaison with a free-spirited man in this romantic drama. Isolated in a remote home, Jean (Kelsey Oldershaw) feels suffocated in her marriage to uptight architect Paul (Horatio Ledon). An affair with her ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: adultery, affair, marriage, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love triangle, family problems, marital crisis, marital infidelity, romantic triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
2 Masks for Alexa (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Curd Jurgens as the betrayed husband is incredibly expressive and believable; Rosabla Neri, as the philandering Alexa, delivers her usual thoughtful performance and, in doing so, makes her potentially cardboard cut-out character multi-dimensional, ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: revenge, adultery, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.
Plot: infidelity, adultery, puritan, colonial america, minister, letter, extramarital affair, illegitimate child, sexuality, pariah, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Perfect Education (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfect marriage and intends to lock ...
Plot: kidnapping, schoolgirl, sexuality, bondage, erotica, schoolgirl uniform, jogging, hot spring
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Know How to Knit (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of Tanya, who is suddenly hit by a feeling that her existence is hopelessly devoid of meaning, is set in St. Petersburg. The city landscape provides the backdrop for Tanya's ups and downs as she takes drastic action, gets into scrapes ...
Plot: suicide attempt, depression, solitude, farce, diary, insane, mental institution, insanity, hiding place
Place: st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Excitement Class: Love Techniques (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Tormented by his first sexual stirrings, the teenager Isao dreams every night of his gym teacher Ikuko. He finally opens her heart but she rejects his advances. Frustrated, Isao invents all sorts of stratagies to disgust Ikuko´s fiance, a professor ...
Style: erotic
Plot: student, teacher, crush, teacher student relationship, sexuality, sexual fantasy, adultery, female nudity, voyeurism, sex, impotence, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Long Excuses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief—or lack of it—in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident.
Plot: marriage, grief, loss, drifter, prostitute, japanese girl, allergy, japanese woman, writers, fatal accident, bus, bus accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, bleak, disturbing
Plot: rape, dysfunctional relationship, violence, unhappiness, secret, anger, obsession, death, neighbor, suffering, dark past, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 169
Wildfire (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank with a water pistol, and ended up in jail for eight years. ...
Plot: marriage, robbery, boarding school, orphan, adultery, jealousy, foster parent, prison, menage a trois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 215
Separate Ways (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, marital crisis, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Lucy Graham (Neve McIntosh) weds the much older Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham), his nephew Robert (Steven Mackintosh) is suspicious of the lovely young woman's motives. Soon, Robert's friend disappears, and Robert believes Lucy ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing
Plot: governess, infidelity, love, marriage, deception, false identity, bigamy, class society, blackmail, train, public humiliation, scheme ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 1K
Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: winter, doll, railway, supernatural power, flashback, marriage, father daughter relationship, coal mine, railway station
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.5
 118
Anthem (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer and his attractive wife looking to climb the social ladder move to an affluent area outside of Scottsdale AZ. Little do they know... Once you say yes... it's hard to say no.
Style: touching, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, captivating
Plot: marriage, adultery, young couple, swinger couple, seduction, betrayal, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, failed marriage, older woman younger woman relationship, older man younger woman sex, orgy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: mistress, infidelity, adultery, writers, husband wife relationship, obsession, magazine editor, affair, male female relationship, magazine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%