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Ardor (2002)
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Ardor (2002)
Original name: 밀애
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, Mi-huen gradually finds happiness and satisfaction in the affair and decides to turn her back on her quiet life.
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor, adultery, relationships, female director, love, erotica, passion, infidelity, loss of husband
Place: seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, touching and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, adultery, male female relationship, love and romance, infidelity, extramarital affair and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Ardor: Obsession (2015), The Red Thread (2016), Secrets, Objects (2011), Longing (2006), Female War: A Nasty Deal (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Obsession (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simone inherits a dilapidated farmhouse in France and makes her way there with her husband Eric and their two children. Her dream is to turn the house into a bed and breakfast but as the hectic pace of the rebuilding gets underway, she gets caught ...
Style: captivating, touching, melancholic, suspense
Plot: unfaithful wife, love triangle, adultery, blackmail, infidelity, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, husband wife conflict, unwanted pregnancy, country house, home renovation, extramarital affair ...
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The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: romantic, sexy, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, passion, husband wife relationship, love, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, marriage, love and romance, romance, couples ...
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42%
Secrets, Objects (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 40-year-old Sociology professor Hye-jung falls for a 21-year-old Usang, a male student who helps her project research on women's extramarital affair. Their prohibited love and secrets are watched and told by two secretive observers. They are ...
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful
Plot: husband wife relationship, professor, adultery, ageism, teacher student relationship, sociologist, divorce, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness, female nudity, anthropomorphism, restaurant ...
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41%
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Longing (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A melancholy 2006 German film about the life and love in the daily life of a man who’s trying to get the feeling of longing and nostalgia back into his marriage.
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, waitress, adultery, secret love, teenage crush, village life, male female relationship, extramarital affair, party, rescue, husband wife relationship, convention ...
Place: berlin germany, east germany
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39%
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Female War: A Nasty Deal (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Painter Ha-rim became blind due to an unfortunate accident. His wife Sun-yeong searches far and low for a cornea donor until she meets terminal cancer patient Dae-geun. These two make a startling and dangerous deal for Ha-rim's cornea.
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, cheating wife, pervert, sexual blackmail, infidelity, adultery, blindness, obsession, blackmail, painter, female nudity, extramarital affair ...
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39%
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Such Is Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new ...
Style: melancholic, touching, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, revenge, dysfunctional marriage, tragedy, infidelity, husband wife relationship, betrayal, adultery, boy, mother daughter relationship, murder, extramarital affair ...
Place: mexico city
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39%
The Love Affair (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Often in the backseat and a second priority to her partner, a lawyer decides to end her relationship and focuses on herself with a help of a man out of her league.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, romantic
Plot: extramarital affair, lawyer, marriage, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love story, jealous husband, unlikely couple, workplace romance, divorce, male female relationship, adultery ...
Place: the philippines
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39%
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A Love Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: What if you met the woman you wanted to make your wife after you married someone else? Ian Montes is a picture of success. Despite being a son of a shipping tycoon, Ian refused to just ride in his father's empire. He built his own real estate ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: business trip, father son relationship, relationships, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, couple relations, romantic relationship, love and romance, male female relationship, rich, extramarital affair ...
Place: the philippines
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Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, adultery, secret love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
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33%
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, lady, infidelity, passion, sexual relations, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, family relations, paralysis, world war one, pianist ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
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33%
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Love Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ga-hee appeared in front of Seong-min who was bored running a book store after retiring. Ga-hee runs a ballet school and wasn"t on very good terms with her husband, which led to her and Seong-min falling madly in love together. They know they ...
Style: light, captivating, romantic
Plot: love affair, adultery, love triangle, married woman, love and romance, love story, forbidden love, romantic relationship, shopkeeper, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband, relationships ...
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32%
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The Lover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: loss, husband wife relationship, death of wife, male female relationship, love and romance, family relations, relationships, extramarital affair, sudden death, kitchen, helplessness, diary ...
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Leaving (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cuckolded husband, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, forbidden love, extramarital affair, fatal attraction, breakup, cuckold, love affair, opposites attract, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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31%
 6.0
 3K
Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: sexually dissatisfied wife, cheating on husband, extramarital affair, sex scene, infidelity, forbidden love, sex, adultery, love affair, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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30%
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About Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Beautiful Nina lives happily married, as she saw it, with intelligent Alexandr, professor of Sinology. But the debt for the mortgage begins to disturb the relationship of spouses. One day she meets Sergey, the head of the bank where her husband has ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: extramarital affair, cheating wife, infidelity, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, adultery, debt, marriage, forbidden love, dysfunctional marriage, love triangle, love interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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On the Way to the Airport (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Can women and men stay just as friends? Both Choi Sua and Seo Dou are married, but not to each other. The relationship between the two is interesting. They are definitely not a couple. They are not friends, either. Yet, they are involved in each ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, emotional, touching
Plot: romance, husband wife relationship, female friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, divorce, dysfunctional marriage, sibling relationship, family in crisis, family problems, marital infidelity ...
Place: korea
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29%
 5.0
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Private (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tinto Brass - The maestro of Italian erotica is back! Lies, subterfuge, betrayal and mischief. Fallo! is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.
Style: psychological, captivating, anthology, erotic
Plot: wife swapping, erotica, cuckolded husband, swinger, unfaithful wife, extramarital affair, cheating wife, sexual fantasy, lust, adultery, breasts, cunnilingus ...
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28%
The Year of the Wolf (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: forbidden love, university, epilepsy, romance, relationships, health, love triangle, age difference, parent child relationship, love, older man younger woman relationship, divorce ...
Place: helsinki finland
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The World of the Married (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh dreams of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: adultery, infidelity, sex, married couple, extramarital affair, betrayal, doctor, seduction, director, marriage, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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27%
One Warm Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
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Story: The drama explores the reality and complexities of married life. Eun-jin and Jae-hak, who are married to other people, find themselves attracted to each other. Their marriages become in danger of unraveling, as their affair disrupts the lives of ...
Style: romantic, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, relationship problems, relationships, male female relationship, marital problem, romantic relationship, adultery, fall in love, romantic triangle, couple relations, love story, family problems ...
Place: korea
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The Boyfriend (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Story: Lily is a young woman stuck in a violent relationship with James whom she no longer loves. After several years of physical abuse, Lily has now become a silent and obedient victim who’s everyday task is to please James and submit to his demands and ...
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: domestic violence, violence against women, boyfriend, violence, psycho, social problems, social issues, power relations, romantic relationship, relationships, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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Love in Between (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Formerly known as "Two Women" or "Freezing Rain". A man who wants all love, a wife who approaches her husband's other woman, and a woman who wants to keep her love. A classy melodrama of these three people and their risky ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, sexual relations, human nature, couple relations, friends, couples, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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26%
Over the Dark Water (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leningrad; 60th years; white nights. Walking on Neva Embankment, the charming provincial has met three friends: poet, artist and film director. And each of young people has suggested to marry him.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, psychological, melancholic
Plot: love, friendship, family drama, husband wife relationship, jealousy, family relations, life philosophy, couples, family problems, divorce, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
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25%
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Young Mother 3 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Ki-chan lives alone with his father. One day Yoon-seo (Kim Jeong-ah), his stepmother comes to live with them. She tries to be friendly with Ki-chan but he appraoches her as a woman and starts showing her that. Yoon-seo strongly ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: sex with stepmother, teenage sexuality, coming of age, cheating wife, love triangle, stepmother stepson relationship, romantic triangle, relationships, couple relations, love and romance, forbidden love, romancing partners ...
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25%
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Air Bridge (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bruno and Amanda have to face the difficulties of a long distance relationship after meeting in a flight forced into an emergency landing.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, disturbing
Plot: romance, hospital, female nudity, death of father, sex scene, long distance relationship, sexual content, family tragedy, male female relationship, sexual relations, romantic relationship, love affair ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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Nice Sister-In-Law (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ha-yeong is a successful psychologist. One day she gets a secretive request from her sister Ha-joo. Apparently Ha-joo's husband Woo-seong is refusing to have sex. Ha-yeong agrees to be their couple therapist but finds out that her ...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, love triangle, family relations, sexuality, sister sister relationship, sexual desire, relationship problems, family problems, forbidden love, psychology, sexual attraction, love interest ...
Place: south korea, korea
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24%
Forbidden Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An up-and-coming attorney reaches a pivotal point in his life and career when he falls in love with the wife of his boss.
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, adultery, emotional manipulation, blackmail, femme fatale, fall in love, boss and employee, divorce, fight, sports writer, merger ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Driving with My Wife's Lover (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After realizing that his wife has been cheating on him, mild-mannered stamp maker Tae-han leaves his small seaside town of Naksan determined to track down his wife's lover, a taxicab driver from Seoul named Joong-sik. During one of the most ...
Style: road movie, captivating, entertaining
Plot: jealousy, husband wife relationship, adultery, relationships, love and romance, family relations, romantic triangle, male female relationship, romantic rivalry, driving, affair, taxi ...
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
An Unusual Affair (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Story: Jochen Wenzel, a young teacher, married with two kids, one day surprisingly falls in love with a young male colleague, Tom Leuthner and they begin an unusual affair (= "Eine aussergewöhnliche Affäre"). While Ina, Jochen's wife, ...
Style: suspense, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, fall in love, falling in love, extramarital affair, infidelity, husband wife relationship, bisexual, adultery ...
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24%
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, infidelity, romance, extramarital affair, social misfits, repression, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%