Movies and TV shows like The Scarlet Letter 1979

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The Scarlet Letter (1979)
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The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sexuality, male female relationship, female protagonist, letter, colonial america, mother daughter relationship, pariah, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, minister, illegitimate child, adulteress
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts

Most similar movies to The Scarlet Letter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films and TV series with plots about adultery, infidelity, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, marriage and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Letter: A Married Man (1983), The Affair (2014), Doctor Foster (2015), Satisfaction (2014), Birch Interval (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Married Man (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: British television movie in which a married lawyer's excursion into adultery leads to murder.
Plot: extramarital affair, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, affair, husband wife relationship, murder, marriage, infidelity, lie, politics, lawyer, parliament ...
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95%
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, love affair, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, strong sexual content, sexual relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.7
 14K
Doctor Foster (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, female protagonist, horny wife, female doctor, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, adultery, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, adultery, female nudity, male escort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Birch Interval (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to live with Amish relatives in post-war Pennsylvania, where her life dramatically changes.
Plot: patriarch, adultery, infidelity, recluse, loyalty, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations, weirdo, husband wife relationship, post world war two, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ...
Plot: adultery, sex, extramarital affair, married couple, infidelity, doctor, seduction, family drama, director, betrayal, divorce, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, dishonesty, tragic hero, betrayal, breakup, dysfunctional family, love triangle, social differences, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, 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 ⇓
61%
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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, betrayal, clergy, couples, wartime life, love triangle, couple relations, missing person ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: adultery, seduction, sculptor, american abroad, infidelity, coffee, love, ferrari, chateau, hit and run, older man younger woman relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Erotic Confessions (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series wherein each episode, Jacqueline Stone reads a letter sent in from women recounting their erotic experiences.
Plot: adulteress, spurned woman, lesbian, perversion, erotic fantasy, pleasure, fondling, sex in shower, woman in bra and panties, bra and panties, male nudity, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: infidelity, affair, mistress, adultery, magazine editor, obsession, magazine, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, betrayal, family relations, lovers reunited, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, inheritance, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, infidelity, extramarital affair, photographer, betrayal, murder, family problems, family in crisis, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Obscure Spring (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Igor is a plumber; Pina serves coffee. It is winter and they both deeply desire each other, but they are not free. In trying to figure out how to realize their love, she decides to make a lion costume for her little son and he decides to buy a ...
Plot: infidelity, seductress, single mother, adultery, sex scene, extramarital affair, large breasts, force feeding, large penis, cunnilingus, male nudity, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Three part miniseries about Gerald Middleton, an aging historian, who reflects on his youth, relationships (especially the one with his best friend's girl), career (shadowed by a scandal), and current issues, like his marriage and kids.
Plot: historian, infidelity, excavation, introspection, husband wife relationship, scandal, female nudity, professor, topless
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: infidelity, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, panic attack, love, husband wife relationship, betrayal, love triangle, extramarital affair, marriage, pregnancy, commitment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
TV show
Story: Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan is a drama serial made in Pakistan based on a novel written by Umera Ahmad. It is an emotional story of a girl named Saba and her daughter Sara. The drama became very popular upon its release. The serial featured a huge ...
Plot: silence, punishment, art, redemption, death, ex husband ex wife relationship, respect, marriage, sadness, cancer, conscience, false accusation ...
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Vital Signs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV from 2006. It stars Tamzin Outhwaite as a supermarket check-out operator who decides to become a doctor. The series co-stars William Beck, Fraser Ayres, Eve Best, Claudie Blakley, ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: working mom, adultery, medical, interracial romance, medical student, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, medical school, career, sister sister relationship, supermarket, teenage pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an ...
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, lawyer, female protagonist, adultery, marital problem, unfaithful husband, mother daughter relationship, attorney, supermarket, law firm, female friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: reputation, extramarital affair, love, adultery, woman on top, love triangle, marriage, husband wife relationship, seductress, infidelity, passion
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: shanghai, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 2K
Mistresses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of marital and extramarital relationships.
Style: serious, witty, touching, sexy, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, lesbian, mistress, lifestyle, female friendship, friendship, love affair, couples, dishonesty, friendship between women, single woman, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 237
Baby Sister (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sultry college dropout Annie Burroughs moves in with her older sister Marsha and proceeds to break up the relationship between Marsha and her live-in boyfriend David Mitchell so Annie can begin a sensuous love affair and have David all for herself.
Plot: adultery, relationships, sister, love, pantyhose, seductress, mother and daughter, guilty, male objectification, family relations, dropout, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Sting of Death (1990)
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: insanity, suicide attempt, adultery, revenge, marital crisis, psychological drama, sexuality, infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mr. Singh / Mrs. Mehta is a 2010 Hindi-language film starring Prashant Narayanan and Aruna Shields. It's directed by Pravesh Bhardwaj. The film is produced by Manu Kumaran and was released on June 24, 2010. Mr Singh/Mrs Mehta is directorial ...
Plot: male female relationship, adultery, necklace, extramarital affair, infidelity, nude painting, painter, classical music
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, psychological, social, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parents and children, teenage sexuality, social differences, female artist, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, wealthy family, conflict, strong female character, lgbt teen, racial tension, single parent ...
Time: year 1997, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, cheating, infidelity, manipulation, betrayal, adultery, love and romance, battle of the sexes, state affairs, prostitute, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Act of Will (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Act of Will is a 1989 mini-series directed by Don Sharp. It the third mini series based on a Barbara Taylor Bradford novel he had directed and was an early lead role for Elizabeth Hurley.
Style: family saga
Plot: forbidden love, ambition, mother daughter relationship, marriage, wedding, politician, gender roles, fashion designer, fashion show, death of child, hospital, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollywood Wives (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: No overview found.
Plot: film producer, career, glamour, hollywood, lawyer, seduction, manipulation, adultery, identical twins, star, extramarital affair, evil twin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
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Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: mistress, immaturity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, male female relationship, death of father, old age ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%