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The Affair (2014)
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, clever, gloomy, sexual, stylized, tense
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, waitress, writers, murder investigation, court case, forgiveness, extramarital affair, couples, sexual relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films and TV series with plots about couples, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Affair: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Satisfaction (2014), Betrayal (2013), Leaving (2009), The Touch (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: talky, sexual, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sex, sexuality, sexual obsession, interview, therapist, yuppie, drifter, sexual perversion, postmodernism, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: marriage, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, family problems, casual sex, nude swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
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Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: infidelity, love affair, betrayal, murder, photographer, murder trial, cheating, couples, crumbling marriage, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Leaving (2009)
Genre: 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, forbidden love, crumbling marriage, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, unfaithful wife, family in crisis, breakup, cuckolded husband, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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100%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, mentally unstable, small town, romance, crumbling marriage, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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100%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, elderly, family, family relations, couple relations, couples, maturity, small town, family problems, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, temptation, lovers reunited, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: intrigue, family business, rivalry, oil, uninhibited rivalry, wealthy family, family problems, family relations, parents and children, ambition, blind ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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100%
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Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, stylized, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual relations, sexual exploration, masturbation, sexual dysfunction, couple relations, against the rules, society, workplace, conservative, unconventional method ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, missouri
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100%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
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, inheritance, parents and children, lovers reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, pregnancy, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, suburbs, suburban life, domestic violence, family problems, social relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, dysfunctional family, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, extramarital affair, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: sexual, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual relations, strong sexual content, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, group shower, pot smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, wife husband relationship, extramarital affair, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, marseille
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29%
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising agency, ambition, career, office, advertising, sexism, workplace intrigue, cigarette smoking, urban ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 910
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: vegetarian, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, extramarital affair, unfulfillment, romance, village, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
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27%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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26%
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The Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Story: Peter and Eva, a nice young couple expecting their first child, buy a house in a suburban village. Before they get to move into their new home, they lose their baby girl. Eva has a hard time coping with her loss. Peter has mixed feelings. The ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, dealing with death, pregnancy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, death of child, female nudity, voyeur, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, selfishness, breakup, infidelity, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations, family life, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, crumbling marriage, suburbs, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
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, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, cheating, betrayal, adultery, infidelity, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, vengeance, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, love affair, love and romance, tragic love, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sexual, serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, phone sex, obsession, couple relations, sexual relations, addiction, dishonesty, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: infidelity, hospital, mental illness, murder, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, feminism, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 26
Turbine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, and his wife, Sarah, relocate to the Midwest for a fresh start. Nick soon befriends a wealthy local farmer and discovers a secret he's been keeping is not so easily left behind in this erotic and surreal drama.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, countryside, unfulfillment, couples, femme fatale, starting over, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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