Movies and TV shows like The Affair

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The Affair (2014)
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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 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, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, sexual, tense, clever, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, love affair, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past, sex scene, love and romance, murder investigation, couple relations, court case, extramarital affair, writers, waitress, forgiveness, sex, family relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and emotional films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, infidelity, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family problems and adultery mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Affair: Doctor Foster (2015), Betrayal (2013), Mad Men (2007), Satisfaction (2014), Webdultery (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, female protagonist, female doctor, horny wife, husband wife relationship, family relations, life turned upside down, couple relations, adultery, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 7.1
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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, infidelity, love affair, extramarital affair, photographer, betrayal, murder, family problems, family in crisis, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 206K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, captivating, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, womanizer, advertising agency, boss and employee, cigarette smoking, advertising, boss, ambition, career, workplace intrigue, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: husband wife relationship, marriage, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, adultery, female nudity, male escort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 80
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, sexual, talky, witty, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, infidelity, sexuality, videotaping, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, siblings relations, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 47K
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, thought provoking, twists and turns, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, old love, lovers reunited, love and romance, ex couple relations, moral dilemma, couple relations, family problems, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating wife, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, human nature, love affair, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 505
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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic love, infidelity, breakup, love affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 638
The City Below (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married - toy with their unexplainable ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, forbidden love, crumbling marriage, couple relations, workplace, love affair, power relations, couples, crimes of passion, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, asia, europe, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 852
The Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: swinger couple, swinger, cuckolded husband, swingers, couple relations, infidelity, cuckold, pregnancy, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, open marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, elderly, couples, family, under the surface, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, touching, witty, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, mistress, lifestyle, female friendship, lesbian, friendship, love affair, couples, dishonesty, friendship between women, single woman, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, obsession, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, addiction, love affair, family problems, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 1K
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: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, sex, married couple, betrayal, doctor, director, marriage, seduction, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 4.4
 157
You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, love affair, life turned upside down, romance, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, introspection, life turned upside down, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, infidelity, obsession, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 968
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couples, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 442
Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, couple relations, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 976
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: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, car accident, loss of wife, suicide, daughter, financial ruin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 906
Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, death of child, infidelity, stillbirth, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.9
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: double life, single parent, parents and children, family relations, protecting from truth, sexuality, financial problem, haunted by the past, society, sexual content, strong female presence, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couple relations, teenage life, dangerous attraction, rebelliousness, love affair, family problems, estrangement, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
9%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%