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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, gloomy, captivating, sexual, tense, clever, stylized
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, court case, extramarital affair, waitress, writers, sexual relations, forgiveness, family relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment
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 realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films and TV series with plots about couples, infidelity, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Affair: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Betrayal (2013), Satisfaction (2014), Faithless (2000), Mad Men (2007). 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: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, therapist, drifter, yuppie, interview, sexual obsession, therapy, desire, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: photographer, murder, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes, high priced lawyer, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 4K
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: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems, marriage, female nudity, under the surface, casual sex, crumbling marriage, couples, unfulfillment, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, tense, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, island, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 177K
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, stylized, serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, career, ambition, advertising agency, sexism, office, cigarette smoking, boss and employee, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 4K
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, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, forbidden love, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, jealous spouse, breakup, family in crisis, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 1K
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, psychological, serious
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, love and romance, road not taken, human nature, moral dilemma, mentally unstable, introspection, small town, forbidden love, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ 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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 44K
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, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, couple relations, love and romance, old love, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 6K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
Plot: intrigue, family business, wealthy family, rivalry, oil, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, blind ambition, americana, hypocrisy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 3K
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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, couples, friendship, family relations, friends, infidelity, family in crisis, couple relations, domestic violence, suburbs, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, crumbling marriage, woman, couples, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 481
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, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, tragic hero, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, betrayal, pregnancy, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, love and romance, lovers reunited, dishonesty, inheritance, crumbling marriage, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: sexual, sexy, twists and turns, stylized, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual relations, love affair, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, life turned upside down, couples, strong sexual content, sex scene, shower room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 895
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: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, romance, wife husband relationship, other woman, adultery, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, society, promotion, family relations, couples, love affair, dishonesty, family problems, human nature, introspection, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, family relations, introspection, breakup, family problems, love affair, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, rough sex, addiction, therapy, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, couple relations, love affair, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 119K
Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving, on the road, one night, driving at night, human nature, life turned upside down, family problems, adultery, construction site, car phone, destiny, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 923
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: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, family relations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, cheating, infidelity, betrayal, adultery, battle of the sexes, society, journal, lifestyle, manipulations, state affairs, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, sexual
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, phone sex, family relations, doctors and patients, family problems, sex aid, dishonesty, couples, love affair, obsession, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couples, love affair, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, disintegration, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hospital, infidelity, murder, mental illness, deadly, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 76
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: touching, gloomy, sexy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual relations, attempted rape, yuppie, sexual favor, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: disturbing, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, rape, abusive husband, vengeance, family problems, dishonesty, couples, battle of the sexes, human nature, infidelity ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, parents and children, family problems, love affair, couples, dishonesty, family life, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ 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: psychological, gloomy, talky, emotional, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, mental illness, lovers reunited, introspection, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, germany, sweden, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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