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.
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, adultery, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance, 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, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Affair: Satisfaction (2014), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Betrayal (2013), Leaving (2009), The Touch (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, unfulfillment, couples, casual sex, male escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: talky, sexual, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sex, sexuality, sexual obsession, interview, therapist, yuppie, drifter, sexual perversion, postmodernism, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, love affair, betrayal, murder, photographer, cheating, murder trial, couples, crumbling marriage, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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, captivating, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, crumbling marriage, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, family in crisis, breakup, love triangle, extramarital affair, cuckolded husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, small town, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, romance, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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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, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, adultery, couple relations, love and romance, trust, marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: 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%
 6.3
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 3K
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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, island, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
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Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, psychological, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, adultery, small town, housewife, extramarital affair, parenthood, love affair, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual pleasure, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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%
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, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual relations, strong sexual content, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, depression, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
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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: tense, serious, 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%
 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, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
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%
 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, 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: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: 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%
 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: tense, talky, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving, on the road, driving at night, one night, human nature, life turned upside down, family problems, adultery, destiny, car phone, construction site, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, 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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 610
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, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, dealing with death, pregnancy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, large breasts, open marriage, swinger, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, tense, realistic, 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 ⇓
25%
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, semi serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, suburbs, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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%
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, psychological, suspenseful
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%
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: serious, sexual, 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%
 7.1
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, death of parent, beach, life turned upside down, loss of parent, family relations, parents and children, family problems, surfing, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: sexy, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, sexual relations, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, cheating wife, sexual favor, yuppie, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, 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 ⇓
23%
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: talky, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, romance, crumbling marriage, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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