Movies and TV shows like The Affair

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The Affair (2014)
 7.9
 45K
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, sexy, gloomy, tense, clever, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, sex scene, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, murder investigation, couple relations, court case, extramarital affair, writers, waitress, forgiveness, sex, family relations, fall in love, couples ...
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 serious, realistic, psychological and emotional films and TV series with plots about infidelity, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, adultery and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Affair: Doctor Foster (2015), Betrayal (2013), Satisfaction (2014), Mad Men (2007), The 7.39 (2014). 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, captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, life turned upside down, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, family relations, couple relations, female doctor, parents and children, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.1
 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, love affair, betrayal, murder, extramarital affair, family problems, photographer, unfulfillment, family in crisis, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, family problems, crumbling marriage, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, under the surface, male escort, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 231K
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, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, advertising agency, womanizer, boss and employee, advertising, career, ambition, workplace intrigue, americana, boss, businessman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, cheating wife, extramarital affair, adultery, dysfunctional family, couple relations, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: cheating wife, forbidden love, life turned upside down, temptation, love affair, family relations, couples, coincidence, dull life, dishonesty, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: small town life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, elderly, couples, loneliness, family, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 48K
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, sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, cheating wife, temptation, love and romance, old love, lovers reunited, ex couple relations, moral dilemma, couple relations, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 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: psychological, tense, sincere, gloomy, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 5K
Stricken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, adultery, crumbling relationship, family problems, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ 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, videotaping, sexuality, sexual tension, yuppie, drifter, therapist, sex with brother in law, sex with friend's wife, sexual obsession, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 568
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breakup, infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, family problems, couples, social differences, dysfunctional family, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 96
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: realistic, sexy, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 974
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: stillbirth, life turned upside down, couple relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, death of child, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 254
Red Roses (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rote Rosen is a German telenovela produced by Studio Hamburg Serienwerft Lüneburg and broadcast by Das Erste since November 6, 2006. The show is a complex telenovela, who tells one love story every season about women in their forties.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, family relations, love affair, couples, parents and children, infidelity, hotel, romance, fall in love, friendship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, betrayal, family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, family in crisis, lovers reunited, parents and children, inheritance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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: sexy, serious, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, infidelity, lifestyle, friendship, couples, lesbian, mistress, dishonesty, female friendship, thirtysomething life, single woman, desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: porn actress, infidelity, investigation, lifestyle, life is a bitch, porn star, actor's life, family problems, starlet, parents and children, human nature, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 998
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: touching, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: swinger couple, swinger, open marriage, couple relations, infidelity, pregnancy, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, cuckold, husband wife relationship, death of child, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, rough, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, prostitute, obsession, love affair, addiction, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 3K
Antares (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, betrayal, explicit sex, family relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, male female relationship, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 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, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, family relations, dishonesty, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, couples, infidelity, marriage, breakup, selfishness, human nature, couple relations, anger, introspection, family problems, jealousy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 172
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, cheating wife, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, family relations, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, captivating, serious
Plot: adultery, married couple, infidelity, sex, extramarital affair, betrayal, doctor, seduction, director, marriage, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 1K
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 462
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, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 1K
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, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%