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The Lover (1992)
 6.9
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The Lover (1992)
Original name: L'Amant
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lust, tragic love, interracial relations, lolita, boarding school life, age difference, desire, love affair, arranged marriage, true love, teenage life, opposites attract, couple relations, sex, loss of virginity, sexual awakening, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, sexual attraction, love, coming of age, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france

Most similar movies to The Lover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, forbidden love, catastrophe, dialogue and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lover: Dangerous Beauty (1998), Malena (2000), Lolita (1997), White Wedding (1989), Endless Love (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: witty, sexual, clever, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, false accusation, courtesan, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 76K
Malena (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, young heroes, prostitute, punishment, adolescence, obsession, woman in danger, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 45K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: forbidden love, lolita, pedophile, obsession, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, teenager, desire, road trip, jealousy, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher François (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: serious, sexual, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, youth, destructive relationship, obsession, high school, romance, teachers and students, power relations, hardcase students, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 37K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: sexual, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, lust, tragic love, desire, couples, romance ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: erotic, captivating, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, impossible love, master and servant, culture clash, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: malaysia, mine, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, erotica, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 28K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, sexual relations, infidelity, couples, parents and children, love and romance, lust, friends, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 77K
Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: forbidden love, seduction, diary, age difference, lust, destructive relationship, obsession, love affair, lolita, perversion, youth, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 14K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, obsession, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: serious, touching, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, couple relations, indian lead, racism, interracial relations, love affair, parents and children, social differences, interracial romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, mississippi, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, love affair, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 2K
Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, lust, roommate, obsession, love, ghost, friendship, sexual attraction, pleasure, desire, sexual obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, prostitute, urination, gays and lesbians, master and servant, passion, jealousy, geisha, fondling, lust, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, womanizer, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, young lovers, couple relations, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 189K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, romance, family feud, gunfight, love and romance, gun violence, uninhibited rivalry, true love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 7K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, sexual, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love, older woman younger man relationship, waitress, advertising executive, romance, yuppie, opposites attract, infidelity, self discovery, passion, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, couples, anti semitism, social differences, romance, tragic love, culture clash, love and romance, society, fall in love, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, tragic love, homosexual, gay relationship, cowboy, male nudity, love and romance, introspection, love affair, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, revenge, romance, haunted by the past, family disapproval, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cousins in Love (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenage Julien (Thierry Tevini) loves his teenage cousin Julia (Anja Shute) among flowers in summer of '39 France.
Style: sexual, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, countryside, youth, forbidden love, romance, coming of age, love and romance, sexual abuse, lolita, couples, voyeurism ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 15K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: architect, interracial romance, love affair, infidelity, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, romance, forbidden love, xenophobia, addiction, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: age difference, teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, blackmail, loneliness, teacher, secret, lesbian, infidelity, dangerous attraction, journal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, tragic love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All Things Fair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This film is set in 1943 when the whole of Europe was embroiled in WWII. It deals with attraction of a 15 year old boy Stig to his teacher Viola. The whole movie revolves around the sexual encounters between Stig and Viola and how he eventually ...
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teachers and students, forbidden love, love affair, coming of age, teacher, couple relations, friendship, older woman younger man relationship, high school, romance, jealousy, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, lovers reunited, obsession, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 32K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, lesbian, strong sexual content, sex, island, hopes, pornography, waitress, masturbation, fondling, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, true love, family feud, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Art for Teachers of Children (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude. She is naive, and he ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: school, boarding school life, college, teenage life, youth, couples, coming of age, forbidden love, teachers and students, college life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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