Movies like The Lover

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The Lover (1992)
 6.9
 17K
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, psychological, erotic, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, tragic love, lolita, love affair, lust, interracial relations, teenage life, older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, opposites attract, boarding school life, couple relations, arranged marriage, virgin, desire, lover, obsession, sex, culture clash, teenage girl, sexual attraction, sexual awakening, loss of virginity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france

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Most similar movies to The Lover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, serious and erotic films with plots about love and romance, couples, pornography, relationships, romance, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lover: Lolita (1997), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Malena (2000), Wild Orchid (1989), White Wedding (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 46K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
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: lolita, pedophile, forbidden love, underage sex, pedophilia, obsession, sex with teenager, incest, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: cannes, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, rebellion, false accusation, fighting the system, courtesan ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.5
 79K
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, prostitute, obsession, adultery, punishment, young heroes, society, adolescence, teenage life, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 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: erotica, sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, love triangle, forbidden love, destructive relationship, millionaire, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ 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, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, high school, youth, destructive relationship, teachers and students, hardcase students, bad attitude, romance, love and romance, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, love, love affair, couple relations, tragic love, desire, father daughter relationship, house fire, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, culture clash, love affair, master and servant, family relations, impossible love, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young & Beautiful (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, teenage girl, lust, sexual exploration, female nudity, sexual relations, teenage life, first sex, sex scene, money, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cote d'azur, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 11K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, bohemian, writer's life, romance, love affair, couples, strong sexual content, urban, lifestyle, womanizer, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, social differences, opposites attract, fall in love, racial prejudice, family drama, stereotypes, honest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 29K
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, couples, dishonesty, older woman younger man relationship, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, family feud, young lovers, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 15K
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, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, extramarital affair, scandal, voyeur, politician, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 82K
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, disturbing, sexy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, seduction, age difference, lust, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 33K
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, sex, lust, lesbian, island, hopes, waitress, erection, romance, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, couple relations, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, older man younger woman relationship, love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, romance, love affair, couples, fall in love, power relations, love triangle, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love and romance, family relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, obsession, ghost, love, lust, roommate, forbidden love, dull life, love and romance, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 232
Russian Lolita (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The action of a controversial novel "Lolita", of the famous Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov, reset to present day Russia. A mother and her daughter are running short of money and are thankful that they could rent a room to a writer. The ...
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: sex, lolita, sex with a minor, seduction, teenage girl, girl man relationship, pedophile, female full frontal nudity, jealousy, bare breasts, threesome, older man younger woman sex ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sexual, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, infidelity, looking for love, couples, love affair, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 8K
Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, erotic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, couple relations, manipulations, fall in love, love affair, actor's life, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sexy, psychological, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, lifestyle, teachers and students, life is a bitch, love and romance, college life, forbidden love, youth, teenage life, couples, coming of age, school ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 96K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, women, gender, department store, romance, divorce ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 5K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, interracial relations, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, paris france, kenya, uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, culture clash, young lovers, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, fall in love, teenage life, opposites attract, coming of age, parent child relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, love triangle, master and servant, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, dysfunctional marriage, nurse, wheelchair, disability ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wrestling, sex, romance, friendship, love affair, family problems, fall in love, tragic love, gender, human nature, social differences, society ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual relations, looking for sex, starting over, infidelity, femme fatale, emmanuelle, erotica, gays and lesbians, sex, lust, sexuality, love interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%