Movies like Asylum

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Asylum (2005)
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, sexual, sincere, realistic
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, family problems, crumbling marriage, love triangle, following someone, murder, adultery, doctor patient relationship, husband wife relationship, crimes, vengeance, sexual relations, romance, life is a bitch, pets, love affair, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales

Most similar movies to Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexual films with plots about infidelity, couples, love and romance, obsession, couple relations, adultery and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Asylum: Bitter Moon (1992), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Broken Embraces (2009), The Mother and the Whore (1973), Intimate Strangers (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 33K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, love affair, infidelity, s&m, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, blackmail, teachers and students, obsession, teacher, forbidden love, age difference, adultery, loneliness, dangerous attraction, infidelity, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, filmmaking, neo noir, actress, couple relations, romance, suffering ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, friendship, infidelity, obsession, prostitute, tragic love, introspection, love affair, love and romance, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, china, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Intimate Strangers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Because she picked the wrong door, Anna ends up confessing her marriage problems to a financial adviser named William Faber. Touched by her distress, somewhat excited as well, Faber does not have the courage to tell her that he is not a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mistaken identity, opposites attract, fall in love, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty, psychologist, crumbling marriage, obsession, impostor, adultery, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: military, obsession, infidelity, marriage, soldier, couples, unfulfillment, solace, perversion, mentally unstable, gender, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 199K
Match Point (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring ...
Style: tense, psychological, talky, twists and turns, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, seduction, love triangle, lust, love and romance, destructive relationship, adultery, instructor, tennis, businessman, couples, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 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, sincere, tense, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, custody, fall in love, love affair, family problems, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, sweden, denmark, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, dangerous attraction, family problems, sexual attraction, love, dysfunctional marriage, passion, extramarital affair, manipulations, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, fall in love, manipulations, couple relations, dangerous attraction, actor's life, love affair, sexual relations, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, murder, investigation, stranger, swingers, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 196K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, photographer, love affair, divorce, marriage, sexual attraction, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, family problems, love, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 611
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, manipulations, femme fatale, obsession, love affair, infidelity, murder, mentally unstable, dishonesty, family problems, sexual relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: psychological, suspense, emotional, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family problems, murder, investigation, crumbling marriage, society, introspection, love and romance, twists & turns, depression, drinking, train ride ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 653
Cold Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers becoming attracted to the wrong man can have deadly consequences in this tense erotic thriller. Linda (Nastassia Kinski) is a woman whose life would seem ideal on the surface: she runs a thriving business and is happily married to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, psychopath, infidelity, couples, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: realistic, sexual, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, rivalry, love affair, crimes, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, obsession, vengeance, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Leading Man (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sweet, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: seduction, love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, crumbling marriage, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family problems, actor's life, couple relations, dedication event ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, love, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, couples, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 10K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, post traumatic stress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, cheating wife, couple relations, dishonesty, obsession, introspection, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, secret love, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
 6K
Irresistible (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, paranoia, mentally unstable, seduction, secret, fear, sex, stalking, love and romance, mental illness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: melbourne australia, kosovo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, murder, investigation, unfaithful wife, private detective, crime, mystery, crimes of passion, family problems, deadly, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: male nudity, infidelity, love triangle, romance, love and romance, love affair, dishonesty, unfulfilled love, fall in love, lovers reunited, couples, filmmaking ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, infidelity, dentist, forbidden love, romance, bittersweet, prison life, drug dealing, opposites attract, tragic love, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, spain, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 8K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, cult film, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, psychiatrist, inspector, extramarital affair, love, unlikely criminals, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, morocco, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 1K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, crimes, friends, autobiography, rivalry, family problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 394
Asunder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chance Williams (Underwood), a man whose life is torn apart when his wife and unborn child are killed in a bizarre accident. Chance comes to believe Lauren (Morgan), wife to best friend Michael (Beach), is the only woman who can love and help him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, beach, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, dangerous attraction, couple relations, psychopath, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, who done it, couple relations, obsession, couples, deadly, family problems, crime, crimes, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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