Forbidden love movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant forbidden love movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, romantic, touching, melancholic and emotional films and TV shows about / with love and romance, forbidden love, romance, dialogue, couples, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, love story and love plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as forbidden love: The Thorn Birds (1983), Twilight (2008), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Tristan + Isolde (2006), The Lover (1992), Lolita (1962), Dirty Dancing (1987), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Warm Bodies (2013).
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Drama, Romance
UK, Italy
138 min.
 7.6
Lolita (1962)
Crime, Drama, Romance
UK, USA
153 min.
 7.6
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The Kissing Booth (2018)
Comedy, Romance
UK
105 min.
 6.2
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 7.8

List of forbidden love movies

The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, social differences, fall in love, love affair, sex with a priest, priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: australia, mine
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 5.2
 380K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
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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
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 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
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, knight, infidelity, true love, romance, legends and myths, love affair, lovers, princess, swords and armor, betrayal, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall
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 6.9
 17K
The Lover (1992)
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 ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lust, tragic love, interracial relations, lolita, boarding school life, age difference, desire, love affair, arranged marriage, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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 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
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 6.9
 166K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, youth, love and romance, teenage love, music, dancing, dancer, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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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
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 6.9
 204K
Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, forbidden love, fall in love, supernatural, love and romance, young woman, danger, young man, power of love, characters in danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, soldier, love and romance, military, world war two, fall in love, german soldier, nazi occupation, french resistance, village, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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 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
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 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
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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forbidden love, family, uninhibited rivalry, true love, fall in love, love and romance, rivalry, objects come to life, lovers apart, dwarf, garden, kiss ...
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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
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 49K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, love and romance, juvenile delinquent, youth, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, prison, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 6.7
 143K
Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: forbidden love, princess, tragic love, culture clash, interracial relations, in the woods, native american, star crossed lovers, prejudice, soldier, adventure, rescue ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, africa
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Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, family tradition, reconciliation, parents and children, family conflict, parent child relationship, siblings relations, bollywood, social differences, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 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
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: forbidden love, family, animal life, on the road, wolf, getting home, opposites attract, unlikely couple, road trip, friends, reluctant partners, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho, canada
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 65K
Upside Down (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure ...
Style: surreal, romantic, breathtaking, emotional, artsy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, parallel world, gravity, chase, romance, class differences, lovers apart, corporate world, inventions and discoveries, amnesia, riding a bicycle ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 16K
Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, benign alien, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, supernatural romance, high school life, teenage life, alien encounter, space and aliens, impossible love, newcomer ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, teenage love, family relations, lgbt, teacher, couples, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 201K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, siblings relations, family relations, pets, latinos, marital problem, hitman, money, multiple storylines, machismo, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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 7.6
 329K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: forbidden love, wizards and magicians, secret, love triangle, magical, murder, investigation, death, obsession, rivalry, magic, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: austria, vienna, england, europe, london
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 7.2
 434K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, courage, forbidden love, war, ancient, warrior, master warrior, mythology, sword fight, duel, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, fall in love, artists and showbiz, performer's life, animal life, star, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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The Kissing Booth (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, high school hunk, forbidden love, womanizer, opposites attract, first kiss, prom, friendship between teens, secret ...
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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
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