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, sexy, emotional, melancholic and romantic films and TV shows about / with forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, dialogue, love, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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forbidden love movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as forbidden love: Suite Fran?aise (2014), Adore (2013), The Lover (1992), Close My Eyes (1991), The Thorn Birds (1983), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Dirty Dancing (1987), Twilight (2008).

List of forbidden love movies

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, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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 6.2
 32K
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, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, lust, mother son relationship, infidelity, sexual tension, sexual relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.9
 19K
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, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, age difference, virgin, lolita, sex with a minor, love affair, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
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Close My Eyes (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, taboo, marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, husband wife relationship, secret, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: london
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, catholic priest, hopes, priest, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, girl man relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia
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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: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
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 5.8
 11K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 118 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: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, true love, family feud, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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 6.7
 207K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
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, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, true love, romance, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, gun violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, paris france
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 7.0
 198K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, resort, teenage love, love and romance, romance, dancer, youth, sensuality, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.2
 418K
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: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, supernatural, youth, dangerous attraction, fall in love, supernatural romance, teenage love, couples, true love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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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, sexy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, sex with teenager, female teacher, extramarital affair, teenage sex, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, world war two, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, knight, romance, legends and myths, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, true love, medieval, swords and armor, lovers, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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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, melancholic, sincere, sexy, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay slur, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
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 7.3
 17K
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, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, supernatural romance, forbidden love, alien encounter, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, fall in love, newcomer, unlikely couple, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 217K
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: offbeat, sentimental, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, fall in love, forbidden love, love and romance, young man, young woman, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, danger, power of love, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 51K
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: older man younger woman relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, lolita, pedophile, underage sex, pedophilia, forbidden love, sex with teenager, obsession, older man young girl relationship, perversion, age difference ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: new england, cannes
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, youth, love and romance, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 7.6
 91K
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, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, forbidden love, lust, age difference, pedophilia, sexual obsession, perversion, girl man relationship, destructive relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 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, realistic, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian romance, love affair, school, teacher, college life, boarding school life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 90K
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, emotional, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, cuckold, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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 6.4
 69K
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, artsy, romantic, breathtaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, gravity, romance, alternate reality, corporate world, lovers apart, inventions and discoveries, chase, class differences, amnesia ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
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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: captivating, serious, erotic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, love story, jungle, interracial romance, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
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 7.2
 112K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, women, divorce, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois
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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: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, society, love and romance, beauty, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, turkey ...
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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, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, lovers, love and romance, circus, performer's life, boss and employee, fall in love, older woman younger man relationship, veterinarian, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa
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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, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 18K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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 8.1
 219K
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, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, multiple storylines, dog, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, money, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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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: sexual, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, girl man relationship, teachers and students, obsession, youth, teacher student relationship, high school, destructive relationship, bad attitude, power relations, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, adultery, obsession, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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