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, melancholic, emotional and sexy films and TV shows about / with forbidden love, love and romance, romance, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, love, couples, runaway and storytelling plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as forbidden love: The Thorn Birds (1983), Adore (2013), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Lover (1992), Lolita (1962), Twilight (2008), Warm Bodies (2013), Tristan + Isolde (2006), Suite Fran?aise (2014).

List of forbidden love movies

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, clergy, tragic love, catholic priest, destiny, hopes, love affair, priest, love and romance, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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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, fall in love, lust, sexual relations, infidelity, parents and children, friendship, couples, sexual tension, older woman younger man relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney 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, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love story, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
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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, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, true love, family feud, gunfight, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, love and romance, romance, gun violence, power of love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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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, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, age difference, fall in love, tragic love, true love, interracial relations, love affair, lolita, opposites attract, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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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, sexy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, forbidden love, lust, age difference, diary, love affair, destructive relationship, girl man relationship, lolita, perversion, desire, pedophilia ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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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, vampire human love, supernatural romance, supernatural, true love, teenage love, fall in love, small town, couples, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington state, phoenix arizona
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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, light, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, fall in love, forbidden love, supernatural, supernatural romance, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, transformation, young woman, young man, danger, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, knight, true love, love affair, legends and myths, lovers, irish, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, battle, princess ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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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, german soldier, nazi occupation, war, love and romance, soldier, fall in love, military, wartime life, village, french resistance, female protagonist ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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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, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, love and romance, dancer, romance, youth, fall in love, teenage love, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, college life, school, teacher, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
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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, psychological, sexual, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: forbidden love, pedophile, lolita, older man younger woman relationship, pedophilia, sex with teenager, underage sex, obsession, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, older man young girl relationship, incest, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: cannes, new england
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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, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, prostitute, love and romance, society, courtesan, fall in love, couple relations, rich and poor, beauty, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
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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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, gang, rock and roll, love and romance, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, youth, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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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, erotic, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, master and servant, family relations, impossible love, love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: malaysia, mine, england, ireland
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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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teachers and students, love affair, coming of age, female teacher, teacher, older woman younger man sex, teenage sex, teacher student sex, high school, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, gravity, romance, corporate world, lovers apart, inventions and discoveries, chase, class differences, amnesia, mountain ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
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The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, 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: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: forbidden love, investigation, love triangle, wizards and magicians, secret, magic, magical, supernatural ability, murder, crown prince, childhood sweetheart, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, london, england
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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, aristocracy, tragic love, suicide, depression, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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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, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, couples, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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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: romantic, touching, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, young lovers, family feud, star crossed lovers, tragic love, shakespeare, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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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: melancholic, emotional, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay, homosexual, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, love and romance, unlikely couple, gay romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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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, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage life, small town, supernatural ability, youth, witch, love, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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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, captivating, romantic, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: forbidden love, princess, native american, disney, interracial romance, culture clash, romance, tragic love, adventure, parents and children, prejudice, greed ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, africa
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The Kissing Booth (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.
Style: sweet, feel good, romantic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, first love, teen romance, forbidden love, high school hunk, first kiss, love and romance, prom, high school student, opposites attract, friendship between teens ...
Place: los angeles
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 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, serious, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay love, forbidden love, coming out, gay relationship, love affair, lgbt, strong sexual content, gay slur, fall in love, gender ...
Place: germany
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, marriage, brother sister relationship, dishonesty, couple relations, taboo, infidelity, secret, husband wife relationship, lie ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, teachers and students, forbidden love, loneliness, blackmail, teacher, adultery, secret, infidelity, age difference, dangerous attraction, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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