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, emotional, melancholic, sexy and romantic films and TV shows about / with forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, love, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as forbidden love: Suite Fran?aise (2014), Adore (2013), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Lover (1992), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Twilight (2008), Romeo + Juliet (1996), All Things Fair (1995), Dirty Dancing (1987), Romeo & Juliet (2013).

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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, world war two, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, adultery, soldier, french girl, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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 6.2
 31K
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, lust, fall in love, sexual relations, infidelity, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, older woman younger man sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, catholic priest, clergy, destiny, hopes, priest, love affair, girl man relationship, love and romance, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia
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 6.9
 18K
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, age difference, lolita, sex with a minor, virgin, interracial relations, love affair, fall in love, opposites attract, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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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 love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
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 5.2
 407K
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, youth, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, supernatural, true love, teenage love, fall in love, couples, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state, arizona
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 6.7
 203K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
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
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, family feud, shakespeare, love and romance, romance, gun violence, gunfight, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, teacher student sex, sex with teenager, teachers and students, older woman younger man sex, female teacher, sex with a minor, teenage sex, extramarital affair, love affair, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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 7.0
 190K
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, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, resort, youth, dancer, love and romance, romance, music, teenage love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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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, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, young lovers, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, parents and children, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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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, forbidden love, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, taboo, marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, husband wife relationship, secret, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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
Plot: forbidden love, knight, romance, love affair, legends and myths, infidelity, betrayal, true love, medieval, swords and armor, lovers, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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 6.9
 214K
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, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, fall in love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, power of love, love and romance, supernatural, zombie apocalypse, young man, young woman, danger, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 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, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, supernatural romance, forbidden love, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, popularity, fall in love, alien encounter, newcomer, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, lesbian romance, school, older woman younger woman relationship, love affair, college life, teacher, boarding school life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne
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 6.9
 49K
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, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, pedophile, pedophilia, perversion, older man young girl relationship, forbidden love, sex with teenager, underage sex, incest, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: cannes, new england
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 7.6
 88K
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, forbidden love, lolita, lust, age difference, pedophilia, perversion, sexual obsession, girl man relationship, destructive relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 6.4
 68K
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, gravity, romance, corporate world, lovers apart, inventions and discoveries, chase, class differences, amnesia, poverty ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
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 7.2
 108K
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, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, impossible love, lesbian kiss, divorce, women ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: teenage love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, supernatural, youth, witch, love and romance, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, family secret, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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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, romantic, erotic, scenic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, interracial romance, culture clash, master and servant, love affair, family relations, impossible love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: malaysia, england, ireland
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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, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexual, forbidden love, gay romance, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, closeted homosexual, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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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, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, courtesan, prostitute, love and romance, rich and poor, beauty, social differences, fall in love, society, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
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 8.1
 215K
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, siblings relations, dog, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, money, multiple storylines, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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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, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, couples, love triangle, fall in love, animal training ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, revenge, orphan, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.5
 53K
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, dancing, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, girl man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, teachers and students, obsession, youth, teacher student relationship, high school, destructive relationship, hardcase students, sexual content, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
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 7.6
 17K
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: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, coming out, fall in love, gay slur, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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 6.6
 88K
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, emotional, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, st. petersburg russia
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