Illicit love movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant illicit love movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, romantic, melancholic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with illicit love, forbidden love, love and romance, couples, love, love story, infidelity, dialogue, love affair and adaptation plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as illicit love: Lolita (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Mayerling (1968), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Brideshead Revisited (1981), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Valmont (1989).

List of illicit love movies

What's Going on with My Sister? (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mitsuki (Tenka Hashimoto) and Yuya (Yukichi Kobayashi) become stepsister and stepbrother because of their parents' marriage. Mitsuki can't get along with her new family and Yuya doesn't know how to approach his new stepsister. One ...
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teen fantasy
Plot: dream girl, japanese schoolgirl, incestuous relationship, alternative lifestyle, incest, japanese girl, teenage sexuality, chastity belt, teenage girl, taboo, stepbrother stepsister relationship, forbidden love ...
Place: japan, osaka japan
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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, controversial ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, adult
Plot: forbidden love, lolita, age difference, pedophilia, seduction, girl man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, lust, nymphet, obsession, older man young girl relationship, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, deportation, love triangle, revolution, war, train, rape, poet, wartime, imperial russia, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, stylized, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: drug addiction, showbiz, price of fame, glamour, drugs, rise and fall, filmmaking, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, couples, artists and showbiz, porn actress ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, los angeles, new york, paris 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, sweet, colourful, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, shakespeare, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, tragic love, family feud, fall in love, love story, unfulfillment, love, young love, parents and children, true love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, paris france, new york, england, europe
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, tragic love, infidelity, politics, revolution, hopes, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, fall in love, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
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The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, stylized, sexy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, love and romance, society, love triangle, love affair, bittersweet, gangsters, runaway, secrets, writers, mentor ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, long island, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, obsession, sex, infidelity, femme fatale, murder, suspense, love affair, sexual content, female orgasm, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
TV show
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: sitcom, realistic, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: world war two, homosexual subtext, friendship, catholicism, lgbt, atheist, religion, gay, gay interest, university, mistress, aristocracy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, oxford university, venice, paris france
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, seduction, sexuality, sex, fatal attraction, female nudity, love, love letter, adultery, casanova, emotional abuse, sexual relations ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, sexy, realistic, clever, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, adult
Plot: betrayal, virginity, seduction, manipulation, infidelity, virgin, tragedy, hypocrisy, couple relations, wager, love triangle, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Scarlet and Black (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects in 19th century France.
Style: romantic, psychological thriller
Plot: sex scene, age difference, bbc, illicit love, nobility, love affair, love, ambitious, male nudity, social satire, talent, hypocrisy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: france
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The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: romantic, touching, sad, feel good, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: photographer, adultery, love affair, impossible love, love story, housewife, fall in love, relationships, love, infidelity, middle aged, couples ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 80s, year 1965, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: sexy, romantic, erotic, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, adultery, betrayal, interracial relations, women, justice, infidelity, repression, social misfits, destructive relationship, clergy, christian ...
Time: 17th century, victorian era
Place: massachusetts, new england, boston, usa, europe ...
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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: romantic, stylized, sexy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: forbidden love, love story, tragic love, shakespeare, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, love and romance, young lovers, star crossed lovers, teen romance, love, true love, suicide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, paris france, usa
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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, melancholic, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, adult
Plot: obsession, older man younger woman relationship, lolita, forbidden love, age difference, lust, sexuality, older man young girl relationship, incest, pedophilia, girl man relationship, virginity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: new england, cannes
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Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: fairy tale, epic, exciting, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: king arthur, wizards and magicians, witch, magic, knight, good versus evil, wizards, dragon, betrayal, supernatural, medieval, sorcerer ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: london
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, rape, love triangle, missing person, betrayal, love affair, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, politics ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, touching, sexy, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gay relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, love story, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa, canada, texas, new york ...
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Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, world war two, friendship, religion, oxford, couples, love and romance, friends, siblings relations, society, nobility, lgbt ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: england, oxford university, venice, london, morocco ...
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Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, romantic, gothic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, couples, social differences, fall in love, young woman, unlikely couple, family secret, older man younger woman relationship, estate, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, edwardian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, high society, love story, social differences, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, rags to riches, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, long island, midwest
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Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA
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, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, tragic love, family feud, love and romance, shakespeare, teen romance, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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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: sexy, emotional, serious, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, women, gays and lesbians, department store, lesbian romance, age difference, divorce, older woman younger woman relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, year 1953, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa
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Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based on the first novel, Spring Snow, of Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, it follows the troubled and illicit affair between two youngsters amongst the aristocracy and rich of early twentieth century Japan.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: love story, young love, tragic love, aristocracy, star crossed lovers, male female relationship, unfulfilled love, relationship problems, blackmail, adultery, relationships, life & death ...
Time: 1910s
Place: japan, tokyo
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sexy, erotic, visually appealing ...
Plot: patricide, infidelity, adultery, murder, impotence, marital abuse, drowning, abuse, sadism, erotica, tragedy, secrets ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Rabies (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer, the brother sets out on a race against time to find help. In a twist of fate the rescue of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, survival, tennis player, police corruption, forest, strong violent content, incestuous relationship, sibling, trapped, maniac, race against time, jewish ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A recently engaged woman's life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality.
Style: sex comedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: zoophilia, animal sex, interspecies sex, bestiality, couples, family relations, love affair, couple relations, haunted by the past, sexual relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future
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A Day Without a Mexican (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, California wakes up to find that one-third of its population -- the Hispanic third -- has disappeared. A strange pink fog envelops the state, and communication outside its boundaries is completely cut off. The economic, political and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, culture clash, society, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, americana, parents and children, human nature, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Place: california, usa
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The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mrs. Mashreghi, who is a prominent university professor, is divorced from her husband. She leads a happy life for a while until one her students who is almost the same age of her daughter falls in love with her; a love which is completely rejected ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: intolerance, love triangle, starting over, couple relations, false accusation, teachers and students, crumbling marriage, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran
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