Films about forbidden loveby martax9 | created - 06 Feb 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
1.incest 2.affair 3.opposite sides (political parties) 4.illegal relationship (with a minor) 5. controversial relationships (LGBT, interracial)
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1. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
Votes: 34,646 | Gross: $4.60M
A female spy who is involved in the assassination of a political figure falls in love with her target.
2. The Lover (1992)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Votes: 17,527 | Gross: $4.90M
A rich Chinese man in his early thirties falls in love with a 15 year old French girl in 1929's French Indochina.
3. Lolita (1997)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance
A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.
Votes: 46,936 | Gross: $1.40M
A middle-aged European professor becomes obsessed with his wife's teenage daughter.
4. Damage (1992)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.
Votes: 14,838 | Gross: $7.53M
A politician starts a relationship with his son's soon to be wife.
5. Adore (2013)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.
Votes: 29,724 | Gross: $0.32M
two best friends fall in love with each other's son
6. The Name of the Rose (1986)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Votes: 94,435 | Gross: $7.15M
7. The Night Porter (1974)
R | 118 min | Drama
After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, Holocaust survivor Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) and Nazi officer Max (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who tortured her, resume their sadomasochistic relationship.
8. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 299,629 | Gross: $83.04M
two 'cowboys' fall in love with each other
10. Carol (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Votes: 100,792 | Gross: $12.71M
In the 1950's two women have an affair
11. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Votes: 130,160 | Gross: $2.43M
13. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 217,989 | Gross: $34.19M
a young boy falls in love with an older concentration camp guard
14. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 175,375 | Gross: $0.62M
a young girl falls in love with her older dance teacher, despite her father's dissaproval
15. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 957,514 | Gross: $659.33M
a rich girl falls in love with a poor guy, despite being engaged to a man from her social class.
16. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 475,374 | Gross: $81.00M
a rich girl falls in love with a poor guy, despite being engaged to a man from her social class.
18. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance
Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.
Votes: 65,629 | Gross: $71.52M
A married woman falls in love with a photographer she can never be with
19. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 87,884 | Gross: $43.66M
20. Elegy (I) (2008)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life, which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood", thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Votes: 21,133 | Gross: $3.58M
21. Savage Grace (2007)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...
Votes: 10,128 | Gross: $0.43M
22. Close My Eyes (1991)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance
After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $0.14M
23. Luna (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama
While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
25. Little Children (2006)
R | 136 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.
Votes: 100,511 | Gross: $5.46M
Two married people have an affair
26. The Thorn Birds (1983)
460 min | Drama, Romance
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,... See full summary »
27. Breathe In (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Votes: 13,246 | Gross: $0.02M
A married man has an affair with the exchange student his family is hosting
28. Legends of the Fall (1994)
R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.
Votes: 133,360 | Gross: $66.64M
Three brothers love the same woman
29. My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.
Votes: 40,796 | Gross: $19.22M
a man falls in love with his best friend's girlfriend
30. Something Borrowed (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.
Votes: 54,342 | Gross: $39.05M
31. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 386,308 | Gross: $59.70M
32. Last Night (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Votes: 44,745 | Gross: $0.10M
a married couple searches for love outside their marriage
33. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
Votes: 415,117 | Gross: $56.36M
34. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Votes: 106,949 | Gross: $6.22M
36. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 927,581 | Gross: $19.50M
37. The Flowers of War (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 45,818 | Gross: $0.01M
38. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 459,997 | Gross: $0.71M
father and daughter sleep together unaware that they're family
39. Allied (2016)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Votes: 125,887 | Gross: $40.07M
A Canadian officer marries a french spy
41. Suite Française (2014)
107 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
A love between a french villager and a german officer
42. China Girl (1987)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.
Votes: 1,393 | Gross: $1.26M
43. The Vicious Kind (2009)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
A man has an affair with his brother's girlfriend
44. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Votes: 12,252 | Gross: $3.90M
a black king marries a british citizen
45. Loving (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Votes: 28,099 | Gross: $7.70M
A white man marries a black woman in the 1960s, when interracial marriage was still illegal
46. Emperor (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Votes: 12,299 | Gross: $3.35M
An american falls in love with a Japanese woman
47. Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Votes: 39,271 | Gross: $13.36M
a woman falls in love with an escaped convict
48. Brides (2004)
128 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.
A ail order bride falls in love with a photography on her trip to the US, where she will meet her husband
49. The Age of Adaline (2015)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance