20 Movies Like The Reader

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Atonement

Atonement
Atonement
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 52 wins & 150 nominations total
Writer: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton
Actors: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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The Atonement movie is a period drama set in 1935, following the lives of a young girl, Briony, and her older sister, Cecilia, as their lives are forever changed when Briony falsely accuses Cecilia’s lover, Robbie, of a crime he did not commit. The film explores themes of guilt, love, and the consequences of one’s actions, as it delves into the lives of the characters over the course of several decades.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 20 wins & 73 nominations total
Writer: Justin Haythe, Richard Yates
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Revolutionary Road” is a film adaptation of Richard Yates’ novel, exploring the disintegration of a seemingly perfect suburban couple, Frank and April Wheeler, as they confront the reality of their unfulfilled dreams and desires in 1950s America.” The movie delves into their struggles with conformity, societal expectations, and the consequences of suppressing their true selves.

The English Patient

The English Patient
The English Patient
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 162 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Awards: Won 9 Oscars. 62 wins & 77 nominations total
Writer: Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Minghella
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, German, Italian, Arabic
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Italy
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The English Patient is a romantic war film set during World War II. It follows the story of a mysterious and severely burned man, who recounts his past and love affair with a married woman while being cared for by a nurse in an Italian villa.

The Hours

The Hours
The Hours
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 43 wins & 126 nominations total
Writer: Michael Cunningham, David Hare
Actors: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hours” is a film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s novel, exploring the lives of three women from different time periods who are interconnected through Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs. Dalloway.” It delves into themes of identity, self-discovery, and the struggles faced by women in different eras.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a drama film that follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a college professor grieving the loss of his long-term partner. Through a series of encounters and memories, George navigates his inner turmoil and contemplates the meaning of life and love.”

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: 8 wins & 28 nominations
Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex Garland
Actors: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Never Let Me Go” is a dystopian drama film that follows three friends who discover they are clones created for organ donation and must navigate their predetermined fate while questioning the ethics of their existence. As they grapple with love, loss, and their limited time, they strive to find purpose and make the most of their fleeting lives.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 38 wins & 161 nominations total
Writer: Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
Language: English, Latin, Irish Gaelic
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada
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“Brooklyn” is a coming-of-age drama set in the 1950s about a young Irish immigrant named Eilis Lacey who moves to Brooklyn, New York, and navigates love, homesickness, and the challenges of building a new life in a foreign land.”

Carol

Carol
Carol
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 75 wins & 254 nominations total
Writer: Phyllis Nagy, Patricia Highsmith
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Australia
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The Carol movie is a romantic drama set in the 1950s, following the love affair between a young photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce, as they navigate societal expectations and their own desires.

Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 102 wins & 96 nominations total
Writer: Todd Haynes
Actors: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“Far from Heaven” is a 2002 drama film directed by Todd Haynes. Set in the 1950s, it follows a suburban housewife who forms a deep connection with her African-American gardener, challenging societal norms and facing the consequences of their forbidden relationship.

The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 11 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham
Actors: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
Language: English, Mandarin, French
Country: China, Canada, United States
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“The Painted Veil” is a film about a British couple, Kitty and Walter, who travel to China where they face a strained marriage and the outbreak of a deadly cholera epidemic. As they confront their own personal demons and the harsh realities of their surroundings, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. 17 wins & 41 nominations total
Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft
Language: English, French, German
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Remains of the Day” is a film about an English butler named Stevens who reflects on his life and choices as he embarks on a road trip. Through his journey, he confronts his repressed emotions and regrets, ultimately questioning the sacrifices he made in the pursuit of his duty.

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County
The Bridges of Madison County
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Richard LaGravenese, Robert James Waller
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Bridges of Madison County” is a romantic drama film about the brief but passionate love affair between a National Geographic photographer and a married Italian woman in 1960s Iowa. The film explores the complexities of love, sacrifice, and the choices we make that shape our lives.

The Notebook

The Notebook
The Notebook
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 12 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks
Actors: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Notebook is a romantic drama film about a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall deeply in love during the summer of 1940. Years later, they reunite and rediscover their love for each other, despite the obstacles they face.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 23 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Fault in Our Stars” is a heart-wrenching film about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Together, they navigate the complexities of their illness while embracing the joys and sorrows of life and love.”

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Edith Wharton, Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder
Language: English, Italian, French
Country: United States
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“The Age of Innocence” is a film adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in 19th century New York high society. It explores the societal constraints and forbidden love between a lawyer, Newland Archer, and a Countess, Ellen Olenska.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 31 wins & 80 nominations total
Writer: Lucinda Coxon, David Ebershoff
Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
Language: English, French, German, Ukrainian
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
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“The Danish Girl” is a biographical drama film that tells the story of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of gender confirmation surgery, as she navigates her journey of self-discovery and identity. The film explores the challenges and emotional struggles faced by Lili and her wife Gerda Wegener as they confront societal norms and the medical establishment in 1920s Copenhagen.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 51 wins & 86 nominations total
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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The Great Gatsby movie is about a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby who becomes obsessed with rekindling a past love affair with a married woman, Daisy Buchanan, amidst the backdrop of the extravagant and decadent 1920s. As Gatsby tries to win Daisy back, the story explores themes of wealth, love, and the corruption of the American Dream.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film about a charismatic and popular high school senior who forms an unexpected connection with a shy and introverted girl, as they navigate the complexities of love, self-discovery, and the uncertainties of the future.”

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Valentine” is a film that explores the disintegration of a once passionate relationship between a married couple, chronicling their initial courtship and the unraveling of their love over time. It delves into the complexities of love, marriage, and the emotional toll of a failing relationship.

An Education

An Education
An Education
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 36 wins & 96 nominations total
Writer: Lynn Barber, Nick Hornby
Actors: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“An Education” is a coming-of-age drama set in 1960s London, following a bright and ambitious 16-year-old girl named Jenny who becomes infatuated with a charming older man. As she is swept into a world of sophistication and excitement, Jenny must navigate the complexities of love, education, and the choices that will shape her future.

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