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List of the best movies like The Duke of Burgundy (2014): The Fountain, Notes on a Scandal, The Handmaiden, Chloe, Original Sin, Eyes Wide Shut, Killing Me Softly, Eye of the Beholder, My Cousin Rachel, Carol.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Immortals, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Students
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Love with age difference
PlaceLondon
StylePsychological problems

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01
CharactersLesbians, Scammers, Friends, Maids, Orphans
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Betrayal, Jealousy
PlaceJapan, Mansions, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Disturbing

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:36
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
StylePsychological problems

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, USA
Duration01:58
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Seduction, Fate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Explicit scenes

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Obsession, Jealousy
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
PlotPassion, Obsession

A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersSerial killers, Blind
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceItaly, Kitchen, Beach
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:35
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotTravel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Snake, Family, Students, Fathers
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Religious, Telekinesis, Snow
PlaceNorway, Lake
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Italy
CharactersLesbians, Demons
PlotPassion, Love triangle
PlaceCastle
StyleTense, Depressive

Sadie—a young female novelist—and an enigmatic woman named Francesca, are enticed by an ex-lover to join him at his Italian villa for a weekend celebration being held to honor the release of Sadie's latest book. Once there, Sadie begins to fear his true intentions as she and Francesca become embroiled in a dangerous game of moral and sexual discovery.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Orphans
PlotLove, True love, Investigation, Obsession, Love at first sight
PlaceEngland, Estate
StylePsychological problems, By books, Tense, Disturbing

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:03
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Death, Cancer, Mystery
PlaceAfrica
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think, Disturbing

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersWriters
PlotObsession, Swimming, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Metro, Country houses
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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 inspector.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Childrens
PlotWedding, Obsession, Love triangle, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband reincarnated. At first she ignores the child, but his knowledge of her former husband's life is uncanny, leading her to believe that he might be telling the truth.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Religious, Life after death, Depression
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Tense

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:25
CharactersGay
PlotLove, Passion, Fight, Obsession
PlaceCollege, Alaska
StyleRomantic, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At university he was a favored student in a prestigious creative writing course, but a chance meeting, a stolen kiss and a sudden flare of passion sets Tim on a journey of betrayal, heartbreak and murder.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersJournalists, Friends, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Betrayal, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersWriters
PlotSuccess
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Makes me think

The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Belgium
Duration02:39
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Investigators
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Religious, Love triangle
PlaceForest
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Thieves
PlotMoney, Obsession, Chase, Blackmail
TimeHoneymoon
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. A psychological thriller from Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel of the same name by Winston Graham.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersBikers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Gems
PlaceEngland
TimeSummer
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersHackers, Cats, Architects
PlotLove, Dancing, Revenge, Cars, Relationship
PlaceParty, USA, Office, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:28
CharactersCooks, Scientists
PlotLove, Apocalypse, End of the world, Passion, Relationship
PlaceScotland
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Philosophical, Explicit scenes, Makes me think, Serious

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.





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