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20 best movies like The Piano Teacher (2001)

List of the best movies like The Piano Teacher (2001): Beau Pere, Import/Export, Roxanne, Roxanne, The Soloist, Behind the Candelabra, Naked Lunch, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Immortal Beloved, Last Days, Boychoir.

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Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotPassion, Death, First love, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

Rémi is a man trapped in a deteriorating marriage. When his wife is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, Rémi is left with his stepdaughter, Marion, who chooses to stay with him rather than live with her birth father. After the initial shock passes, Rémi is caught off-guard when Marion begins expressing her attraction to him. Initially repulsed, Marion's mature beauty wears him down as he finally caves to her seductions.

Markimdb: 7.1
CountryAustria, France, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Losers, Nurses
StyleSoulful, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Makes me think, Depressive

A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a meaning in life..

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Musicians, Rappers, DJs
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Birthday, Curses
StyleFascinating, Serious

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling the streets to provide for her family, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CharactersGay, Musicians, Pianists, Surgeons, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Music, Art, Love with age difference
StyleRomantic, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersGiants, Writers
PlotOn real events, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Explicit scenes

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersMusicians, Disabled people, Pianists, Hermits, Actors
PlotRevenge, Mental disorders, Hostage, Jealousy
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMusicians, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Music, Investigation
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had many women in his life.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Argentina, Jordan
CharactersMusicians, Singers
PlotMusic, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Depression
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Psychedelic, Depressive, Serious

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Strong women, Musicians, Orphans
PlaceSchool, Texas, USA, Small cities, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Childrens, Pupils
PlotFriendship, First love, Mental disorders, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceSchool, England, London
StylePsychological problems, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Twins
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Mental disorders, Love triangle
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersDemons, Musicians
PlotExorcism, Music, Obsession, Rivalry
PlaceParty, New York
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Inspirational

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Canada, France
CharactersGay, Musicians, Pianists, Bartenders
StyleTouching, Serious

Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo promises that he will love Ilir for the rest of his life, Ilir leaves the city and doesn't return. A few days later, Paulo finds out that Ilir is in jail, and the two lovers embark on an heart-breaking relationship.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

A young designer falls under a man's erotic spell and is drawn into a world of sexual abandon from which she may never return.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersJournalists, Losers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression, Cheating
PlaceLondon, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Markimdb: 6.9
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Mothers
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Obsession, Love with age difference
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager while Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as fly fishing, reading about Fibonacci numbers or listening to organ music.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Psychics, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Pursuit, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Estate, Boarding school
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotPassion, Obsession, Jealousy, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Serious

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 teenaged daughter.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Katia, a young Polish woman adrift in London, meets Bob, an American tattoo artist. Katia is drawn to his mysterious aura and the taboo culture of body modification, but Bob has a dark, secret desire to leave his mark on the world and little does Katia know that her fascination with him will put her life in danger.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Portugal
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Explicit scenes, Serious

A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to own and tormented by her inability to respond to him, he becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.

Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersPriests, Poets, Tourists
PlotMental disorders, Fate
PlaceMexico, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Smart, Touching

A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Markimdb: 7.3
PlotMental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama
PlaceSchool, Texas, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Serious

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, crime
PlotObsession, Seduction, Mystery
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, College, California
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersTeachers, Artists, Pupils, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Parenting
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, USSR, Party
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Fathers, Pianists
PlotMusic, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends
PlotMental disorders
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Soulful, Serious

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Disabled people, Losers, Mute
PlotInvestigation, Love with age difference, Lost memory
StyleAction, Soulful, Touching, Depressive, Serious

The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.