28 Best Movies Like The Handmaiden ...

28 Best Movies Like The Handmaiden ...

If you liked this film , you will for sure love these too! In this selection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar mood to '', and are worth checking out.

1. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

2h Drama Romance

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

2. Chloe (2009)

1h 36m Drama Thriller Mystery

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

3. Disobedience (2017)

1h 54m Drama Romance

A woman learns about the death of her Orthodox Jewish father, a rabbi. She returns home and has romantic feelings rekindled for her best childhood friend, who is now married to her cousin.

4. Below Her Mouth (2016)

5. Bound (1996)

1h 45m Drama Thriller

Corky, a tough female ex-convict working on an apartment renovation in a Chicago building, meets a couple living next door, Caesar, a paranoid mobster, and Violet, his seductive girlfriend, who is immediately attracted to her.

6. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

3h Romance Drama

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

7. Carol (2015)

1h 58m Romance Drama

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

8. Kiss Me (2011)

9. When Night Is Falling (1995)

1h 36m Drama Romance

A prudish woman working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university finds herself attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival.

10. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

1h 37m Horror Thriller

Three young ad-men enter the woods for a photo shoot, but a girlfriend's mysterious disappearance sparks a harrowing descent into unreality.

11. Lust, Caution (2007)

2h 36m Action Drama Romance Thriller

During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

12. Mulholland Drive (2001)

2h 27m Thriller Drama Mystery

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

13. Thelma (2017)

1h 57m Drama Mystery Thriller

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable abilities.

14. Saving Face (2004)

1h 37m Comedy Romance

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

15. Eloïse's Lover (2009)

1h 32m Drama

A sensuous and ethereal story of two young women falling in love for the first time. Young, beautiful Àsia lies in a coma, her mother and boyfriend keeping constant vigil by her side. In flashback we see what led up to her accident, her life studying architecture at university, the somewhat overbearing relationship she has with her mother and her passionless relationship with Nathaniel.

16. Lost and Delirious (2001)

1h 43m Drama Romance

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, LOST AND DELIRIOUS moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover's intrigue.

17. Vita & Virginia (2018)

18. Original Sin (2001)

1h 58m Thriller

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

19. My Summer of Love (2004)

20. Room in Rome (2010)

1h 49m Drama Romance

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for Alba and Natasha, two young and recently acquainted women, to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

21. Ammonite (2020)

1h 58m Romance Drama

In 1840s England, palaeontologist Mary Anning and a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

22. A Perfect Ending (2012)

1h 50m Drama Romance

This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.

23. Desert Hearts (1985)

1h 31m Drama Romance

The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

24. Summertime (2015)

1h 45m Comedy Drama Romance

In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love in Paris. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm in Limousin, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.

25. Brides to Be (2016)

1h 22m Drama Horror Romance

Brides to Be is an existential supernatural drama about love and the struggle to conquer hate.

26. Summer Lover (2008)

1h 26m Drama Romance

On honeymoon on the island of Lesbos, a woman falls for the daughter of a Russian archaeologist.

27. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

1h 45m Drama Romance

A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to an obsessive and ultimately destructive sexual relationship.

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