Movies like Letter From An Unknown Woman 1948

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember. As she tells the story of her lifelong love for him, he is forced to reinterpret his own past.

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1 The Seven Year Itch 1955

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together - maybe a little too much time!

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Billy Wilder

Writers:

Billy Wilder (screenplay), George Axelrod (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 The Children's Hour 1961

A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

Lillian Hellman (play), John Michael Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

3 Gilda 1946

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

E.A. Ellington (story), Jo Eisinger (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

4 The Trouble With Harry 1955

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Jack Trevor Story (based on the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

5 The Lady Vanishes 1938

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris befriends elderly Miss Froy. When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Ethel Lina White (based upon the story by: "The Wheel Spins"), Sidney Gilliat (screen play) (as Sidney Gilliatt) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.8

6 Marnie 1964

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Winston Graham (from the novel by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

7 The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg 1964

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writer:

Jacques Demy (scenario and dialogue)

Country:

France
7.8

8 I Confess 1953

Unable, due to the seal of the confessional, to be forthcoming with information that would serve to clear himself during a murder investigation, a priest becomes the prime suspect.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

George Tabori (screen play), William Archibald (screen play) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 The Wrong Man 1956

True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Maxwell Anderson (screen play), Angus MacPhail (screen play) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

10 The 39 Steps 1935

Richard Hannay stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

John Buchan (adapted from the novel by), Charles Bennett (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

11 Day For Night 1973

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (screenplay), Jean-Louis Richard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Italy
8

12 Journey To Italy 1954

This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Roberto Rossellini into a passionate story of cruelty and cynicism as their marriage disintegrates around them.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Vitaliano Brancati (story and screenplay), Roberto Rossellini (story and screenplay)

Countries:

Italy, France
7.4

13 The Conformist 1970

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alberto Moravia (novel), Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, Germany, France
8

14 Belle De Jour 1967

Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Luis Buñuel (as Luis Bunuel)

Writers:

Joseph Kessel (novel) (as Joseph Kessel de l'Académie Française), Luis Buñuel (adaptation) (as Luis Bunuel) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Italy
7.7

15 The Blue Angel 1930

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Heinrich Mann (novel), Carl Zuckmayer | 3 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.7

16 Beauty And The Beast 1946

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

Genres:

Romance, Family, Animation, Fantasy

Writers:

Linda Woolverton (animation screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story by) | 9 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

17 The Young Girls Of Rochefort 1967

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. They are both looking for love, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close...

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writer:

Jacques Demy

Country:

France
7.7

18 Tess 1979

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Gérard Brach (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
7.3

19 Death In Venice 1971

Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as Aschenbach.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Thomas Mann (novel), Luchino Visconti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, France
7.4

20 Knife In The Water 1962

On their way to an afternoon on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej and Krystyna nearly run over a young hitchhiker. Inviting the young man onto the boat with them, Andrzej begins to subtly torment him; the hitchhiker responds by making overtures toward Krystyna. When the hitchhiker is accidentally knocked overboard, the husband's panic results in unexpected consequences. This was the first feature directed by Roman Polanski.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Jakub Goldberg (scenario), Roman Polanski (scenario) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Poland
7.5

21 Elevator To The Gallows 1958

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Roger Nimier (adaptation), Louis Malle (adaptation) | 3 more credits »

Country:

France
8

22 The Cotton Club 1984

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Romance

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)

Writers:

William Kennedy (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

23 Marriage Italian Style 1964

In Naples, in the Second World War, the wolf businessman Domenico Soriano meets the seventeen years old whore Filumena Marturano in a brothel during an allied bombing. Two years later, in the post-war, they meet each other by chance and begin a long affair. For twenty-two years, Filumena is his mistress and administrates his shops in Naples while Domenico is traveling. When Domenico decides to marry the young cashier of his bakery, Filumena lures him as if she were near to death and he marries her. Later he annuls their matrimony, and she tells him that she has three sons that she raised secretly, one of them is his legitimate son but she does not disclose his identity. The middle-age Domenico uses the most different subterfuges trying to find which teenager might be his son.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Eduardo De Filippo (play), Renato Castellani (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Italy, France
7.5

24 The Story Of Adele H. 1975

Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. Albert continues to reject her, but she remains obsessive in her quest to win him over.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (screenplay), Jean Gruault (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

France
7.3