MOVIES SIMILAR TO LOLITA
Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of Nabokov’s controversial novel, the classic tale of a man’s inappropriate obsession with a beautiful young girl.
1. AMERICAN BEAUTY
A telesales operative becomes disillusioned with his existence and begins to hunger for fresh excitement in his life. As he experiences a new awakening of the senses, his wife and daughter also undergo changes that seriously affect their family. Critically acclaimed, this film won Oscars for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Film.
Upper-crust British politician Stephen (Jeremy Irons) is in a dull but stable marriage with Ingrid (Miranda Richardson). When Stephen meets the alluring fiancée of his son, Anna (Juliette Binoche), he is overcome with passion and starts an intense but dangerous affair with her. That Anna is engaged to his son and says she is haunted by personal demons is not enough to stop Stephen. Continuing the sordid relationship, Stephen struggles to avoid destroying himself and his family.
3. BUTTERFIELD 8
A Manhattan call girl (Elizabeth Taylor) has a tragic affair with a rich married man (Laurence Harvey).
4. STEALING BEAUTY
When she was 15, pretty but callow Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) visited the Tuscan town where her mother once enchanted the local male population. Four years later, in the wake of her mother’s suicide, Lucy returns to the village. She plans to write some poetry, learn more about her family history and reunite with a boy she once kissed. Surveying an expansive field of suitors, Lucy finds herself taken with unattainable Alex (Jeremy Irons), as her journey imparts some unexpected lessons about love.
5. 9 1/2 WEEKS
Two strangers, Wall Street trader John (Mickey Rourke) and art gallery assistant Elizabeth (Kim Basinger), become involved in a new relationship. What begins as a courtship, though, becomes extremely sexual, as John begins to push for more daring and kinky scenarios, including striptease and bondage. Although their passion is strong, Elizabeth starts to realize that John is not sharing any part of his life besides sex. She must make a decision about what she wants from their relationship.