Thelongestfilm.com – Movies Like Lolita. Relationships between people of different ages are always interesting to follow, whether it’s about the relationship between mature women and younger men or vice versa. Call them titles such as American Beauty (1999/8.4), Seduction (1973/6.4), and The Tale (2018/7.3).
However, this time we will specifically discuss 10 lists of movies like Lolita that highlight the age gap in romantic relationships between young girls and much older men, along with the reviews!
1. American Beauty (1999/8.4)
American Beauty tells of two neighboring families, namely the families of Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) and Colonel Fitts (Chris Cooper), who are both not harmonious. Lester has an unfaithful wife, and their daughter, Jane (Thora Birch), doesn’t really value herself as a parent.
Middle-aged Lester dates a teenage girl, Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari), who is also Jane’s friend. Meanwhile, his neighbor, Fitts, a retired officer, has a son named Ricky (Wes Bentley), whom he forces to enter a military academy. But Ricky has other interests, like movies and working in a bar.
On the other hand, Ricky is attracted to Jane and is close to his father, Lester—he and Lester even smoked weed together. Homophobic Fitts then suspects his son’s friendship with Lester. What happens next? You won’t expect the ending.
2. Seduction (1973/6.4)
Seduction (or La seduzione) is an Italian film directed by Fernando Di Leo based on the novel Graziella by Ercole Patti. After a long separation, Giuseppe Lagana (Maurice Ronet) returns to Caterina (Lisa Gastoni), an old lover who now has a teenage daughter named Graziella (Jenny Tamburi).
Giuseppe lives with Caterina—and Graziella, of course—and they don’t mind that. But as time passed, Caterina began to suspect that the relationship between Giuseppe and Graziella was behind her.
3. Movies Like Lolita : The Tale (2018/7.3)
The Tale is a film that raises the issue of sexual violence against minors, according to director Jennifer Fox’s own testimony. This story is told through the point of view of Jennifer, who was abused by a man named William ‘Bill’ Allens (Jason Ritter) when she was 13 years old.
Little Jennifer (Sophie Nélisse) is an athlete who takes equestrian training under the guidance of Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki). But Mrs. G, who is none other than Bill, often gives him more attention. As an adult, Jennifer (Laura Dern) tries to uncover what happened and document it.
4. Les Galettes de Pont-Aven (1975/6.8)
Henri Serin (Jean-Pierre Marielle) is a salesman who is unhappy with his home life. He spent time traveling from city to city until he finally decided to settle down in Brittany to paint and be alone. Henri rediscovers his passion when he meets a sweet and caring teenage girl, Maria (Jeanne Goupil).
5. Beau-Pere (1981/7.1)
This French film again tells the story of the illicit relationship of a couple of different ages, this time about Marion (Ariel Besse), a young girl who has just lost her mother. Now he lives alone with his stepfather, Rémi Bachelier (Patrick Dewaere), who is full of attention and affection.
6. Movies Like Lolita : Cape Fear (1991/7.3)
After spending 14 years on a rape charge, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) approaches Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), the lawyer who previously failed to get him off all charges. Max tries various ways to terrorize Sam and his family’s lives, including trying to build a relationship with Sam’s vulnerable teenage daughter, Danielle (Juliette Lewis).
7. Don’t Deliver Us from Evil (1971/6.8)
Prior to starring in Les Galettes de Pont-Aven, Jeanne Goupil had a role in Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (or Don’t Deliver Us from Evil) as Anne, a Catholic schoolgirl who goes on a summer adventure with her best friend, Lore (Catherine Wagener).
It’s just that they took an unusual route: Anne and Lore decided to devote themselves to becoming Satanists and playing a series of risky and dangerous games. Yes, it includes a scene where these two young girls serve a middle-aged man.
8. Matchstick Men (2003/7.3)
Based on the novel by Eric Garda, Matchstick Men tells the story of the deceitful duo Roy Waller (Nicolas Cage) and Frank Mercer (Sam Rockwell), who often carry out their actions with simple but clever psychological tricks. One day, Roy visited by a girl who claims to be his daughter, Angela (Alison Lohman).
Roy and Angela’s relationship is getting closer like a father and his daughter. Roy even taught Angela various tricks and recruited her for a big fraud project along with Frank. Unfortunately, their design actually had a bad impact on the relationship between the three, both professional and personal.
9. Pretty Baby (1978/6.6)
Pretty Baby is a historical drama that highlights the issue of underage prostitution in the New Orleans area in 1917. As a very young girl, Violet (Brooke Shields) has been able to conquer the heart of a grown man named Ernest Bellocq (Keith Carradine), so he wants to marry her.
There are many “inappropriate” scenes in this film, especially because Violet often shows her innocent body. At the age of 12, Brooke Shields has done a topless scene for this film and even continued her work in The Blue Lagoon when she was 15.
10. Taxi Driver (1976/8.1)
Robert De Niro’s name must be mentioned again on the list, this time because of his role as Travis Bickle, a young ex-marine who becomes a taxi driver in New York City. The job that Travis does every night makes him have to witness the moral depravity that is happening in society.
Travis, who was bored, alienated, and lost his way, rediscovered his purpose in life as an anti-hero. Travis’ life becomes more complex after his meeting with two women, namely Betsy (Cybil Shepherd), a volunteer for a political campaign, and Iris (Jodie Foster), a 12-year-old prostitute.
Of all the films listed above, which have you seen or are you interested in seeing?