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8 Movies Like Through My Window You Must See

December 29, 2022

The Spanish Netflix film Through My Window revolves around a young and spirited girl, Raquel. When she develops feelings for her young and attractive neighbor named Ares, her life spirals out of control. She begins to stalk him and detail his everyday actions. After watching him from afar, Ares turns to Raquel and the duo begin a tumultuous love affair. Directed by Marçal Forès, the film is originally titled A través de mi Ventana.

The romantic drama impresses with facets such as forbidden love, erotic scenes and an overarching love story that knows no bounds. The film, based on Ariana Godoy’s trilogy of novels, is a teenage romantic story at its core and has attracted viewers from around the world. If you want to see movies that revolve around aspects like teenage love affairs, forbidden love stories, or even sexually charged romance movies, then the following suggestions are perfect for you. Most of these movies similar to Through My Window can be watched on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

8. Bright Star (2009)

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Based on the life and love of famous poet John Keats, Bright Star follows the love story between Keats and Fanny Brawne. After the two meet, Brawne is drawn to Keats’ charm and allure. The two are neighbors and often cross paths. Keats struggles to keep his money, despite being a well-known poet. Even if he feels the same, he cannot marry Brawne.

These and other difficulties stand in the way of the connection between Ketas and Fanny. Written and directed by Jane Campion, this biographical romance brilliantly chronicles their affair. Some aspects were taken from the poet’s biography by Andrew Motion. Situational obstacles prevent them from finding happiness. There are many such obstacles in Raquel and Ares’ relationship as well. The two couples fight tooth and nail to stay together.

7. 6 years (2015)

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Relationships can break up even when two people have known each other and been together for years. The story of 6 Years details the heartwarming yet difficult relationship between Melanie and Dan. To the amazement of their friends and family, they have been together for 6 years. Their love seems ideal at first.

But brighter horizons lure the two down a different path that begins to threaten their entire relationship and the future of their individual lives. Written and directed by Hannah Fidell, this romantic drama is a hit with viewers as they empathize with the characters’ struggles. Both films, 6 Years and Through My Window, focus on young love and a teenage love story.

6. Dreaming About You (1992)

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Originally titled Anoche soñé contigo, the romantic comedy features the most common forbidden love of all the films on the list. The 1992 film Dreaming About You is about a love affair between Toto and his visiting cousin Azucena. Toto wants to spend his summer vacation cycling across town with his friend.

But the arrival of Azucena throws Toto’s life and emotions into a tailspin. Directed by Marisa Sistach, Dreaming About You is also a Spanish film and depicts a relationship between young adults. With their hormones raging and Toto and Azucena’s familial relationship, they struggle to control their emotions. There are similar obstacles in the love of Raquel and Ares.

5. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

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In this romantic comedy, Preston falls in love with a popular girl named Amanda and sets out to win her heart. The film is set at a graduation party where every teenager’s hormones are raging and the events of the party are unpredictable. Everyone from the graduating class joins the party, including pretty and popular girls and athletic boys.

Written and directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, Can’t Hardly Wait chronicles the lives and experiences of teenagers as they deal with the overflowing hormones in their bodies. As in Through My Window, the protagonists in this film are young adults who want to enter into a relationship and lose their virginity.

4. Endless Love (2014)

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The story of Scott Spencer’s novel forms the basis of this romantic drama film. Directed by Shana Feste, Endless Love tells the age-old tale of love between a rich girl and a smitten man. The reckless love affair is rejected by Jade’s parents. However, David and Jade’s relationship faces numerous troubles and they find it difficult to stand the test of time.

Against all odds, the film emphasizes the power of love and how nothing can tear a couple apart. Ares is the rich and privileged person in Through My Window, while Jade is the sheltered daughter of a wealthy family in Endless Love. On the other hand, both Raquel and David believe in their love while facing whatever gets in their way.

3. Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, the film Dirty Dancing follows the love story of Frances aka Baby and Johnny. Directed by Emile Ardolino, a rich girl falls in love with her dance teacher at a summer camp in the romantic musical film. Baby has everything in life, but when Johnny steps into her life, she realizes what she’s been missing.

Despite their class difference, the couple finds each other in the name of love and dance. The chemistry between them is not only right on stage, but also off stage. As with many of the other films on the list, there are aspects of forbidden love in Dirty Dancing due to the wealth gap and the couple’s determination to overcome any difficulties in order to be together.

2. Everything, Everything (2017)

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Based on the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, tells the story of Maddy, who begins to fall in love with her neighbor Olly. Maddy’s mother, Pauline, disapproves of their relationship as she wants to protect her daughter who is suffering from an immunity disorder. The backgrounds and upbringing of the two protagonists are very different.

Directed by Stella Meghie, the film follows the growing bond between Maddy and Olly. Similar to Through My Window, this film is about a love story between two neighbors who live so close to each other but whose worlds are so different. Maddy and Olly’s love can also be called forbidden due to Maddy’s condition.

1. After (2019)

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Adapted from Anna Todd’s bestseller of the same name, After tells the story of Tessa, a bright and genuine student who emerges from her cocoon for college. As her horizon expands, she experiences new love, difficulties, and strong feelings. While in college, she falls in love with a mysterious man named Hardin. Hesitant at first, Tessa gives in to temptation and the two embark on a romantic journey.

Directed by Jenny Gage, this romantic drama is about forbidden love, as Tessa and Hardin come from very different worlds. The couple find themselves in a similar situation in Through my window. In order to maintain their love, the two couples must overcome various hardships and obstacles.