Age does not have much of a role to play when matters of the heart are in question. The attraction between a male and a female is something so primitive that no societal restriction can prevent it from taking place. Since love is such an inexplicable territory, throughout history, numerous works of art have tried to capture the phenomenon in its entirety. While talking about love, it is important to note that romantic attractions can happen between any two people, no matter their age, sex, race, or religion. And those who wish to pursue unorthodox romantic relationships are really courageous lovers who are ready to transgress societal norms to be with their loved ones.
Just like other forms of art, films too have grappled with the topic and depicted love in several forms throughout the medium’s history. Film is the medium that can give expression to a wide range of human emotions, and capture the nuances of human relationships. Relationships between people of a noticeable age difference have been depicted in films for a long time. If you wish to watch some of these movies, then you have arrived at the right place. Here’s the list of really good older man younger woman romance movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
5. Teenage Cocktail (2016)
‘Teenage Cocktail’ is one of the sexiest coming-of-age stories you will ever come across. The film centers on the lives of two girls – Jules and Annie. Annie is the new girl at school who did not manage to make any friends until Jules entered her life. Annie soon realizes that Jules earns a hell lot of money by exposing herself online via her webcam to paying clients. Her face remains hidden because of a mask that she wears. Though hesitant at first, Annie eventually feels that this can be a fun way to make a lot of money, and soon she starts following Jules’ footsteps. Their lives go on smoothly until Jules comes across a client called Frank. He is quite older than the girls and even has a family to support. However, the girls find themselves in danger when Frank’s obsession with Jules begins to take an unhealthy turn.
The film wonderfully captures the online sex market which is booming these days. Moreover, the drastic tonal change which happens during the final act of the film also adds to its merit. High school films usually do not go beyond the scope of their stories. But this film does not travel the usual path, and makes a remarkably strong commentary about the dangers of having sexual relationships with absolute strangers.
4. Una (2016)
Rooney Mara is one of the strongest actresses working today. It is really sad that she does not get as many important roles as she deserves. This 2016 film again proves what a powerful performer she is. Here, Mara plays the eponymous Una, a young woman who was once in love with her father’s friend, Ray. When she was merely 13, Una had planned her elopement with Ray, only to be left stranded by the man. Once she is old enough, Una starts looking for him to try and get an explanation about his behavior. When Una finally manages to locate Ray, he constantly tries to avoid her. They do come face-to-face when Una decides to confront him at his new home right in the middle of a party.