3 movies and TV shows like Saltburn you have to watch

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In the new cine Saltburn, a talented, but poor adolescent man (The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Barry Keoghan) befriends a affluent and absorbing adolescent apprentice (Priscilla‘s Jacob Elordi) and gets alien to the British high class. Numerous seductions ensue, and some tears (and maybe alike a little blood) are shed. If that artifice description sounds a tad familiar, that’s because it is.

Saltburn wears its influences on its well-tailored sleeve, with The Talented Mr. Ripley and Brideshead Revisited frequently cited in best reviews as two sources of inspiration. For all of its faults, the one affair that Saltburn does able-bodied is edge one’s appetence for added movies that are aloof like it. The afterward is a abrupt account of movies and shows old and new that are agnate in accent and accountable amount to Emerald Fennell’s new film, and that will cloy the desires of the best ambitious Saltburn fan.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

A man looks at addition man in The Talented Mr. Ripley.Paramount/Miramax

It’s an accessible recommendation, but it’s additionally the one that makes the best faculty accustomed Saltburn‘s capacity of the high chic and suppressed animal desire. Anthony Minghella’s agitating blur acclimation of Patricia Highsmith’s archetypal abstruseness stars Matt Damon as Tom Ripley, a poor American who is tasked by a affluent aircraft magnate to retrieve his aberrant son, Dickie Greenleaf (an Oscar-nominated Jude Law), in Italy. Once in Dickie’s presence, Tom is absorbed by Dickie’s comfortable lifestyle, Dickie’s adherent Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Dickie himself. A annihilation occurs, identities are stolen, crimes are uncovered, and Tom becomes both the hunter and the hunted.

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If a cine could anytime abduct you, it’s this one. It assembles one of the best attractive casts anytime (Damon, Law, Paltrow, and co-star Cate Blanchett never looked added cine brilliant beautiful), appearance beauteous on-location cinematography of a sun-dappled Southern Italy, and has an urgent, animated account by Gabriel Yared that will accomplish you a bit paranoid. Like Saltburn, The Talented Mr. Ripley marries surface-level thrills with a agitating appearance study, and what was a fun, if blood-soaked antic through corrupt Europe becomes, in its final moments, a addictive account of a man baffled by his own admiration to be anyone but himself.

The Talented Mr. Ripley is alive on Paramount+.

The Riot Club (2014)

Two men sit on a couch in The Riot Club.Universal

A cine about the advantaged chic at a celebrated British university? Check. Directed by a accomplished changeable filmmaker (in this case, An Education‘s Lone Scherfig)? Check. With a focus on the baneful bonds amid advantaged handsome adolescent men cutting categorical clothes? Check. While not a thriller, The Riot Club shares so abounding similarities with Saltburn that you’d anticipate Fennell was remaking it.

The cine focuses on two Oxford University freshmen, aloof Alistair (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Sam Claflin) and abstracted Miles (Max Irons, son of Jeremy), who are recruited into the Riot Club, a gluttonous clandestine club committed to the following of money and pleasure. One night at a bar, an adventure occurs that changes the lives of Alistair and Miles forever, and jeopardizes the added associates of the club. It’s not a masterpiece, but The Riot Club is apparently entertaining, with abundant appealing visuals (the on-location backdrop is gorgeous) and handsome bodies accomplishing abhorrent things to canyon the time pleasantly.

The Riot Club is alive for chargeless on Tubi.

The Line of Beauty (2006)

Two men bound abreast a basin in The Line of Beauty.BBC

Nearly abandoned today, this accomplished three-episode BBC miniseries, which was acclimatized from Alan Hollinghurst’s acclaimed 2004 novel, does a bigger job than Saltburn in capturing a specific time and abode (1980s Great Britain) and accepting article to say about it. The artifice apropos Nick Guest (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens in one of his aboriginal roles), a contempo Oxford alum who is arrive to break at the chic Notting Hill home of his affluent acquaintance Toby Fedden’s family. Once there, Nick becomes amorous with Toby’s sister and parents, and eventually becomes a abiding citizen in their household, all the while ambuscade his homosexuality from his able and chic agent family.

Unlike Saltburn, The Line of Beauty isn’t a thriller; the alone deaths that action are brought on by the actual absolute blackmail of the AIDS epidemic, which hovers over the absolute miniseries like a austere specter. Nick encounters real-life abstracts like Margaret Thatcher, and through his accord with the Feddens, the eyewitness gets to attestant England as it was beneath Conservative aphorism throughout the ’80s. While not as apparently as fun, The Line of Beauty is abundant added acceptable than Saltburn as both a ball and a darkly banana banter on the high class.

The Line of Beauty is alive on Prime Video.

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