Movies like The Brown Bunny

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The Brown Bunny (2003)
 5.0
 13K
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true love.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde, sexual, intense, twists and turns, controversial, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, motorcycle race, haunted by the past, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, driving, prostitute, redemption, obsession, love and romance, hopes, lovers apart, couples, introspection, longing, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, road trip, rape, drug abuse, loneliness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lost love, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new hampshire, usa, las vegas, ohio, st. louis missouri

Most similar movies to The Brown Bunny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about catastrophe, loneliness, dialogue, redemption, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief) and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Brown Bunny: Shame (2011), Twentynine Palms (2003), Laurel Canyon (2002), Heart of Now (2010), Live Flesh (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 178K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pornography, sex addict, sexual relations, addiction, masturbation, strong sexual content, introspection, sexual dysfunction, sexuality, explicit sex, sex, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: psychological, road movie, disturbing, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: desert, on the road, dangerous attraction, culture clash, destructive relationship, couple relations, danger, sexual relations, social decay, road trip, reconciliation, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 16K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, disorder, couples, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 83
Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, redemption, haunted by the past, downfall, pregnancy, spirituality, female protagonist, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 27K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, prostitute, older man young girl relationship, redemption, stripper, haunted by the past, teenage life, friendship, acceptance, family problems, life is a bitch, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 5K
Body Shots (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight 20-somethings take to the clubs seeking good times, companionship and maybe a little sex. But in the harsh light of the morning ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspense, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: bar, nightclub, party, sex, battle of the sexes, love and romance, looking for love, wooing, youth, buddies, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, anxiety attack, panic attack, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 12K
Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: writers, family relations, family secret, haunted by the past, musician, confession, family life, brother, society, generation gap, love, writing ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, usa, new york, south america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 34K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, harsh, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, sex, mistreatment, rape, redemption, friendship, nightlife, downfall, life is a bitch, hopes, introspection, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, solitude, shopping, life is a bitch, love and romance, alone, couples, fall in love, hopes, addiction, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 46K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, psychological, tense, humorous, touching ...
Plot: ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, strip club, haunted by the past, fall in love, prison, blackmail, gambling, debt, bet, dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 6K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, buddies, partners, on the road, hopes, couple relations, thirtysomething life, human nature, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, europe, england, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, melancholic, meditative, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, sexual relations, workplace, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, call girl, economic crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, presidential election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 28K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, sexual relations, incest, masturbation, family relations, youth, coming of age, explicit sex, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, desert, friendship, self discovery, love, sex, highway, road trip, salesman, twentysomething life, love and romance, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, tucson arizona, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 10K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, degradation, nymphomania, erection, rape, cuckold, bondage, strong sexual content, sexual relations, obsession, sex, bound and gagged ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, cross country, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, memphis, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 83K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 16K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, financial problem, social problems, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 17K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, non-linear, psychological, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: stripper, haunted by the past, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, pet shop, unhappiness, secret, nightclub, redemption, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 1K
Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: gay, breakup, love and romance, strong sexual content, obsession, insanity, male nudity, couples, solace, gender, lgbt, anniversary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 46K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, marriage, family problems, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 2K
Asshole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gandu hates his life. He hates his mother. Gandu raps out his hate, anger, dirt and filth of his existence. He and his rickshawpuller friend enter the world of smack, rap, porn and horror. Reality and fiction, surreal and bizarre come together. Can ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: depression, strong sexual content, rapper, escape from reality, friends, human nature, drug abuse, friendship, redemption, society, profanity, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 71K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, strong sexual content, puberty, coming of age, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, youth, street kid, teenage life, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 22K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, psychological, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, introspection, hopes, love, dysfunctional relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cocaine, party, romance, couples, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, hopes, parents and children, suffering, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%