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: emotional, sexual, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, road movie, avant garde, art house ...
Plot: strong sexual content, motorcycle, on the road, motorcycle race, haunted by the past, memory, rape, prostitute, ambulance, driving, redemption, obsession, jazz, love and romance, hopes, lovers apart, couples, introspection, drugs/alcohol, longing, estrangement, folk, drug abuse, road trip, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, los angeles, usa, st. louis missouri, ohio

Most similar movies to The Brown Bunny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, loneliness, storytelling, mentor, redemption and runaway mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Brown Bunny: Twentynine Palms (2003), Welcome to the Rileys (2010), Laurel Canyon (2002), Body Shots (1999), Whore (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: desert, on the road, culture clash, couples, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, dangerous attraction, society, kids in trouble, danger, man-woman relation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loss of child, stripper, prostitute, redemption, loss of daughter, loss of loved one, pot smoking, dealing with death, rape, couples, friends, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 15K
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: sexual, realistic, psychological, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, time lapse photography, intern, culture clash, love and romance, couple relations, couples, innocence lost, family problems, disorder, estrangement, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, nightclub, party, sex, love and romance, looking for love, wooing, youth, battle of the sexes, buddies, couples, nightlife ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 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: sincere, serious, bleak, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, mistreatment, sex, rape, redemption, nightlife, friendship, sexuality, introspection, woman in danger, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 26K
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: sexual relations, strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, bus, obsession, love triangle, danger, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: sexual, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, incest, underage sex, erection, sexual relations, teenage sex, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, masturbation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, self discovery, family problems, human nature, hopes, lap dance, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 9K
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: nymphomania, erection, infidelity, bondage, rape, degradation, obsession, strong sexual content, nightclub, photographer, bound and gagged, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 33K
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 ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: gothic, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 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, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: family secret, musician, haunted by the past, ship, rivalry, ego, birthday, love, confession, artist, family relations, family life ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, usa, new york, south america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, serious, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, memory, war veteran, life, couple relations, on the road, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 15K
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, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, social problems, financial problem, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, desert, self discovery, love, sex, highway, salesman, road trip, youth, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, workplace, couples, feminism, urban, social relations, sexual relations, workplace situations, couple relations, economic crisis, hotel, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, shopping, solitude, clothes, life is a bitch, fall in love, dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 173K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, sincere, psychological, dark, touching ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, sex addict, sexuality, introspection, strong sexual content, addiction, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 69K
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: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, underage sex, puberty, urban ghetto life, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, vengeance, sex, destructive relationship, twins, youth, culture clash, downfall, couples, coming of age ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 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: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, dog, friends, weekend, human nature, introspection, radio, thirtysomething life, liberal, hippie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, los angeles, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 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, erotic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, nightclub, unhappiness, pet shop, secret, redemption, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, s&m, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, danger, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, guilt, post war, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 77K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
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, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, presumed dead, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, california, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, pregnancy, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, downfall, looking for love, life turned upside down, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, human nature, society, drifter, overdose, rehabilitation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, phoenix arizona, mexico, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 5K
The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: redemption, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, obsession, friends, social relations, friendship, crimes, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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