Movies like The Bothersome Man

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The Bothersome Man (2006)
 7.3
 16K
The Bothersome Man (2006)
Original name: Den brysomme mannen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film, weird, art house ...
Plot: emotionless, crimes, nightmare, exile, new job, suicide attempt, accountant, mystery, isolation, confined, captivity, friendship, couples, confusion, mind game, distopia, love triangle, underground, gas station, hole in the wall, alone in the world, parallel universe, utopia, sexual relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina

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Most similar movies to The Bothersome Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, thought provoking, melancholic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe, pornography and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bothersome Man: The Moustache (2005), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Friction (2010), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), City of Women (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, shaving, photograph, escape, bathtub, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, couple relations, captivity, cons and scams, introspection, midlife crisis ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.7
 60
Friction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, post modern, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, couple relations, high school life, lifestyle, youth, actor's life, social relations, high school, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, destiny, love affair, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, clever, witty ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, crimes, love and romance, hostages, politics, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, hostage, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, magic, escape from reality, painting, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.9
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, non-linear ...
Plot: surrealism, love triangle, disfigurement, nightmare, hallucination, love, virtual reality, jealousy, tragic love, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: humorous, ironic, witty, psychological, talky ...
Plot: couples, hipster, friendship, introspection, marriage, couple relations, husband wife relationship, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, documentary filmmaking, childless couple, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, insanity, mind game, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, woman in danger, demon, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, supernatural, imaginary, couple relations, hopes, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 54K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
No Such Thing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Beatrice (Sarah Polley), a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. She ends up falling in love with the monster in the end. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by ...
Style: humorous, satirical, stylized, fairy tale, contemplative ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, opposites attract, love and romance, fish out of water, human nature, haunted by the past, friendship, monster, village, satire, danger, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 14K
3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 75K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 421
Reckless (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, enigmatic, surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
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Style: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
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Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 565
Flourish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tutor recounts a frantic night that culminated in a 16-year old girl's disappearance. Unfolding in front of a video camera direct from a psychiatric ward, Gaby Winters (Jennifer Morrison) recalls a dreadful babysitting job that sent her on a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%