Movies like The Bothersome Man

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The Bothersome Man (2006)
 7.3
 15K
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: surreal, psychological, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, art house, enigmatic, cerebral, dark ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, underground, exile, accountant, new job, gas station, emotionless, crimes, friendship, sexual relations, confined, friends, couple relations, memory loss, kidnapping, designer, love and romance, captivity, nightmare, couples, isolation, mind game, mystery, dream ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina

Most similar movies to The Bothersome Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, loneliness, couples, pornography, storytelling, dialogue and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Bothersome Man: Jonny Vang (2003), City of Women (1980), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), The Moustache (2005), Defending Your Life (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 1K
Jonny Vang (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends since childhood are trying to work out their complicated relationships. Jonny tries to be best friends with Magnus, Magnus tries to be married to Tuva, and Tuva tries to have sex with Jonny.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, infidelity, best friends, friendship between men, farm, dysfunctional marriage, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, disorder, couples, crimes, couple relations, hostages, love and romance, politics, fish out of water, empowerment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, memory, introspection, cons and scams, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations, romance, crumbling marriage, ghost, family relations ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, escape, architect, mind game, couples, mystery, couple relations, love and romance, riddles and clues, wife, joke, moustache ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, supernatural romance, starting over, supernatural, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: talky, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: hipster, documentary filmmaking, friendship, couples, introspection, couple relations, friends, marriage, hip hop, film producer, female vomiting, documentary filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.8
 12K
3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, realistic ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, painting, coma, artist, golden years, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: translator, mystery, culture clash, lesbian, couple relations, gays and lesbians, missing person, friendship, mistaken identity, family relations, friends, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: misfit, human nature, odd couple, mentally challenged, partners, on the road, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, society, death, beer, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, thirtysomething life, advertising, couples, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.8
 30
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: love triangle, high school, love and romance, parents and children, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, couple relations, filmmaking, youth, couples, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, chateau, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, destiny, love affair, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, afterlife, suicide, on the road, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, regret, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
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, stylized, psychological, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, artist, backstage, gay slur, neighbor, friendship, painting, party, horse, dancer, letter, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, europe, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 92K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, supernatural romance, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, mind bending, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted house, young heroes, imaginary, parents and children, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, family relations, family life, couples, youth ...
Place: africa, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Price of Milk (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But she tends to go too far. Admiring her ring while ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, romance, lovers apart, countryside, couples, infidelity, true love, leaving home, love and romance, couple relations, love, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, humorous, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Plot: village, romance, self discovery, nosy, social relations, couples, starting over, hopes, mysterious character, couple relations, unlikely couple, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.4
 39K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, older woman younger man relationship, fall in love, self discovery, coming of age, love and romance, eccentric family, on the road, family relations, american dream, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 2K
Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, village life, romance, social relations, pregnancy, village, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, biting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, eating disorder, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, siblings relations, crimes, couple relations, boss and employee, politics, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, library, car accident, odd couple, opposites attract, suicidal, boyfriend, death in the family, couples, secret hideout ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
Style: talky, touching, psychological, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, artist, love triangle, sex talk, husband wife estrangement, romance, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, young people, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, psychological, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mind control, actor, puppeteer, sexual identity, obsession, subconscious, love triangle, pet, manipulation, psychology, lesbian, immortality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, captivating, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: sarcasm, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, hollywood, drugs/alcohol, friendship, buddies, love triangle, insanity, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, witty, fairy tale ...
Plot: village, friends, human nature, deadly creature, love and romance, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, danger, opposites attract, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 33K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, obsession, love triangle, obsessive love, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, social decay, disorder, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 2K
Rare Birds (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town.
Style: clever, offbeat, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, couples, addiction, dishonesty, small town life, couple relations, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams, small town, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, singleness, gender, lifestyle, human nature, reunion, buddies, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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