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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: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: emotionless, crimes, exile, new job, suicide attempt, accountant, mystery, isolation, confined, captivity, nightmare, 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, melancholic, thought provoking and cerebral films with plots about couples, storytelling, weird, existentialism, loneliness, love and romance and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Bothersome Man: The Moustache (2005), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Jonny Vang (2003), City of Women (1980), Last Year at Marienbad (1961). 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, photograph, escape, bathtub, shaving, 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, semi serious ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, family relations, family problems, dull life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, ghost, love and romance, romance ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, family problems, infidelity, dishonesty, best friends, friendship between men, farm, dysfunctional marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: sexual relations, feminism, satire, hostages, fish out of water, couple relations, disorder, couples, hostage, strong female presence, battle of the sexes, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, dishonesty, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 61
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: humorous, captivating, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, high school life, couple relations, lifestyle, actor's life, youth, high school, surrealism, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
74%
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: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary, young man, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, couple relations, marriage, husband wife relationship, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, documentary filmmaking, childless couple, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demon ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, fairy tale, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, opposites attract, love and romance, fish out of water, human nature, haunted by the past, friendship, monster, village, satire, journalism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 245K
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, non-linear, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, hallucination, surrealism, love, virtual reality, jealousy, nightmare, tragic love, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.8
 13K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, womanizer, painting, coma, shooting range, pregnant woman, artist, strong female presence, friends, couples, free spirited ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: human nature, society, odd couple, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, on the road, misfit, partners, mentally challenged, death, hospital, mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 6K
Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, mystery, society, school, ballet, girls' boarding school, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 34K
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: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, obsession, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.8
 73K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, family relations, love triangle, friendship, youth, love and romance, couples, prostitute, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, infidelity ...
Place: paris france, hong kong, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 419
Reckless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On Christmas eve, a relentlessly cheerful woman escapes from the killers hired by her husband, and embarks on a series of strange encounters.
Style: humorous, enigmatic, surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: on the road, christmas, female protagonist, self discovery, obsessive quest, danger, uncover truth, family problems, mysterious character, odd couple, hitman, murder ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, sexual relations, couple relations, unlikely couple, starting over, mysterious character, couples, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, mind control, sexual identity, love triangle, psychology, obsession, body swapping, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, dark humor ...
Plot: missing person, mystery, disappearance, investigation, abduction, isolation, mind game, youth, teenage life, crimes, who done it, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Gone with the Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, introspection, man-woman relation, love, father daughter relationship, friendship between men, unfulfillment, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 47K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, dream girl, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, romance, love and romance, thirtysomething life, couple relations, fall in love, couples, advertising, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 41K
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, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, nervous breakdown, fall in love, destructive relationship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, eccentric family, on the road, car salesman, american dream, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 2K
Gemini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, crimes, mind game, mystery, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly, couples, disorder, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%