Movies like Carnal Knowledge

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Carnal Knowledge (1971)
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexual, talky, cynical, realistic, witty, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, love triangle, infidelity, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, college life, romance, youth, hippie, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, dishonesty, sexual dysfunction, rebelliousness, sex, depression, male nudity, dancing, prostitute ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, california

Most similar movies to Carnal Knowledge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and sexy films with plots about love and romance, runaway, culture clash, mentor, couples, friendship and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Carnal Knowledge: Rich and Famous (1981), Heartburn (1986), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), A Small Circle of Friends (1980), Rambling Rose (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, love triangle, lifestyle, gender, feminism, aging, opposites attract, midlife crisis, friends, college, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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95%
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, sexual tension, videotaping, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, college life, lottery, buddies, couples, college, friendship, chase, school, coming of age, journalism, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, youth, romance, fall in love, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, friendship, working class, love triangle, family relations, human nature, society, youth, fall in love, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cruel Intentions 3 (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.
Style: sexual, stylized, semi serious, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, sex, manipulation, seduction, teenager, love and romance, college, school, rivalry, womanizer, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, youth, coming out, self discovery, teenage love, college, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, campus, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, haunted by the past, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, friends, buddies, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, protest, weekend, love and romance, twentysomething life, hopes, politics, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., medical school, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 955
Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, high school life, society, couples, family relations, friends, youth, single parent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 16K
Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: cynical, talky, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, virginity, battle of the sexes, nightlife, seduction, sex, male virgin, mentor, advertising, flirting, character study, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, betrayal, friendship, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, society, manipulations, campaign, dishonesty, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 1K
The Group (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film ...
Style: realistic, emotional, social realism, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, college, family relations, self discovery, graduation, female friendship, reunion, best friends, society, social differences, gender ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, obsession, couple relations, family relations, nosy, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, opposites attract, terminal illness, loss of daughter, astronaut, single mother, acceptance, understanding, parents and children, love affair, romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa, louisiana, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, power relations, friends, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, american dream, self discovery, jealousy, high school graduation, christmas, youth, innocence lost, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, breakup, fall in love, romance, couple relations, age difference, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, college life, haunted by the past, youth, moral dilemma, buddies, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, campus, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, gay, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, thirtysomething life, friends, coming out, gender, identity crisis, introspection, resentment, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Threesome (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room. At first, relations among the three are tense. Soon, however, Alex falls for Eddy, and Stuart lusts after Alex.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: odd couple, friendship, college, mistaken identity, polyamory, pillow fight, water gun, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, couples, family problems, love affair, couple relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, actor, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, womanizer, dishonesty, couples, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, love affair, romance, fall in love, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfillment, infidelity, love triangle, midlife crisis, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mind game, manipulations, private school, betrayal, school, infidelity, teenager, couples, youth, teenage life, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, new york, england, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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