Movies like Live Flesh

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Live Flesh
Original name: Carne trémula
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: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy, colourful, erotic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, obsession, disability, betrayal, guilt, male nudity, revenge, strong sexual content, couple relations, marriage, loneliness, relationships, twists & turns, women, destiny, love, psychology, stylish, life & death, pornography, love triangle, storytelling, redemption, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, kindergarten, barcelona spain

Most similar movies to Live Flesh

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, realistic and talky films with plots about pornography, relationships, dialogue, obsession, couples, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Live Flesh: The Flower of My Secret (1995), Breaking the Waves (1996), All About My Mother (1999), Romance (1999), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Flower of My Secret
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, serious, touching, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: romance, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, writer's life, relationships, loneliness, self discovery, writing, hospital, infidelity, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Breaking the Waves
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, god, disability, love, depression, guilt, sacrifice, voyeurism, religion, redemption, strong sexual content, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   74%
 
All About My Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, drug abuse, lesbian, aids, transvestism, father daughter relationship, drug addiction, hospital, death, prostitute, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   50%
 
 5.3
 9K
Romance
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: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, rape, infidelity, sex, bondage, pregnancy, adultery, pornography, gays and lesbians, sexuality, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
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, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, sexuality, infidelity, adultery, dialogue driven, postmodernism, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, relationships, pornography, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
The Night Porter
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: erotic, sexual, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hotel, guilt, sexual abuse, nazi, sexuality, male nudity, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, nazis, sex, camp, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, tokyo, germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   67%
 
 7.5
 50K
Bad Education
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexuality, gay, catholicism, teacher, child abuse, cross dressing, boarding school, male nudity, school, clergy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 7.1
 16K
Exotica
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, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, obsession, voyeurism, sex, haunted by the past, drinking, death, relationships, murder, pornography, complex characters, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: sexual, erotic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex, addiction, sexuality, male nudity, virginity, hospital, childhood, strong sexual content, pornography, bdsm, sexual relations, sexualized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 46K
Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, sexuality, infidelity, hospital, death, pornography, strong sexual content, cars, sexualized violence, violence, sex, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, addiction, infidelity, adultery, male nudity, drinking, postmodernism, parents and children, german, women, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 7.2
 12K
High Heels
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mother daughter relationship, postmodernism, guilt, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, cross dressing, women, death, pornography, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Broken Embraces
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, emotional, stylized, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, vengeance, love, romance, greed, blindness, neo noir, revenge, jealousy, relationships, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: spain, madrid, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 7.4
 5K
The Eel
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: serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, obsession, murder, guilt, adultery, prison, village, pets, suicide attempt, drinking, marriage, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: sexual, erotic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sex, addiction, male nudity, sex addict, pornography, bdsm, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sexuality, virginity, nymphomaniac, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.9
 14K
Damage
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, sex, infidelity, adultery, sexuality, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, marriage, femme fatale, death, dangerous attraction, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, paris france, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Beauty of the Day
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: surreal, sexual, stylized, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, prostitute, adultery, surrealism, sex, prostitution, marriage, pornography, censorship, dreams, sexuality, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 8K
Bad Guy
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: obsession, prostitution, voyeurism, gangsters, sexual abuse, love, violence, college, guilt, relationships, pornography, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, melancholic, dark ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rape, child abuse, voyeurism, storytelling, loneliness, male nudity, sex, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, cafe, marriage, crumbling marriage, food, relationships, sisters, loneliness, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 7.1
 3K
Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
 7.7
 8K
Faces
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, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 7.0
 9K
Matador
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: sexual, erotic, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rape, police investigation, sexuality, death, male nudity, sex, guilt, violence, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 8.0
 95K
Talk to Her
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: emotional, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, obsession, rape, sexual abuse, loneliness, coma, suicide, male nudity, couple relations, postmodernism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, latin america, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
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, atmospheric, serious, art house, non-linear ...
Plot: innocence lost, vengeance, sex, sexuality, male nudity, elderly lovers, desert, storytelling, art, pornography, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, stone age
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
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: serious, realistic, touching, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, romance, introspection, couple relations, friendship, adultery, french, infidelity, beautiful scenery, relationships, looking for love, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 166K
Shame
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, realistic, serious, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: pornography, addiction, suicide attempt, sexuality, male nudity, sex addict, obsession, prostitution, strong sexual content, introspection, sex, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
The Dreamlife of Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, obsession, working class, depression, hospital, coma, unlikely friendships, loneliness, relationships, pornography, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, surreal, serious, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, german, human nature, infidelity, loneliness, women, character study, relationships, sacrifice, tragedy, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, canada, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
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