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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Original name: Cet obscur objet du désir
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical, stylized, witty, clever, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: maid, dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, mistress, manipulations, temptation, self destructing, lust, battle of the sexes, passenger, society, couples, torment, cat and mouse, desire, unfulfillment, power relations, postmodernism, romance, destructive relationship, love, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, humorous, surreal and semi serious films with plots about obsession, loneliness, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like That Obscure Object of Desire: Viridiana (1961), Tristana (1970), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), The Milky Way (1969), 8 ? Women (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, talky, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, smuggling, cocaine, police brutality, bishop, heroin, guest, date, bourgeoisie, dream, drink, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
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95%
 8.2
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, idealism, charity, novice, guilt, faith, wine, lie, convent, mother superior, orphan ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: cynical, captivating, tense, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: orphan, crutches, tumor, wedding night, unrequited love, death of husband, maid, marriage of convenience, dishonesty, family problems, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, stylized, clever ...
Plot: monk, society, sniper, s&m, incest, mad, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, pianist, protest, estrangement, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: offbeat, witty, atmospheric, humorous, clever ...
Plot: nun, bible, surrealism, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, miraculous event, imaginary, escapades, farce, on the road, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, terrorist, adultery, frustration, male female relationship, female protagonist, airport, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, obsession, lifestyle, midlife crisis, estate, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, workplace romance, love affair, romance, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dealer, fall in love, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, couples, disorder, hostages, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, politics, fish out of water, man-woman relation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Going Places (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, menage a trois, release from prison, buddies, couples, partners, friends, crime, fugitives, crimes, nothing goes right, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a scholar, is haunted by an overwhelming desire to understand the mystery of sex, he decides to conduct an investigation. With two beautiful assistants joining the case, the stakes are raised.
Style: humorous, captivating, talky, psychological, dark humor ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, orgasm, lifestyle, looking for sex, destructive relationship, sexual relations, romance, controversy, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
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: sexual, mind bending, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, sexual perversion, couples, obsession, adultery, coma, attempted murder, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, dysfunctional family, society, lifestyle, human nature, losing-it hero, couple relations ...
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Place: vietnam, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Human Nature (2001)
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: surreal, clever, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
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Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sex, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, midlife crisis, strong sexual content, friends, sexual relations, gluttony, sexual promiscuity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: humorous, clever, captivating, sexual, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: witty, clever, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 10K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: fashion, bohemian life, lifestyle, society, traffic jam, filmmaking, politics, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, clergy, illegal prostitution, theatre milieu ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Style: clever, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, obsession, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, babies and infants, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: talky, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: murder, adultery, sexual relations, boss and employee, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, sexual dysfunction, dishonesty, couples, exploit, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, filmmaker, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, dishonesty, fall in love, couples, looking for love, buddies, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, human nature, society, misfit, suburbs, family problems, teenage life, homeless, coming of age, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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