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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: atmospheric, sexy, surreal, clever, sexual, cynical, semi serious, stylized, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: obsession, maid, humiliation, destructive relationship, dwarf, train ride, postmodernism, parent child relationship, bucket, train, bomb, love, love and romance, virginity, romance, unfulfillment, power relations, battle of the sexes, manipulations, society, couples, manipulation, surrealism, temptation, passenger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to That Obscure Object of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, surreal and offbeat films with plots about obsession, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, pornography, loneliness and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like That Obscure Object of Desire: Viridiana (1961), Tristana (1970), The Milky Way (1969), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), 8 ? Women (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, cynical, witty ...
Plot: nun, idealism, faith, wine, lie, guilt, orphan, convent, novice, mother superior, charity, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, dinner, dream, bourgeoisie, restaurant, drink, date, guest, bishop, heroin, smuggling, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: surreal, gloomy, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wedding night, tumor, marriage of convenience, unrequited love, crutches, orphan, maid, death of husband, amputation, society, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: clever, semi serious, offbeat, witty, surreal ...
Plot: nun, bible, surrealism, religions or cults, farce, on the road, escapades, adventure, inquisition, catholicism, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, clever, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, society, incest, s&m, sniper, chaos and mayhem, social decay, chaos, human nature, estrangement, religions or cults, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: surreal, erotic, sexy, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: harem, obsession, nun, strong sexual content, parents and children, parent child relationship, illegal prostitution, sexual relations, estate, couples, male nudity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, feminism, crimes, train ride, man-woman relation, ladykiller, empowerment, love and romance, couples, disorder, hostages, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, sleeping pill, airport, nervous breakdown, postmodernism, couples, mentally unstable, spectacle, terrorist, track down, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual relations, obsession, imaginary kingdom, couples, politics, perversion, surrealism, male nudity, masturbation, erotica, female nudity, fetish ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: talky, cynical, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, couple relations, workplace romance, adultery, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, clever, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, crumbling marriage, obsession, movie business, couple relations, sexual relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, babies and infants, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, sexual relations, romance, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 7K
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, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: on the road, release from prison, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, bisexuality, menage a trois, hoodlum, crime, buddies, odd couple, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada, France
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, actor's life, small town, musician's life, desire for fame, rise to the top, obsession, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, europe, france, paris france, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 34K
I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: surreal, humorous, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, fascism, surrealism, sheik, bathtub, postmodernism, human nature, small town life, youth, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Max mon amour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, unlikely couple, farce, human nature, obsession, love triangle, animal life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love at the Top (1974)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The relationship between a successful businessman and a prostitute is exploited by a cynical novelist.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, manipulation, fall in love, adultery, love, sex, banker, writer's life, romance, bank, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, masochism, brothel, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, temptation, high society, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.5
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 10K
Roma (1972)
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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: fashion, celebrity culture, subway, child, theatre milieu, illegal prostitution, artists and showbiz, politics, clergy, filmmaking, society, traffic jam ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 16K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, clever, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: mouse, hair, zoo, sexuality, philosophy, farce, manners, masturbation, social misfits, postmodernism, laboratory, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 923
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, love and romance, prison, romance, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, inferiority complex, artists and showbiz, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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: murder, telekinesis, taxi driver, prostitute, dysfunctional family, postmodernism, parents and children, addiction, sadism, wife husband relationship, illegal prostitution, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: weekend, showbiz, filmmaking, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, postmodernism, introspection, violinist, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: drowning, murder, investigation, coroner, crimes, vengeance, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, infidelity, parents and children, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: talky, witty, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: new wave, love triangle, crime, alienation, crime gone awry, postmodernism, buddies, unlikely criminals, robbery, louvre, crimes, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: butcher, couple relations, parents and children, neighbor, neglect, small town life, small town, dull life, family life, society, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
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All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, store, suburbs, suburban life, gays and lesbians, society, unfulfillment, family problems, crimes of passion, lolita, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, cooking and food, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, gluttony, sexual promiscuity, friends, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%