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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, self destructing, temptation, lust, battle of the sexes, society, passenger, couples, torment, cat and mouse, desire, unfulfillment, power relations, romance, postmodernism, 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 semi serious, humorous, clever and melancholic films with plots about obsession, loneliness, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, existentialism and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy 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, humorous, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, nothing goes right, high society, friendship, social decay, lifestyle, social problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, mother superior, faith, lie, wine, guilt, orphan, convent, novice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: realistic, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: orphan, death of husband, maid, unrequited love, marriage of convenience, crutches, tumor, wedding night, fall in love, dishonesty, family problems, innocence lost ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, s&m, incest, sniper, human nature, estrangement, protest, pianist, religions or cults, social decay, mad ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: surreal, offbeat, clever, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, surrealism, bible, escapades, s&m, hitchhiker, on the road, society, clergy, hopes, adventure, miraculous event ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, harem, father son relationship, obsession, lifestyle, unfulfillment, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, dealer, workplace romance, dishonesty, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, disorder, couples, crimes, couple relations, hostages, love and romance, politics, fish out of water, empowerment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, filmmaking, self discovery, crumbling marriage, breakup, family problems, lifestyle, rise and fall, starting over, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
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: captivating, talky, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: sex, orgasm, sexuality, lifestyle, destructive relationship, looking for sex, romance, sexual relations, controversy, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bilingual Lover (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Joan Mares obsession for the lovely and luscious Norma Valenti takes epic proportions because he cannot let go of her. After he is injured by some skin heads, he uses his scars to pursue his life as a street musician. He devices a plan to get to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hidden identity, couples, disorder, obsession, love, romance, sexual relations, strong sexual content, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sexy, humorous, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, introspection, society, opposites attract, repression, self discovery, family relations, sexual relations, couple relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, former yugoslavia, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 20s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual relations, brothel, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, sexual exploration, double life, masochism, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, psychological, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, couples, love triangle, lifestyle, human nature, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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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 ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: clever, realistic, captivating, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, canada, france, montreal quebec canada, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
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Style: psychological, humorous, witty, semi serious, sexual ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, australia, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, atmospheric, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, mind game, battle of the sexes, betrayal, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
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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 ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, society, self discovery, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, village, city life, unfulfillment, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, midlife crisis, revolution, obsession, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, porn, crumbling marriage, couple relations, babies and infants, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, power relations, riddles and clues, manipulations, exploit, boss and employee, sexual relations, crimes, mystery, artists and showbiz, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, unfulfilled love, love affair, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 9K
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, social misfits, fall in love, teenage life, romance, parents and children, suburbs, opposites attract, youth, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 36K
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: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, stylized ...
Plot: small town, fascism, coming of age, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, bathtub, sheik, mad ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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