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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
 7.9
 20K
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, manipulation, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, romance, mistress, manipulations, temptation, self destructing, lust, battle of the sexes, society, passenger, couples, torment, cat and mouse, unfulfillment, desire, power relations, postmodernism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexy, clever, humorous and semi serious films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, satire, weird, storytelling, loneliness and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like That Obscure Object of Desire: Viridiana (1961), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), Tristana (1970), The Milky Way (1969), City of Women (1980). 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, twists and turns, humorous, talky ...
Plot: high society, satire, farce, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, social decay, friendship, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
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 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, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, satire, idealism, charity, novice, oath, newcomer, mother superior, orphan, guilt, lie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, chaos, religions or cults, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 10K
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, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: tumor, stroke, crutches, maid, unrequited love, marriage of convenience, death of husband, orphan, wedding night, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, surrealism, bible, crucifix, hopes, imaginary, escapades, clergy, society, s&m ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, clever, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual relations, feminism, satire, politics, hostage, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, disorder, couples, strong female presence, hostages, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, hidden identity, disorder, couples, obsession, love, romance, sexual relations, dishonesty, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, society, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, infidelity, family problems, breakup, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, airport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
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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, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, dangerous attraction, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, strong sexual content, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, erotic, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, brothel, infidelity, obsession, unfaithful wife, sexual exploration, double life, sexual perversion, masochism, female nudity, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, love and romance, lovers reunited, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 11K
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: sex, sexual promiscuity, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, sexual relations, friends, gluttony ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, turkey
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: psychological, humorous, witty, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, self discovery, jealousy, satire, australian abroad, cult ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, australia, asia, delhi, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
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: clever, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, canada, europe, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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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: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, traffic jam, bohemian life, politics, clergy, filmmaking, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sexy, humorous, talky, captivating, witty ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, lifestyle, looking for sex, romance, destructive relationship, sexual relations, orgasm, controversy, love and romance, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, love triangle, family problems, teenage life, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspense, realistic, biting, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, rise to the top, unfulfillment, fall in love, bittersweet, satire, moral dilemma, lovers reunited, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, atmospheric, funny, sexy ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, filmmaking, obsession, couple relations, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, movie business, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, babies and infants, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, boss and employee, manipulations, power relations, crimes, social climbing, society, social differences, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.6
 2K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, family relations, housewife, social differences, introspection, romance, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, balkan, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ 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, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, coffee, kindergarten, quotation, new wave, obsession, dysfunctional family, couples, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 38K
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: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, human nature, social relations, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, bathtub, semi autobiographical, sheik ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, postmodernism, disorder, twentysomething life, unlikely criminals, city life, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, talky, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: temptation, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, couples, daydreamer, dishonesty, family relations, lovers reunited, moral dilemma, society, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: satire, obsession, sexual relations, perversion, politics, couples, fetish, imaginary kingdom, absurdism, male nudity, female nudity, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, friends, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%