Movies like The Conformist

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The Conformist (1970)
 7.9
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The Conformist (1970)
Original name: Il conformista
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexy, sexual, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, exile, honeymoon, train travel, childhood trauma, desire, family relations, parents and children, repression, sin, society, introspection, moral dilemma, political unrest, treason, haunted by the past, estrangement, human nature, snitch, against humanity, state affairs, social climbing, mental institution ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1943, year 1938, 70s ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Conformist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and sexy films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, melancholy, pornography and loneliness mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Conformist: 1900 (1976), The Night (1961), Girlfriends (1968), I Remember (1973), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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 7.7
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, male nudity, leadership, war, society, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, midlife crisis, mogul, family problems, couples, proposal, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Girlfriends (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, social differences, fall in love, love affair, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, sheik, postmodernism, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, wartime life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1954, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, introspection, life is a bitch, artist, performer's life, couples, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, captivity, rebelliousness, head of state, state affairs, society, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, filmmaking, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexy, sexual, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, graphic violence, sexual content, village, sexual relations, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
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: psychological, serious, bleak, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: s&m, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual perversion, dangerous attraction, war crime, sexual abuse, graphic violence, hotel, eroticism, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, frankfurt germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Live Flesh (1997)
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 14K
A Special Day (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her ...
Style: sexy, talky, emotional, sexual, touching ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, friendship, neighbor, housewife, against humanity, opposites attract, romance, politics, love and romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: bleak, psychological, surreal, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, against humanity, train, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, haunted by the past, nazism, employee, post war ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, disturbing, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, explicit sex, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, tragedy, obsessive love, self discovery, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual exploration, male nudity, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, bdsm, soldier, jealousy, extramarital affair, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, reflective, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, couples, cliche, longing, poet, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, tuscany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, performer's life, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, military, fighting the system, against humanity, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, india, africa, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, working class, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, social differences, twentysomething life, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, performer's life, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, celebrity culture, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
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: sexy, touching, gloomy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, friends, couples, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, world war two, fascism, against the odds, writer's life, female protagonist, smuggling, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934, pre world war two, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, vienna, london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, grownups, against humanity, dishonesty, coming of age, wartime life, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, infidelity, love affair, military life, unlikely criminals, society, fighting the system, crimes, grownups ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 417
Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lifestyle, lesbian, destructive relationship, gangsters, nightlife, couples, crimes, sexual relations, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 10K
Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: nazi germany, pact with the devil, treason, ambition, actor's life, career, german, politics, human nature, showbiz, infidelity, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, female orgasm, terminal illness, sister sister relationship, desire, travel, rage, lesbianism, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, life is a bitch, wartime life, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%