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The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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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 century. Ambitious young artist Mr. Neville (Anthony Higgins) is invited by Mrs. Herbert (Janet Suzman) to make 12 elaborate sketches of her estate. Besides money, the contract includes sexual favors that Mrs. Herbert will offer to the draughtsman in the absence of Mr. Herbert. Entirely confident in his ability to weave a web of intrigues, Mr. Neville eventually becomes a victim of someone else's elaborate scheme. The film is structured as a sophisticated intellectual puzzle like the ones popular in the 17th century.
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy, cynical, clever ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, boss and employee, power relations, crimes, social differences, society, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, satire, mother daughter relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, riddles and clues, sexual relations, performer's life, graphic violence, mystery, artists and showbiz, intrigue, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, melancholic, realistic and talky films with plots about brutality, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), pornography and obsession mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Draughtsman's Contract: Drowning by Numbers (1988), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), 8 ? Women (1999), Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, controversial ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, cooking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sexism, chef ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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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, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, wife murders husband, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, satire, social differences, crimes, social climbing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, investigation, uncover truth, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train ride, dwarf, obsession, train, love, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ 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, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, profanity, couples, family relations, strong sexual content, estate, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: estate, obsession, master and servant, murder, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, manipulations, manipulation, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: painter, mystery, artists and showbiz, investigation, uncover truth, love affair, lifestyle, crimes, ambition, art, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, power relations, couples, family problems, crimes, crime, master and servant, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: cult film, talky, surreal, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, death, pregnancy, zoo, twins, experiment gone awry, afterlife, death in the family, siblings relations, family relations, couples, freak ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: surreal, serious, disturbing, rough, stylized ...
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Time: 17th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 19th century, 1810s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: grotesque, talky, sexy, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, stomach, architect, illness, architecture, obsession, couple relations, human nature, celebrity culture, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Morgan! (1966)
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Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: cynical, witty, suspense, biting, clever ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Calvary (2014)
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Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, small town life, human nature, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental illness, dildo, housewife, gypsy, social differences, sexual content, profanity, family problems, repression ...
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Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, footsie under the table, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, flower, bedroom, manipulations, society, ambition, court ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: versailles, france, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, murder, family relations, couple relations, crimes, poet, couples, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, sex, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Twin Town (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeremy and Julian Lewis, the "Lewis Twins", are two unruly brothers who terrorise the city of Swansea from the caravan park where they live with their family. When their father, Fatty, is injured while working on a roof for local kingpin ...
Style: dark humor, tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Plot: translator, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain, san francisco ...
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50%