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The Pornographers (1966)
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The Pornographers (1966)
Original name: 「エロ事師たち」より 人類学入門
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead husband, reincarnated as a carp, disapproves. Director Shohei Imamura has always delighted in the kinky exploits of lowlifes, and in this 1966 classic, he finds subversive humor in the bizarre dynamics of Haru, her Oedipal son, and her daughter, the true object of her pornographer-boyfriend’s obsession. Imamura’s comic treatment of such taboos as voyeurism and incest sparked controversy when the film was released, but The Pornographers has outlasted its critics, and now seems frankly ahead of its time.
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, offbeat, sexy, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, surreal ...
Plot: sexual perversion, filmmaking, pornography, perversion, gangsters, porn, dark humor, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, family life, satire, artists and showbiz, couples, family business, nothing goes right, eccentric family, japanese new wave, sexual relations, incest, mental breakdown, prostitution, reincarnation, inventor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about couples, love and romance, dark humor, couple relations, satire, family relations and lifestyle mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pornographers: Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976), The Family Game (1983), Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), The Northerners (1992), The New Age (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
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Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
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Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, housewife, marital problem, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
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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, sexual, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: butcher, human nature, couple relations, small town life, small town, family life, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, society, eccentric family, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The New Age (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
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Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: sexy, sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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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 ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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Plot: sexuality, sex, dark humor, looking for sex, destructive relationship, sexual relations, romance, lifestyle, orgasm, controversy, couples, celebrity culture ...
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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 travel, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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