Movies like Exotica

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Exotica (1994)
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Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own relationship problems with the club's owner, Zoe. Meanwhile Thomas, a mysterious pet-shop owner, is about to become unexpectedly involved in their lives. Gradually, connections between the traumatic pasts of these characters are revealed.
Style: erotic, sexual, cerebral, psychological, non-linear, philosophical, sexy, atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: stripper, voyeurism, haunted by the past, nightclub, unhappiness, accountant, grief, death of daughter, protective male, illegitimate daughter, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, striptease, seduction, bird, jealousy, adultery, lesbianism, pregnant woman, temptation, extramarital affair, flashback, marriage, strip club ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, san francisco, toronto ontario canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, sexy and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, pornography, obsession, couples and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Exotica: Crash (1996), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Morvern Callar (2002), Breaking the Waves (1996), Shame (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: lust, obsession, sexuality, sex scene, deviant sex, erotica, car accident, car, fetish, sexual perversion, female nudity, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, talky, psychological ...
Plot: sex, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, therapist, husband wife relationship, sexuality, sister sister relationship, brother in law sister in law relationship, affair, yuppie, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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34%
 6.7
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Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, suicide, christmas, friendship, writers, supermarket, life philosophy, road trip, couple relations, friends, best friend, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, ibiza, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: disturbing, sad, emotional, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: sex, love, tragic love, husband wife relationship, paralysis, disability, self sacrifice, marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), accident, sexuality, love story ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 197K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, sex, sex addict, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, erotica, sexual relations, masturbation, suicide attempt, threesome, brother sister relationship, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 11K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: art house, suspense, talky, biting, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, sex, male nudity, addiction, sexual abuse, sexualized violence, writer's life, melancholy, cheating, women, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, sexual, non-linear ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), art, model, artist, translator, surrealism, erotica, tattoo, sex, sexuality, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: gay, urban legend, gender, gay bashing, murder, depression, character study, mentor, gangsters, twists and turns, lgbt, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, depressing, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 7K
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, art house, sexual, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, murder, sex, serial killer, lgbtq, betrayal, surrealism, homosexuality, crimes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sex addict, sex, sexual perversion, explicit sex, nymphomaniac, bdsm, nymphomania, lust, sex scene, erection, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, aging, loneliness, lovers reunited, golden years, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, adultery, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 50s, 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, adelaide south australia, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: sexy, serious, road movie, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, sex scene, redemption, rape, prostitute, erection, unsimulated sex, road trip, oral sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 9K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, erotic, non-linear, art house ...
Plot: voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), extramarital affair, obsession, rape victim, infidelity, parallel universe, romance, female nudity, erotica, overdose, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, erotic, non-linear, sexy, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexualized violence, male nudity, erotica, sex, desert, sexuality, multiple storylines ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: england, tunisia, africa, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: art house, cerebral, surreal, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: solitude, depression, isolation, island, female nudity, guilt, suicide, insanity, first contact, obsession, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, intellectual ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, redemption, catholicism, morality, violent, psychology, runaway, vengeance, relationships, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 314K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, sincere, realistic, surreal, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, depression, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, coincidence, frog, cancer, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 60s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: art house, surreal, philosophical, cerebral, erotic ...
Plot: existentialism, hotel, sexuality, female orgasm, dysfunctional family, female masturbation, classical music, adultery, hotel room, sensuality, lesbianism, illness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, extramarital affair, friendship, adultery, cheating wife, betrayal, lust, cheating, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 220K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, cynical, erotic, intellectual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, love affair, stripper, love, love at first sight, sex, romance, relationships, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 7K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: ironic, psychological, enigmatic, tense, clever ...
Plot: manipulation, infidelity, multiple storylines, jealousy, existentialism, adaptation, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, showbiz, lesbian, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, eroticism, dangerous attraction, nazi, s&m, guilt, concentration camp, bdsm, sexuality, sexual abuse, graphic violence, concentration camp survivor ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: vienna, tokyo, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, psychological, touching, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, crimes of passion, haunted by the past, murder, prison, adultery, suicide attempt, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, new jersey, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, insect, homosexuality, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, dark fantasy, harsh ...
Plot: bdsm, writers, erotica, lesbian sex, sex, art, infidelity, romance, world war two, anti semitism, threesome, poetry ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, england, france, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, meditative, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, call girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presidential election, workplace, prostitution, sex, mentor, sexual relations, sex scene, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, sex scene, sex addict, explicit sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), erection, nymphomaniac, lust, erotica, deviant sex, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, sex, college, relationships, friendship, love triangle, coming of age, romance, battle of the sexes, sexual content, friends, depression ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: emotional, intense, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dysfunctional family, abortion, family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%