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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain.
Style: melancholic, psychological, sentimental, serious, sexy, erotic, tense, brutal, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: redemption, secrets, actor's life, funeral, alcoholic, teenage life, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, female nudity, destiny, older woman teenage boy sex, flashback, personal growth, youth, foul language, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, friendship, death, filmmaking, guilt, catastrophe, gangsters, drugs, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, south africa, england, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, talky and harsh films with plots about mentor, storytelling, pornography, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Flashbacks of a Fool: And Your Mother Too! (2001), The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999), Thirteen (2003), Live Flesh (1997), The Mother (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, road movie, controversial, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama, adult
Plot: sex, sexuality, road trip, hot and sexy, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, age difference, older woman younger man sex, threesome, sexual exploration, travel, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, acapulco mexico, madrid ...
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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: erotic, non-linear, sexy, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, elderly lovers, sexualized violence, male nudity, forbidden love, erotica, sexuality, sex, desert, dog sex, adaptation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, england, tunisia, europe, usa ...
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama, adult
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, mother daughter relationship, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, underage drinking, teenage protagonist, self harm, teenager, kids in trouble ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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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: sexy, erotic, psychological, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: adult
Plot: infidelity, lust, disability, obsession, desire, bus, betrayal, sex, love triangle, haunted by the past, relationships, magic realism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, madrid, europe, sarajevo ...
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The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: erotic, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, love affair, mother daughter relationship, older woman younger man sex, stepmother stepson relationship, relationships, secrets, infidelity, women, loneliness, dysfunctional family ...
Place: london, england, europe
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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, sexy, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: teacher, boarding school, coming of age, preparatory school, marriage, male nudity, science, british, idealism, prejudice, friendship, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, tokyo, europe
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, friendship, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, family relations, father daughter relationship, culture clash, betrayal, life philosophy, adolescence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, sentimental, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, intern, music business, psychiatry, music, relationships, lesbian, fish out of water, couples, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: depressing, psychological, touching, compassionate, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, depression, drug addiction, obsession, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, support group, drugs, mental illness, tragedy, character study ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
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Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, touching, depressing, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquent, incest overtones, single mother, violence, teenager, stuttering, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: year 2015, near future, 2010s, year 2010, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: talky, touching, bleak, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: winter, mother daughter relationship, small town, nude, children, sexual abuse, destiny, creativity, culture clash, runaway, self discovery, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, touching, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, suicide, christmas, friendship, writers, supermarket, life philosophy, road trip, friends, couple relations, best friend, twentysomething life ...
Place: scotland, spain, ibiza, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: inspirational, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, depression, suicide attempt, relationships, suicide, friends, group of friends, life philosophy, writer's block, anxiety, introspection, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, intense, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, emotional, touching, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, unlikely friendships, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, sexy, art house, compassionate ...
Audience: adult, teen drama
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: biting, talky, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, bleak, bad ending, visually appealing, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, drugs, high school, gang, workplace, adaptation, police investigation, age difference, nude, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: disturbing, art house, sexual, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, explicit sex, youth, strong sexual content, underage sex, incest, sex, older woman younger man relationship, teenage sex, sexual relations, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 10K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: disturbing, rough, depressing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs, drug addiction, heroin, working class, addiction, alcohol abuse, brutality, gangsters, drug addict, violence, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, depressing, philosophical, compassionate, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, suspense, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, disturbing, satirical, harsh ...
Audience: adult
Plot: teacher, loneliness, sexual promiscuity, adultery, sex scene, depression, sexual abuse, one night stand, sexual relations, looking for love, self discovery, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1976
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: enigmatic, meditative, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, secrets, family business, family life, adultery, family problems, inheritance, parents and children, family values, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, denmark, sweden, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: justice, family relations, cold war, police investigation, family bonds, adolescence, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, human nature, on the run, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1965, year 1958 ...
Place: hungary, california, tokyo, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 89K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, student, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, ghetto, loneliness, school, mentor, existentialism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: realistic, bleak, visually appealing, poignant, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, artist, violence, melancholy, boy, children, adaptation, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: scotland, new jersey, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 53K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, dark ...
Plot: youth, antisocial behavior, loner, depression, arson, life is a bitch, grief, family problems, rebelliousness, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 11K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, art house, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: children, poverty, boy, friendship, coming of age, neighbor, bully, urban decay, moving, grief, garbage, rat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%