Movies like The Flower of Evil

If you like "The Flower of Evil" you are looking for psychological, tense and suspenseful movies about / with incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love and politics themes of Drama genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Flower of Evil (2003)
 6.5
 3K
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Original name: La Fleur du mal
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, politics, parents and children, murder, family problems, society, love and romance, infidelity, campaign, family in crisis, secret past, family relations, political thriller, world war two, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, siblings relations, state affairs, golden years ...
Place: vichy

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Flower of Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Flower of Evil: Daybreak (2003), Little Boy Blue (1997), Betty (1992), The Unfaithful Wife (1969), Desolation Sound (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, siblings relations, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, betrayal, love and romance, lifestyle, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: investigation, femme fatale, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, couples, police detective, family problems, love and romance, betrayal, friendship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 695
For a Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: infidelity, love affair, family relations, protecting from truth, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, destiny, uncover truth, hopes, love and romance, death in the family ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 311
To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, workplace intrigue, misled, workplace, righting the wronged, boss and employee, rivalry, workplace situations, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 976
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, family relations, couples, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 762
My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, puberty, psychological abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children, youth, mentally unstable, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 212
Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 730
Unforgivable (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged writer is looking for a quiet retreat; a slightly younger female estate agent gives him details of a house a close to Venice.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: suspicion of adultery, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, crimes, amateur detective, parents and children, missing person, dealing with death, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 279
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, rehabilitation, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, writer's life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, love and romance, estate, family problems, couples, family relations, riddles and clues, adoption, love triangle, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 367
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, disturbed childhood, adultery, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 1K
Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, incest overtones, adultery, alcohol abuse, mother son incest, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, affectionate
Plot: incest, family problems, love and romance, destructive relationship, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, clergy, innocence lost, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, crimes, family relations, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, society, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 108
Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, couples, deadly, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couple relations, teenage life, dangerous attraction, rebelliousness, love affair, family problems, estrangement, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 209
Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, society, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, divorce, family problems, parents and children, family relations, couples, siblings relations, countryside, human nature, love and romance, florist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, rome italy, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 74
Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, destructive relationship, femme fatale, life is a bitch, dishonesty, lifestyle, human nature, couples, crimes, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, honor, parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crimes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, starting over, vengeance, mysterious character, investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love triangle, murder, isolation, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 1K
The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, human nature, family problems, under the surface, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 315
Majesty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One hour before the State Opening of Parliament, something very unusual happens. The Prime Minister appears and demands an adjustment to the Queen's speech. The speech concerns aid to Africa. Even with all the pressure around the State Opening, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: royal family, politics, society, love and romance, head of state, private vs public, family relations, disagreement, couples, forbidden love, parents and children, royal court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, london, netherlands, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%