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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
Original name: The Grotesque
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 Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well?
Style: cynical, witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, macabre ...
Plot: estate, dark humor, obsession, master and servant, murder, human nature, crimes, riddles and clues, crime, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, nightmare, false accusation, husband wife relationship, rich and poor, love and romance, danger, society, couples, boss and employee, deadly, cons and scams, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, kenya

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about murder, crimes, death, couples, husband wife relationship, dishonesty and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets: Wild Tales (2014), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Bad Timing (1980), With a Friend Like Harry... (2000), Cousin Bette (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, suspense, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, dark humor, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
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The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, crimes, society, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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84%
 7.0
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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: erotic, sexual, cult film, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, inspector, psychiatrist, love, extramarital affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, morocco, paris france ...
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68%
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, poet, couples, crimes, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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64%
 7.2
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: stylized, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: butler, murder, estate, country estate, high society, who done it, master and servant, society, servant, police investigation, hunting, murder investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1932, pre world war two
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales, united kingdom
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62%
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: suspense, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, manipulation, showbiz, theater, artists and showbiz, manipulations, love and romance, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two, year 1947
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, family problems, crimes of passion, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 46K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, talky, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, ambition, femme fatale, narcissism, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, danger, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, offbeat, realistic
Plot: betrayal, hitman, family business, gangsters, nothing goes right, going straight, cons and scams, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, russia, germany, london
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57%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, salt lake city utah, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.6
 125
Lansdown (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 4K
Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, butler, hospital, piano, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, misfit, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
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56%
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Fascination (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Scott Doherty (Adam Garcia) gets suspicious when his mother (Jacqueline Bisset) plans to wed Oliver Vance (Stuart Wilson) soon after her husband's untimely death. Scott investigates with Oliver's pretty daughter, Kelly (Alice Evans), ...
Style: erotic, neo noir, serious, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, mystery, femme fatale, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Beautiful Creatures (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Petula and Dorothy cover up the accidental murder of one jerk boyfriend, they hatch a hilarious scheme to collect a huge ransom.
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, stylized, clever ...
Plot: murder, power relations, crimes, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, scheme, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train travel, vandalism, train ride, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Black Pond (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Thompson family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Six months later, family friend Tim visits freelance therapist Dr. Eric Sacks and the story finds it's way to the press. The facts are bent and the details ...
Style: humorous, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, false accusation, uncover truth, eccentric family, family gatherings, dark humor, disorder, death, family dinner, husband wife relationship, stranger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Compromising Positions (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, amateur detective, investigation, suburbs, murder, unsupportive spouse, mystery, journalism, law enforcement, media, protagonist as suspect, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, cons and scams, teenage life, crimes, writer's life, dark humor, friends, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
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53%
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, talky, witty ...
Plot: drowning, murder, investigation, wife murders husband, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, dark humor, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating ...
Time: 80s
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53%
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My Man (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps in the foyer of her apartment house; she gives him a hot ...
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, manipulation, homeless man, prostitution, eroticism, couples, dark humor, manipulations, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: lyon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Cannibal's Daughter (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes friends with the old dude downstairs and the young ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: friendship, investigation, life turned upside down, missing person, dangerous attraction, fall in love, crimes, danger, romance, dishonesty, secret identity, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, cuba, mexico city, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean aviator who falls in love with the forger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce) on her journey to England. Stewart is pursued by his nemesis Rex Goodyear (John Hurt), and the group are ...
Style: realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: murder, ship, betrayal, intrigue, forgery, gays and lesbians, danger, romance, dishonesty, manipulations, criminal heroes, manipulation ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 30s
Place: england, west indies, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: psychological, suspense, emotional, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family problems, murder, investigation, introspection, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, train travel, twists & turns, depression, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the ...
Style: offbeat, psychological, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: island, gangsters, betrayal, hostage, on the run, castle, isolation, dark humor, hostages, babies and infants, crime, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
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Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, family relations, womanizer, deadly, danger, law enforcement, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
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Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, danger, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
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50%
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Eureka (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: wealth, island, gangsters, greed, ambition, rise and fall, parents and children, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, intrigue, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 20th century, 20s, 40s ...
Place: caribbean, canada, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when ...
Style: talky, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, opposites attract, couples, society, love and romance, human nature, political corruption, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%