Movies like The Holy Mountain

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The Holy Mountain (1973)
 7.8
 43K
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Original name: La montaña sagrada
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept's intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, art house, mind bending, experimental, avant garde, thought provoking, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, alchemist, female nudity, surrealism, male nudity, enlightenment, breaking the fourth wall, mountain, bird, immortality, gold, castration, absurd humor, hippopotamus, crucifix, absurdism, sex in car, spiritual journey, distopia, occult, good versus evil, trippy, lsd, sex, religion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru

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Most similar movies to The Holy Mountain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, serious, weird and atmospheric films with plots about surrealism, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, runaway, existentialism and brutality mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Holy Mountain: The Gopher (1970), Santa Sangre (1989), The Dance of Reality (2013), Fando and Lis (1968), Endless Poetry (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 29K
The Gopher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychedelic, sexy, experimental ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, midget, revenge, coming of age, real life father and son playing father and son, nihilism, vengeance, cult, mole, religion, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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100%
 7.5
 21K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychedelic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, circus, serial killer, revenge, clown, insanity, murder, sexualized violence, mental illness, killer clown, amusement park, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dance of Reality (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: “Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro ...
Style: surreal, art house, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: childhood, father son relationship, surrealism, coming of age, kids in trouble, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, street kid, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fando and Lis (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
Style: surreal, mind bending, disturbing, psychedelic, philosophical ...
Plot: post apocalypse, surrealism, nihilism, journey, paraplegic, distopia, mental disorder, fetish, puppet, card playing, society, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Style: sexy, surreal, mind bending, captivating, light ...
Plot: gay, surrealism, father son relationship, poetry, history of chile, poet, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, piano, autobiography, gay interest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, art house, cerebral, philosophical, psychedelic ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, ancient rome, roman, surrealism, gay, animal sacrifice, lgbt, slave, homoeroticism, homosexuality, ancient history, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 1st century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 23K
Zardoz (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
Style: surreal, philosophical, sexy, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, distopia, surrealism, breast feeding, post apocalypse, stowaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, death, violence, hippie, existentialism ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 46K
Holy Motors (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, art house, enigmatic, cerebral, psychedelic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, limousine, life & death, creativity, obsession, multiple storylines, double life, hidden identity, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 33K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, dark fantasy, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, imagination, isolation, surrealism, mental illness, addiction, drug addiction, child neglect, abandoned house, drug abuse, loneliness, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, austin texas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 80K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, art house, atmospheric, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, afterlife, drug trip, drugs, stripper, sex, explicit sex, drug use, incest, lesbian sex, trippy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.2
 662K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta ...
Style: surreal, art house, psychedelic, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, polish, napoleonic wars, multiple storylines, art, maze, life & death, fantasy world, distopia, medieval, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: spain, japan, tokyo, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chac: The Rain God (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Panama
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.
Style: spiritual, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspense
Plot: jungle, myth, mountain, survival, village, starvation, religions or cults, adventurer, supernatural, hopes, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, political, allegory, cerebral ...
Plot: surrealism, isolation, dinner party, class differences, social satire, satire, piano, mansion, sheep, room, survival, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Green Knight (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Style: surreal, fairy tale, heroic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: myth, medieval, king arthur, ghost, creature, decapitation, fear, knight, characters in danger, warrior, evil, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 26K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, meditative, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teen drama
Plot: desert, coming of age, survival, suicide, culture clash, wilderness, rite of passage, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, language barrier, australian outback, tribe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: surreal, touching, emotional, sad, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: poverty, child protagonist, climate change, global warming, father daughter relationship, magic realism, community, childhood, children, flood, coming of age, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 97K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, bounty hunter, cowboy, wilderness, transformation, journey, hallucination, murder, runaway, existentialism, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.2
 5K
Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, surreal, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, adoption, hallucination, dreams, society, hopes, human nature, social relations, coming of age, boy, priest, sick child ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, montana, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 4K
Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: meditative, melancholic, psychological, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: solitude, depression, life philosophy, runaway, village, artist, older woman younger man sex, suicide attempt, widow, sexual desire, rocky mountains, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, argentina, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 18K
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, intense, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, rape, life is a bitch, vengeance, adventure, escapades, kidnapping, strong sexual content, gang, soldier, love triangle, siege ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: stylized, harsh, suspense, serious, sexy ...
Plot: caveman, orphan, adventure, survival, bear, tribe, rescue, teaching the ways of the world, wilderness, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, ancient times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: surreal, sexy, philosophical, macabre, erotic ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, humanity, loneliness, brutality, leopard, soldier, wilderness, nudity (full frontal - brief), bedouin, captain, sandstorm ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8.1
 24K
Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: surreal, disturbing, sexy, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: nun, religion, rape, voyeurism, idealism, satire, dwarf, dark humor, loser, incest, surrealism, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 8K
Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, intense, harsh, meditative ...
Plot: slave trade, culture clash, treasure hunt, slavery, character study, rescue, complex characters, survival, political unrest, master and servant, rebelliousness, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, japan, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: political, experimental, sexy, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: erotica, stream of consciousness, distopia, apocalypse, downfall, head of state, society, rise and fall, life is a bitch, environmentalism, chaos and mayhem, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, manhattan new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
On the Silver Globe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A small group of cosmic explorers leave Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization.
Style: atmospheric, avant garde, art house, surreal, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrealism, astronaut, post apocalypse, moon, time travel, space travel, female nudity, colonization, philosophy, alien, male nudity, planet ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, ghost, ship, ocean, crimes, adventurer, escapades, mysterious character, adventure, lifestyle, murder, parallel world ...
Time: year 1958
Place: singapore, chile, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 14K
Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: disturbing, surreal, art house, road movie, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, satire, violence, murder, traffic jam, cannibalism, car, car accident, nihilism, cruelty, anarchism, misanthropy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: sexy, scenic, surreal, erotic, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, traveler, travel, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, romance, on the road, sensuality, painter, death, destiny, hotel ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: africa, morocco, sahara, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%