Movies like Holy Smoke

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Holy Smoke (1999)
 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert hideaway. But PJ quickly learns that he's met his match in the sexy, intelligent and iron-willed Ruth.
Style: psychological, humorous, witty, semi serious, sexual, satirical, disturbing, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: guru, battle of the sexes, adultery, asthma attack, tourist, strong sexual content, self discovery, dangerous attraction, jealousy, australian abroad, cult, sex, sexual relations, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, society, couples, introspection, doctors and patients, power relations, racist, religious ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, australia, asia, sydney australia

Most similar movies to Holy Smoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, couples, catastrophe, pornography, mentor and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Holy Smoke: Bliss (1985), Sweetie (1989), Bad Boy Bubby (1993), The New Age (1994), The Idiots (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 1K
Bliss (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, offbeat, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: suburban life, couples, suburbs, social decay, addiction, life is a bitch, couple relations, prostitute, redemption, self discovery, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 3K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, dark humor, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, self discovery, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, family problems, eccentric family, family relations, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 11K
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, captivity, cult, torture, mistaken identity, self discovery, life is a bitch, murder, family problems, society, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 969
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: yuppie, filmmaking, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, infidelity, breakup, couple relations, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 28K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: psychological, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lifestyle, commune, rebellion, sexual relations, suburban life, against the rules, misfit, society, human nature, working class, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, american abroad, swimming pool, seduction, culture clash, romance, workplace, misfit, society, couples, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Strange Fits of Passion (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Strange Fits of Passion is a 1999 Australian film about a young woman determined to lose her virginity.
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, sexual relations, looking for sex, fall in love, love and romance, singleness, twentysomething life, romance, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, clever, psychological, witty, talky ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, dysfunctional family, brother sister incest, thanksgiving, twins, parents and children, obsession, assassination, eccentric family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 4K
8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, harem, father son relationship, obsession, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couple relations, estate, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, rooftop, drunkenness, chance meeting, infidelity, midlife crisis, overbearing, family relations, self discovery, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 18K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, materialism, media, workplace, love affair, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, religion, mysterious man, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 4K
Cheeky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, Carla rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. There she meet the lesbian hyper-horny real estate agent Moira.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, exhibitionist, sexual relations, twentysomething life, infidelity, seduction, adultery, couples, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, clergy, opposites attract, self discovery, youth, gender, couples, celibacy ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Better Than Sex (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.
Style: sexual, clever, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, lust, love triangle, romance, gender, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, gays and lesbians, couple relations, unlikely couple, looking for sex, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, england, europe, london, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family problems, intern ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 498
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, parents and children, eccentric family, couples, family problems, family life, death in the family, estrangement, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 113K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dialogue driven, marital problem, unsupportive spouse, under the surface, husband wife relationship, parenthood, bully, marriage, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, manipulations, battle of the sexes, self destructing, power relations, lust, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family problems, couples, teenage life, suburbs, coming of age, homeless, dysfunctional character, family relations, odd ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love & Human Remains (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: sexual, dark humor, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, looking for love, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, singleness, romance, love and romance, couple relations, yuppie, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, actor, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, womanizer, dishonesty, couples, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, workplace situations, boss and employee, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, telephone operator, actress, audition, sexual fantasy, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, society, self discovery, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, village, urban, village life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, parents and children, family in crisis, writer's life, down on your luck, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, battle of the sexes, mind game, friends, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, eccentric family, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, social differences, family relations, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, human nature, gender, looking for love, family relations, youth, love and romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, cooking ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, repression, couples, eccentric family, family problems, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a scholar, is haunted by an overwhelming desire to understand the mystery of sex, he decides to conduct an investigation. With two beautiful assistants joining the case, the stakes are raised.
Style: captivating, talky, humorous, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, orgasm, lifestyle, romance, destructive relationship, sexual relations, looking for sex, controversy, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%