Movies like Holy Smoke

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Holy Smoke (1999)
 5.9
 14K
Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, self discovery, dangerous attraction, jealousy, satire, 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, profanity ...
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, humorous, realistic and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, pornography, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, brutality and weird mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Holy Smoke: The New Age (1994), Sweetie (1989), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), The Idiots (1998), Shortbus (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, starting over, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, strong female presence, self discovery, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, love affair, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, swimming pool, seduction, culture clash, romance, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, atlanta georgia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 29K
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: controversial, psychological, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, prank, sexual relations, lifestyle, mentally challenged, orgy, explicit sex, group sex, sex scene, commune, unsimulated sex, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.4
 31K
Shortbus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. The characters converge in a weekly Brooklyn social/artistic/sexual salon "Shortbus", loosely ...
Style: sexual, controversial, stylized, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sex, erection, sexual relations, gay, gays and lesbians, self discovery, looking for love, homosexual, group sex, sexuality, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, satire, dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, mistress, temptation, society, passenger, lust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, spectacle, satire, writing, celebrity, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 19K
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, media, materialism, workplace, media satire, artists and showbiz, love affair, lifestyle, satire, mysterious man, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family relations, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, couple relations, human nature, dishonesty, radical, friendship, weekend, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, telephone operator, audition, actress, sexual fantasy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, sexual relations, family relations, dangerous attraction, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: witty, humorous, sexy, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, love triangle, lust, looking for love, lifestyle, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, couples, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, europe, england, london, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 5K
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, sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, female full frontal nudity, sexual relations, infidelity, exhibitionist, twentysomething life, seduction, lesbian sex, sex scene, sex, love triangle, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, chance meeting, drunkenness, infidelity, self discovery, suburbs, unfulfillment, family problems, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 501
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, realistic, offbeat, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy, bittersweet, estrangement, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, high school, intern, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 115K
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, under the surface, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marriage, bully, battle of the sexes, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, looking for love, lifestyle, young lovers, youth, gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, couples, yuppie, gender, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 6K
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, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, friendship, opposites attract, self discovery, clergy, lifestyle, couples, looking for love, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, actor, betrayal, couple relations, womanizer, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, eccentric family, teenage life, single parent, social differences, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, family in crisis, couple relations, repression, opposites attract, self discovery, sexual content, profanity, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, biting, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, rivalry, underdog, fighting the system, disorder, partners, buddies, workplace situations, friends, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, youth, single parent, showbiz, actor's life, self discovery, hollywood, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, husband wife estrangement, romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, marital problem, artist, neighbor, sex talk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 10K
Sirens (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, painting, culture clash, self discovery, clergy, fall in love, couples, couple relations, liberal, society, seduction, married couple ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, looking for sex, virgin, coming of age, virginity, first sexual experience, loss of virginity, defloration, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 17K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: manners, farce, human nature, fish out of water, philosophy, odd couple, fall in love, disorder, culture clash, hypocrisy, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%