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, sexy, satirical, disturbing, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, self discovery, dangerous attraction, jealousy, satire, australian abroad, cult, nudity (full frontal - brief), 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: australia, india, asia, sydney australia, delhi

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Most similar movies to Holy Smoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and sexy films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, pornography, dialogue, love and romance and brutality mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Holy Smoke: Sirens (1994), The New Age (1994), Sweetie (1989), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: painting, seduction, infidelity, culture clash, self discovery, clergy, couple relations, fall in love, couples, liberal, society, married couple ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: australia, london
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100%
 5.7
 1K
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, society, crumbling marriage, self discovery, filmmaking, starting over, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 4K
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, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, incest, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, psychopath, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, seduction, swimming pool, culture clash, romance, workplace, couples, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train travel, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 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, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, audition, actress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 31K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, 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, thought provoking, psychological, clever, biting ...
Plot: sex orgy, explicit sex, male nudity, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, orgy, sexual relations, prank, lifestyle, commune, unsimulated sex, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 528
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, radical, human nature, friendship, weekend, academy ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, family relations, estate, dark humor, couples, profanity, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 20K
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, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, media satire, satire, mysterious man, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological, witty ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, dark humor, brother sister incest, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sexy, witty, humorous, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sex, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, opposites attract, romance, couples, love affair, sexual relations, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, london, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, feminism, satire, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, profanity, sexual relations, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, family relations, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, brawl, rooftop, drunkenness, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 26K
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, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
Style: witty, sexual, humorous, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: satire, prostitute, farce, profanity, silly humor, couple relations, sexual relations, military, love and romance, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, marital problem, infidelity, husband wife estrangement, romance, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crumbling relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.2
 15K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 123K
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, cynical, ironic, biting, twists and turns ...
Plot: dialogue driven, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, under the surface, society, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marital problem, marriage, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female full frontal nudity, strong sexual content, explicit sex, lesbian sex, erotica, sex scene, sexual relations, exhibitionist, infidelity, lesbian, seduction, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 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: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, family relations, gypsy, housewife, dildo, dark humor, eccentric family, interracial relations, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love & Human Remains (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: sexy, sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, looking for love, dark humor, young lovers, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, youth, romance, lifestyle, yuppie, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, womanizer, love, actor, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 429
The Key to Sex (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When brainy office assistant Simon is left in charge of the boss's Hollywood mansion, the weekend becomes an opportunity of a lifetime. Entrusted by power-hungry movie producer Alan to guard the estate, Simon thinks he's finally made the ...
Style: humorous, sexual, sexy, erotic, semi serious ...
Plot: adultery, lust, infidelity, nightlife, sexual relations, couples, estate, mate swapping, gender, lifestyle, racial relations, breast sucking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 18K
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, philosophical ...
Plot: manners, farce, fish out of water, human nature, philosophy, fall in love, culture clash, disorder, odd couple, society, misfit, hypocrisy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, sex with mother, parents and children, dysfunctional family, adultery, coming of age, student, suburbs, couples, female masturbation, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, youth, young heroes, single parent, actor's life, family relations, self discovery, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 82K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pianist, love triangle, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sentimental, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, looking for sex, looking for love, virgin, coming of age, first sexual experience, virginity, defloration, battle of the sexes, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%