Movies like How to Be Loved

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How to Be Loved (1963)
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How to Be Loved (1963)
Original name: Jak byc kochana
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, but suffers most from not having any audience for his vanity, ego and supposed bravery. After the war he leaves her but finds out that he has been accused of cowardice. He finally commits suicide and she clears herself of a collaboration charge and eventually becomes a popular actress.
Plot: airplane, suicide, theater, airport, cigarette smoking, murder suspect, cognac, flashback, tank

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, grotesque, christian film and atmospheric films with plots about suicide, flashback, cigarette smoking, murder, suicide attempt, sex and erotica mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like How to Be Loved: The Shadow (2008), Memoirs of a Sinner (1986), Fallen (2005), Hard Knocks (1980), The Escape (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Style: neo noir
Plot: cigarette smoking, poem, femme fatale, suicide, murder, woman smoker, love
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Memoirs of a Sinner (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on an 18th Century novel by James Hogg. Tells the story of a young man whose memories, recounted after death, are supposed to be a series of wrong moral choices ending up with him killing himself.
Style: grotesque
Plot: afterlife, escape, surrealism, candle, good versus evil, suicide, banquet, stabbed to death, musket, christianity, reflection, cemetery ...
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68%
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Fallen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, Matiss Zelcs, an employee of the Latvian national archive in Riga, notices a woman on a bridge. After passing by her without preventing her suicidal fall into the depths, a sensation of failure and guilt changes his life. He cannot forget ...
Plot: bridge, suicide, suicide attempt, letter, cigarette smoking, private investigation, phone booth
Place: latvia
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67%
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Hard Knocks (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl with a background of urban poverty and juvenile crime, attempts to become a fashion model. The hypocrisy and double standards of society are juxtaposed against the confusion and frustration she feels as she struggles to become part of a ...
Plot: man slaps a woman, photographer, camera, cigarette smoking, flashback
Place: melbourne australia
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59%
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, gigolo, flashback, bored housewife
Place: portugal
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58%
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Matthew's Days (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who is socially inept and out of touch with the world lives with his sister in a small farmhouse. The overly sensitive man lives off his hard-working sibling, taking odd jobs as he gets them to secure his meager earnings. When he brings home a ...
Plot: nature, jealousy, brother sister relationship, nightmare, man child, lake, drowning, countryside, hut, loneliness, parable, suicide ...
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: private detective, husband wife relationship, secret, suicide, blackjack
Place: san francisco, las vegas
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54%
One Naked Night (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After the death of her prostitute mother, a young woman travels to New York City only to find herself in the clutches of lecherous men and deviate women. She tries to avoid the fast nightlife lifestyle, but she finds it more difficult than it sounds.
Plot: lesbian sex, wild party, model, suicide, flashback, striptease, seduction, exploitation
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Visit of a President (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A little boy, craving for his father's attention, imagines a made-up "Mr. President" who looks just like his father but is caring and attentive.
Plot: child, stepmother, imaginary friend, neglected child, jealousy, toys, father child relationship, father son relationship, kindergarten, flashback, toy, cigarette smoking ...
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El carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.
Plot: erotica, opium, brothel, suicide, nightclub, rat, prostitution, oppression, gay interest
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Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: buddhist, korean, enlightenment, monk, zen, rape, suicide, navel
Place: korea
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49%
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Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: suicide, street kid, delusion, murder, memory lapse, religion, trust, flashback, crucifix, miraculous event
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48%
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Manila (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more ...
Plot: airport, masturbation
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, mother son relationship, geisha, sickness, extramarital affair, surrealism, water, marriage, loss of father, lake, suicide, car accident ...
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The Family (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 211 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Toyoko Yamasaki.
Plot: mistress, hotel room, arranged marriage, bankruptcy, family dinner, furnace, sudden death, airport, hunting, rifle
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It's Gonna Get Worse (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Sex, drugs and rock and roll", not in the West but in a Communist police state - Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia of the 1970s . Anti-hero Olin, 21, has just left a mental hospital, after having slashed his wrists to dodge military service. ...
Plot: suicide attempt, football, slacker, love triangle, suicide, lesbian, runaway, counterculture
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia
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Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: suicide, christian, pastor, prayer, ambulance, suicide attempt, outcast, teenager, gun, christianity, hospital, depression ...
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The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: theater, parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, performer's life, family relations, redemption, siblings relations, human nature, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
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The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try and advert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, secretary of state, airplane accident, vice president, u.s. vice president, u.s. president, airplane, impersonation
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International Airport (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Manager of a large metropolitan airport tries to deal with the stress of his job, and the various characters that work for him.
Plot: air traffic controller, bomb threat, airport, divorce, aviation
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Painted Faces (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of Peking Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.
Plot: martial arts, show business, adolescence, theater, coming of age, flashback, wu shu, nostalgia, foster home, showbiz
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O ilios tou thanatou (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Plot: balkan war, village, death of parents, vendetta, horse, aunt, death, suicide, folk dance, killing an animal, loss of parents, loss of parent ...
Time: year 1917
Place: crete
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To You, From Me (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A failed writer given to plagiarism gets a buzz at the door from a bright young working girl with a highly original approach to life and sex and his life and work is totally thrown off balance.
Plot: sex, riot, actress, rape, taxi driver, flashback, writing, urban setting, erotica, bank, typewriter
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42%
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Maya Dardel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An internationally respected poet announces she is going to kill herself and needs an heir and executor. Young writers drive up the mountain to compete for the position and are challenged intellectually, emotionally, and erotically.
Plot: suicide, poet, loneliness, seductress, cunnilingus, open ending
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Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboarding, pregnancy, death, skateboard, sex, drug, drugs
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: railway station, winter, coal mine, supernatural power, railway, doll, marriage, flashback, father daughter relationship
Place: japan
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37%
Belle da morire (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bruno is a cynical but attractive business man, owner of a strip-club. He has to replace his best dancer, Katy, after her suicide. Applicants would do anything to get this job, but only Damy, gorgeous and mysterious girl, catches his attention. What ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: suicide, businessman, strip club, drug snorting, sex, erotica, sexploitation, female nudity
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36%
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Splendor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets aid in his almost quixotian quest from projectionist Luigi ...
Plot: smoking, village, stripper, striptease, dance, flashback, respect, cinema, theater, dancing, movie theatre, projectionist ...
Place: italy
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Mindshadows (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature based on the novel by J. Bernlef. A Dutch couple who have emigrated are confronted with the husband's rapid onset of senility during a snowy winter in North Eastern Canada. The film is an account of the man's fight within himself ...
Plot: memory loss, husband wife relationship, photo album, elderly couple, retirement home, internal monologue, flashback, dementia, suicide, wandering, fishing village, winter ...
Place: canada
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36%
The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this eerie, atmospheric tale, a young woman is on a train when she sees some people she thinks she knows from her childhood. On arriving home, her husband tells her that a certain countess has died. At that point, the film cuts to a scene of the ...
Plot: first love, fireplace, burglar, suicide, sexual awakening, book, mother daughter relationship, wetting oneself, swinger couple, unhappy marriage, cuckolded husband, open marriage ...
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