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Law of Desire (1987)
 7.2
 9K
Law of Desire (1987)
Original name: La Ley del Deseo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo but inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transsexual sister.
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, clever, realistic, semi serious, sexual, erotic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, transsexual, love triangle, passion, gay, gays and lesbians, obsession, family relations, memory loss, parents and children, love and romance, adoption, gender, romance, men hatred, movie business, longing, extramarital affair, sibling relationship, male nudity, love, sex, pornography, hospital, dancing ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, melancholic and talky films with plots about male nudity, obsession, sex, couples, female nudity, dialogue and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Law of Desire: Matador (1986), To Return (2006), High Heels (1991), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Broken Embraces (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, taxi driver, telekinesis, dysfunctional family, addiction, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, terrorist, adultery, frustration, male female relationship, female protagonist, airport, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 10K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, perversion, serial killer, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes, femme fatale, crimes of passion, mentally unstable, necrophilia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, ghost, village, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.1
 12K
High Heels (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, confession, singer, obsession, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, sexual relations, romance, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexy, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, strong sexual content, kidnapping, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, filmmaking, porn star, porn actress, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, stylized, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, jealousy, love triangle, destructive relationship, love, homosexual, actress, secretary, confession, filmmaking, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner).
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, gay, love affair, gender bending, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations, romance, artists and showbiz, island, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, iran, europe, middle east, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Almodovar's first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, vengeance, police officer, rape, love and romance, friends, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, fall in love, youth, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Happy Endings (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary ...
Style: clever, talky, sentimental, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, unwanted pregnancy, sex, infidelity, teenager, filmmaker, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, family problems, track down, fall in love, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 51K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, teacher, child abuse, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the land of Almodovar comes a hot new film about drugs, sex & everything else!
Style: sexy, sexual, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: nightclub, murder, transsexual, farce, love affair, strong sexual content, couples, looking for love, dishonesty, deadly, fall in love, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, bus, prostitute, paraplegic, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, kindergarten, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 5K
Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nun, drug abuse, sin, convent, overdose, clergy, society, lifestyle, gender, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 11K
Ham Ham (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose ...
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexuality, farce, factory, pregnancy, symbolism, matador, male model, adultery, sensuality, passion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 11K
Kika (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, photographer, gender, dishonesty, couples, makeup artist, postmodernism, deadly, love and romance, sexual relations, media satire, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, revenge, actor, betrayal, couple relations, love and romance, womanizer, dishonesty, couples, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Style: clever, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, obsession, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, babies and infants, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: rape, mad scientist, physical appearance, isolation, surgery, sexual perversion, twists & turns, vengeance, gender bending, obsession, disfigurement, plastic surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 9K
Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, desertion, jealousy, tango, lust, murder, party, romance, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Confusion of Genders (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bisexual attorney Alain is bedding his female boss, his murderer client, the client's hairdresser girlfriend, and a precocious boy who knows what he wants and tries to convince Alain that he can 'have it all'.
Style: sexy, sexual, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, farce, obsession, murder, infidelity, womanizer, dangerous attraction, romance, sexual relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 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, father son relationship, harem, obsession, lifestyle, midlife crisis, estate, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 483
Love of Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Madrid, Spain, this engaging comedy chronicles the complex relationship between single female Esperanza (Loles León), who can't buy a date, and her best friend Ramón (Andrea Occhipinti), a gay divorce attorney whose bed is never empty. ...
Style: feel good, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming out, youth, gender bending, couples, looking for love, romance, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, singleness, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, hopes, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 19K
Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Comedy, 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: cynical, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, idealism, charity, novice, guilt, faith, wine, lie, convent, mother superior, orphan ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, repression, couples, family problems, love affair, eccentric family, interracial relations, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 50K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: atmospheric, sexy, erotic, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, femme fatale, obsession, dangerous attraction, couple relations, passion, sexuality, passionate sex, sex, desire, seduction, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, morocco, havana cuba, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, self discovery, single parent, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, best friends, fall in love, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, lesbian, aids, transsexual, nun, transplant, friendship, redemption, gay slur, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%