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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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, sexual, erotic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, gay, gays and lesbians, passion, transsexual, love triangle, obsession, movie business, parents and children, gender, sibling relationship, longing, extramarital affair, love and romance, romance, male nudity, adoption, memory loss, family relations, love, sex, pornography, men hatred, hospital, dead boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and dark humor films with plots about female nudity, couples, love and romance, male nudity, obsession, pornography and sex mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Law of Desire: Matador (1986), High Heels (1991), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996). 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: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, telekinesis, taxi driver, prostitute, dysfunctional family, postmodernism, parents and children, addiction, sadism, wife husband relationship, illegal prostitution, family ...
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, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, sleeping pill, airport, nervous breakdown, postmodernism, couples, mentally unstable, spectacle, terrorist, track down, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 9K
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: sexual, erotic, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, rape, murder, necrophilia, matador, angel, serial killer, rapist, perversion, female killer, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 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: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, singer, obsession, confession, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, cheating, parent child relationship, couple relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mexico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, love and romance, prison, romance, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, inferiority complex, artists and showbiz, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, sexy, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, gay, gays and lesbians, love affair, extramarital affair, intrigue, gay sex, lgbt, romance, sexual relations, gender bending ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, iran, madrid, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, police officer, rape, vengeance, couple relations, couples, fall in love, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, gender, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, dark humor ...
Plot: nightclub, murder, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, farce, transsexual, clubbing, gender bending, love and romance, couples, gender, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.6
 85K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, village, ghost, secret, family life, haunted by the past, incest, rape, child abuse, abusive father, superstition, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, neo noir, filmmaking, vengeance, confession, secretary, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: nun, convent, drug abuse, sin, farce, clergy, crimes, catholic church, monastery, society, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: photographer, murder, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, marriage proposal, funeral, suicide, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 50K
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: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transvestism, transsexual, gender bending, teacher, priest, clergy, dangerous attraction, sexual identity, boarding school, gays and lesbians, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 481
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, looking for love, romance, singleness, gender bending, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gays and lesbians, infidelity, filmmaker, teenager, sex, unwanted pregnancy, suburbs, fall in love, gender, alcohol, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 446
Caresses (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The eroticism exudes in the eleven interconnected stories that recount difficult relationships and violent sexuality
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, couple relations, urban, looking for love, romance, love affair, sexual relations, coming out, twentysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, murder, pregnancy, farce, gays and lesbians, romance, womanizer, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Killer Housewives (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, Azu's husband Filipe is smug and boorish, but it's his money she slips to family members constantly in need of cash and that she uses to buy gifts for her lover, Pablo. Things start to fall apart when Pablo wants to leave her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, crimes, infidelity, housewife, psycho, deadly, crime, gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: humorous, clever, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, crumbling marriage, obsession, movie business, couple relations, sexual relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, babies and infants, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: drowning, murder, investigation, coroner, crimes, vengeance, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, infidelity, parents and children, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: soldier, politics, marriage, desertion, lust, murder, party, jealousy, tango, lesbian, love triangle, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, surreal, clever, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, maid, humiliation, destructive relationship, dwarf, train ride, postmodernism, bucket, parent child relationship, love, train, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, crimes, couples, friends, couple relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, family relations, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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: surreal, erotic, sexy, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: harem, obsession, nun, strong sexual content, parents and children, parent child relationship, illegal prostitution, sexual relations, estate, couples, male nudity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 4K
Sitcom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: mother son incest, dysfunctional family, s&m, incest, suburbs, family life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, parents and children, eccentric family, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 25K
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: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, sexual relations, infidelity, paraplegic, prostitute, bus, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Common Wealth (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: greed, neighbor, murder, crime, crimes, stolen money, treasure, conflict, deadly, siblings relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, rape, sexual perversion, isolation, gender bending, surgery, vengeance, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, sexual relations, romance, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, clever, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, lsd, flying, soccer, baby, extramarital affair, god, vengeance, child as adult, dysfunctional family, murder, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%