Movies like Law of Desire

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Law of Desire
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, sexual, erotic, enigmatic, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gay, obsession, murder, male nudity, movie business, love, sex, pornography, parents and children, homosexuality, relationships, loneliness, hospital, gender, women, dysfunctional family, murder mystery, love and romance, romance, writers, camp, stylish, transsexual, sexuality, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
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Matador
Drama, Thriller
Spain
110 min.
 7.0
To Return
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Spain
121 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, enigmatic and stylized films with plots about pornography, obsession, relationships, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Law of Desire: Matador (1986), High Heels (1991), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), To Return (2006), Broken Embraces (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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.
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Matador
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.
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Place: spain, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
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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 ...
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