Movies like Law of Desire

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Law of Desire (1987)
 7.1
 11K
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, semi serious, stylized, talky, atmospheric, clever, realistic, homoerotic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, romance, memory loss, parents and children, gender, movie business, sibling relationship, love, father son relationship, filmmaking, gay, extramarital affair, gays and lesbians, male nudity, transsexual, love story, character study, unlikely friendships, film making, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, morocco, madrid

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Most similar movies to Law of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about male nudity, pornography, female nudity, obsession, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief) and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Law of Desire: To Return (2006), Matador (1986), High Heels (1991), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Broken Embraces (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, ghost, village, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, writers, family relations, dark humor, prostitute, taxi driver, telekinesis, addiction, couples, family problems, postmodernism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, germany, las vegas, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, frustration, female protagonist, male female relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 11K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, crimes of passion, sexual relations, mentally unstable, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.1
 15K
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: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, actress, love triangle, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, madrid, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, porn actress, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, porn star, filmmaking, bdsm, prison, sexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: neo noir, stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, filmmaking, actress, blind character, love, couple relations, romance, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, incest, gay interest, nymphomaniac, gynecologist, terrorist, psychologist, farce, cross dressing, gender bending, sexual relations, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, iran, europe, middle east, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: witty, humorous, sexual, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, satire, revenge, rape, lesbian, police officer, vengeance, couple relations, fall in love, drug abuse, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 53K
Pain and Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, actor, introspection, homosexuality, stage, cinema, desire, artistic creation, sexual awakening, depression ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1985, year 1981, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 57K
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, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, child abuse, transvestism, male nudity, boarding school, first love, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, 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, contemplative, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, love and romance, writer's life, hopes, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, atmospheric, funny, sexy ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, obsession, couple relations, cuckold, movie business, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, pornography, porn ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 13K
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: humorous, talky, sexy, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexuality, infidelity, pregnancy, passion, farce, jealousy, seduction, romance, social differences, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
 6.5
 13K
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: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, photographer, gender, media, journalism, dishonesty, couples, postmodernism, psychopath, makeup artist, dark humor, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 7K
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, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, love and romance, crimes, clergy, gender, on the run, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspense, talky, biting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gay teenager, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, filmmaker, infidelity, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, suburbs, youth, gender, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.1
 462
Paris, France (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A writer has torrid fantasy affairs with young men.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, loss of virginity, cuckolded husband, cuckold, femme fatale, lifestyle, destructive relationship, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: From the land of Almodovar comes a hot new film about drugs, sex & everything else!
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual
Plot: murder, nightclub, farce, transsexual, dark humor, psychopath, couples, strong sexual content, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, murder, family relations, couple relations, poet, couples, crimes, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, twists and turns, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender bending, insanity, obsession, rape, sexual perversion, twists & turns, physical appearance, mad scientist, plastic surgery, skin, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: witty, humorous, sexy, erotic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, farce, looking for love, dangerous attraction, womanizer, couples, romance, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 10K
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, party, tango, lust, murder, jealousy, desertion, lesbian, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, rome italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, humorous, mind bending, clever, realistic ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, dark humor, family relations, vengeance, murder, infidelity, vandalism, youth, society, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 30K
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, intense, emotional ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 6K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, celibacy, aids, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, destiny, lifestyle, youth, unlikely couple, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 32K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Morocco
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, lgbt child, homosexual, reconciliation, lgbt, coming out, acceptance, parents and children, eccentric family, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%