Movies like Contempt

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Contempt (1963)
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Contempt (1963)
Original name: Le Mépris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, biting, suspense, witty, psychological, clever, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, filmmaking, director, sexism, jealousy, screenwriter, car accident, new wave, writer's life, german, artists and showbiz, human nature, couples, lifestyle, boss and employee, showbiz, unfulfillment, workplace situations, love triangle, divorce, movie business, villa, marriage, unfaithful ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy

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Most similar movies to Contempt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, sexy, talky and melancholic films with plots about obsession, love and romance, loneliness, couples, pornography, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Contempt: The Night (1961), Beauty of the Day (1967), L'Eclisse (1962), Happiness (1965), Jules and Jim (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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100%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: psycho sexual, sexual, erotic, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, sexual relations, sexual perversion, infidelity, unfaithful wife, masochism, obsession, sexual fantasy, sexual exploration, double life, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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72%
 7.9
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L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, society, romance, unfulfillment, rise and fall, love and romance, materialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 7K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.8
 39K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, promiscuity, german, world war one, jealousy, musician, adultery, prostitute, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, pregnancy, promiscuity, vietnam war, new wave, revolution, couple relations, showbiz, society, romance, journalism, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.3
 23K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, fall in love, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, age difference, husband wife relationship, estranged father, countryside, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, free will, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 21K
Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, filmmaking, director, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, actor's life, workplace situations, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, riviera, french riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, psycho sexual, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman sex, obsession, love triangle, midlife crisis, sexual relations, older man younger woman, erotica, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, passionate interest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 31K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lovers on the run, on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, tragic love, betrayal, romance, crime, crimes, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
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Eva (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Best-selling author Tyvian Jones has a life of leisure in Venice, Italy, until he has a chance encounter with sultry Frenchwoman Eva Olivier. He falls for her instantly, despite already having wedding plans with Francesca Ferrara. Winning Eva's ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), novelist, love and romance, prostitute, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, midlife crisis, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, sexual relations, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Things of Life (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, lovers reunited, love triangle, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, society, destructive relationship, infidelity, social differences, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movie director Niccolò has just been left by his wife. Subsequently he embarks on an obsessive relationship with a young woman who eventually leaves him and disappears (shades also of L'Avventura) while searching for her, he meets a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, love triangle, introspection, midlife crisis, dangerous attraction, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, love and romance, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, california, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.0
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, creator, postmodernism, producer, star, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, paris france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, sexual relations, male female relationship, female protagonist, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo
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57%
 7.1
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Darling (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
Style: cynical, witty, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, fashion, abortion, model, infidelity, advertising executive, extramarital affair, love triangle, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, quotation, kindergarten, coffee, new wave, obsession, couples, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 209K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, kiss, romance, tennis, fall in love, looking for love, couples, self discovery, novel, travel, female protagonist, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, unrequited love, boy, fall in love, male objectification, gays and lesbians, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, jealousy, passion, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, rain, diary, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, critic, playwright, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%