Movies like Death in Venice

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Death in Venice (1971)
 7.4
 18K
Death in Venice (1971)
Original name: Morte a Venezia
Genre: Drama
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 Aschenbach.
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic, colourful, gloomy, realistic, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, resort, gender, lifestyle, homoeroticism, male objectification, older man younger man relationship, gay romance, art, boy, self discovery, life is a bitch, beauty, cholera, polish, homosexuality ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: venice, italy, europe, tokyo

Most similar movies to Death in Venice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, love and romance, couples, loneliness, unfulfillment, runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death in Venice: Love Forbidden (2002), The Spectator (2004), The Servant (1963), Providence (1977), The Night Porter (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Forbidden (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, coming out, lifestyle, intrigue, romance, fall in love, bisexual, gay, gay sex, twentysomething life, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, paris france, france, italy
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95%
 6.6
 424
The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, obsession, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, friendship, stalking, couples, dishonesty, forbidden love, romance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 10K
The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, cult film, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, bachelor, servant, obsession, power relations, butler, couples, dishonesty, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, writer's life, human nature, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, sexual perversion, hotel, danger, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, eroticism, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: europe, vienna, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 21K
Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, water, memory, human nature, society, longing, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.1
 17K
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: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, alienation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 105K
8? (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, introspection, postmodernism, producer, showbiz, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, paris france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, homosexual, sexual abuse, child molestation, homosexual rape, male rape, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, man boy relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, year 1987 ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 4K
Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, car accident, torment, seduction, professor, oxford, destructive relationship, computers and web, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 6K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, love and romance, couple relations, village life, gangsters, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 325
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, couples, destiny, lifestyle, love and romance, wartime life, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, soldier, culture clash, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Green Room (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James short story "The Altar of the Dead", in which a man becomes obsessed with the many dead people in his life and builds a memorial to honor them. This film is also based on other short story by Henry James, "The ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: death, tragic love, wartime life, journalism, bishop, investigation, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, introspection, moral dilemma, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love and romance, writer's life, friends, midlife crisis, couples, looking for love, infidelity, love affair, romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 1K
Replay (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, obsessive love, obsession, friendship, love triangle, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, haunted by the past, tragic love, gender, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 1K
Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: gay, breakup, love and romance, strong sexual content, obsession, insanity, male nudity, couples, solace, gender, lgbt, anniversary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Family Friend (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other ...
Style: serious, touching, cynical, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, unrequited love, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, aging, neo noir, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, obsession, buddies, longing, lifestyle, fall in love, romance, college, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 3K
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 988
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, mountain, strong female presence, society, discrimination, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, gay sex, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, male prostitute, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, seattle, usa, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, free will, new wave, life is a bitch, introspection, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, reunion, youth, couples, lifestyle, adulthood, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, artist, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, life is a bitch, twentysomething life, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, couples, working class, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 25K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, politics, honeymoon, assassin, neo noir, desire, treason, society, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, solitude, shopping, life is a bitch, love and romance, alone, couples, fall in love, hopes, addiction, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, female friendship, chance meeting, romance, self discovery, social differences, society, lifestyle, family relations, opposites attract, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Truman Capote's semi-autobiographical first novel about coming of age in the Deep South during the 1930s centers on 13-year-old Joel Sansom (David Speck), who reunites with his estranged father at the family's shabby plantation, where he ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, estate, obsessive quest, interracial relations, riddles and clues, fall in love, love and romance, family in crisis, parents and children, best friends, weakness ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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