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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Original name: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, melancholic, enigmatic, talky, witty, sexy ...
Plot: farce, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, friendship, airport, sleeping pill, relationships, mentally unstable, couples, chases and races, dumped, promiscuity, sexual content, profanity, postmodernism, ex wife, spectacle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about relationships, runaway, dialogue, pornography, love and romance, storytelling and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Law of Desire (1987), To Return (2006), The Flower of My Secret (1995), The Other Side of the Bed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
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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, 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 ...
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Place: spain, europe
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Law of Desire (1987)
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 ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky ...
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Time: 80s
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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 ...
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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
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
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Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, radical, human nature, friendship, weekend, academy ...
Time: 80s
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The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: clever, contemplative, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sexy, witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: spain, cuba, argentina
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Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, sexual, offbeat, realistic ...
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Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, funny ...
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Duration: 111 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
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Style: sexy, sincere, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
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Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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