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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, melancholic, enigmatic, talky, witty, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, airport, sleeping pill, twists & turns, mentally unstable, couples, chases and races, promiscuity, postmodernism, spectacle, infidelity, love, motorcycle, friendship, womanizer, actor ...
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 couples, dialogue, pornography, love and romance, catastrophe, obsession and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Law of Desire (1987), To Return (2006), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), The Flower of My Secret (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, taxi driver, telekinesis, dysfunctional family, addiction, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
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95%
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, dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, transsexual, love triangle, passion, gay, gays and lesbians, obsession, family relations, memory loss, love and romance, men hatred, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
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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: humorous, twists and turns, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, village, ghost, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, strong sexual content, kidnapping, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, filmmaking, porn actress, porn star, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, farce, gay, gays and lesbians, fall in love, artists and showbiz, romance, love affair, gender bending, couples, political unrest, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, middle east, iran, europe, madrid ...
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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: semi serious, witty, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, vengeance, police officer, rape, couples, gender, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, gays and lesbians, friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychological, touching, tense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, writer's life, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, journalism, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, revenge, actor, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, womanizer, dishonesty, couples, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: nun, drug abuse, sin, convent, clergy, overdose, religions or cults, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, confession, singer, obsession, crimes, love and romance, haunted by the past, tv show, gender, family relations, postmodernism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, society, manipulations, romance, unfulfillment, lust, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, actor's life, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, adultery, call girl, father son relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ...
Style: talky, witty, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, academy, weekend, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couple relations, s&m, battle of the sexes, human nature, radical, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Other Side of the Bed (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Paula leaves her mate Pedro, he misses her and looks for comfort with his best friends, Javier and Sonia. Paula is having an affair with Javier. The cuckold Pedro tries to find who is the secret lover of Paula, and hires a private eye. ...
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Skin Deep (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hard-drinking novelist Zach Hutton spirals out of control after his wife and mistress both leave him. Alone and crippled by a bad case of writer's block, Zach slips in and out of casual relationships and one-night stands, while his drinking ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Be Wanton and Tread No Shame (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pablo and Fernando, owners of a children's book publishing company about to go bankrupt, have managed through unorthodox means to contract the country's best-selling author, Adela Mora. The evening of the official signing, Paco asks his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Plot: farce, infidelity, screwball, couples, disorder, dishonesty, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, cons and scams, verbal byplay, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.
Style: humorous, sexy, suspenseful, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: chase, airport, adultery, insomnia, on the run, assassin, dangerous attraction, chaos and mayhem, danger, woman in danger, chaos, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Anonymous Queen (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: offbeat, sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Caught by tabloid paparazzi with his mistress Elena, a famous and beautiful fashion model, billionaire Pierre Levasseur tries to avoid a divorce by inventing a preposterous lie. He uses the presence of a passerby in the photo to claim to his wife ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, repression, society, introspection, mentally unstable, social differences, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, couple relations, wife husband relationship, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, infidelity, adultery, blackmail, crime, moral dilemma, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Happy Easter (1984)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, disorder, couples, adultery, adulterer, lie, breasts, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, touching, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 3K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family problems, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: realistic, witty, biting, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, abortion, coming of age, promiscuity, sexual relations, infidelity, lifestyle, urban, jazz, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: summer, professor, doctor, farce, infidelity, romance, couples, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%