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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
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, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious, surreal, absurd, feel good, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: farce, infidelity, postmodernism, women, couples, suicide attempt, adultery, relationships, mentally unstable, screwball, twists & turns, track down, surrealism, crazy, dialogue, couple relations, irreverent, pornography, culture clash, runaway, chases and races, obsession, storytelling, secrets, sleeping pill ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, latin america, madrid
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That Obscure Object of Desire
Comedy, Drama
France, Spain
103 min.
 8.0
To Return
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Spain
121 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, talky and stylized films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, relationships and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Law of Desire (1987), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), To Return (2006), High Heels (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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What Have I Done to Deserve This?
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 ...
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Law of Desire
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 ...
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Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
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Labyrinth of Passion
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, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, iran, middle east, madrid ...
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
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: sexual, sexy, semi serious, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, romance, sex, male nudity, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, relationships, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), love, love story ...
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That Obscure Object of Desire
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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 ...
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    User:   52%
 
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The Flower of My Secret
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: clever, serious, touching, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: romance, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, writer's life, relationships, loneliness, self discovery, writing, hospital, infidelity, writers ...
Time: 90s
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City of Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: feminism, surrealism, sexual relations, pornography, women, crimes, culture clash, love and romance, life & death, male nudity, dreams, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: hotel, postmodernism, weekend, relationships, introspection, existentialism, sarcasm, couple relations, obsession, art, life & death, showbiz ...
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Country: UK, USA
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Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, humorous ...
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Style: surreal, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
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Time: 80s
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    User:   52%
 
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Style: clever, surreal, dark humor, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, dreams, actor's life, ego clash, dialogue, filmmaking, showbiz, twists & turns, creativity, life philosophy, artists and showbiz, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   47%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Decline of the American Empire
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, intellectual, sexual, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: canada, california, montreal quebec
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Duration: 85 min.
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    User:   44%
 
The Heartbreak Kid
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: miami, florida, europe, germany, usa ...
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    User:   50%
 
All About My Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, drug abuse, lesbian, aids, transvestism, father daughter relationship, drug addiction, hospital, death, prostitute, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
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    User:   52%
 
Mistress America
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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    User:   36%
 
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Country: USA, UK
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
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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, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, sex, death, male nudity, insanity, mentally unstable, storytelling, sexuality, blood, self discovery, adultery, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
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 6.3
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: cynical, clever, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: desire for fame, writing, celebrity culture, urban, drugs, ambition, obsession, dialogue, infidelity, writers, artists and showbiz, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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    User:   35%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, enigmatic ...
Plot: divorce, murder, marriage, battle of the sexes, adultery, crumbling marriage, cheating, love, secrets, infidelity, women, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Into the Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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: suspenseful, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, adultery, airport, on the run, infidelity, chaos and mayhem, woman in danger, adventure, chases and races, cheating, murder, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
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    User:   40%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, imagination ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 

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