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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
 7.6
 30K
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, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surreal, absurd, colourful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, sleeping pill, airport, nervous breakdown, postmodernism, couples, mentally unstable, spectacle, terrorist, track down, couple relations, chases and races, promiscuity, infidelity, adultery, taxi ride, frustration, motorcycle, apartment building, apartment, actor, actress, womanizer, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, romance, female nudity and male nudity mostly in Comedy, Drama 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), Dark Habits (1983), 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: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, telekinesis, taxi driver, prostitute, dysfunctional family, postmodernism, parents and children, addiction, sadism, wife husband relationship, illegal prostitution, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gay, gays and lesbians, passion, transsexual, love triangle, obsession, movie business, parents and children, gender, extramarital affair, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, police officer, rape, vengeance, couple relations, couples, fall in love, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, gender, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, sexy, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, gay, gays and lesbians, love affair, extramarital affair, intrigue, gay sex, lgbt, romance, sexual relations, gender bending ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, iran, madrid, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, love and romance, prison, romance, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, inferiority complex, artists and showbiz, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 5K
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: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: nun, convent, drug abuse, sin, farce, clergy, crimes, catholic church, monastery, society, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old woman, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, romance, writer's life, self discovery, novelist, parent child relationship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, sexy, realistic, humorous
Plot: farce, infidelity, screwball, comedy of errors, cons and scams, dishonesty, verbal byplay, romance, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Anonymous Queen (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anna Luz, a married woman, rethinks her life when she receives the visit of a stranger who claims to be her neighbor from the floor below. His arrival coincides with the entry of a series of extravagant characters who, as in a dream, invade his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, disorder, sexual relations, couples, gun, shower
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
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To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, village, ghost, secret, family life, haunted by the past, incest, rape, child abuse, abusive father, superstition, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 12K
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: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, singer, obsession, confession, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, cheating, parent child relationship, couple relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mexico, caribbean
⇓ 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: atmospheric, sexy, surreal, clever, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, maid, humiliation, destructive relationship, dwarf, train ride, postmodernism, bucket, parent child relationship, love, train, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 446
Caresses (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The eroticism exudes in the eleven interconnected stories that recount difficult relationships and violent sexuality
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, couple relations, urban, looking for love, romance, love affair, sexual relations, coming out, twentysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, clever, sexy, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, private detective, betrayal, farce, taxi driver, romance, sexual relations, tennis player, longing, one-night stand, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 2K
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, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, sexual relations, romance, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Into the Night (1985)
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, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: chase, airport, adultery, on the run, assassin, insomnia, chaos and mayhem, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 773
Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: farce, infidelity, romance, screwball, love triangle, love and romance, couples, womanizer, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 481
Love of Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Madrid, Spain, this engaging comedy chronicles the complex relationship between single female Esperanza (Loles León), who can't buy a date, and her best friend Ramón (Andrea Occhipinti), a gay divorce attorney whose bed is never empty. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, looking for love, romance, singleness, gender bending, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, academy, weekend, couples, friends, gays and lesbians, battle of the sexes, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Located in Madrid's Plaza del Sol, Km. 0 is the point from which all distances in Spain are measured from the capital. In Km. 0, it is also the meeting point for a gallery of characters. Bored, affluent housewife Marga meets up with gigolo ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, roommate, prostitution, actress, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, couple relations, romance, robbery, restaurant, restaurant owner, engaged couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nothing goes right, farce, disorder, family life, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, friends, couples, family relations
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, clergy, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: friendship, misfit, society, hotel, immigrants, social misfits, haunted by the past, social relations, friends, love, transvestite, widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 11K
Kika (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: photographer, murder, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, marriage proposal, funeral, suicide, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
How to Be a Woman and Not Die Trying (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmen, a journalist with two children, is on her third marriage, to Antonio, a record producer. Over the course of a year, we follow her through her discontents: Antonio's lateness, his fatigue when she wants to make love, his insistence on ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Plot: journalist, mentally unstable, battle of the sexes, romance, crumbling marriage, journalism, feminism, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, workplace situations, breakup, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, farce, military life, love and romance, military, couples, soldier, couple relations, army, pregnant wife, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: human nature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: clever, semi serious, offbeat, witty, surreal ...
Plot: nun, bible, surrealism, religions or cults, farce, on the road, escapades, adventure, inquisition, catholicism, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the land of Almodovar comes a hot new film about drugs, sex & everything else!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, dark humor ...
Plot: nightclub, murder, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, farce, transsexual, clubbing, gender bending, love and romance, couples, gender, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Woman in the Rain (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, destiny, romance, road not taken, fall in love, love and romance, couples, parallel world, rain, multiple outcomes
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%