Movies like Naked Lunch

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Naked Lunch (1991)
 7.1
 42K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: surreal, disturbing, sexual, psychological, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, mind bending, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, writing, murder, hallucination, exterminator, bug, hallucinations, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, giant, strong sexual content, writer's life, jazz, life is a bitch, experiment, artists and showbiz, nightmare, sexual identity, couples, dishonesty, losing-it hero, deadly, drugs/alcohol, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa

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Most similar movies to Naked Lunch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and serious films with plots about loneliness, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography and drinking mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Naked Lunch: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Barton Fink (1991), Trainspotting (1996), Querelle (1982), The Panic in Needle Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, destructive relationship, drug addiction, hallucinations, depression, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 103K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, serial killer, murder, new job, corpse, neo noir, loner, screenwriter, showbiz, writer's life, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 583K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 5K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
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, stylized, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, murder, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, love and romance, crimes, village life, gangsters, couple relations, drug dealing, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, couple relations, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 47K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: lust, obsession, sexuality, infidelity, hospital, sexual perversion, perversion, masochism, sexual obsession, adultery, sadism, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, friends, urban, human nature, mysterious character, artists and showbiz, writer's life, buddies, partners, listener, artist, storytelling ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 788
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, redemption, illegal drugs, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger, dishonesty, drug abuse, nightshift ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
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 ⇓
38%
 5.6
 1K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: infidelity, murder, love triangle, unsupportive spouse, sexual relations, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crimes, journalism, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, gender, urban, weekend, haunted by the past, legends and myths, crimes, dangerous attraction, love and romance, city life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, self discovery, looking for love, nightlife, couples, family relations, looking for sex, city life, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, union, fight, transsexual, working class, factory, society, urban, soldier ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 36K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, addiction, gynecologist, prostitution, body horror, medical profession, murder, sadism, bondage, spectacle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 12K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: writing, midlife crisis, painting, eavesdropping, friendship, philosophy, depression, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 16K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, erotic, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: stripper, haunted by the past, accountant, ballet, loss of daughter, unhappiness, nightclub, secret, pet shop, redemption, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 8K
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, realistic, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: mind game, bachelor, master and servant, obsession, social differences, society, infidelity, butler, power relations, dishonesty, couples, slavery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The American architect Kracklite arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibiton for a French architect, Boullée, famous for his oval structures. Tirelessly dedicated to the project, Kracklite's marriage quickly dissolves along with his health.
Style: talky, sexual, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, architect, illness, stomach, obsession, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, destructive relationship, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: tense, clever, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, irish, terminal illness, sailor, actor, redemption, family relations, actor's life, human nature, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 5K
The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, murder, village, ufo, infidelity, obsession, friends, haunted by the past, pets, deadly, couples, crimes of passion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, sexual, surreal, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: bdsm, prostitute, sex, bondage, sexual abuse, yakuza, opium, sexual relations, gangsters, couples, downfall, true love ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: gang, crime, false accusation, confined, writer's life, hopes, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, performer's life, crimes, drug dealing, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, rising to stardom, city life, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, writer's life, addiction, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, minnesota, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, society, overdose, couples, realism, rehabilitation, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, mexico, chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 42K
Cosmopolis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: surreal, serious, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: billionaire, murder, losing-it hero, downfall, social decay, wall street, on the road, city life, taxi, limousine, bodyguard, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, tense, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: radical, obsession, men hatred, social misfits, losing-it hero, low lives, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, breaking point, deadly, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, parasite, motel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 650K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, paranoia, hallucinations, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 34K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, suicide attempt, split personality, danger, crimes, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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