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, psychological, sexual, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: writing, seduction, hallucination, exterminator, bug, drug abuse, murder, jazz, hallucinations, postmodernism, addiction, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, losing-it hero, illegal drugs, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drugs, dishonesty, drug addiction, writer's life, paranoia, artists and showbiz, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 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 talky, realistic, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, brutality, mentor, loneliness, pornography, storytelling and existentialism mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Naked Lunch: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Barton Fink (1991), Trainspotting (1996), Querelle (1982), Joe Gould's Secret (2000). 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, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
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, clever, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, neo noir, serial killer, murder, writer's life, showbiz, screenwriter, hollywood, new job, loner, corpse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, surrealism, misfit, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: homosexuality, betrayal, murder, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, dishonesty, village, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, couple relations, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, witty, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, urban, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, mysterious character, human nature, artist, listener, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: erotic, sexual, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: obsession, sexuality, lust, hospital, sexual obsession, car accident, sadism, fetish, adultery, infidelity, pain, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past, urban, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, gay, city life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: writing, eavesdropping, painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, depression, human nature, friendship, self discovery, regret, extramarital affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, filmmaking, society, breakup, rise and fall, infidelity, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, spectacle, medical profession, bondage, sadism, body horror, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, bachelor, mind game, obsession, manipulations, lover, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, manipulation, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, union, fight, transsexual, transvestism, social decay, crime, society, urban, sex, sexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 1K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, love triangle, on the road, losing-it hero, writer's life, sexual relations, addiction, college, celebrity culture, drug abuse, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, mexico, latin america, usa, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: self discovery, looking for love, sexual relations, urban, nightlife, loneliness, city life, couples, sexuality, looking for sex, family relations, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightclub, secret, unhappiness, pet shop, accountant, ballet, loss of daughter, stripper, redemption, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, clever, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, stomach, architect, illness, pregnancy, obsession, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, downfall, human nature, self discovery, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, bleak, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: billionaire, murder, losing-it hero, downfall, on the road, social decay, city life, wall street, limousine, bodyguard, deformity, limousine driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, urban, rock, social misfits, assassination attempt, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: clever, psychological, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: addiction, irish, dysfunctional family, sailor, actor, terminal illness, family life, morphine, one day, crumbling marriage, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ 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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, erotic, tense ...
Plot: bdsm, prostitute, sex, sexual abuse, yakuza, opium, bondage, downfall, gangsters, destructive relationship, urban, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, village, murder, infidelity, obsession, ufo, pets, haunted by the past, hopes, couples, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, performer's life, crime, drug dealing, going straight, human spirit, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, musician's life, urban, writer's life, human nature, looking for love, addiction, down on your luck, nightlife, artists and showbiz, city life, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, road trip, on the road, lawyer, culture clash, drugs, escapades, hitchhiker, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 4K
The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: drug abuse, self discovery, lsd, marijuana, guru, addiction, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 2K
Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, isolation, obsessive quest, infidelity, danger, couples, male nudity, snow, winter, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ 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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, delusion, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, self mutilation, parasite, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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