Movies like Pearls of the Deep

If you like "Pearls of the Deep" you are looking for tragicomedy, avant garde and fairy tale movies about / with gypsy, surrealism, motorcycle race, fiancee, insurance agent, avant-garde and teenager themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in Czechoslovakia.
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Pearls of the Deep (1965)
 6.5
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Pearls of the Deep (1965)
Original name: Perličky na dně
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors. Based on stories by the legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, the shorts range from the surreally chilling to the caustically observant to the casually romantic, but all have a cutting, wily view of the world.
Style: tragicomedy, avant garde, fairy tale, anthology
Plot: gypsy, surrealism, motorcycle race, fiancee, insurance agent, avant-garde, teenager, horse, painter, artist, dark humor, police officer, train, wedding, motorcycle, racecar driver, journalist, death, hotel, restaurant, hospital, railway, singer, suicide, teenage girl ...
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia

Most similar movies to Pearls of the Deep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, weird and melancholic films with plots about female nudity, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, flashback, doctor and dog mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Pearls of the Deep: The Cry (1964), Barefoot (2017), The Millennial Bee (1983), Panic Attack (2017), I, Distressing God (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned in its home country but became an ...
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, allegory
Plot: surrealism, totalitarian regime, picnic, hound dog, satire, tyranny, conformity, symbolism, freedom, bully, immature, forest ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 195
The Cry (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While a woman is in the hospital preparing to deliver her child, her husband has all day to reflect upon his wife and their relationship. As he tends to his job as a television repairman, Slavek fondly remembers how he first met Ivana and the days ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: flashback, pregnant woman, newborn, pregnancy, hospital, noisy neighbor, emotional blackmail, school, doctor, wedding, painting, nurse ...
Place: prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 827
Barefoot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a new life which is immensely different from what this city ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, social outcast, countryside, child protagonist, boy, death, end of war, husband wife relationship, father hits son, abusive father, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1943
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Millennial Bee (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Family saga taking place mostly in a small Slovakian village. The film captures the period of thirty years (1887-1917). The first part captures the life of Martin Pichandu in the development of his craft, masonry, in the second part, his son is ...
Style: epic
Plot: church, bee, soldier, funeral, surrealism, rain, female nudity, horse, suicide, sex scene, car, river ...
Time: 19th century
Place: czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Panic Attack (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tragedy meets comedy in seven stories about how our entire world can collapse at any given moment.
Style: tragicomedy, neurotic, non-linear, light, humorous ...
Plot: group of friends, husband wife relationship, passive aggressive man, comedy of manners, friend, wedding day, multiple storylines, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, passive aggressive woman, party, dark humor, wedding party ...
Place: central europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I, Distressing God (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Adolf (Miloš Kopecký), the irresistible seducer of women, is fond of Janicka (Hana Lelitová), a novice opera singer. The girl, however, prefers famous men and Adolf thus does not have a single chance with her. One day in a hospital, he meets a ...
Plot: breaking the fourth wall, older man younger woman relationship, unrequited love, love triangle, manipulative person, false friend, seducer, friend, manipulative behavior, female objectification, sexual attraction, intrigue ...
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 470
Home Care (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in Czech wine country and lives for her husband Lada and her daughter, but one day things change and Vlasta is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Drama and gentle humor ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: alternative medicine, painter, medicine, death, hospital, husband wife relationship, doctor, wedding, nurse, church, vegetarian, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Without a Stitch (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high-school girl complains of her inability to reach sexual climax, her doctor suggests that she keep a diary of her sexual encounters. She does just that and soon finds herself caught up in a sexual merry-go-round that includes making a ...
Style: erotic, sex comedy
Plot: medical examination, sexploitation, high school prom, nudity (full frontal - brief), doctor nurse relationship, holiday, female nudity, oral sex, masturbation, sex in car, bachelorette, perversion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Larks on a String (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, intellectual ...
Plot: female nudity, peeping, totalitarian regime, satire, politics, love of one's life, wedding, against the rules, love and romance, romance, confined, society ...
Time: 50s, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 131
Dodgeball (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Story: An adaptation of a best-selling novel by Michal Viewegh is a comedy about friendship, fateful loves, beauty and ugliness, alcohol, and the search for human happiness. The plot revolves around three friends - Jeff, Skippy and Tom - whose ups and ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, psychological, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, love, unrequited love, friendship between men, midlife crisis, high school teacher, sexual desire, vulgarity, sexism, 40 year old, classmate classmate relationship, alcohol abuse ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, disturbing, psychedelic, humorous ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, god, surrealism, dark humor, rave, breast feeding, transformation, family relations, murder, infidelity, vandalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Hoof Here, a Hoof There (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two friends have sex just for fun. One day they make a blood test, just for fun, and they discover that one of them has AIDS, not knowing who.
Plot: sexual intercourse, male objectification, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, morality, sex, aids, promiscuity, infection, talking after sex, female director
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fruit of Paradise (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story is an allegory of Adam and Eve, in a modern (made in the '60s) Health Retreat. The action involves our hero wandering the grounds where she becomes obsessed with a mysterious man in red, who may or may not be a killer.
Style: allegory, art house, erotic, psychedelic
Plot: adam and eve, surrealism, hysterical woman, swamp, murderer, woman, trippy, garden, dog, female protagonist, absurdism, vacation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Cake General (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: party, rivalry, wedding, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, retirement home, playing football, movie theatre, heavy smoker, identity crisis, hysterical outburst, poverty ...
Time: year 2009, year 1985, 80s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.5
 161
Senior Trip (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of graduating students from a midwestern high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The students include: Roger Ellis, an ambitious teen aiming for success in big business; David, an aspiring rock ...
Style: teen comedy
Plot: artist, horse, tourist, bossiness, first sex, passive aggressive girl, world trade center manhattan new york city, traumatized man, arrogant man, secret relationship, ambitious man, bad reputation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 5K
Cosy Dens (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: coming of age, christmas, neighbor, death, domineering father, occupation, little boy, totalitarian regime, family relations, generation gap, communism, parents and children ...
Time: year 1968, 60s, year 1967
Place: eastern europe, czech republic, prague, europe, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, talky, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, loneliness, multiple storylines, poet, dark humor, apocalypse, insanity, religions or cults, human nature, worldwide chaos, existentialism, crucifix ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humour that hides their pain.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, mind bending
Plot: railway, paralysis, dark humor, pregnancy, practical joke, false confession, school teacher, injection, guinea pig, pregnant woman, train, mercy killing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: sexy, melancholic, cynical, satirical, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex addict, hospital, depression, alzheimer's disease, scam, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, dysfunctional family, mental institution, loser, lie, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), complex characters, sister sister relationship, family relations, secrets, greed, character study, jealousy, confession, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
That Trip We Took with Dad (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers. Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: road trip, cold war, arrested, fight, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, politics, death of father, doctor, life, lifestyle change ...
Time: year 1968, 60s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: marriage, friendship, everyday life, lifestyle, life & death, character study, human nature, marital problem, porn star, aging, love and romance, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1974 ...
Place: canada, montreal, new york, quebec, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 3K
Mug (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. He converts the country lanes outside his door into a racing track and bombs down them in his little car. When he and his girlfriend Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. He enjoys his ...
Style: tragicomedy, uplifting, compassionate, ironic, weird
Plot: identity crisis, heavy metal culture, family relations, village, disfigured face, social misfits, adaptation, broken heart, life is a bitch, christianity, hopes, villager ...
Place: poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Snake Brothers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Brothers Grass and Cobra Snake, in their late and early thirties respectively, live in a small Czech town not far from Prague. Coming from a disfunctional family, they both feel unable to build up a life to be satisfied with. Grass, unemployed and ...
Style: humorous, serious, suspenseful, captivating, entertaining
Plot: brother brother relationship, drug addict, fight, lie, betrayal, police, emotional blackmail, jail, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulative woman, family relations, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, depressing, meditative, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, wedding, life philosophy, parenthood, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, letter, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 45K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: depressing, talky, philosophical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: multiple storylines, infidelity, redemption, suicide, waitress, destruction of property, loss of loved one, life philosophy, character study, fishing, party, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, sexy, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: death, obsession, surrealism, siamese twins, bestiality, dalmatian, amputation, tragic event, brother brother relationship, car accident, absurdism, death of wife ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.3
 157
Brak (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Style: parody
Plot: lust, man in underwear, flashback, neighbor, sexual frustration, prostitute, corpse, landlady, slacker, lizard, dead prostitute, dark humor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 6K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, depression, film producer, hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach house, tantrum, nervous breakdown, funeral, doctor, cynicism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
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Kalyanaraman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An old man (Dileep) narrates his love story and about the curse his family possess to a bunch of teenagers.
Plot: death, flashback, wedding, marriage, astrologer, horoscope, superstition, hospital, old man, tragic event, fire, curse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%