Movies like Pola X

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Pola X (1999)
 5.8
 4K
Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: psychological, serious, meditative, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, art house, sexual, surreal ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, femme fatale, human nature, mysterious character, chaos, introspection, secret, lie, existentialism, writer's life, obsession, family relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, hopes, couples, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, power relations, male nudity, death, love, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, germany, europe, normandy

Most similar movies to Pola X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and stylized films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, obsession, loneliness, male nudity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pola X: Close My Eyes (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Cet amour-l? (2001), I Can't Sleep (1994), Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Close My Eyes (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, taboo, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, secret, husband wife relationship, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, society, identity crisis, family relations, sea disaster, dangerous animal, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 320
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, wartime life, destiny, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, soldier, couples, human nature, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Can't Sleep (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ninon is a spirited hotel-manager who teaches self-defense classes to her terrified elderly neighbors. Daiga, an aspiring Lithuanian actress newly arrived to Paris, comes to live at the hotel and becomes fascinated with the life of a mysteriously ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, immigrants, drug abuse, transvestism, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, golden years, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, texas, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, love triangle, friendship, couples, society, gays and lesbians, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 19th century, 1910s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 546
After Sex (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.
Style: sexual, realistic, gloomy, touching, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, dishonesty, looking for love, couples, breakup, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
Lilith (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, hospital, schizophrenia, couples, mentally unstable, sex addict, fall in love, obsession, doctors and patients, love and romance, femme fatale ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
 15K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, incest, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, father son relationship, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, neo noir, estrangement, dishonesty, deadly, family life, couples, investigation, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 48K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: bleak, emotional, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: marriage, suicide attempt, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, rebellion, self esteem, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, explicit sex, sexual relations, older man younger woman relationship, sex, obsessive love, self discovery, apartment, tragedy, love, sexual exploration, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bridesmaid (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: destructive relationship, murder, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, power relations, romance, crimes, mentally unstable, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 33K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, porn, strong sexual content, lust, waitress, island, hopes, lesbian, erection, romance, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, brother sister incest, family gatherings, parents and children, introspection, estrangement, family life, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, blind character, painting, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, father daughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 16K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, borderline personality disorder, unsimulated sex, romance, beach, mentally unstable, tragic love, human nature, strong sexual content, tragic event, restaurant, obsessive love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, lovers reunited, romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, fall in love, siblings relations, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexual, sincere, serious, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: teacher, infidelity, self discovery, human nature, romance, sexual attraction, seduction, passion, farm, widow, teachers and students, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, teenage life, human nature, love and romance, single parent, erotica, coming of age, school, pregnancy, incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love affair, love and romance, unfulfilled love, filmmaking, midlife crisis, fall in love, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 102K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, male nudity, sexual relations, strong sexual content, desire, sexuality, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, terminal illness, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, city life, unfulfillment, fall in love, couples, human nature, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, obsession, love triangle, midlife crisis, sexual relations, older man younger woman, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, femme fatale, love affair, passionate interest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, realistic, gloomy, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 2K
Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, love and romance, fall in love, couples, danger, romance, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, traffic jam, living together, friendship, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rape, divorce, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, avant garde, talky
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, impossible love, lifestyle, youth, couples, destructive relationship, losing-it hero, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 660
Hotel America (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Helene (Catherine Deneuve), a pill-addicted anesthesiologist, is mourning the death of her boyfriend when, through a car accident she causes, she chances to meet the lethargic Gilles (Patrick Dewaere), a young man who lives for free at his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: hotel, gambling, beach, casino, fall in love, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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