Movies like Pola X

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Pola X
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: serious, melancholic, gloomy, realistic, art house, sexual, surreal, erotic, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, incest, femme fatale, male nudity, death, mysterious character, pornography, obsession, destructive relationship, french, brutality, sisters, hopes, art, love and romance, poetry, runaway, dreams, couples, mentor, family relations, life & death, power relations, dialogue, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, germany, normandy
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A Short Film About Love
Drama, Romance
Poland
87 min.
 8.3
Happiness
Drama, Romance
France
79 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, enigmatic and serious films with plots about catastrophe, relationships, dialogue, mentor, couples, obsession and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pola X: The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Thieves (1996), My Favorite Season (1993), Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999), Happiness (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lovers on the Bridge
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: stylized, gloomy, serious, romantic, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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Thieves
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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: france
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My Favorite Season
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, serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained
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, intellectual, serious, enigmatic, meditative ...
Plot: writer's life, childhood, voyeurism, surrealism, memory, book, art, storytelling, death, artist, introspection, guilt ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo, normandy, paris france
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Happiness
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, crumbling marriage, mozart, relationships, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love affair, obsession, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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The Woman Next Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: gloomy, serious, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, romance, adultery, destructive relationship, love, relationships, infidelity, love story, loneliness, love triangle, tragic love, wine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
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L'ennui
Genre: Romance, Drama
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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: sexual, erotic, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, sex, male nudity, drinking, strong sexual content, unlikely couple, rape, relationships, death, pornography, teacher, cancer ...
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Place: europe, france
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Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   53%
 
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Jude
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, destiny, tragedy, mentor, couple relations, love story, forbidden love, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, adaptation, social differences, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, australia, britain
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    User:   44%
 
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Come Undone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, emotional, serious, sentimental, reflective ...
Plot: gay, depression, coming of age, romance, male nudity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, hospital, innocence lost, loneliness, relationships, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, frankfurt germany
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Late August, Early September
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, emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drinking, death, human nature, obsession, french, hospital, guilt, betrayal, dialogue, loneliness, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, france, paris france
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Alice and Martin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, gay, french, parents and children, relationships, dysfunctional family, wine, guilt, family, fall in love, parallel universe ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, spain, paris france
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Damage
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: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, sexuality, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, marriage, death, dangerous attraction, pornography, relationships, nudity (topless - notable) ...
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Place: london, paris france, brussels belgium
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Carried Away
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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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, sexy, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
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Betty Blue
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, romance, sexuality, insanity, male nudity, mental illness, beach, drugs/alcohol, french, relationships, love, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, spain, paris france
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 7.2
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The Dreamers
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: sexual, erotic, sexy, talky, realistic ...
Plot: incest, french, sexuality, sex, coming of age, hotel, male nudity, love triangle, rebellion, dreams, idealism, love ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Chinese Box
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, serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, death, city life, love, love and romance, adultery, love story, urban, obsession, relationships, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china, north korea
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Angels and Insects
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, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: incest, male nudity, period piece, parents and children, secrets, fall in love, love and romance, romance, adaptation, obsession, beautiful scenery, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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Reconstruction
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love, romance, hotel, love affair, destructive relationship, relationships, existentialism, love story, loneliness, urban, life turned upside down, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo, copenhagen denmark
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To the Wonder
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, meditative ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, marriage, existentialism, introspection, dancing, loneliness, couple relations, dialogue, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
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System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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Intimacy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, serious, erotic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, male nudity, voyeurism, stalking, pornography, strong sexual content, sex, sexuality, relationships, censorship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, canada
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I Can't Sleep
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, murder, male nudity, gay, gays and lesbians, greed, loneliness, social misfits, pornography, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 80s
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, relationships, classic car, solitude, love and romance, life philosophy, love, couples, beautiful scenery ...
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Temptress Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, love, marriage, revenge, parents and children, revolution, murder, dysfunctional family, violence, betrayal, pornography, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, spain ...
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M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
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Last Tango in Paris
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, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sex, love, hotel, obsession, self discovery, male nudity, suicide, pornography, strong sexual content, relationships, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Identification of a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movie director Niccolò has just been left by his wife. Subsequently he embarks on an obsessive relationship with a young woman who eventually leaves him and disappears (shades also of L'Avventura) while searching for her, he meets a ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: pornography, losing-it hero, romance, obsession, classic car, transsexual, male nudity, sexualized violence, nudity (topless - notable), art, crumbling marriage, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, california, rome italy
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    User:   35%
 
An Affair of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for "a pornographic affair". This is their ...
Style: sexual, talky, erotic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, sex, hotel, sexuality, strong sexual content, sexual relations, relationships, pornography, love story, loneliness, love and romance, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
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