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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, art house, sexual, surreal, erotic, enigmatic ...
Plot: incest, romance, writer's life, obsession, family relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, hopes, femme fatale, human nature, couples, chaos and mayhem, chaos, introspection, siblings relations, mysterious character, power relations, unsimulated sex, male nudity, death, love, dog, horse, gay, monkey ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, germany, europe, normandy

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Most similar movies to Pola X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, male nudity, loneliness, obsession, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pola X: Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999), My Favorite Season (1993), Thieves (1996), I Can't Sleep (1994), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 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, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, society, love triangle, introspection, human nature, artists and showbiz, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1920s, 19th century ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, tokyo
⇓ 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, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, family life, estrangement, introspection, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family gatherings, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 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, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, neo noir, family relations, love and romance, romance, dangerous attraction, parents and children, investigation, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 980
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, immigrants, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, golden years, life is a bitch, couple relations, city life, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, texas, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, life is a bitch, rise and fall, painting, blind character, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, society, couples, fall in love, romance, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, extramarital affair, scandal, voyeur, politician, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, restaurant, beach, borderline personality disorder, romance, strong sexual content, fall in love, love affair, human nature, misfit, mentally unstable, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, couples, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 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, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, love triangle, youth, sexual relations, unfulfillment, passionate interest, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, siblings relations, lovers reunited, aging, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, france, africa, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couples, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 538
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: touching, sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, breakup, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, romance, impossible love, looking for love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 2K
The Intruder (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: surfing, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, going straight, transplant, redemption, black market, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, couples, city life, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, introspection, society, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
An Affair of Love (1999)
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: erotic, psychological, sexual, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, love affair, psychoanalyst, romance, fall in love, couples, sex, hotel, love and romance, psychologist, woman in bathtub ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, human nature, filmmaking, midlife crisis, love affair, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.2
 10K
Intimacy (2001)
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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, bartender, unsimulated sex, love affair, couples, taxi driver, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 635
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: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: beach, casino, hotel, gambling, dealing with death, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Alice and Martin (1998)
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, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: male model, romance, parents and children, gays and lesbians, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, school, dysfunctional family, obsession, self discovery, homecoming, single parent, youth, society, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 875
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, disintegration, couples, breakup, love affair, dishonesty, estrangement, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister incest, river thames, marriage, wheelchair, brother sister relationship, wealth, siblings relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couple relations, dealing with death, contests and competitions, couples, haunted by the past, friends, midlife crisis, transvestism, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, egypt, cambodia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
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: psychological, gloomy, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, new wave, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 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, sexy, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, couples, infidelity, human nature, farm, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, romance, seduction, sexual attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
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, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, sexual relations, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: sexual relations, sex, strong sexual content, self discovery, apartment, tragedy, love, romance, fall in love, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 99K
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, sexuality, sexual relations, love and romance, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, desire, strong sexual content, youth ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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