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Pola X (1999)
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, melancholic, art house, sexual, surreal, erotic, enigmatic ...
Plot: incest, femme fatale, romance, mysterious character, unsimulated sex, obsession, destructive relationship, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, power relations, writer's life, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, chaos, male nudity, death, female nudity, explicit sex, sex scene, breasts, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, germany, normandy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about male nudity, storytelling, couples, obsession, catastrophe, relationships and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Pola X: The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Thieves (1996), My Favorite Season (1993), I Can't Sleep (1994), Damage (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: snow, fireworks, subway, prison, romance, rise and fall, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, murder, obsession, neo noir, investigation, couple relations, dangerous attraction, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, introspection, family gatherings, reunion, family life, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.0
 949
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, immigrants, gays and lesbians, social misfits, urban, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, texas, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 6.9
 14K
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, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, scandal, voyeur, politician, extramarital affair, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, scientist, siblings relations, parents and children, fall in love, class society, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, friends, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.4
 15K
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, borderline personality disorder, beach, restaurant, romance, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, couple relations, kiss, femme fatale, mental breakdown, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: childhood, baron, infidelity, writer's life, introspection, voyeurism, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1910s, 1890s, 19th century ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: sexual, psychological, erotic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, love triangle, youth, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, violin, girl, love triangle, romance, fall in love, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, brussels belgium, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, sexual, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, sex, hotel, love and romance, ring, sex with a stranger, sexual attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: male model, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, on the run, haunted by the past, pregnancy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
 3K
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, new wave, love triangle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 527
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, impossible love, romance, adultery, eroticism, looking for love, midlife crisis, breakup, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 864
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: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, betrayal, love affair, tragic love, family gatherings, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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: strong sexual content, erection, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, unsimulated sex, bartender, couples, love affair, hotel room, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, friends, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, midlife crisis, transvestism, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 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, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: twins, marriage, first love, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 1K
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: atmospheric, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surfing, going straight, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 96K
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, sexual, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, love and romance, sexual relations, rebelliousness, friends, rebellion, protest, youth, desire, lovers, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, sex, self discovery, apartment, tragedy, love, destructive relationship, extramarital affair, romance, haunted by the past, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Temptress Moon (1996)
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, addiction, society, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: talky, gloomy, psychological, serious, biting ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, pregnancy, romance, suburbs, mentally unstable, mental illness, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, serious, gloomy, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, farm, school, human nature, romance, self discovery, secret, attraction, widow, passion, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, necrophilia, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance, youth, couples, sex, suicide, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, gay relationship, summer vacation, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, extramarital affair, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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