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Of Freaks and Men
Original name: Про уродов и людей
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: captivating, dark humor, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sexual
Plot: manipulations, social differences, society, dishonesty, s&m, sexual perversion, porn, proposal, domestic servant, moral dilemma, unhappy marriage, burial, fetish, gramophone, eavesdropping, nude photograph, blind woman, falling in love, young woman, abuse, cinema, pornography, filmmaker, pubic hair, bare breasts ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about society, female nudity, dishonesty, couples, sex, death and social differences mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like Of Freaks and Men: Bawdy Tales (1973), Dumas (2010), Oblomov (1980), 1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993), 1900 (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bawdy Tales
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Locked up in prison and awaiting execution, bored young vagabonds Bernardino (Ninetto Davoli) and Mammone (Franco Citti) pass their time competing in a vulgar storytelling competition, relating indecent accounts about castration, unsavory testicles ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: crimes, clergy, infidelity, confined, deadly, dishonesty, society, couples, costume, execution, pope, punishment ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Dumas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hidden identity, writer's life, intrigue, mistaken identity, love affair, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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Oblomov
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' estate. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, family life, golden years, master and servant, love and romance, society, family relations, friends, yawning, regret, courage, obesity ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, rome italy, india, england, moscow russia ...
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System:   71%
    User:   64%
 
1, 2, 3, Freeze
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A provocative, seemingly absurd patchwork movie which sends a worthwhile message about hope against all odds, love, children and human understanding. Schoolgirl Victorine has an insane mother and an alcoholic father who can never find his way home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, sexual, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, teenage life, urban ghetto, society, dysfunctional family, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, human nature, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, marseille
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System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
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1900
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, friendship, idealism, brutality, male nudity, revolution, social differences, corruption, political, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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Bel Ami
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sexual, captivating
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, manipulations, rise to the top, ambition, dishonesty, society, newspaper, adultery, couples, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
The Draughtsman's Contract
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, sexual, stylized, cynical ...
Plot: murder, adultery, sex, mystery, intrigue, art, dishonesty, estate, pornography, power relations, male nudity, brutality ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
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Marat/Sade
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, censorship, insanity, revolution, assassination, paranoid, freedom, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
The Chess Players
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the year 1856. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is the king of Awadh, one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British colonialists, intent on controlling this rich land, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: tragic hero, chess, social differences, political intrigue, political unrest, politics, society, state affairs, betrayal, obsession, couple relations, political corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rebelliousness, injustice, revolution, righting the wronged, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, vengeance, social differences, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
Wisconsin Death Trip
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, violence spree, small town, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, small town life, social decay, crimes, deadly, society, murder, unemployment ...
Time: 19th century, 1990s, 1890s, 1880s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
Preaching to the Perverted
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Harding MP, a British government minister on a moral crusade, hires an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, Peter Emery who works for a Christian computer company called Holy Hardware, to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, fetish, obsession, urban, couple relations, dangerous attraction, bdsm, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
The Molly Maguires
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: social decay, injustice, fighting the system, politics, rebellion, heroes, coal mining, betrayal, society, state affairs, terrorism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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    User:   58%
 
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Comrades
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: rebelliousness, labor union, rich and poor, social differences, working class, injustice, rebellion, deportation, society, power relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia
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Painted Fire
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, human spirit, rich and poor, power relations, politics, actor's life, social differences, alcohol abuse, ambition, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: asia, korea, japan, china
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System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
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Tsar
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, leadership, rise and fall, rebelliousness, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs, clergy, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
That Obscure Object of Desire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, cynical ...
Plot: obsession, virginity, manipulation, surrealism, postmodernism, destructive relationship, maid, relationships, women, pornography, psychology, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, paris france
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, addiction, infidelity, adultery, male nudity, drinking, postmodernism, parents and children, german, women, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid, germany
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
 6.0
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Marquise
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sexual
Plot: prostitute, tragic hero, rise and fall, romance, royal family, love and romance, society, couples, intrigue, couple relations, love triangle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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The Beehive
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: human nature, social differences, society, cafe, life is a bitch, urban, social misfits, post war, brothel, rich and poor, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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Scandal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: clever, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, british, rise and fall, political, runaway, corruption, social differences, political corruption, pornography, drinking, world politics ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: school, family life, human nature, couple relations, countryside, parents and children, small town, rich and poor, siblings relations, peasant, dancing, record player ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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Cousin Bette
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, betrayal, dysfunctional family, manipulation, fall in love, obsession, revolution, adultery, marriage, greed, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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America
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lisa, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a Portuguese. Fernanda, the Spanish ex-wife of Victor, taking advantage of the coming wave of illegal immigrants in Portugal, wants to do business with false passports. Since then, and to ...
Style: tragicomedy, serious, captivating, dark humor, realistic
Plot: immigrants, dishonesty, society, gang, social misfits, forgery, couple relations, couples, family relations, social relations, police arrest, passport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
The Emigrants
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, ship, sailing ship, journey, hopes, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, sweden, minnesota
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This BBC historical drama stars James Purefoy as Beau Brummell, the original sharp-dressed dandy of 18th-century London. A socialite responsible for inventing the modern suit, Brummell befriends and restyles Prince Regent of Wales.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: physical appearance, dishonesty, love and romance, society, master and servant, intrigue, rise and fall, fashion, destructive relationship, love triangle, social differences, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: adventure, fugitives, on the run, discrimination, racism, injustice, chases and races, chase, hopes, rebellion, interracial relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, north carolina
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Short Cuts
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: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
The Acid House
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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: god, infidelity, surrealism, transformation, revenge, male nudity, hospital, storytelling, weed, drugs, dishonesty, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
The Canterbury Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.
Style: sexual, semi serious, clever, surreal, humorous
Plot: strong sexual content, clergy, sexual relations, couples, devil, hell, gays and lesbians, infidelity, dishonesty, adultery, marriage, gay ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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