Movies like Of Freaks and Men

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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual, dark humor
Plot: corporal punishment, manipulations, society, obsession, freak, photographer, voyeurism, pornographer, female nudity, sadist, camera, passion, transformation, depravity, sexual perversion, social differences, dishonesty, s&m, love, prostitute, porn, young woman, death, male female relationship, train ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg

Most similar movies to Of Freaks and Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, sexual and humorous films with plots about female nudity, society, male nudity, sex, couples, obsession and murder mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres. Some movies like Of Freaks and Men: Bawdy Tales (1973), Oblomov (1980), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), Dumas (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bawdy Tales (1973)
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: sexual, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: society, infidelity, confined, crimes, deadly, couples, dishonesty, clergy, nude bathing, death penalty, church, gay ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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: stylized, dark humor, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, taxi driver, telekinesis, dysfunctional family, addiction, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Oblomov (1980)
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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: friendship, society, love and romance, golden years, master and servant, family relations, family life, friends, sauna, farm, winter, thirty something ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, rome italy, india, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, dwarf, train ride, obsession, humiliation, virginity, cat and mouse, power relations, desire, passenger, lust, self destructing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: talky, surreal, clever, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, death, pregnancy, zoo, freak, couples, deadly, death in the family, love triangle, prostitute, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 540
Dumas (2010)
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, rivalry, hidden identity, intrigue, disorder, love affair, partners, buddies, dishonesty, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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1900 (1976)
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, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, political unrest, fall in love, leadership, society, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: murder, adultery, sexual relations, boss and employee, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, sexual dysfunction, dishonesty, couples, exploit, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
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: realistic, semi serious, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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: semi serious, humorous, clever, surreal, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, burned alive, gay, hell, marriage, devil, adultery, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, infidelity, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993)
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: disturbing, sexual, dark humor, serious, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, interracial relations, family in crisis, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, social differences, society, human nature, urban ghetto, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Style: clever, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, obsession, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, babies and infants, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Bel Ami (2012)
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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, ambition, manipulations, rise to the top, strong sexual content, dishonesty, society, rich and poor, journalist, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Salome's Last Dance (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Oscar Wilde watches an outrageous staging of his banned play "Salome" at a London brothel, with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover Bosey, and Lady Alice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, brothel, femme fatale, couples, sexual relations, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, writer's life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, obsession, lifestyle, midlife crisis, estate, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Acid House (1998)
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, mind bending, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: lsd, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, vandalism, infidelity, vengeance, murder, adult as child, child as adult, s&m, extramarital affair, baby ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 2K
Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, repression, couples, family problems, love affair, eccentric family, interracial relations, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, social misfits, buddies, youth, rock, injustice, punk, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Soulless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.
Style: captivating, realistic, dramatic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, social differences, self discovery, materialism, youth, opposites attract, twentysomething life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, high society, manager, banker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Adjuster (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An uptight insurance man and his film-censor wife become a kinky couple's landlords.
Style: psychological, offbeat, dark humor, humorous, witty ...
Plot: insurance, infidelity, sex, bisexual, nothing goes right, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, workplace situations, parents and children, small town, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Tsar (2009)
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: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, society, political corruption, rebelliousness, rise and fall, starvation, rebellion, royal court, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 994
Camouflage (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed in ...
Style: cynical, talky, thought provoking, humorous, clever ...
Plot: intrigue, summer camp, university, politics, idealism, manipulations, contests and competitions, teachers and students, human nature, society, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, campus, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it?
Style: realistic, biting, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: vietnam war, voyeurism, obsession, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cause and meaning, elderly lovers, media satire, self discovery, heist, coming of age, media ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Chess Players (1977)
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: realistic, serious
Plot: chess, couple relations, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, obsession, politics, tragic hero, ruler, political unrest, heroes, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, hypnosis, hysteria, power relations, one on one, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, obsession, epilepsy, dining hall, lecture hall, guardian angel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Preaching to the Perverted (1997)
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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: bdsm, fetish, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, looking for sex, city life, gays and lesbians, working undercover, infidelity, investigation, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, surrealism, insanity, insurance, poem, crucifix, salesman, save the world, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, life is a bitch, parents and children, social misfits, siblings relations, family relations, dogma, family problems, eccentric family, clergy, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, doctor, hopelessness, civil war, loneliness, morphine, hardship, repression, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: injustice, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, dishonesty, rebellion, righting the wronged, price of justice, escapades, life is a bitch, revolution, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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