Movies like Querelle

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Querelle (1982)
 6.8
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane, who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Then, Querelle has become vulnerable and soft, and soon the once powerful object of passion comes to belong to Seblon.
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, surreal, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, gangsters, village, gang, sexual relations, couple relations, drug dealing, graphic violence, love and romance, village life, couples, dishonesty, gender, sexual content, social relations, profanity, male homosexuality, homosexuality, gay, sailor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to Querelle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, sexy, realistic and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, male nudity, sexual relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Querelle: Beauty of the Day (1967), American Translation (2011), Urbania (2000), Harem (1985), The Stationmaster's Wife (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, brothel, unfaithful wife, sexual perversion, infidelity, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, psycho sexual, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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100%
American Translation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, love affair, murder, crimes, deadly, young lovers, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, gender, crimes, couples, urban, city life, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 623
Harem (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Diane is a sophisticated trainee on the New York Stock Exchange who is suddenly kidnapped and held captive in a North African desert hideaway by Selim, an Arab mogul.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sheik, harem, romance, stockholm syndrome, culture clash, sexual relations, crimes, couples, kidnapping, relationships, moral ambiguity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 201 min.
Story: The lackluster and plodding Bolweiser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every available guy.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: couples, love affair, manipulations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, gays and lesbians, love and romance, betrayal, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Immortal Story (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.
Style: stylized, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: legend, power, sailor, master and servant, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, betrayal, power relations, sexual dysfunction, couples, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 46K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 3K
Girlfriends (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, sexual relations, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love affair, couples, social relations, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.0
 915
Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: emotional, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, couples, gender, sexual relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, sex scene, gay, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 386
Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: sexual, rough, disturbing, sexy, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, crimes, gender, society, investigation, law enforcement, couples, sexual relations, teenage life, transsexual, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 28K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 10K
Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: wedding night, stroke, death of husband, unrequited love, maid, crutches, tumor, marriage of convenience, orphan, perversion, hypocrisy, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, feminism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 1K
Mademoiselle (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sexually repressed school teacher releases her pent up passions in a series of shocking crimes.
Style: sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: village, countryside, obsession, teacher, human nature, society, forgery, opposites attract, couples, dangerous attraction, isolation, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night and the Moment (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes ...
Style: twists and turns, sexual, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: confined, couples, romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, wooing, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, love and romance, prison life, writer's life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, los angeles, europe, usa, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison life, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, couple relations, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couples, sexual content, fish out of water, sex scene, rape, love and romance, fall in love, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, mental illness, dysfunctional family, infidelity, obsession, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy ...
Style: controversial, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: manipulations, lifestyle, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, gender bending, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, society, gender, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, couple relations, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: doll, lesbian, satire, gender, clergy, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, aging, alcohol abuse, tv show, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, new york, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, society, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, introspection, poetry, lgbt, gay, homosexual ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 51K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: lust, masochism, deviant sex, sexual relations, explicit sex, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fox and His Friends (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, gay, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, promiscuity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, working class, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, tokyo, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: looking for love, self discovery, sexual relations, city life, looking for sex, nightlife, couples, family relations, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 26K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, honeymoon, politics, assassin, haunted by the past, political unrest, family relations, desire, estrangement, sin ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 356
La león (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, disagreement, couples, isolation, love and romance, immigration, gay lead character, murder, gay slur, island, male rape, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%