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Querelle (1982)
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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: sexy, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, disturbing, art house, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, gangsters, village, gang, graphic violence, love and romance, village life, sexual relations, couples, drug dealing, sexual content, social relations, gender, dishonesty, couple relations, male homosexuality, homosexuality, male nudity, sailor, sex scene ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Querelle: American Translation (2011), Beauty of the Day (1967), Urbania (2000), The Immortal Story (1968), The Stationmaster's Wife (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: young lovers, serial killer, love affair, crimes, murder, destructive relationship, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, gay, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: psycho sexual, sexual, erotic, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, sexual perversion, masochism, infidelity, sexual relations, sexual fantasy, obsession, cheating wife, sexual exploration, couples, prostitution ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, gay bashing, gay, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, city life, couples, crimes, gender, vengeance, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: legend, sailor, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, master and servant, betrayal, couples, sexual dysfunction, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couples, family problems, love triangle, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, lovers reunited, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
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83%
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sheik, stockholm syndrome, harem, romance, kidnapping, culture clash, sexual relations, couples, crimes, relationships, moral ambiguity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo
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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: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, couples, social relations, social differences, fall in love, love affair, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: realistic, emotional, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, sex scene, couples, gender, introspection, gay, family problems, sexual relations, lgbt, nudity (full frontal - brief), art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, police corruption, male prostitution, couples, society, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, drug dealing, gender, gays and lesbians, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 32K
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, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, bus, sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, paraplegic, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, isolation, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, gay ...
Time: contemporary
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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: sexy, sexual, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: confined, nudity (full frontal - brief), wooing, romance, strong sexual content, writer's life, lovers reunited, sexual relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, mysterious character, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: sexy, captivating, cynical, tense, surreal ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, tumor, death of husband, maid, orphan, wedding night, stroke, amputation, unrequited love, couple relations, innocence lost, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sexy, art house, stylized, talky, surreal ...
Plot: cannibalism, restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, strong sexual content, abusive husband, chef, surrealism, satire, sociopath, murder, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: gay, racism, bittersweet, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love and romance, gender, romance, gays and lesbians, society, couple relations ...
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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: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
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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: sexy, experimental, serious, surreal, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, love affair, lovers reunited, couple relations, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, poetry, lgbt, gay, homosexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sexual content, love affair, rape, sexual relations, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, fish out of water, eroticism, chance meeting, sex scene, interracial sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, serious, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: couples, power relations, sexual abuse, gender bending, moral dilemma, feminism, destructive relationship, love affair, strong sexual content, obsession, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
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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: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, midlife crisis, mogul, family problems, couples, proposal, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Mademoiselle (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sexually repressed school teacher releases her pent up passions in a series of shocking crimes.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, disturbing
Plot: countryside, obsession, village, teacher, forgery, society, opposites attract, couples, isolation, village life, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dry Cleaning (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bored couple takes in a young man who turns their lives inside out
Style: sexy, talky, serious, realistic, sexual ...
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Time: 90s
Place: france, switzerland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lesbian, lifestyle, destructive relationship, gangsters, nightlife, couples, crimes, sexual relations, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
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, psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, surreal ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, gay erotica, gay bar, gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, audition, s&m, strong sexual content, unsimulated sex ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, train travel, politics, honeymoon, exile, childhood trauma, against humanity, society, state affairs, moral dilemma, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%