Movies like Querelle

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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: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, surreal, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, 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, male nudity, sailor ...
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, couple relations, obsession, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Querelle: American Translation (2011), Beauty of the Day (1967), Harem (1985), The Stationmaster's Wife (1977), The Immortal Story (1968). 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: serial killer, love affair, murder, deadly, crimes, young lovers, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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95%
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: sexual, psycho sexual, erotic, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, unfaithful wife, brothel, sexual relations, sexual perversion, infidelity, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, female nudity, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 634
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, disturbing ...
Plot: sheik, harem, stockholm syndrome, romance, culture clash, sexual relations, crimes, couples, kidnapping, relationships, moral ambiguity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: couples, manipulation, love affair, lovers reunited, sexual relations, infidelity, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, family problems, betrayal, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: stylized, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: legend, sailor, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, betrayal, master and servant, power relations, couples, sexual dysfunction, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, gender, crimes, couples, urban, city life, gay bashing, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: psychological, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, destructive relationship, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, couples, social relations, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 395
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, serious, erotic ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, gender, society, transsexual, deadly, crime, couples, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: emotional, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, sexual relations, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, lgbt, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 29K
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, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 11K
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, orphan, maid, unrequited love, crutches, death of husband, marriage of convenience, tumor, perversion, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, art house, stylized, talky, surreal ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, cooking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sexual tension, chef ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: village, countryside, obsession, teacher, human nature, couples, opposites attract, society, forgery, dangerous attraction, isolation, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, menstruation, isolation, couple relations, couples, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: talky, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: confined, wooing, couples, romance, writer's life, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, prison life, lovers reunited ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison sex, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: society, gays and lesbians, femme fatale, strong sexual content, couples, power relations, love affair, fall in love, gender, manipulations, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, actor's life, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couples, sexual content, couple relations, fish out of water, sex scene, rape, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: atmospheric, sexual, stylized, serious, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, lovers reunited, introspection, couple relations, love affair, poetry, lgbt, poem, love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 74
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: tense, serious, disturbing, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, destructive relationship, femme fatale, life is a bitch, couples, human nature, dishonesty, lifestyle, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, couples, fall in love, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, crumbling marriage, prostitute, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crime, unlikely criminals, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 53K
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, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, masochism, sexual relations, obsession, sexuality, car accident, explicit sex, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 1K
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: touching, psychological, sexual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, gays and lesbians, love and romance, family relations, couples, transvestism, gender, small town, siblings relations, couple relations, urban, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, switzerland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: lesbian, doll, 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 ⇓
72%
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: self discovery, sexual relations, looking for love, city life, looking for sex, nightlife, couples, family relations, drug abuse, loneliness, teacher, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Untold Scandal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent ...
Style: sexual, psychological, captivating, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, seduction, love and romance, betrayal, couples, couple relations, love triangle, mind game, society, dishonesty, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%