Movies like Quills

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Quills (2000)
 7.3
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty, intense, melancholic, sexy, stylized, rough ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, murder, priest, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, french revolution, sadism, crimes, mental institution, eccentricity, perversion, french, period piece, maid, complex characters, hospital, greed, psychology, fighting the system, pornography, couple relations, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, storytelling, husband wife relationship, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Quills: Star 80 (1983), Henry & June (1990), Delta of Venus (1995), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), De Sade (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes of passion, rise and fall, fame, obsession, murder, deadly, couple relations, playboy, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
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100%
 6.3
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, couple relations, love affair, writer's life, sexual relations, couples, womanizer, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, soldier, secret, romance, bdsm, womanizer, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, mexico ...
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100%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, innocence lost, love triangle, mind game, passion, arranged marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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De Sade (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The 18th-century French marquis (Keir Dullea) recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: sexual content, couples, power relations, estate, sexual abuse, obsession, sexual relations, social decay, mental illness, woman in danger, graphic violence, mind game ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, artists and showbiz, notoriety, filmmaking, redemption, strong sexual content, actor's life, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 80K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, friendship, mentally unstable, coming of age, borderline personality disorder, female protagonist, patient, eating disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marat/Sade (1967)
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, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, crimes, state affairs, deadly, power relations, psychopath, s&m ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 43K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, royal court, aristocracy, period piece, tragic love, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 13K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, poet, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, gay teenager, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, writer's life, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, holland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, looking for sex, school, artists and showbiz, immigrants, womanizer, writer's life, social relations, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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43%
 6.9
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay protagonist, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, profanity, rebelliousness, couple relations, tragic love, graphic violence, couples, unsuccessful, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, london, australia, brighton ...
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43%
 5.2
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, based on true events, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, lifestyle, ambition, society, against the rules, painting, dying, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, radical, emperor, suicide, nationalism, state affairs, writer's life, tragic hero, political unrest, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
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Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, toilet humor ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, addiction, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, filmmaking, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 2K
Sade (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: convent, revolution, prison, s&m, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, murder, rebellion, rebelliousness, seduction, passion ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, research, professor, student, sexual relations, marriage, college, scientist, free love, interview, teaching, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 2K
Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, romance, society, family problems, couple relations, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, male female relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.2
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: technology, prodigy, apple computer, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, dialogue driven, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, computer, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: murder, confined, rise and fall, society, criminal heroes, legal, deadly, crimes, death row, crime, gay interest, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 797
Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: radical, obsession, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, social misfits, assassination attempt, losing-it hero, lifestyle, society, deadly, celebrity culture, urban ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, prison, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, rebellion, prodigy, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, lesbian romance, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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