Movies like Quills

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Quills (2000)
 7.3
 53K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
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, witty, sexual, intense, melancholic, sexy, stylized, rough ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, eccentricity, priest, rape, hypocrisy, sadism, period piece, murder, emperor, french revolution, mental institution, crimes, french, maid, complex characters, hospital, aristocracy, corporal punishment, fighting the system, greed, psychology, pornography, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe

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Most similar movies to Quills

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and sexual films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, obsession, brutality, mentor and pornography mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Quills: Star 80 (1983), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Henry & June (1990), Delta of Venus (1995), 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, playboy, obsession, rise and fall, fame, murder, deadly, couple relations, showbiz, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
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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, aristocracy, seduction, sexual relations, mind game, love triangle, innocence lost, passion, casanova, nudity (full frontal - brief), arranged marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
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, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, couples, sexual relations, 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: 102 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: world war two, infidelity, writers, bdsm, jealousy, extramarital affair, soldier, secret, romance, love triangle, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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De Sade (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 18th-century French marquis (Keir Dullea) recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: master and servant, obsession, mental illness, sexual relations, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, mind game, sexual content, graphic violence, estate, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 84K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, painting, jealousy, artist, bisexuality, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 40K
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, golden age of porn, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, strong sexual content, actor's life, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, miami, new york, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 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, deadly, state affairs, society, psychopath, s&m, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 16K
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: homoerotic, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, male homosexuality, writer's life, prison, gay slur ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Liechtenstein, West Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: masochism, prostitute, nun, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, sexual relations, perversion, dirty old man, obsession, murder, lesbian sex, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1780s
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67%
 7.5
 46K
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: love triangle, king, love affair, queen, royal family, aristocracy, royal court, high society, tragic love, period piece, coup d'etat, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 15K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay, poet, lgbt, gay teenager, mentor, writer's life, gays and lesbians, infidelity, pregnancy, gay sex, romance, breast feeding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, strong sexual content, social relations, womanizer, writer's life, immigrants, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, love and romance, deadly, gender, crimes, gays and lesbians, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, brighton, australia ...
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35%
 5.2
 3K
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: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 827
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 56K
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 ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, sexual relations, masochism, obsession, explicit sex, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, censorship, fetishism, photographer, prejudice ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: gay, racism, bittersweet, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, society, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
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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, novelist, family problems, couple relations, love triangle, society, romance, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, legal, society, rise and fall, deadly, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, death row, gay subtext, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.8
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, lesbian romance, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1954 ...
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, tense ...
Plot: s&m, convent, revolution, prison, debauchery, sexual relations, aristocrat, couples, murder, couple relations, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, prodigy, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, performer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, couples, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, society, deadly, suffering, men hatred, low lives, hypocrisy, drugs/alcohol, breaking point, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 48K
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, marriage, scientist, college, free love, interview, teaching, lesbian, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%