Movies like The Rite 1969

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The Rite (1969)
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The Rite (1969)
Original name: Riten
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in debt, guilty of killing his former partner, is having an affair with that man's widow. She is Thea, high strung, prone to fits, and seemingly fragile, currently married to Sebastian's new partner, Hans. Hans is the troupe leader, wealthy, self-contained, and growing tired. The judge plays on the trio's insecurities, but when they finally, in a private session with him, perform the masque called The Rite, they may have their revenge.
Style: sexual, clever, sexy, serious, surreal, contemplative
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, performer's life, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, society, human nature, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, actor, mask, rite, actress, epilepsy, interrogation, director cameo, theatrical troupe, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 60s, 20th century

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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, infidelity, love affair, unfulfillment and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Rite: After the Rehearsal (1984), Winter Light (1963), The Silence (1963), The Touch (1971), The Passion of Anna (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, contemplative, talky, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, theater, infidelity, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, destiny, showbiz, alcohol abuse, love affair ...
Time: 80s
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, society, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, desire, travel, sister sister relationship, rage, lesbianism, incest, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recently divorced, aspiring filmmaker Helen (Jennifer Rubin) enters into a love triangle fueled by sexual hunger and manipulation. But as she attempts to define herself and fulfill her wants and needs, she must choose between her independence and ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, clever, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, infidelity, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: eastern europe
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, solitude, friendship, love affair, architect, love and romance, opposites attract, deadly, destiny, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, talky, sexy ...
Plot: massage, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited, couples, love and romance, starting over, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Double Standard (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is married already as long as he comes home to her as well. ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy
Plot: unfulfillment, injustice, couples, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, judge, father, bigamy ...
Time: 80s
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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: 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
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Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, human nature, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, love affair, hotel, performer's life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: clever, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bar, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, love and romance, self discovery, looking for love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Porn Theater (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: explicit sex, infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, human nature, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emilienne is an elegant and seductive study of a ménage-a-trois based on the novel by Claude Des Olbes. Nouky, a young artist, shows up at Emilienne's art gallery with her portfolio of erotic sketches. Emilienne is greatly impressed, unaware ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
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Time: 70s
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Summer Nights (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michele and Helene seem to be the perfect couple. However, on weekends, Michele steps into a secret life, as a transvestite, Mylene, in a hidden French forest. There, Mylene meets with a lover, Flavia, another transvestite who once fought alongside ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sincere ...
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In Real Life (2008)
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Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, filmmaking, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, film within a film, rehearsal, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aging, alcoholic, opening night, obsessed fan, actor's life, unfulfillment, introspection, alcohol abuse, human spirit, parents and children, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
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An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: captivating, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sexual relations, life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love triangle, adultery, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec
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38%
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A Rage to Live (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
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Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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38%
A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, witty, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, best friends, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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38%
The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, society, couples, social differences, celebrity culture, love and romance, looking for love, showbiz, romance, bittersweet ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, filmmaking, couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
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37%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
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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
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
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37%
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
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Man of Flowers (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), celebrity culture, love affair, isolation, unfulfilled love, human nature, dull life, longing, couples, introspection, destructive relationship, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, experimental ...
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Time: 30s, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 1930s ...
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