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Sade (2000)
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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, sexy, sexual
Plot: s&m, convent, revolution, debauchery, prison, sexual relations, murder, couples, couple relations, rebellion, rebelliousness, passion, seduction, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, immorality, jealousy, adultery, teenage girl, masturbation, virginity, infidelity, atheism, suffering ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france

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Most similar movies to Sade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about society, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, couples, love and romance, death and couple relations mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Sade: Of Freaks and Men (1998), Fruits of Passion (1981), Young Adam (2003), Fellini's Casanova (1976), Danton (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, voyeurism, corporal punishment, depravity, porn, sadist, freak, manipulation, society, obsession, photographer, sexual perversion ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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100%
Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, prostitute, eroticism, dominatrix, bdsm, coitus, political unrest, sexual relations, love and romance, society, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s
Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, neo noir, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, court case, dishonesty, investigation, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1954, 50s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?
Style: realistic, serious, surreal, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: casanova, womanizer, looking for sex, libertine, couples, sexual content, romance, love and romance, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, venice, england, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, intrigue, death row, french history, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: revolution, friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, president, interracial romance, politics, master and servant, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: love triangle, strong sexual content, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, cheating wife, couples, love and romance, womanizer, lifestyle, sexual relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, master and servant, family relations, couples, infidelity, crimes, violence, double murder, true crime ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, political intrigue, royalty, betrayal, intrigue, romance, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 54K
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 ...
Style: erotic, realistic, witty, serious, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, priest, sadism, eccentricity, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, mental institution, maid, murder ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 5K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, voyeur, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, cheating wife, fall in love, dishonesty, manipulation, dull life, striptease, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: libertine, poet, infidelity, alcoholic, love and romance, actor's life, rebel, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage, writers, temptation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, criminal heroes, confined, legal, rise and fall, society, crimes, gay subtext, breaking the fourth wall, death sentence, gay interest ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, revolution, royal family, womanizer, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, king of france, intrigue, adventure, society, fugitives ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal court, royal family, aristocracy, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, prison, death sentence, tragic love, island, death row, redemption, introspection, romance, society, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 50s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexy, captivating, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society, isolation ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sex, sexuality, romance, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: paris france, venice, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love and romance, gender, romance, gays and lesbians, society, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, french revolution, politics, battles, friendship, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, aristocrat, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, folk hero, rebellion, revolution, vengeance, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, price of justice, social differences, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 1K
Bluebeard (1963)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: France, WWI. Landru, the father of four Children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: murder, serial killer, legal action, world war two, world war one, emotionless, couples, psychopath, estrangement, couple relations, human nature, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 618
The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, society, youth, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, love and romance, hopes, rebelliousness, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: convent, intrigue, burned alive, solitude, injustice, writer's life, wrongfully committed, forbidden love, woman in danger, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, feminism ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, society, rebellion, hopes, political unrest, political activism, state affairs, small town, crisis, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, surreal, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, emperor, radical, suicide, nationalism, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, arson, hostage, american football, nosy, injustice, down on your luck, violence spree, small town life, chaos and mayhem, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 26K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, confession, drifter, hanging, interrogation, death row, friendship, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, midwest, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%