Movies like The Sting of Death

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The Sting of Death (1990)
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The Sting of Death (1990)
Original name: 死の棘
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: sexuality, psychological drama, suicide attempt, infidelity, insanity, marriage, adultery, marital crisis, revenge

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out erotic, serious, disturbing and psychotronic films with plots about adultery, infidelity, marriage, husband wife relationship, female nudity, sex and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sting of Death: Red Rose White Rose (1994), Life at the Top (1965), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967), I, a Woman, Part II (1968), The Letter (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Rose White Rose (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an ...
Plot: love, extramarital affair, marriage, love triangle, adultery, woman on top, husband wife relationship, reputation, seductress, infidelity, passion
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: china, shanghai china, shanghai
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95%
Life at the Top (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 'Life at the Top' is a sequel to 'Room at the Top', made in 1959. Ten years have passed and Joe Lampton now takes a wealthy lifestyle alongside his wife and two kids. But since he's married the boss' daughter, his rise ...
Plot: adultery, business
Place: yorkshire
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94%
Tokyo Train Girls 4: Young Wife's Desires (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Akiko is the heiress of a lumber business family that spans many generations. She married Hiroshi, a company man, and was leading a plain and happy life. But dark clouds overcast Akiko’s happy life when Hiroshi starts an affair with Michiyo, an ...
Plot: infidelity, wife, molestation, cheating wife, shower, female nudity, rape, adultery, sex scene, groping, revenge, husband wife relationship ...
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92%
The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with people who know him, tries to find out what made the young and ...
Plot: alienation, adultery, suicide attempt, unhappiness, doctor, outsider, anxiety, husband wife relationship, psychological drama, hiding place, wife husband relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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I, a Woman, Part II (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Newly married to a sexually perverted German millionaire, Siv submits herself to endless degradation before discovering that her husband harbors a diabolical secret.
Plot: marriage, millionaire, sadist, nazi, sex, lesbianism, female nudity, racist, adultery, extramarital affair, erotica, lesbian ...
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87%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: murder, blackmail, infidelity, deception, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
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70%
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Keiho (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The psychiatric evaluation of a young actor arrested for a brutal double murder concludes he may be unfit for trial. Further investigation, however, reveals the crime was a well-planned statement against the section of Japan's criminal code ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, left handedness, actor, murder suspect, courtroom, revenge, child abuse
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62%
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The Incident (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged with the murder. At Ueda's trial, a complex story ...
Plot: bicycle, courtroom, bridge, murder, court, barmaid, pregnancy, factory worker, stepfather, attempted rape, underage, sister sister relationship ...
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62%
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Playtime (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.
Plot: sculptor, seduction, infidelity, american abroad, adultery, hit and run, extramarital affair, marriage, ferrari, older man younger woman relationship, love, male female relationship ...
Place: paris france
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62%
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Silsiilay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A group of women find solidarity with each other as they negotiate their complicated love-lives.
Plot: infidelity, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, panic attack, love, husband wife relationship, betrayal, love triangle, extramarital affair, marriage, pregnancy, commitment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Malibu (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.
Plot: infidelity, scandal, corrupt lawyer, beach, coast, tennis, reporter, sex
Place: malibu california, los angeles
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60%
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Secrets (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman's unfulfilling marriage leads her into a passionate affair with a wealthy extramarital lover.
Style: erotic
Plot: female orgasm, lover, adultery, marriage, passion, lovers, boots, infidelity, female nudity, black dress, white panties, little girl ...
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57%
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Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Plot: adultery, husband, money, temptation, sex, adulteress, female nudity, woman, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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57%
Iwane: Sword of Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Iwane Sakazaki returns to his homeland and gets caught in the middle of an incident that results in the tragic death of two of his best friends from childhood. He decides to leave his domain, parting with his fiancée Nao, and becomes a vagrant ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, training, katana, decapitation, affair, slut, friend, murder, gift, uncle nephew relationship, japanese woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Telegraphist (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set against the beautiful backdrop of northern Norway, this film tells the story of a telegraphist in a very small community at the turn of the century.
Plot: husband wife relationship, sex, priest, fire, business, sea, coast, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfaithful wife, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
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56%
Life and Death (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.
Plot: infidelity, controversy, male nudity, gay, gay slur, gay interest, adultery, sexuality, doctor, terror, homosexuality, menage a trois ...
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56%
Ten Black Women (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kaze is a philandering TV producer. His wife and nine of his mistresses conspire to kill him. However each woman would rather keep him alive, as long as she was the only woman in his life.
Plot: polygamy, revenge, bare breasts, murder, ghost, adultery, television studio, cat fight, neglected wife, trapped, deception, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: adultery, husband wife relationship, marriage, infidelity, psychotherapy, arab, drinking contest, party, prostitute, sex, drugs, alcohol
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54%
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2 Masks for Alexa (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Curd Jurgens as the betrayed husband is incredibly expressive and believable; Rosabla Neri, as the philandering Alexa, delivers her usual thoughtful performance and, in doing so, makes her potentially cardboard cut-out character multi-dimensional, ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: adultery, revenge, female nudity, sex
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52%
The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.
Plot: adultery, infidelity, puritan, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, minister, illegitimate child, sexuality, pariah, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, colonial america ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Perfect Education (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfect marriage and intends to lock ...
Plot: schoolgirl uniform, kidnapping, sexuality, schoolgirl, jogging, hot spring, bondage, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Judgement (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Ai-Fak" is the story about Fak, a young Thai man who leaves the monkhood to care for his ailing father. When he returns home, he finds his father has married a much younger woman. She is very beautiful, but she is also mentally ...
Plot: mentally challenged, insanity, stepmother, thai
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Know How to Knit (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of Tanya, who is suddenly hit by a feeling that her existence is hopelessly devoid of meaning, is set in St. Petersburg. The city landscape provides the backdrop for Tanya's ups and downs as she takes drastic action, gets into scrapes ...
Plot: suicide attempt, depression, farce, solitude, diary, insane, mental institution, insanity, hiding place
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: railway station, winter, coal mine, flashback, father daughter relationship, marriage, supernatural power, railway, doll
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Excitement Class: Love Techniques (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Tormented by his first sexual stirrings, the teenager Isao dreams every night of his gym teacher Ikuko. He finally opens her heart but she rejects his advances. Frustrated, Isao invents all sorts of stratagies to disgust Ikuko´s fiance, a professor ...
Style: erotic
Plot: adultery, sexuality, teacher student relationship, teacher, voyeurism, student, sexual fantasy, female nudity, prostitute, sex, impotence, crush
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Book of Eve (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Romanian immigrant (Daniel Lavoie) uses good food, good humor and good conversation to break down the walls around a reclusive woman's (Claire Bloom) heart.
Plot: husband wife relationship, adultery, separation, confession, pawnshop, mother child relationship, shared bed, child neglect, grandparent grandchild relationship, artist, homelessness, alcoholic ...
Place: canada, quebec
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44%
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Wildfire (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank with a water pistol, and ended up in jail for eight years. ...
Plot: foster parent, robbery, marriage, jealousy, boarding school, orphan, adultery, menage a trois, prison
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43%
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Separate Ways (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, marital crisis, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, family problems, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, down on your luck ...
Time: future
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43%
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, disturbing, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional relationship, violence, rape, unhappiness, maid, dark past, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, secret, infidelity, suffering ...
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43%
Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Lucy Graham (Neve McIntosh) weds the much older Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham), his nephew Robert (Steven Mackintosh) is suspicious of the lovely young woman's motives. Soon, Robert's friend disappears, and Robert believes Lucy ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: governess, infidelity, false identity, marriage, love, deception, bigamy, blackmail, class society, falling, family relations, ritual ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%