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, adultery, marital crisis, revenge

Most similar movies to The Sting of Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychotronic and erotic films with plots about adultery, infidelity, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), extramarital affair, sex and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Sting of Death: Life at the Top (1965), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967), Keiho (1999), Malibu (1983), The Incident (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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 ⇓
86%
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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: memory loss, split personality, murder suspect, courtroom, actor, revenge, child abuse, left handedness
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65%
 5.9
 74
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, coast, reporter, tennis, beach, corrupt lawyer, sex
Place: los angeles, malibu california
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61%
 6.6
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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, flashback, knife, abortion, murder, lawyer, barmaid, court, pregnancy, underage, factory worker ...
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60%
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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, female nudity, adulteress, sex, woman, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: nudity (full frontal - brief), coast, sea, business, small town, priest, husband wife relationship, adultery, erotica, sex, fire, infidelity ...
Time: 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: bisexual, male nudity, menage a trois, adultery, gay slur, gay interest, homosexuality, infidelity, gay, violence, female nudity, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, murder, bare breasts, adultery, ghost, sex scene, cat fight, neglected wife, trapped, deception, television studio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, comb, travel, friend, decapitation, affair, katana, gift, japanese woman, dojo, slut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: reputation, extramarital affair, love, adultery, woman on top, love triangle, marriage, husband wife relationship, seductress, infidelity, passion
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: shanghai, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, illegitimate child, extramarital affair, letter, pariah, adulteress, minister, sexuality, male female relationship, colonial america ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: kidnapping, schoolgirl uniform, sexuality, schoolgirl, jogging, hot spring, bondage, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
48%
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: sex, student, teacher, teacher student relationship, impotence, sexuality, sexual fantasy, adultery, female nudity, prostitute, voyeurism, crush
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jadviga's Pillow (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is the filmed version of Pál Závada's novel of the same title, which was first published in 1997 and soon became a bestseller. The story takes place during World War I and afterwards in a small town in south-eastern Hungary. It tells ...
Plot: female director, adultery, pubic hair, based on a novel, world war one
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Pan (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Edvarda arrives at the little Norwegian village, to stay with some family, she find the Lt., Thomas Glahn, very interesting. Soon they fall in love. It's a very passionate relationship, but this leads to problems. Both of them are very ...
Plot: murder, forest, love, infidelity
Place: norway, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Obscure Spring (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Igor is a plumber; Pina serves coffee. It is winter and they both deeply desire each other, but they are not free. In trying to figure out how to realize their love, she decides to make a lion costume for her little son and he decides to buy a ...
Plot: infidelity, seductress, single mother, adultery, sex scene, extramarital affair, large breasts, force feeding, large penis, cunnilingus, male nudity, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disturbing, tense, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional relationship, unhappiness, rape, violence, dysfunctional marriage, suicide attempt, maid, secret, neighbor, infidelity, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Woman of the Lake (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.
Plot: blackmail, adultery, photographer, stalker, sea, extramarital affair, stalking, maniac, pornographer, passionate kiss, japanese new wave, body double ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mr. Singh / Mrs. Mehta is a 2010 Hindi-language film starring Prashant Narayanan and Aruna Shields. It's directed by Pravesh Bhardwaj. The film is produced by Manu Kumaran and was released on June 24, 2010. Mr Singh/Mrs Mehta is directorial ...
Plot: male female relationship, adultery, necklace, extramarital affair, infidelity, nude painting, painter, classical music
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ...
Plot: sex, adultery, female nudity, nymphomaniac, mental institution
Time: 1930s
Place: tuscany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dangerous Indiscretion (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A womanizing executive picks up a divoree and embarks in an affair, only to have his life destroyed by her jealous husband.
Plot: adultery, revenge, condom, loveless marriage, cuckolded husband, womanizer, cheating wife, cuckold
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, family problems, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, down on your luck ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: insanity, seaside, fishing, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, small town, grandfather grandson relationship, boy
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Husbands and Lovers (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stefan finds that he can no longer tolerate the arrangement of his cheating wife ... he, the husband, gets her during the week and her lover gets her on the weekends. At the same time the wife finds herself increasingly drawn to the violence of her ...
Plot: cuckold, spanking, troubled marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), s&m, unfaithful wife, breasts, rough sex, infidelity, cuckolded husband, female full frontal nudity, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: mistress, immaturity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, male female relationship, death of father, old age ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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