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If They Tell You I Fell (1989)
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If They Tell You I Fell (1989)
Original name: Si te dicen que caí
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). These tales mix war stories, local gossip, comic book characters, fantasy and real events. The "aventis" told in this film are told in flashback. In the mid 80s, 45 or so years after the age of the "aventis," a doctor and a nurse-nun (who grew up together, and now are co-workers in a hospital) identify the corpse of one of the main characters of the "aventis" of their childhood and adolescence. Besides the interesting flashbacks - a chronical of the Civil War in a "typical" Barcelona microcosm itself, the discovery of this body (belonging to someone long presumed dead) leads to other surprises and unresolved doubts, several decades later
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense, erotic, sexual, sexy
Plot: friendship, spanish civil war, deadly, kidnapping, crimes, politics, obsessive quest, couples, pregnancy, voyeurism, sex scene, communism, teenage boy, father son relationship, adolescence, brother brother relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, mother son relationship, obsession, sexual relations, mystery, amateur detective, male homosexuality, love, sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe

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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 female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, death, murder, love and romance and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like If They Tell You I Fell: Imagining Argentina (2003), Lovers: A True Story (1991), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Between Your Legs (1999), In Praise of Older Women (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lovers: A True Story (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in '50s Spain, a young man leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée can get married. He rents a room from a widow, and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic
Plot: tragic love, widow, soldier, murder, love triangle, scam, seduction, obsession, forbidden love, fall in love, couple relations, gender bending ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexy, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, porn star, filmmaking, porn actress, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Between Your Legs (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, murder, rough sex, police investigation, love affair, sexual relations, danger, mentally unstable, frame up, strong sexual content, adultery, sexual obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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In Praise of Older Women (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Plot: politics, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, youth, soldier, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, sexual relations, innocence lost, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, barcelona spain, italy, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 53K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, desire, couple relations, passion, passionate sex, love and romance, sex, murder, false identity, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, delaware, morocco, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 1K
El mar (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, tuberculosis, forbidden love, terminal illness, political unrest, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, childhood friend, childhood friends, nun, gay ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 246
Baton Rouge (1988)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Antonio dotes on his mute brother and promises him a better life, symbolized by Baton Rouge. He's a gigolo who moves in with Isabel, wealthy and separated from her husband. She has nightmares of rape in her own bed, so Antonio encourages her to ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: murder, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, psychiatrist, extramarital affair, adultery, love triangle, police, deception, ex husband ex wife relationship, murder by drowning, beaten to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, memory loss, uncover truth, who done it, mysterious character, deadly, protagonist as suspect, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 476
Lolita's Club (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The plot follows the story of twin brothers, one is a coldhearted violent police officer, the other is a helpless romantic with a mental disability. The two brothers are tragically involved with a prostitute who works in the bordello that gives the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitute, twins, sexual relations, murder, police corruption, brothel, teenage prostitute, on the run, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 2K
Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london, pittsburgh, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 11K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes of passion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 2K
Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: sexy, captivating, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, love affair, love triangle, obsession, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, deadly, love and romance, soldier ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 14K
High Heels (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, actress, love triangle, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, mexico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, epic
Plot: military, nun, anarchist, war, politics, rebellion, state affairs, society, strong female presence, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 7K
Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, atrocity, civil war, massacre, arson, chaos, romance, political unrest, couple relations, violence spree, sexual content, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, asia, new delhi, pakistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Killing Me Softly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, obsession, sex, love affair, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, obsessive love, bdsm, love, fall in love, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: injustice, murder, investigation, fascism, deadly, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, journalism, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 30s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: spain, europe, puerto rico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 103K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, missing person, sexual relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, gay, self discovery, social misfits, society, romance, lifestyle, coming out, social differences, discrimination, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, intrigue, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, vengeance, love affair, dishonesty, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, spain, lisbon portugal, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.6
 542
For Sale (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, mind bending, sexy ...
Plot: wedding, investigation, prostitute, private detective, nightclub, on the road, missing person, obsession, on the run, love and romance, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, romance, society, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hamburg germany, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, wartime life, village life, communism, storytelling, village, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, sexual relations, prostitute, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, war, murder, battles, photojournalist, obsessive quest, love affair, journalism, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, based on true events, visually appealing ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, uncover truth, idealism, journalism, state affairs, media, soldier, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%