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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, sexy, sexual
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, kidnapping, politics, crimes, couples, obsessive quest, sex scene, communism, father son relationship, teenage boy, adolescence, brother brother relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, mother son relationship, brothel, pregnancy, voyeurism, male homosexuality, obsession, mystery, sexual relations, amateur detective, love, sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and erotic films with plots about female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, death, male nudity, couples and murder mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like If They Tell You I Fell: Imagining Argentina (2003), Lovers: A True Story (1991), Between Your Legs (1999), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), 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: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, compassion, father daughter relationship, revolution, sex crime, revolutionary, empire, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america, venice, europe ...
⇓ 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: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: tragic love, secret lover, seduction, love triangle, love, destructive relationship, love and romance, romance, betrayal, couples, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Between Your Legs (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 115 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: sex addict, murder, adultery, rough sex, police investigation, love affair, sexual relations, mentally unstable, frame up, strong sexual content, dog, sexual obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, erotic, sexual, romantic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, bdsm, strong sexual content, porn actress, love and romance, female masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, porn star, sexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, older woman younger man relationship, frontline, spanish civil war, love, farm, execution, adultery, seduction, prostitute, female nudity, neighbor ...
Time: 90s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, italy, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, romantic, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, obsession, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, passion, passionate sex, couple relations, erotica, desire, seduction, love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: cuba, argentina, new orleans, latin america, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
 2K
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, erotic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, tuberculosis, gay erotica, childhood friend, friendship, gay rape, society, life is a bitch, political unrest, terminal illness, haunted by the past, forbidden love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 518
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, twins, sexual relations, sex trafficking, teenage prostitute, murder, police corruption, brothel, on the run, family relations, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: female protagonist, murder, stalking, mystery, uncover truth, memory loss, mysterious character, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 300
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, neo noir
Plot: murder, brother sister relationship, psychiatrist, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, love triangle, adultery, extramarital affair, deception, blackmail, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, husband wife relationship, high school, teachers and students, haunted by the past, self discovery, sex on a train, introspection, couple relations, couples, power relations, history teacher ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 331
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, love triangle, couples, friends, romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, best friends, friendship, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 12K
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: disturbing, erotic, sexy, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, crimes, necrophilia, character study, psychology, investigation, femme fatale, perversion, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, erotic, captivating, emotional, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 16K
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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: enigmatic, serious, sentimental, art house, sexy ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, guilt, who done it, mother daughter reunion, romance, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, lgbtq, transvestite ...
Time: 90s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: romantic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, epic ...
Plot: world war one, war, love, love story, missing person, private detective, investigation, obsession, tragedy, sacrifice, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1917
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 9K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, fascism, friendship, civil war, teacher, children, depression, latin, anarchist, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, galicia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 567
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: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: wedding, sex scene, making love, private investigator, prostitute, private detective, investigation, missing person, nightclub, on the road, mystery, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1997
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 8K
Earth (1999)
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: sexy, emotional, art house, affectionate, allegory ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masseur, politics, friendship, romance, revenge, violence, vengeance, death, british, betrayal, lion, hinduism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, tokyo, berlin germany, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 112K
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, sexy, surreal, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: rape, friendship, tragic love, hospital, suicide, obsession, tragic event, coma, female nudity, loneliness, sex, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, latin america, madrid, europe, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, transvestism, friendship, self discovery, coming out, social differences, discrimination, introspection, society, romance, lifestyle, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexy, sexual, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, obsession, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, love affair, fatal attraction, bdsm, sex scene, fall in love, sex game, lust ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, san francisco, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, sex scene, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, love and romance, tragic love, introspection, love affair, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, china, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, lovers reunited, breast feeding, dishonesty, erotica, female nudity, fall in love, sabotage, love affair, love and romance, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 459
Beloved/Friend (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, contemplative
Plot: gay, lgbt, male prostitute, lgbtq, terminal illness, pregnancy, midlife crisis, friendship, friends, couples, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: philosophical, sexy, atmospheric, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Plot: writers, childhood, writer's life, voyeurism, melancholy, art, guilt, hallucination, death, surrealism, artist, memory ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: france, tokyo, portugal, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: political, serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, civil war, anarchism, feminism, anti fascism, anarchy, world war one, spanish history, gender, female warrior, world war two ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 114 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: spanish civil war, writers, spanish history, investigation, injustice, murder, writer's life, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, puerto rico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 24K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, erotic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, erotica, murder, mystery, femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief), voyeurism, investigation, mysterious character, secret identity, group therapy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 110 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, sexy, enigmatic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: sex, obsession, infidelity, romance, fashion, adultery, violence, betrayal, loneliness, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%