Movies like Sweet Dreams 1981

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Sweet Dreams (1981)
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Sweet Dreams (1981)
Original name: Sogni d'oro
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michele Apicella is a young film and theater director, who lives his troubles as an artist. In Italy reach the Eighties, and Michele, who was contestant in the Sixties, now finds himself in a new era full of crisis of values and ignorance. So Michele, with his works, meants to represent the typical outcast and left indifferent intellectual outcast who establishes a breach between him and the world of ordinary people.
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: filmmaking, werewolf, dancing, monster, school, chess, psychology, teacher, dream, alternate reality, cinema, duel, psychoanalysis, director, housewife, screenwriter, surrealism, shepherd, filmmaker, critic, stream of consciousness, oedipus complex, mother son relationship, song, film within a film ...
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about filmmaking, film within a film, artists and showbiz, actor, surrealism, lifestyle and satire mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Sweet Dreams: Bianca (1983), The Mass Is Ended (1985), Dear Diary (1993), We Have a Pope (2011), La rabbia (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bianca (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychoanalysis, dark humor, mathematics, high school, mental illness, cult, split personality, crimes, police investigation, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, sincere, humorous
Plot: church, society, clergy, dark humor, solace, religions or cults, social relations, family problems, village, idealism, small town life, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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Dear Diary (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: surreal, intellectual, satirical, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: motorcycle, diary, self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, terminal illness, friendship, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, catholicism, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
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La rabbia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young director years old, lives with a girl. Active part of the Intellectual society, he represents perfectly the union between fear and determination, that changes deeply his way of understanding the world that surrounds him. His only aim is to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological
Plot: filmmaking, surrealism, actor, director, lifestyle, life philosophy, self discovery, social problems, filmmaker, producer, female nudity, male nudity ...
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The Teacher from Vigevano (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Primary school teacher Mr. Mombelli, nevertheless satisfied with his life, is driven by his wife to resign and starting a new activity. He invest all his goodwill setting up a footwear little factory. But after some time, unexpectedly, a financial ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: humiliation, father son relationship, school, teacher, cheating wife, retiring, entrepreneurship, taxes, entrepreneur, surrealism, nightmare, loss of wife ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
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Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological
Plot: memory loss, politics, satire, surrealism, state affairs, hopes, society, mother son relationship, political satire, character study, identity crisis, boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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Spice It Up (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A film student struggles to complete her thesis project.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: dancing, university, high school, filmmaking, army, abortion, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, baby, photographer, bomb, professor ...
Time: year 2013
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, redemption, overcoming, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, surreal ...
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Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s
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To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, world spanning, filmmaking, cinema, filmmaker, surrealism, cowboy, respect, movie theatre, suitcase, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Best Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her marriage and marry the best man. And although she is able to ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, new year, romance, small town, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, love triangle, couples, family relations, school, wedding present ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1920s
Place: italy, new jersey, tokyo, london
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The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dedicated teacher (Glenda Jackson) tries to reach out to juvenile delinquent students at a London alternative school.
Plot: school, teacher, troubled teen, mentally challenged, sex education, problem child, mental disorder, marijuana, school teacher, racism, director, theft ...
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The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: filmmaking, obsessive quest, ambition, society, career change, showbiz, director, bittersweet, hopes, partners, blind ambition, starting over ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, romania, hungary
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Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Sicily of the late 1940s, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches, finally realize their dream, and set up a Sicilian production company, thanks to the help of a local bishop. They start producing one box-office ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: flashback, breaking the fourth wall, cardinal the priest, surrealism, unhappy ending, director, mafia, film within a film
Place: sicily
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A King and His Movie (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Buenos Aires movie director, very fond of the legend of the King of Patagonia and Araucania, decides to make a movie about it. Despite of financial troubles, technical problems, misfortune and desertions, he undertakes the journey to Patagonia for ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, artists and showbiz, ambition, obsession, against the odds, showbiz, disorder, mannequin, carnival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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Clouds of May (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This is a movie within a movie, about a director, Muzaffer, who goes back to his hometown to make a film using a cast of local people (based on the director Ceylan's first feature, Kasaba). While Muzaffer is around, his mother complains about ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: filmmaking, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, innocence lost, human nature, husband wife relationship, friendship, father son relationship, old woman, village, immigration ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Genre: Biography, Comedy
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Duration: 78 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, fatherhood, autobiography, election, parents and children, family life, working class, redemption, couples, family relations, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1997, year 1994 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, london, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Factotum (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti), a young and corrupted minister, hires a new spokesman, honest and polite high school professor Luciano Sandulli (Silvio Orlando).
Plot: political corruption, male female relationship, satire, writers, archive, italian politics, teacher, student, money, controversy, corruption, politics ...
Place: rome italy
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37%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, hotel, transsexual, gender bending, artists and showbiz, prostitute, nothing goes right, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, actor's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
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Interview (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Federico Fellini welcomes us into his world of film making with a mockumentary about his life in film, as a Japanese film crew follows him around.
Style: realistic, semi serious, surreal, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: journalism, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, love and romance, performer's life, safari, diva, filmmaking, fascism, kama sutra, old age ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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37%
Everything for Sale (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wajda's homage to Zbigniew Cybulski, the "Polish James Dean" who starred in the director's ASHES AND DIAMONDS and died young. The movie follows the tribulations of a director attempting to make a movie with a Cybulski-like star ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: replacement, filmmaker, death, actor, director, railway, filmmaking, respect, film within a film, film set
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35%
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Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, performer's life, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, celebrity culture, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: semi serious, realistic, experimental, humorous, clever ...
Plot: politics, direction and purpose, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, years of lead, loneliness, communism, theater, unrequited love, critic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Il minestrone (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rome,1960.Four different people meet each other on Olympic games.They follow games and become friends talking about their sad lifes.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: poverty, prophet, hospital, surrealism, thief, dream, jail, funeral, hunger, wandering, restaurant, dog ...
Place: italy, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After her experiences in Nazi Germany, actress Macarena Granada traveled to Hollywood, where she became a star. In the 1950s, the diva returns to Francoist Spain to star a Hollywood blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile. (A sequel to “The ...
Style: light, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, movie business, actor's life, cinema, spanish civil war, showbiz, gay stereotype, homosexual, royal court, actor, homesickness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
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33%
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Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, captivating, light, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, financier, film producer, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, singer, filmmaking, brother sister relationship, nurse, birthday, dancing, old woman, father daughter relationship, pneumonia, mother daughter relationship, anxiety ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Maestro (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, self discovery, actor, jealousy, love, rivalry, friendship, actor's life, countryside, movie actress, cinema ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 5th century
Place: france, europe, venice
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