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, filmmaker, dancing, school, monster, teacher, psychology, chess, dream, alternate reality, song, housewife, cinema, psychoanalysis, duel, screenwriter, shepherd, director, critic, surrealism, film within a film, dance, stream of consciousness, werewolf, oedipus complex ...

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Most similar movies to Sweet Dreams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and light films with plots about filmmaking, film within a film, actor, artists and showbiz, actress, surrealism and filmmaker mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Sweet Dreams: Bianca (1983), We Have a Pope (2011), Dear Diary (1993), The Mass Is Ended (1985), To Each His Own Cinema (2007). 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: humorous, sentimental, bleak, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychoanalysis, mental illness, cult, mathematics, dark humor, crimes, split personality, deadly, police investigation, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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, witty, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, catholicism, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, society, lifestyle, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
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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: anthology, surreal, intellectual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, diary, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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: humorous, sincere, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: church, village life, small town, culture clash, village, small town life, society, innocence lost, idealism, dark humor, family problems, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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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, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, world spanning, filmmaking, cinema, filmmaker, surrealism, cowboy, female director, suitcase, movie theatre, respect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa, asia, europe, latin america
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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, film school, dance, film within a film, filmmaking, university, army, high school, professor, baby, bomb, photographer ...
Time: year 2013
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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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: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, film within a film, bribery, relationship vs career, showbiz, political intrigue, ambition, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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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, overcoming, hopes, family in crisis, redemption, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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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, respect, railway, film set, filmmaking, film within a film, actor, director, filmmaker, death
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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: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, filmmaking, innocence lost, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz, film within a film, video camera, countryside, getting home, minimalism, turtle ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, new year, romance, small town, family relations, couples, fall in love, love triangle, small town life, love and romance, school, wedding present ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1920s
Place: italy, new jersey, tokyo, london
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45%
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: classroom, nightmare, unfaithful wife, teacher, entrepreneur, father son relationship, school, dream, extramarital affair, prostitute, entrepreneurship, shoes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: italy
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45%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, state affairs, partners, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
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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: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: movie business, film within a film, actor's life, play within film, actress, filmmaking, homosexual, love and romance, homesickness, kingdom, couples, movie studio ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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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: surrealism, unhappy ending, director, flashback, mafia, cardinal the priest, breaking the fourth wall, 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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: film within a film, filmmaking, disorder, artists and showbiz, ambition, escapades, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, obsession, against the odds, showbiz, native american ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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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 ...
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, director, surrealism, film within a film, filmmaking, actor, producer
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38%
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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: captivating, realistic, semi serious, psychological, humorous
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, hopes, society, memory loss, egoist, fan, catholic, communism, coach, bourgeoisie ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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38%
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The Factotum (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 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: cynicism, tv commercial, sarcasm, convertible, mistress, temptation, high school teacher, corrupt politician, ghost writer, speaker, school class, naivete ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
La tarea prohibida (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Expanding on ideas from "La Tarea" (Homework), Director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo continues his story, now of a young man completing an assignment for his film/video class. The young man invites Marieda, a middle-aged woman, over to his ...
Plot: mother son incest, incestuous sex, incest, pantyhose, erotica, black pantyhose, student, serenade, actress, school, singing, hidden camera ...
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36%
Clash of Egos (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tony has recently been released from a sentence for violent behaviour. He promises to improve his ways and is finally granted a few hours alone with his two children. They celebrate the reunion by going to the movies to see a new film by the famous, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, ego clash, righting the wronged, artists and showbiz, film producer, opening night, danish, barefoot male, car on fire, locked door, father daughter relationship, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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35%
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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, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, film within a film, birthday, movie camera, dancing, father daughter relationship, nurse, old woman, pneumonia, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: psychotronic, allegory, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, insect, cockroach, surrealism, dog, blood, husband wife relationship, newborn baby, pregnancy, film within a film, actor playing himself ...
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34%
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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, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, film within a film, financier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Attack Of The Bat Monsters (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Join schlock impresario Francis Gordon as his intrepid crew attempt to shoot an impromptu monster movie in the three days left over from the film they’ve just wrapped. From the Saul Bass opening title homage to its highly authentic, comic ...
Style: cult film, parody
Plot: actor, filmmaker, caterer, filmmaking, film within a film, screenwriter, respect, nudity (full frontal - brief), scream queen, actress
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jason and Shirley (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Jason and Shirley recreates the 1966 power struggle between Jewish, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Shirley Clarke and her subject, Jason Holiday, a fierce black gay queen over a 12-hour marathon filming session which gave ...
Style: psychological, light, contemplative, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, gay interest, manipulation, hustler, black man, alcohol, gay, friendship, cinema, friends, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Viva Erotica (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sing's last two films were flops, but he is given the helm on a Category III sex film and has to cope with a leading lady who won't do nude scenes, Triad backers, and a crumbling relationship with his girlfriend.
Style: sexy
Plot: hot, sex scene, pornographer, sexuality, director, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hotel, filmmaking, gender bending, actor's life, transsexual, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, village, showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%