Movies like Splendor 1989

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Splendor (1989)
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Splendor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets aid in his almost quixotian quest from projectionist Luigi (Troisi) and ushurette Chantale (Vlady). However, Jordan is finally forced to sell the Splendor to businessman Lo Fazio (Piperno), which plans to transform it in some kind of furniture store. When Jordan leaves the theater for the last time (the very first scene), he recalls the glorious days of Splendor and movies in general.
Plot: dancing, business, village, striptease, stripper, theater, cinema, television, smoking, respect, movie theatre, flashback, dance, projectionist
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and sexy films with plots about female nudity, dancing, flashback, unfulfillment, death, family relations and friendship mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like Splendor: A Special Day (1977), The Night (1961), Down the Ancient Stairs (1975), Everybody's Fine (1990), 8? (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Special Day (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, friendship, neighbor, housewife, society, politics, opposites attract, romance, against humanity, gender, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: rome italy, italy
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95%
 8.1
 18K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, los angeles, europe, usa, milan italy ...
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76%
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 ⇓
75%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: emotional, clever, sentimental, tragicomedy, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, dysfunctional family, introspection, bittersweet, homeless, estrangement, family problems, family life, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 107K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, childhood, extramarital affair, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, self involved, producer, star, postmodernism, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see that a former French professor has settled there with his young wife and their three children to produce goat cheese, in order to escape the ...
Plot: goat, cheese, language, village, family relations, xenophobia, herd, villager, snow, flashback, priest, fight ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, non-linear
Plot: terminal illness, siblings relations, reunion, family in crisis, social differences, unfulfillment, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, humble, family relations, painting, agony ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 21st century ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Beekeeper (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.
Style: road movie
Plot: suicide, hitchhiker, beehive, beekeeper, bee, kiss, death, encounter, intercourse, assault, cinema
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Queen of the Blues (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A seedy striptease club in London's West End becomes the target for unpleasant crooks.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: striptease, strip club, female nudity, stripper, sex, exploitation, topless dancing
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Children Thief (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Although he was once a colonel in Argentina, the principal character in this film is now a wealthy exile living in Paris with his beloved wife, who has been unable to bear children. To fill this void in their lives, he feeds and clothes abandoned ...
Plot: braless teen, mime, rain, dressing gown, undressing, statutory rape, train, ocean liner, monkey, umbrella, female nudity, elephant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Almost a Man (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jacques Perrin was awarded Best Actor at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his gripping portrayal of a young writer's descent into madness. Alienated, neurotic, and plagued by guilt, Perrin retreats from reality, loses interest in work, and ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, flashback, neurosis, hunting, world war two, psychoanalysis, house, hiding place, mother son relationship
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 226K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, childhood, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, friendship, censorship, funeral, generation gap, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 124
Sweet Skin (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Strip-tease has a pleasing Paris setting and a convincing strip club atmosphere, where a roster of exotic dancers do their thing. Making the club atmosphere work is the animated Dany Saval, as a charming gossip and outspoken cheerleader for the art ...
Plot: idle rich, nudity (full frontal - brief), ballerina, high society, ladies man, stripper, female nudity, striptease, womanizer
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Land in Between (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: SILHOUETTE: Nigerian prostitutes dealing with miscellaneous customers EUGLEN & GERTIAN: Daily recruitment of Albanian immigrants seeking work but without working residency permit. SELF SERVICE: a night with Ahmed, egyptian illegal gas ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: migration, landscape, prostitute, racism, shepherd, television, non professional cast, house painter, albanian, immigrants
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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La nube (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An eclectic group of actors struggle to save their theater from being demolished and replaced with a shopping mall. Max, the leader of the troupe, is a workaholic director who abandoned his family to build his career and is forced to confront the ...
Plot: television, theater, demonstration, government official, power outage, urban setting, funeral, courthouse, actor, power failure, street, robbery ...
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43%
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 368
Maryline (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wannabe actress follows her dreams and moves to Paris.
Plot: dead animal, knife, kiss, wine, beach, cut, telephone call, bird, bus, blood, female protagonist, falling into water ...
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41%
A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, witty, mind bending ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, fanatic, price of fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, society, daring rescue, politics, rebellion, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Corridor (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The atmosphere of a corridor between yesterday and tomorrow, where many doors open into the unknown ... A series of faces, gestures and images both real and imagined time. (A fragmentary narrative without dialogue and depicts several people in ...
Plot: female nudity, fire, party, arson, smoking, dancing, shotgun, drinking
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Black Frost (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three farmers work on a farm in Entre Ríos, a sparsely populated lowland region of Argentina traversed by rivers. Their crops are affected by ‘black frost’ which threatens to destroy their harvest. One day, a young woman appears at their door; ...
Plot: dog, countryside, village, dancing, pig, chicken
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.4
 2K
Natarang (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guna is a village labourer in the hinterlands of Maharashtra. Holding a passion for the 'tamasha' theatre shows, he decides to start his own troupe. Instead of the prestigious role of the king he always dreamed of, he ends up having to ...
Plot: performer, bodybuilder, loss of job, dance, sabotage, tour bus, effeminacy, dancing, worker, theater, theatrical troupe, lynching ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 671
Macaroni (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disorder, culture clash, friendship, mistaken identity, on the road, society, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, world war two ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 2K
The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: bleak, sincere, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, death of mother, mourning, funeral, prison, legal, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 62K
Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, cult film, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, bare breasts, erotica, female full frontal nudity, rivalry, showbiz, strip club, sexual relations, striptease, strong sexual content, dancing, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One Naked Night (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After the death of her prostitute mother, a young woman travels to New York City only to find herself in the clutches of lecherous men and deviate women. She tries to avoid the fast nightlife lifestyle, but she finds it more difficult than it sounds.
Plot: flashback, striptease, seduction, suicide, lesbian sex, wild party, model, exploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, workplace situations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, workplace, petty job, village, immigrants, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Knew Her Well (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana, a young woman from the provinces, moves to Rome in order to become a celebrity.
Plot: salon, beach, sunbathing, starlet, publicist, indifference, producer, materialism, suicide by jumping, emptiness, frustration, sexpot ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 87
Melissa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Melissa follows her dream of becoming a dancer all the way to New York City but finds when she gets there that reaching her goal might cost more than she is willing to sacrifice. In dire need of money, she becomes an exotic dancer in a strip club ...
Plot: dancer, striptease, arrest, police arrest, strip club, female nudity, best friend, stripper, answering machine message, divorced father
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
That Splendid November (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the most traditional Sicilian, a 18 year old is in full arousal. His relationship with breathtaking mature woman will create a great controversy in the retrograde Sicilian society.
Plot: incestuous desire, incest, darts, skeet shooting, deep cleavage, cuckold, nipples visible through clothing, corruption, jealousy, flashback, sex between cousins, wet t shirt ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 800
Traffic Jam (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A large international cast takes part in this comedy in which the stories of numerous individuals whose cars are stalled in a massive Roman traffic jam are told.
Style: italian comedy, dark humor
Plot: traffic jam, male female relationship, claustrophobia, stress, traffic, soccer, rape, ambulance, sweat, car, smoking, satire
Time: 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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