Movies like Splendor

If you like "Splendor" you are looking for movies about / with dancing, business, village, striptease, stripper, theater and cinema themes of Drama genre shot in Italy or France.
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Splendor (1989)
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Splendor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 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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Most similar movies to Splendor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and psychological films with plots about female nudity, flashback, dancing, unfulfillment, friendship, family relations and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Splendor: A Special Day (1977), The Night (1961), Down the Ancient Stairs (1975), Macaroni (1985), Everybody's Fine (1990). 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: talky, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, friendship, housewife, neighbor, couples, couple relations, friends, totalitarianism, against humanity, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: rome italy, italy
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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: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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81%
Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 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: female nudity, sex, adultery, nymphomaniac, mental institution
Time: 1930s
Place: tuscany, italy
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81%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, society, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, romance, disorder, friends, family relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, milan italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: clever, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), golden years, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement, homeless, dysfunctional family, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe, rome italy
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75%
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8½ (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: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, creator, postmodernism, producer, star, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, paris france, copenhagen ...
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72%
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: cheese, goat, village, language, flashback, xenophobia, herd, snow, priest, family relations, villager, suicide ...
Place: italy
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71%
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: beach, sunbathing, salon, madam, naivete, mirror, suicide, actress, cinema, girlfriend, smoking, actor ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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70%
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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: family in crisis, siblings relations, terminal illness, reunion, social differences, unfulfillment, estrangement, humble, favoritism among siblings, family relations, loss of mother, grandmother ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 21st century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, sex, stripper, female nudity, exploitation, topless dancing
Place: london
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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, kiss, encounter, intercourse, cinema, bee, assault, death, male nudity, pubic hair ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dressing gown, steam train, elephant, monkey, nightgown, undressing, female nudity, lolita, sewing machine, night, umbrella ...
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61%
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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, neurosis, world war two, hunting, psychoanalysis, flashback, house, mother son relationship, hiding place
Place: italy
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60%
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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: nudity (full frontal - brief), ballerina, high society, ladies man, idle rich, womanizer, stripper, female nudity, striptease
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59%
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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 ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, politics, dancing, theatrical troupe, theater, loss of job, death of father, father son relationship, village, dancer, sabotage, effeminacy ...
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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: actor, power failure, street, theater, power outage, urban setting, robbery, television, court, demonstration, father daughter relationship, government official ...
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46%
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: television, prostitute, migration, racism, landscape, shepherd, immigrants, house painter, albanian, non professional cast
Place: italy, rome italy
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, best friends, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Maryline (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wannabe actress follows her dreams and moves to Paris.
Plot: human ashes, dancing, flashback, dead animal, dog, actress, female full frontal nudity, wine, telephone conversation, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, stage actress ...
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42%
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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: drinking alcohol, arson, drinking, party, smoking, dancing, female nudity, shotgun, fire
Place: lithuania
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42%
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: village, dancing, pig, dog, countryside, chicken
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42%
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, dysfunctional family, jealousy, cuckolded husband, nipples visible through clothing, skeet shooting, nightgown, wet t shirt, sex between cousins, deep cleavage, flashback ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sincere, psychological, bleak, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, mourning, death of mother, funeral, prison, courtroom drama, introspection, social decay, crimes, society, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: algeria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jealousy, Italian Style (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, biting, tragicomedy ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, dark humor, rally, unfulfillment, rivalry, destructive relationship, tragic love, working class, satire, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: lesbian sex, wild party, model, suicide, flashback, striptease, seduction, exploitation
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37%
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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, best friend, strip club, female nudity, police arrest, stripper, answering machine message, divorced father
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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
Plot: traffic jam, claustrophobia, stress, ambulance, sweat, car, satire, smoking, traffic, soccer, dark humor, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ 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, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hollywood After Dark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young girl comes to Hollywood to try to break into the movies, but winds up being taken advantage of by sleazy producers, and is forced to become a stripper.
Style: cult film
Plot: femme fatale, sex, exploitation, female nudity, stripper, exotic dancer, striptease, casting couch
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, escape attempt, aristocracy, stagecoach, captivity, fugitives, intrigue, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%