Movies like Tales of Ordinary Madness

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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Original name: Storie di ordinaria follia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, grotesque
Plot: alcoholic, beach, poet, bartender, pimp, masochism, ex husband ex wife relationship, surrealism, typewriter, arrest, teenage life, prostitute, drug abuse, writer's life, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse, addiction, fall in love, artists and showbiz, unemployment, society, human nature, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Tales of Ordinary Madness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, prostitute, drug abuse and female nudity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Tales of Ordinary Madness: Crazy Love (1987), The Pornographer (1999), The Iceman Cometh (1973), Betty (1992), A Rage to Live (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crazy Love (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, drug abuse, love and romance, society, teenage life, teenage love, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
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95%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, couples, filmmaking, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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86%
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, alcohol abuse, pimp, confession, saloon ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
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53%
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, love and romance, lifestyle, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, performer's life, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Rage to Live (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, love and romance, fall in love, looking for sex, singleness, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, marriage, love, heiress, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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52%
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Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, sexy woman, celebrity culture, tragic love, sexual relations, showbiz, addiction, life is a bitch, downfall, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, rome italy, los angeles, europe, france ...
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33%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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46%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, mental illness, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, introspection, human nature, estrangement, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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46%
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Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, bartender, poet, human nature, mentally unstable, social misfits, misfit, drinking, drinking alcohol, bar fight, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, family problems, friends, couples, down on your luck, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, love triangle, adultery, husband wife relationship, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, europe, france
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40%
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Cold Showers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mickael's family is struggling (they don't have enough money to pay for hot water) however his life is full with Judo and his girlfriend Venessa. Then Mickael makes a decision to open up his relationship to include Clement his rich-kid ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage life, contests and competitions, teenage love, love and romance, judo, lifestyle, parents and children, sexual relations, love triangle, unemployment, class differences, menage a trois ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Man of Flowers (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), celebrity culture, love affair, isolation, unfulfilled love, human nature, dull life, couples, longing, introspection, destructive relationship, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, ambition, rise and fall, showbiz, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch, self destructing, self destruction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, drug dealing, crimes, hopes, youth, romance, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, looking for love, couple relations, addiction, human nature, drug abuse, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fyre (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an innocent country girl is violently raped, her family is killed in a car accident before she can come to terms with what happened. As her feelings of shame grow into self-degradation, she turns to prostitution
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: disco, prostitute, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, shooting, cocaine, prostitution, braless ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy ...
Style: serious, realistic, controversial, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch, manipulation, graphic violence, power relations, couples, strong sexual content, feminism, moral dilemma, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Restaurant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.
Style: clever, offbeat, humorous, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, love and romance, addiction, twentysomething life, infidelity, drug abuse, couples, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Lullaby for Pi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A washed-up musician befriends a reclusive artist with an unusual name.
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, touching, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, unlikely couple, friendship, private detective, human nature, fall in love, social misfits, love and romance, infidelity, opposites attract, estrangement, forgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.0
 752
On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three flatmates in Mexico City face uncertainties: Lucía who has a great job as an art director for TV commercials is abusing alcohol and cocaine. She risks losing her job, going to prison for assault, and she's woefully in love with a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: addiction, friendship, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, infidelity, drug abuse, eroticism, male homosexuality, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, opening night, stage play, alcoholic, obsessed fan, showbiz, couple relations, couples, family problems, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, lifestyle, writer's life, womanizer, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sexual relations, love triangle, looking for sex, infidelity, eroticism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, social misfits, master and servant, twins, losing-it hero, misfit, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, mate swapping, couples, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, ambition, downfall, lifestyle, relationship vs career, love and romance, couple relations, working class, couples, survival, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%