Movies like All About My Mother

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All About My Mother (1999)
 7.9
 78K
All About My Mother (1999)
Original name: Todo sobre mi madre
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, serious, touching, witty, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, transsexual, birthday, lesbian, aids, actress, transplant, nun, redemption, friendship, autograph, friend, pregnancy, loss of son, grief, drug abuse, funeral, gay slur, letter, psychiatrist, nurse, theft, homosexual, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid, barcelona spain, barcelona

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Most similar movies to All About My Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and reflective films with plots about storytelling, prostitute, loneliness, mentor, pornography, sex and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like All About My Mother: High Heels (1991), Bad Education (2004), Live Flesh (1997), Princesses (2005), The Ages of Lulu (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 12K
High Heels (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, singer, obsession, confession, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, cheating, parent child relationship, couple relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mexico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 50K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transvestism, transsexual, gender bending, teacher, priest, clergy, dangerous attraction, sexual identity, boarding school, gays and lesbians, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 25K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, sexual relations, infidelity, paraplegic, prostitute, bus, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 4K
Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: prostitute, friendship, racism, depression, sadist, immigration, illegal immigrant, immigrants, urban, rape, sex, empowerment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Ages of Lulu (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). Starting as the somewhat queasy story of the ...
Style: erotic, sexual, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, threesome, sexuality, incest, transvestism, double penetration, rape, sex, gender, teenager, concert, dangerous ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, prison, nightclub, release from prison, campfire, physician, death, doctor, job seeking, loss of son, ex convict, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 95K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, rape, coma, suicide, couple relations, journalist, obsession, tragic love, sexual abuse, nurse, ballet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, fight, union, transvestism, social decay, crime, society, urban, sex, sexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, rape, sexual perversion, isolation, gender bending, surgery, vengeance, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, dealing with death, going straight, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old woman, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, romance, writer's life, self discovery, novelist, parent child relationship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, stylized, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gays and lesbians, gay, irish, cross dressing, terrorism, ira, funeral, priest, rape, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, telekinesis, taxi driver, prostitute, dysfunctional family, postmodernism, parents and children, addiction, sadism, wife husband relationship, illegal prostitution, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexual, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, fish out of water, homosexuality, hustler, male prostitute, male bonding, shower, eviction, cowboy, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 7K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, church, thief, friendship, wedding, bar, redemption, going straight, single mother, parent child relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, dog, rocking chair, neighbor, christmas lights, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance, friends, urban, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, stockings, sexual arousal, mistreatment, sex, strong sexual content, redemption, urban, downfall, introspection, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, stripper, redemption, pot smoking, death in the family, loss of daughter, loss of child, loss of loved one, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, strong sexual content, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 106
Bugis Street (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It’s monsoon season in Singapore. Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical poeple has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, prostitute, gays and lesbians, urban, innocence lost, gender, master and servant, gender bending, youth, power relations, snail ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: singapore, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 570
Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, heroin addiction, overdose, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, addiction, adolescence, prostitution, social issues, teenager, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, narcolepsy, male friendship, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler, robbery, father son relationship, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: transsexual, self discovery, gender, hopes, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, starting over, introspection, obsession, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, new wave, prostitution, philosophy, life is a bitch, introspection, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, small town, gay, friendship, on the road, gender bending, culture clash, gays and lesbians, travel, social relations, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cross country, new york, nebraska, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, prostitute, halloween, freak, twins, dealing with death, siblings relations, eccentric family, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 39K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: aids, irish, home renovation, halloween costume, immigration, audition, taxi driver, redemption, immigrants, loss of son, videotaping, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, mind bending, surreal, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, masochism, brothel, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, temptation, high society, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 7K
Irina Palm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, hospital, ambulance, boss and employee, masturbation, financial problem, female friendship, illness, son, illegal prostitution, new love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
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Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, unsimulated sex, drug abuse, murder, drugs/alcohol, drug use, neo realism, down on your luck, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, tel aviv israel, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, neo noir, filmmaking, vengeance, confession, secretary, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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