Movies like Twentynine Palms

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Twentynine Palms (2003)
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Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, road movie, art house, brutal, erotic, disturbing, artsy ...
Plot: desert, on the road, couple relations, culture clash, dangerous attraction, man-woman relation, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couples, kids in trouble, male nudity, danger, society, sex, violence, rape, death, murder, nude, pubic hair, sex scene, sex in a swimming pool, love, dog, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexual and melancholic films with plots about couples, sex, male nudity, female nudity, obsession, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Twentynine Palms: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), The Brown Bunny (2003), Fat Girl (2001), The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999), Ken Park (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: road movie, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, cult, desert, hitchhiker, hippie, gas station, mechanic, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, chevrolet, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
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Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sexual, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Plot: forbidden love, innocence lost, sex, elderly lovers, vengeance, filmmaker, human nature, destructive relationship, siblings relations, culture clash, haunted by the past, kids in trouble ...
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Style: sexual, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
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Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Style: sexual, surreal, disturbing, erotic, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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