Movies like Young Adam

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Young Adam (2003)
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, neo noir, atmospheric, dark, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, murder, cuckold, couple relations, destructive relationship, mysterious character, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, murder mystery, court case, crimes, older woman younger man relationship, investigation, dishonesty, sex, death, existentialism, rape, extramarital affair, boat, older woman younger man sex, erotica, sexual content, sensuality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1954, 40s, 1950s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland

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Most similar movies to Young Adam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, melancholic, realistic and enigmatic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, obsession, murder, mentor, loneliness and pornography mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Young Adam: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Performance (1970), Thieves (1996), Hell (1994), Croupier (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, crimes, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, sex, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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100%
 6.8
 11K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, sexy, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, surrealism, sex, rock and roll, rock star, basement, violence, murder, organized crime, on the run, character study, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: london, europe, england, liverpool, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, neo noir, sexy, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: lesbian, obsession, crimes, love triangle, murder, lesbian sex, male nudity, violence, writers, childhood, guilt, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, alps, lyon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: art house, sexy, erotic, surreal, allegory ...
Plot: food, cannibalism, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, restaurant, revenge, strong sexual content, gangsters, sex, extramarital affair, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 6K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: disturbing, suspense, sexy, psychological, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, jealousy, hotel, marriage, adultery, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, rape, parallel universe, insanity, infidelity, paranoid ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 22K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: neo noir, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crimes, heist, twists and turns, cons and scams, addiction, greed, relationships, writers, career change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 10K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, sexy, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male prostitution, coming of age, pedophilia, sexual abuse, pedophile, older man younger man relationship, youth, suburbs, juvenile delinquent, friendship, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 98K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, crimes, twists and turns, redemption, debt, investigation, loser, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gangsters, gambling, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 32K
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: sexy, erotic, psychological, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, disability, desire, obsession, bus, nudity (full frontal - brief), betrayal, love triangle, haunted by the past, magic realism, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, sexual, non-linear ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), art, model, artist, translator, surrealism, erotica, tattoo, sex, sexuality, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: sexy, psychological, tricky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, couples, family problems, sexual relations, isolation, incest ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1870s, 2000s, victorian era
Place: san francisco, maine, new hampshire, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, sexy, enigmatic, harsh, cynical ...
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, lust, murder, adultery, colonialism, voyeur, infidelity, pimp, prostitute, extramarital affair, peeping tom ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: africa, california, senegal, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, erotica, multiple storylines, secrets, happy ending, violent, screwball, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, sexy, sinister, visually appealing, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, women, crimes, true crime, female criminal, single mother, nightclub, tragedy, prostitution, serial killer ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, tokyo, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: character study, dark humor, murder, crimes, twists and turns, infidelity, court, eccentricity, false accusation, deception, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, talky, psychological ...
Plot: sex, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, therapist, husband wife relationship, sexuality, sister sister relationship, brother in law sister in law relationship, affair, yuppie, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 11K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: porn industry, sex, private detective, perversion, sex worker, female nudity, father, sexuality, prostitution, group sex, father daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, san francisco, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 12K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, disturbing, artsy ...
Plot: sex, explicit sex, strong sexual content, sex scene, cheating wife, obsession, couple relations, erotica, love and romance, infidelity, one night stand, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, canada, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 24K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, intense, neo noir, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, crimes, brutality, police, police brutality, dysfunctional family, bigotry, family, scandal, dishonesty, drugs, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: disturbing, witty, humorous, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, poison, psychology, police investigation, violence, runaway, vengeance, violent, visceral, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 19K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, adultery, infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, passion, sexuality, fondling, incest, sensuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, brussels, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 12K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, emotional, talky, psychological ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, gay, mother son relationship, adultery, murder, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, older woman younger man, socialite, father son relationship, son ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: suspense, tense, atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, occult, ransom, crime gone awry, crimes, family in danger, psychic, stillbirth, adaptation, betrayal, corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, prison, death, death sentence, fighting the system, legal, death row, courtroom drama, violence, guilt, life & death ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: eastern europe, california, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 12K
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: murder, social differences, social relations, secrets, manipulation, psychology, village, master and servant, society, village life, female psychopath, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 20K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: erotic, sexual, cerebral, non-linear, psychological ...
Plot: stripper, voyeurism, haunted by the past, unhappiness, nightclub, accountant, protective male, grief, death of daughter, illegitimate daughter, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: sexy, factual, intense, talky, serious ...
Plot: sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, actor's life, addiction, adultery, serial killer, character study, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 7K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, kidnapping, crimes, insanity, twists and turns, loneliness, mental illness, ransom, character study, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, anger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, politics, crimes, police, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%