Movies like The American 1998

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The American (1998)
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The American (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After the horror of the Civil War, 'ignorant' Christopher Newman made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris nightlife. After an affair with a haughty painter, he falls in love with the daughter of the late marquis de Bellegarde. She was married off and traumatized by her abusive late husband for the family's sake. Her elder brother supports their ruthless mother, but junior Valentin is besotted with the artist and strikes a partnership with Christopher.
Plot: sex, dog, loyalty, duel, ritual, falling, brother brother relationship, abuse, bed, drinking

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, erotic, serious and psychological films with plots about sex, female nudity, dog, loyalty, bed, abuse and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The American: Farewell, Kuro (2003), In from the Night (2006), The Book of Ruth (2004), The Perfect Mother (1997), Stella's oorlog (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Farewell, Kuro (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in Matsumoto city, Nagano, during 1960s. A stray dog wanders into a high school's grounds. The dog, named Kuro, stays at the school and becomes a special friend to everyone.
Plot: dog, loyalty
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95%
In from the Night (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicki Miller is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes ...
Plot: dog, wedding, party, punishment, aunt, dinner, therapy, aunt nephew relationship, father figure, ritual, beating, nephew ...
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72%
The Book of Ruth (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The tensions that arise when a newlywed has her new husband move into the home of her oppressive mother.
Plot: overprotective parent, siblings, chicken, funeral, wedding, dog, underwear, death, undressing, kiss, scolding, ritual ...
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62%
The Perfect Mother (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir ...
Plot: scolding, daughter in law, beating, abuse, loyalty, trial, brother brother relationship, divorce, false identity, marriage as hell, child custody, in laws ...
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58%
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Stella's oorlog (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dutch working mother, Stella, was supportive of international mission in Uruzgan, even if that meant missing her husband Jurre for months. After her brother is killed in action there, nothing can return life to normality, not even the return home of ...
Plot: judge, ritual, secret, cemetery, soldier, drinking, death of brother, video, forklift, bed, baby, dancing ...
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56%
Christmas with Holly (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being dumped at the alter on her wedding day, Maggie Conway moves to the island town of Friday Harbor in Washington State, where she meets Mark Nagle, the local coffee shop owner.
Plot: christmas, brother brother relationship, loyalty, death in the family, bed, fire, thanksgiving, basset hound, coffee shop, father figure, dinner, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
In This House of Brede (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
Plot: convent, drastic change of life, newcomer, nun, monk, catholic priest, loss of daughter, bishop, catholic church, mother superior, female nudity, priest ...
Place: london
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48%
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Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, rancher, fence, animal, horse, horse riding, animals
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Silencing Mary (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation.
Plot: college, party, dancing, dressing room, loyalty, drinking, rape, locker room, american football, journalism, undressing, newspaper
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42%
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Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: girl dog relationship, family relations, rescue, owner dog relationship, dog actor, husband wife relationship, dog, father daughter relationship, barking, dog movie
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
As Long as One Is Intoxicated (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: erotic
Plot: philosophy, bisexuality, seduction, ladykiller, mistress, duel, sex, obsession, prison, prostitute, erotica, period piece ...
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41%
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Duffer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 'Duffer' (1971) is a rarely seen cult British movie that has languished in the vaults of the British Film Institute for the best part of forty years until they decided to release it on DVD/BluRay for the first time last month. It's a ...
Plot: abuse, obsession, kidnapping, gay, gay interest, male nudity, child murder
Place: london
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39%
The Winter of Our Discontent (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.
Plot: money, loyalty, ethics, land, honesty, grocery store, shopping mall, friendship, grocer, foreclosure
Place: new england
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39%
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Orphans (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids, when a small time criminal enters their lives.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, orphan, family relations, child in peril, manipulation, crimes, manipulations, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
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38%
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Our House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lonely socialite (Roberts) opens up her mansion to homeless people after a young woman (Reyes) saves her life.
Plot: drinking, drug trade, homelessness, theft, chore, handcuffs, wealth, kindness, suicide attempt, falling, smuggling, medical examination ...
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37%
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: socialism, election, dog, villa, brother brother relationship, controversy, unrequited love, socialist, abortion, sex, religion, marxism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Game of Seduction (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of the classic Dangerous Liaisons, a virtuous young woman becomes the target of the schemes of an amoral womanizer who is in the habit of wooing women and killing their lovers and husbands in duels. When she finally succumbs ...
Plot: male nudity, erotica, female nudity, sex, bare breasts
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36%
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Together Alone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bryan meets a man called Bill in a bar. They go back to Bryan's home and have unprotected sex. Later, they wake up and talk. Bryan discovers that Bill's real name is Brian, and that he is bisexual. They spend hours talking, covering topics ...
Plot: sex, falling, gay, one night stand, love, wrestling, raft, eyeglasses, car, island, bed, river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fielder's Choice (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Phillip Fielder is a man who is struggling to rise up in his competitive career. Then his sister passes away leaving him custody of her 8 year old autistic son. Soon Fielder learns responsibilities of being a father.
Plot: dinner, advertising, hugging, father figure, competition, death of sister, ritual, cat, dog, boy, airport, ex girlfriend ...
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35%
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last ...
Plot: mother, abuse, son, trial, statutory rape, regret, family crisis, fire, rape, lawyer, swimming pool, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blessings (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Released from jail after a term basically served instead of friends he refused to rat out, Charles 'Skip' Cuddy is grateful his gentleman instinct gets him a job with living quarters as handyman on a semi-destitute estate Blessings. ...
Plot: chores, smuggling, ex convict, punishment, boxer shorts, memory, theft, loyalty, underwear, adoption, abandoned baby, jail ...
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35%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, youth, college, college life, self discovery, love affair, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Notorious Concubines (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Dark, cynical Japanese epic brought to U.S. in a dubbed version by shlockmeister Harry Novak. Still, this gory, sexy epic is made with style and interesting for to compare to "Yojimbo" and other masterworks of the form.
Plot: sex, battles, horseman, amazon, torture, gore, female nudity, battle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ada Harris, a London charwoman in the 1950's, sees a Dior dress and decides that she's going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to Paris, she learns that buying an original couture ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: fashion, travel, family relations, obsessive quest, misfit, blind ambition, society, nothing goes right, self discovery, social differences, dream come true, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Man Who Laughs (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 1966 French-Italian film version made in Italy, titled L'uomo che ride, directed by Sergio Corbucci. This version features elaborate colour photography but a very low production budget. The main action is shifted to Italy and moved ...
Plot: sex, seduction, politics, leader, freak, disfigurement, disfigured face
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 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: sex, adultery, female nudity, nymphomaniac, mental institution
Time: 1930s
Place: tuscany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Right Bank, Left Bank (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Longtime friends Guarrigue and Sénanques own a successful law practice in Paris. The dreaded businessman Pervillard is one of their clients. One night, Sénanques, who is in an unhappy relationship, meets Sacha. For her sake, he causes a political ...
Plot: infidelity, bedroom, bed, unfaithful wife, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, bare breasts, female nudity
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Young Lady Chatterley II (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cynthia, new lady of Chatterly, feels neglected by her husband. During his absences she tries to amuse herself with gardener Thomas, but always gets interrupted by new visitors. While she's busy her staff amuses itself. One of her guests is a ...
Style: erotic
Plot: cuckold, lesbian, sex, horse, erotica, lesbian sex, lesbianism, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, lifting up dress, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Legend of the Spirit Dog (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young boy in Alaska becomes involved with the legendary battle between a raven and a wolf.
Plot: dog, raven, helicopter, poison, wolf, hunting, spirit, toxic waste, environment, dog actor, environmental, eskimo indian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Divine Nymph (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the decadent Roaring Twenties, a beautiful woman engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other.
Plot: cmnf, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, female nudity, sex, cruelty to animal, fascism
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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