Movies like The Scream of the Silk

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The Scream of the Silk (1996)
Original name: Le cri de la soie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An illiterate seamstress has a powerful fetish for silk which gets her into trouble. The psychiatrist sent to help her becomes fascinated by her case and when he returns to France from World War One they fall in love, an affair that can only end in tragedy.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, psychological
Plot: prison, obsession, femme fatale, hidden identity, romance, store, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, losing-it hero, slasher, aging, psychopath, fall in love, dishonesty, straight edge razor, star crossed lovers, war wound, housekeeper, fetish, theft, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, north africa, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, obsession, infidelity and destructive relationship mostly in Romance, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Scream of the Silk: The Man in the Attic (1995), I Love You Too (2001), Love Letters (1983), Laura (1979), L'ennui (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Man in the Attic (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story from 1910, this tells the story of a young man who is hidden in an attic by his older lover.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic
Plot: obsession, attic, teenager, love affair, teenage life, love, romance, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, unsupportive spouse, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic, psychological
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, haunted by the past, mental illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 549
Love Letters (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's romance by getting involved with a married man.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, erotic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, radio, strong sexual content, love affair, letter, lingerie, love, extramarital affair, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.9
 883
Laura (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A blinded French sculptor completes a statue of a friend's daughter by using his sense of touch.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic
Plot: lolita, coming of age, fall in love, eroticism, femme fatale, romance, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, youth, midlife crisis, love triangle, strong sexual content, unlikely couple, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Banned Woman (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of the young girl's face. She is capable of changing her facial mimic so much that she never looks artificial or ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sexual
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couples, hotel, romance, restaurant, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, foot massage, answering machine message, voyeur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 15K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, borderline personality disorder, beach, restaurant, romance, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, couple relations, kiss, mental breakdown, femme fatale, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, widow, widower, fall in love, school, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 470
A Man in Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, clever
Plot: filmmaking, infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, romance, sexual attraction, love affair, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, extramarital affair, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Twisted Obsession (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is commissioned to write a script. The offer comes from Legrand, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, bilingual
Plot: obsession, writer's life, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, manipulations, rescue, siblings relations, cons and scams, love and romance, couples, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 610
The Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marie, who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. Though she is relatively content with her life, she feels something is wanting. Enter 50-year ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, bored housewife, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, swimming pool, marriage crisis, romance, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, midlife crisis, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher François (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: serious, sexual, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, youth, destructive relationship, obsession, high school, romance, teachers and students, power relations, hardcase students, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 667
Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, wartime life, romance, fall in love, couples, black market, poker, singing contest, brothel, card game
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 3K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, new wave, love triangle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy playboy and a local screenwriter.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, hollywood, battle of the sexes, obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 717
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, martial arts, looking for love, mother daughter relationship, video game, divorced mother, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 2K
Loulou (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This 1980 French film features Isabelle Huppert as a restless young woman who ditches her boring, tempramental boyfriend for a wild, leather-clad bad boy (played by an incandescent, youthful Gerard Depardieu).
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, urban, love affair, social differences, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, rebelliousness, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Soft Skin (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: stewardess, airplane, new wave, airport, fall in love, divorce, double life, love at first sight, break-up, human nature, obsession, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, lisbon portugal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 32K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, new wave, marriage, adultery, musician, prostitute, jealousy, obsession, love, romance, promiscuity ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, post world war one ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, lovers reunited, obsession, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 2K
Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, obsession, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, couples, soldier, betrayal ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 14K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, obsession, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: sexual, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, necrophilia, destructive relationship, romance, forbidden love, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance, youth, couples, sex, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jacques, a young man with artistic aspirations, spends four nights wandering Paris with a young woman, whom he rescued from suicide.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: losing-it hero, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, destructive relationship, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, artist, painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 2K
Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: traffic jam, dangerous attraction, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, couples, anonymous sex, condom ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 963
Eva (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Best-selling author Tyvian Jones has a life of leisure in Venice, Italy, until he has a chance encounter with sultry Frenchwoman Eva Olivier. He falls for her instantly, despite already having wedding plans with Francesca Ferrara. Winning Eva's ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: novelist, femme fatale, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, fall in love, prostitute, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bay of Angels (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler falls in love with a bank clerk (Claude Mann) on holiday in Nice. At first, the two lovers simply use each other as good luck charms; but what happens to love when luck runs out?
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: gambler, roulette, passion, bank, gambling, casino, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, new wave, lovers reunited, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: southern france, europe, france, riviera, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 527
After Sex (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, impossible love, romance, adultery, eroticism, looking for love, midlife crisis, breakup, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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