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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK, Austria, Netherlands
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour.
Style: intellectual, psychological, humorous, captivating, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, clever, talky, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, philosophy, society, social relations, artists and showbiz, cause and meaning, philosopher, monologue, catastrophe, gangsters, twists and turns, distopia, psychology, relationships, dark humor, obsession, art, death, hotel, psychiatry, brutality, runaway, sexualized violence, capitalism, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, talky, cerebral and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, obsession, storytelling, suprisingly clever, mentor, art and brutality mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Project Nim (2011), Gray's Anatomy (1996), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), In Praise of Love (2001), Reconstruction (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Project Nim (2011)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sad, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: chimpanzee, survival, human animal relationship, character study, twists and turns, fish out of water, science, experiment gone awry, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, captivity, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york
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Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: disturbing, breathtaking, atmospheric, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, creativity, distopia, redemption, betrayal, imagination, runaway, life & death, art, twists and turns, melancholy, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Style: psychological, disturbing, factual, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crimes, justice, investigation, psychologist, judge, mentor, manipulation, violence, greed, obsession, tragedy, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: san francisco, poland, california, los angeles, usa ...
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46%
A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, creativity, art, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, director, rehearsal, disorder, nosy ...
Time: 21st century, 18th century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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45%
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In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: art, romance, humanity, loneliness, life philosophy, life & death, politics, artist, philosophy, painter, existentialism, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, japan
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40%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: romance, love affair, cheating wife, love story, adultery, loneliness, imagination, depression, art, existentialism, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, denmark, copenhagen
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40%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: surreal, political, cynical, talky, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, sex, vietnam war, obsession, female nudity, anarchist, modernism, satire, life, poetry, first contact ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, asia, europe ...
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40%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: surreal, talky, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, office, dishonesty, comedy of errors, boss and employee, fish out of water, actor's life, workplace situations, actor, dark humor, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, europe, denmark
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40%
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, realistic, talky, lyrical, humorous ...
Plot: power relations, odd couple, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, absurdism, misfit, partners, on the road, dark humor, bdsm, mentally challenged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, japan, tokyo, eastern europe
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36%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: witty, clever, talky, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: psychiatry, sexualized violence, greed, life & death, dark hero, genetics, drugs, catastrophe, dark humor, twists and turns, melancholy, visceral ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, poetry, art, sexualized violence, imagination, insanity, artist, eccentricity, environment, existentialism, god, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, europe, england
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36%
My American Uncle (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by ...
Style: cerebral, philosophical, clever, witty, sexy ...
Plot: psychology, bittersweet, surrealism, reward, greed, crime gone awry, relationships, redemption, character study, obsession, adaptation, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1979
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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35%
Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: witty, cynical, atmospheric, funny, humorous ...
Plot: dark humor, character study, honest, culture clash, irreverent, family relations, human nature, society, family life, stand up special, divorce, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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35%
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Tuvalu (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Plot: surrealism, love, imagination, hotel, hospital, eccentricity, art, german, fantasy world, existentialism, dreams, childhood ...
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: disturbing, talky, biting, tense, psychological ...
Plot: french revolution, art, politics, insanity, revolution, sex maniac, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, violence, assassination, male nudity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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32%
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Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: ironic, psychological, enigmatic, tense, clever ...
Plot: manipulation, infidelity, multiple storylines, jealousy, existentialism, adaptation, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, showbiz, lesbian, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
What Happened Was... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night.
Style: talky, psychological, sexy, witty, art house ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, self discovery, obsession, bdsm, loneliness, dark humor, wine, gangsters, homeless, dysfunctional family, voyeurism, secrets ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, humorous, talky ...
Plot: farce, surrealism, high society, adultery, twists and turns, dark humor, absurdism, bourgeoisie, satire, character study, dream, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: art house, clever, humorous, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: amnesia, crimes, redemption, distopia, mission from god, greed, poetry, sexual abuse, twists and turns, melancholy, gangsters, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: psychological, intellectual, enigmatic, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, hotel, private detective, mystery, friendship, mentally challenged, suicide, love, insanity, alternate reality, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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30%
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3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, art house, thought provoking, depressing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: surrealism, women, psychology, insanity, suicide attempt, identity, feminist, artist, loneliness, twins, guilt, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
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29%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, surreal, witty ...
Plot: murder, adultery, manipulation, art, artist, power relations, dishonesty, boss and employee, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, crimes, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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29%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: absurd, light, talky, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: french, dysfunctional family, twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, satire, cinema, screwball, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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29%
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The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, meditative, serious ...
Plot: existentialism, loneliness, imagination, riddles and clues, mystery, insanity, hotel, husband wife relationship, dark humor, life, human nature, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: france, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sex Is Comedy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.
Style: sexy, stylized, melancholic, art house, serious ...
Plot: sex, stepmother stepson relationship, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, love affair, showbiz, lust, actor's life, gender, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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27%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: art house, cerebral, surreal, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: solitude, depression, isolation, island, female nudity, guilt, suicide, insanity, first contact, obsession, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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27%
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Nadja (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, stylized, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, lesbian, lesbian vampire, dracula, goth, existentialism, hotel, eccentricity, distopia, writers, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, art house, disturbing, allegory, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, magic realism, mentor, life philosophy, violence, crime gone awry, greed, art, wilderness, german, secrets, poetry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo, germany
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27%
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, atmospheric, breathtaking, sexy ...
Plot: survival, winter, writer's life, bdsm, disaster, male nudity, sexualized violence, love, writers, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: sexy, art house, disturbing, surreal, erotic ...
Plot: sex orgy, sex, commune, male nudity, mental illness, mentally challenged, sex scene, orgy, explicit sex, community, stupidity, group sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
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