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Notes from Underground (1995)
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Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness spills over at a dinner party attended by his old college friends, an occasion which sends him running to a nearby brothel, where he meets Liza (Lee), a young prostitute.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, college, twins, misfit, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, mate swapping, society, couples, social misfits, losing-it hero, social decay, unfulfillment, master and servant, sex, loneliness, alone, female nudity, restaurant, dream, loner, brothel, taxi driver, memory, self destructing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Notes from Underground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, female nudity, misfit and prostitute mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Notes from Underground: The Pornographer (1999), The Turning (1992), Sue (1997), Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997), 3:13 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, couples, filmmaking, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, infidelity, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, psychopath, unfulfillment, society, family problems, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
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91%
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: frustration, unemployment, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, city life, sexual relations, urban, society, downfall, lifestyle, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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85%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: dancer's life, prostitute, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, society, misfit, destructive relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, sexual relations, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, society, misfit, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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78%
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Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, under the surface, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug abuse, down on your luck, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, friendship, human nature, parents and children, dull life, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Aleksandr's Price (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The life of an illegal Russian boy who, after losing his family, is pushed into becoming an escort - ultimately trying to come to terms with who he thinks he is.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitution, male escort, immigrants, gay, self discovery, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, society, losing-it hero, social misfits, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, native american, life is a bitch, americana, social decay, injustice, misfit, society, gang, unemployment, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
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71%
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Whatever (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is a story of a depressed, isolated man stuck in a tedious but well-paying programming job.
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, cynical, serious ...
Plot: social decay, midlife crisis, first sex, workplace situations, satire, society, partners, misfit partners, misfit, unfulfillment, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, losing-it hero, youth, loneliness, social misfits, murder, high school, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return, they find their house a total mess, but Zack and Sophie ask ...
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: sexual content, profanity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, master and servant, vengeance, voyeurism, destructive relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, love triangle, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, surreal, cynical, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, orchestral, misfit, social misfits, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, suspense ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, family problems, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Blood Oranges (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. There they meet another couple, Catherine, Hugh and their three children. Hugh is a photographer who specializes in nude ...
Style: stylized, sexual, psychological, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: wife swapping, open relationship, swinger, polygamy, mate swapping, swingers, swinger couple, nudity (full frontal - brief), voyeurism, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, dull life, social misfits, misfit, strong sexual content, society, prostitute, taxi, unfulfillment, urban, religions or cults
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
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Phobidilia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows to quit the chaotic city life and never leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in todays world all his needs can be easily met: sexual satisfaction via the internet, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: confined, opposites attract, losing-it hero, estrangement, couples, mental illness, isolation, impossible love, love and romance, misfit, eviction, programmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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59%
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Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: rough, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, immigrants, prostitute, redemption, going straight, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, babies and infants, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, supportive spouse, midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, death in the family, losing-it hero, parents and children, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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53%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addict, drug addiction, addiction, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, beach, typewriter, pimp, masochism, alcoholic, surrealism, bartender, arrest, poet, prostitute, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, sexual content, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, humiliation, loneliness, party, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, avant garde ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dysfunctional family, human nature, isolation, sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, riddles and clues, family problems, life is a bitch, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, solitude, introspection, teenage life, teenage love, losing-it hero, family problems, misfit, society, danger, social misfits, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, pimp, alcohol abuse, confession, traveling salesman ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%