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Cremaster 5 (1997)
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Cremaster 5 (1997)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Cremaster 5 (55 min, 1997) is a five-act opera (sung in Hungarian) set in late-ninteenth century Budapest. The last film in the series, Cremaster 5 represents the moment when the testicles are finally released and sexual differentiation is fully attained. The lamenting tone of the opera suggests that Barney invisions this as a moment of tragedy and loss. The primary character is the Queen of Chain (played by Ursula Andress). Barney, himself, plays three characters who appear in the mind of the Queen: her Diva, Magician, and Giant. The Magician is a stand-in for Harry Houdini, who was born in Budapest in 1874 and appears as a recurring character in the Cremaster cycle.
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, surreal, offbeat, sexual, mind bending, stylized
Plot: strong sexual content, human nature, opera, introspection, theater, redemption, tragic love, wizards and magicians, gender, imaginary, love and romance, unfulfillment, gender bending, legends and myths, hopes, art
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary

Most similar movies to Cremaster 5

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, realistic and stylized films with plots about love and romance, human nature, couples, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection and female nudity mostly in Drama, Musical and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cremaster 5: Cremaster 2 (1999), Cremaster 3 (2002), Tosca (2001), Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (2012), Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cremaster 2 (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: CREMASTER 2 (1999) is rendered as a gothic Western that introduces conflict into the system. On the biological level it corresponds to the phase of fetal development during which sexual division begins. In Matthew Barney's abstraction of this ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: strong sexual content, human nature, introspection, redemption, afterlife, death row, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, imaginary, gender bending ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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95%
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Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: punk, strong sexual content, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, artists and showbiz, supernatural, danger, deadly, imaginary, rivalry, good versus evil, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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60%
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Tosca (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Benoit Jacquot's acclaimed 2002 film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano.
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: opera, tragic hero, tragic love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, manipulations, curses spells and rituals, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia, Russia, Malta, Austria
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Adam’s first wife Lilith is mentioned in the ancient Oriental legends, in Talmud and in the medieval books of Cabala. According to these sources, she was not created from Adam's rib like Eve but from clay like he himself. Nevertheless Lilith ...
Style: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: imaginary, femme fatale, supernatural ability, legends and myths, love and romance, power relations, supernatural, self flagellation, obsession, female nudity, russian empire, wasp ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 17th century, 80s, 16th century
Place: latvia, europe, france
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31%
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Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, clever, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, haunted by the past, mystery, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, human nature, obsession, tragic love, homecoming, road not taken, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Four Times (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: village, goat, old man, birth, shepherd, snail, elderly, dealing with death, aging, human spirit, introspection, redemption ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, sexual, stylized
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, poetry, shakespeare, lgbt, gender, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, lovers reunited, couples, male male kiss ...
Time: 80s
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28%
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Carmen in 3D (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Passion, jealousy and betrayal take center stage at Londons Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the worlds most popular opera. Bizets Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. In this ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: opera, destructive relationship, love and romance, betrayal, romance, rebelliousness, infidelity, wooing, murder, dishonesty, couples, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Johanna (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, sexual
Plot: hospital, opera, old man, prostitute, fire, morphine, wheelchair, superhuman powers, doctors and patients, patient, coma, drug addict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Magic Flute (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
Style: semi serious, epic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, soldier, romance, daring rescue, battle zone, true love, heroic mission, fall in love, danger, escapades, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 387
Bombay Talkie (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the Movie's leading man while the Screenwriter chases after her.
Style: atmospheric, serious, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, writer's life, opposites attract, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, interracial relations, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, human nature, countryside, love triangle, rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, downfall, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 321
The Erotic Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film has been ten years in the making, and over time it has grown to become what the director himself has called an artistic testament. It is simultaneously his most personal and most provocative film. A film about growing older, about losing, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, eroticism, sexual relations, physical appearance, love and romance, couples, sleeping nude, butt, boat, vagina, pubic hair ...
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25%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, talky ...
Plot: introspection, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Deep in the Woods (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wanderer named Timothee (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) arrives in a French village in 1865 pretending to be deaf and mute. He uses tricks to hypnotize a beautiful young woman named Josephine (Isild Le Besco) and takes advantage of her until he is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sexual, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: hypnosis, manipulations, human nature, sexual relations, village, in the woods, couples, power relations, young lovers, redemption, sexual abuse, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: europe, france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
Style: semi serious, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: water shortage, strong sexual content, urban, fall in love, unsimulated sex, city life, actor's life, romance, human nature, filmmaking, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 925
Steppenwolf (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, split personality, introspection, buddhism, spirituality, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, kiss, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, sincere, offbeat ...
Plot: hotshot hero, rock, on the road, mysterious character, assassination attempt, human nature, urban, rivalry, city life, on the run, love affair, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, drugs/alcohol, music band, rock, musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 2K
Asshole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gandu hates his life. He hates his mother. Gandu raps out his hate, anger, dirt and filth of his existence. He and his rickshawpuller friend enter the world of smack, rap, porn and horror. Reality and fiction, surreal and bizarre come together. Can ...
Style: serious, surreal, offbeat, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, rapper, depression, masturbation, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, down on your luck, strong sexual content, parent child relationship, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on Verdi's (Bizet's not Verdi's) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: femme fatale, hip hop, police corruption, tragic love, performer's life, love triangle, based on opera, love affair, romance, obsession, destructive relationship, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Sleeping Beauty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the heels of the mesmeric “Bluebeard” comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, prince, self discovery, imaginary kingdom, hopes, imaginary, youth, teenage love, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, miraculous event ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this whimsical fable, Resnais deftly interweaves three story lines: the creation of an early-20th-century utopia; romantic high jinks at a school conference; and a fantasy sparked by F/X pioneer Georges Méliès.
Style: serious, clever, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: utopia, human nature, in the woods, idealism, hopes, palaces castles and temples, urban, city life, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, wish come true, cause and meaning ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, nihilism, surrealism, depression, misfit, urban, social misfits, cause and meaning, dull life, estrangement, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
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Mad Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: poet, suicide, writer's life, tragic love, love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, artists and showbiz, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1700s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, introspection, village, redemption, family relations, obsessive quest, death in the family, family life, fish out of water, escapades, hopes ...
Place: asia, korea, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 1K
Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, destiny, tragedy, island, love and romance, power relations, obsession, love triangle, legends and myths, rivalry, unfulfillment, greek ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 1K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, siblings relations, village, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
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Lea (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Léa lives in Le Havre, where she attends college whilst taking care of her elderly grandmother. To make ends meet, she works as a waitress in a night club. Her admittance to the Institute of Political Studies in Paris offers her new ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, strong sexual content, hopes, human nature, urban, introspection, nightlife, student life, youth, lifestyle, sex, cunnilingus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician's life, romance, young lovers, new wave, trumpet, couple relations, love affair, breakup, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%