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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: sexual, atmospheric, offbeat, mind bending, epic, serious, surreal, stylized
Plot: strong sexual content, tragic love, wizards and magicians, love and romance, gender bending, theater, legends and myths, hopes, human nature, opera, imaginary, gender, redemption, introspection, unfulfillment, art
Time: 19th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary

Most similar movies to Cremaster 5

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and realistic films with plots about love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, hopes, introspection and romance 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: mind bending, sexual, offbeat, gothic, surreal ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, hopes, imaginary, confined, crimes, death row, introspection, gender, human nature, supernatural, redemption, murder ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: utah, usa
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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: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: danger, deadly, strong sexual content, rivalry, good versus evil, punk, apprentice, skyscraper, supernatural, artists and showbiz, imaginary, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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59%
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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: sexual, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: opera, tragic love, dishonesty, couples, tragic hero, manipulations, unfulfilled love, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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41%
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: power relations, legends and myths, imaginary, love and romance, supernatural ability, supernatural, femme fatale, russian empire, wasp, immortality, friendship, flashback ...
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: surreal, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, mystery, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, one more chance, dealing with death, road not taken, hopes, obsession, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: offbeat, mind bending, gloomy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: village, shepherd, birth, goat, old man, snail, elderly, redemption, aging, child birth, imaginary, dealing with death ...
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: sexual, surreal, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: love affair, gender, introspection, lovers reunited, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, shakespeare, lgbt, poetry, love ...
Time: 80s
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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: sexual, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: hospital, opera, morphine, prostitute, fire, old man, wheelchair, addiction, rehabilitation, drug abuse, sexual relations, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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27%
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: opera, wooing, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, destructive relationship, couples, rebelliousness, infidelity, betrayal, murder, gypsy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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, stylized, serious, sexual, talky ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, tragic love, society, social differences, lifestyle, human nature, introspection, obsession, guru, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, atmospheric, stylized, epic, surreal
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, danger, right hand man, military hospital, romance, battle zone, love and romance, master and servant, escapades, imaginary, heroic mission, save the princess ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, introspection
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, seaport
⇓ 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: captivating, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: infidelity, human nature, tragic hero, countryside, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, unfulfillment, rivalry, love triangle, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
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24%
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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: femme fatale, tragic love, hip hop, police corruption, law enforcement, police detective, destiny, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romancing a suspect, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
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24%
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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: sexual, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, love and romance, sexual relations, physical appearance, couples, eroticism, river boat, reminiscence, pubic hair, sleeping nude, butt ...
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23%
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: sexual, offbeat, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: water shortage, strong sexual content, fall in love, romance, city life, love and romance, life is a bitch, sexual perversion, filmmaking, isolation, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei
⇓ 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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: masturbation, depression, rapper, unsimulated sex, daydreamer, human nature, misfit, society, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, redemption, split personality, jazz, midlife crisis, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, buddhism, spirituality, part animation, older man younger woman relationship ...
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23%
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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, emotional, atmospheric, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, unfulfillment, legends and myths, love and romance, power relations, love triangle, forbidden love, destiny, obsession, island, greek, tragedy ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: offbeat, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, drugs/alcohol, ambition, addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: witty, stylized, clever, serious, humorous ...
Plot: utopia, in the woods, city life, wish come true, palaces castles and temples, reform, idealism, human nature, urban, hopes, cause and meaning, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france
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22%
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: tense, captivating, sexual, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, sexual relations, village, sexual abuse, redemption, young lovers, human nature, power relations, in the woods, love and romance, hopes, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: europe, france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, gloomy, sexual, serious, stylized ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, family relations, family problems, obsession, society, human nature, sexual abuse, isolation, lake or river, homecoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.0
 364
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: small town, hopes, love affair, fall in love, working class, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, introspection, dull life, truck driver, waitress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, antidote, self discovery, miraculous event, legends and myths, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, hopes, imaginary kingdom, teenage love ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, fall in love, couples, youth, opposites attract, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, orphan, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, existentialism, nihilism, surrealism, social misfits, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, hopes, dull life, estrangement, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: 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, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, artists and showbiz, performer's life, couple relations, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, young lovers, love affair, breakup, looking for love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sincere, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: deadly, mysterious character, hotshot hero, chases and races, life turned upside down, city life, love and romance, on the run, on the road, disorder, love affair, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: poet, suicide, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, tragic love, love, murder, waltz ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 1810s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%