Movies like Praise

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Praise (1998)
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Praise (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their relationship is based on unending drink, drugs, and sex. Curiously, though the two are presented in a tender and humorous light that lets the viewer get involved in concerned about their direction.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, boarding house, drug use, drug abuse, sexual relations, singleness, love triangle, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, looking for love, fall in love, mentally unstable, love affair, dysfunctional family, voyeurism, haunted by the past, couples, terminal illness, lifestyle, dealing with death, tragic hero, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Praise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sexual relations and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Praise: Betty (1992), Orphans and Angels (2003), Eager Bodies (2003), Walking on Water (2002), Men (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, betrayal, love and romance, lifestyle, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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95%
Orphans and Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The needy and traumatized Theresa, who was raped when she was fourteen year-old, meets the handsome John on the street after an accident during a performance on the stage of her friend Kim asking for a low-budget hotel. She offers a ride to a nearby ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mysterious character, friendship, haunted by the past, obsession, love affair, crimes, drug dealing, mentally unstable, romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
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82%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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79%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, tragic love, death in the family, introspection, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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73%
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Men (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single young woman moves to Los Angeles, gets a job as a chef and has casual affairs.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, sexual relations, looking for sex, cooking and food, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, infidelity, singleness, cause and meaning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new york
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69%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, contemplative, talky, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, interracial sex, sexual relations, sexual humiliation, infidelity, rough sex, addiction, couple relations, family problems, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Young Lady Chatterley (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cynthia inherits a large estate and moves in. She reads her aunt's diary and finds out how she was taught in the ways of love by her gardener in 1901 at the age of 21. She decides to continue the fruitful relationship and gets it on with the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: estate, infidelity, social differences, mate swapping, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, sexual relations, looking for sex, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Emilienne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emilienne is an elegant and seductive study of a ménage-a-trois based on the novel by Claude Des Olbes. Nouky, a young artist, shows up at Emilienne's art gallery with her portfolio of erotic sketches. Emilienne is greatly impressed, unaware ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: lesbian threesome, sexual relations, performer's life, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
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66%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, gender, lifestyle, unfulfillment, terminal illness, pregnancy, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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66%
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Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Homosexual story between 2 guys, Claudio and Dario.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, coming out, looking for love, infidelity, terminal illness, couples, breakup, thirtysomething life, life is a bitch, sexual relations, infected, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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63%
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Crazy Love (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, dark humor, couples, anti hero, suburban life, suburbs, addiction, teenage love, lifestyle, prostitute, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
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61%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, youth, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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61%
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Jealousy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A month before he's to marry Carmen, Antonio finds a photograph of a man with his arm on her shoulder. The photograph triggers jealousy: he questions Carmen, Carman's friend Cinta, and his friend Luis who introduced him to Carmen. Cinta ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: factory, obsession, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes of passion, family problems, womanizer, unfulfillment, danger, love triangle, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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56%
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Borderline (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in ...
Style: erotic, realistic, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, lifestyle, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, sexual relations, family relations, sexual promiscuity, bisexuality, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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55%
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three flatmates in Mexico City face uncertainties: Lucía who has a great job as an art director for TV commercials is abusing alcohol and cocaine. She risks losing her job, going to prison for assault, and she's woefully in love with a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: addiction, friendship, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, infidelity, drug abuse, male homosexuality, eroticism, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Double Standard (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is married already as long as he comes home to her as well. ...
Style: sexual, captivating, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, injustice, bigamy, father, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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49%
Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms ...
Style: psychological, rough, contemplative, serious
Plot: dominatrix, strong sexual content, nightclub, drug abuse, reincarnation, looking for love, human nature, fall in love, sexual abuse, couple relations, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, contemplative, talky, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, mentally unstable, hopes, human nature, family in crisis, aging, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, apprentice ...
Time: 80s
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47%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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46%
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 201 min.
Story: The lackluster and plodding Bolweiser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every available guy.
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: couples, manipulation, love affair, lovers reunited, sexual relations, infidelity, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, family problems, betrayal, love and romance ...
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46%
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The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently separated lovers (Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong) have a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, experimental
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love affair, couples, friends, mountain, unfulfillment, buddies, romance, love and romance, train, resort ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea
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46%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, friends, family problems, friendship, haunted by the past, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Night Buffalo (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Unable to cope with the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, a twenty-two year old schizophrenic sets an elaborate revenge plan into motion before taking his own life. Gregorio has been in and out of mental hospitals for ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, vengeance, haunted by the past, love triangle, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, human nature, friendship, mental illness, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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InSearchOf (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sex is why we're all here. Power. Love. Sex. We're all looking for something. Ten characters each of whose lust sends them on a journey of discovery - sometimes decadent - spearhead the narrative threads in this unconventional American ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, couples, sexual relations, looking for sex, life is a bitch, dishonesty, male female relationship, adultery, sexual content, forced abortion, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, talky, sexy ...
Plot: massage, love and romance, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited, couples, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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43%
Let's Talk About Sex (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Four women filmmakers examine sexuality in this anthology. Segment 1 is entitled "Let's Talk About Sex" and is the story of an aspiring actress whose day job is as a phone-sex operator. Tiring of listening to callers' fantasies, ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: phone sex, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, sexual relations, singleness, society, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, opposites attract, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 90s
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42%