Movies like The Whore and the Whale

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The Whore and the Whale (2004)
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The Whore and the Whale (2004)
Original name: La puta y la ballena
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Spanish writer finds an old coffer with photographs of an Argentine man who fought and died in the Spanish Civil War, and of a woman. Her quest for answers brings Vera to the Argentine Patagonia.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love affair, prostitute, friendship, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, sexual relations, photographer, tango, writer's life, politics, love and romance, artists and showbiz, danger, society, human nature, couples, state affairs, unfulfillment, love, end of the world, airplane, cancer, female nudity ...
Time: 2000s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, argentina, patagonia

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Most similar movies to The Whore and the Whale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, friendship and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Whore and the Whale: Porn Theater (2002), Same Same But Different (2009), The High Pressures (2014), Jealousy (1999), Cet amour-l? (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Porn Theater (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: explicit sex, infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, human nature, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, hopes, self discovery, introspection, human nature, thirtysomething life, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
65%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus, workplace romance, love affair, couples, romance, working class, artists and showbiz, fall in love, travel, trapeze, love, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, love and romance, society, hopes, immigrants, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, couples, pardon, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, manipulations, dishonesty, manipulation, fall in love, dull life, striptease, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, drug dealing, society, partners, on the road, travel, escape, hitchhiker, family relations, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Live-In Maid (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Buenos Aires is in a deep recession. As the money runs out, the relationship between an employer and her live-in maid changes dramatically.
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: social differences, friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, friends, down on your luck, boss and employee, employer employee relationship, economics, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest, on the run, society, redemption, social differences, friendship, love affair, drug abuse, couples, politics ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I Couldn't Care Less (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This European take on twenty-something woe introduces viewers to Jorge (Alejandro Cano), a self-help author suffering from writer's block who thinks he may be gay. Living with Jorge is Marta (Maria Jurado), a bisexual who wants to have a baby. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, sexual exploration, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, sexual content, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Love Letters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: United States Senator, Andrew Ladd, revisits his life after a woman he loved, but only wrote letters to, dies. Having met as children the two grow apart as he enters politics and she aspires to be an artist. While success follows him, she has a more ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love, senator, fall in love, best friends, politics, love and romance, romance, prodigy, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 95
Doubt (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A gaggle of friends and observers ponder the fate of a relationship as they watch it collapse in this independent drama from the Philippines. Cris (Andoy Ranay) is a documentary filmmaker with a well-regarded body of work and a large community of ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, breakup, couples, gender, sexual relations, fall in love, bittersweet, love, trust, friendship, deception, devotion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bliss (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two young people in Berlin, a refugee and a homeless punk, form a relationship.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, affectionate ...
Plot: prostitute, couples, love and romance, fall in love, male nudity, female nudity, homeless, punk rock, refugee, female director, panties pulled down, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, vestiges of humanity, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch, chaos, couples, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, touching, sweet, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love, destiny, romance, reunion, love and romance, love affair, hopes, youth, fall in love, stranger, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mango Yellow (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: bar, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, human nature, sexual relations, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, working class, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new zealand, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, contemplative
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 ⇓
44%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 13K
Mumbai Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arun is a reclusive and lonely modern art painter. Shai is an American banker who is on a visit to Mumbai. Munna is a washerboy also living near Arun and Yasmin. The movie is about these four characters from different class of society and how the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: friendship, social differences, love and romance, photographer, painting, artist, love affair, society, flirting, photo shoot, age difference, delivery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 1K
Hemel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Divided into chapters, the film first chronicles Hemel's many sexual conquests, but then takes on a different tone as it explores her complicated relationship with her father, Gijs. A dapper auctioneer, Gijs has dated a series of younger women ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: sexual relations, father daughter relationship, couple relations, self discovery, parents and children, looking for love, couples, fall in love, sex addict, womanizer, strong sexual content, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 574
Amour fou (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Having just landed a gig with a trendy magazine, young photographer Nadja celebrates at the local disco, where she bumps into Darius, a 20-year-old skateboarder. Although her frankness at first scares him, the two quickly become a couple, and as ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual relations, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, strong sexual content, clubbing, looking for sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, photographer, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 496
Scratch (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of young love and early life choices.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, moral dilemma, starting over, love affair, teenage life, fall in love, society, love and romance, romance, couples, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%