Movies like The Lobster

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The Lobster (2015)
 7.1
 248K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, clever, absurd, artsy, allegory, bleak, art house, cerebral, confusing ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, love, society, manhunt, hotel, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, punishment, life, animals, forest, chase, rebellion, rebel, solitude, friendship, loner, security, fleeing, dead animal, runaway, obsession, hunger ...
Time: near future, 2010s, future
Place: greece, hellas

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Most similar movies to The Lobster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, cerebral, thought provoking and weird films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, existentialism, life philosophy, loneliness, catastrophe and death mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lobster: Dogtooth (2009), Swiss Army Man (2016), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Her (2013), High-Rise (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, father daughter incest, family problems, perversion, punishment, family relations, brother sister sex, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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 6.9
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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: buddy comedy, absurd, surreal, psychotronic, touching ...
Plot: surrealism, desert island, hallucination, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, friends, magic realism, loneliness, gross out humor, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, teenage girl, blackmail, psychopath, hospital, paralysis, revenge, brutality, cruelty, teenage boy, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 591K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, clever, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, philosophy, unlikely relationship, cyberspace, human nature, a.i., love, impossible love, unlikely couple, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, mind bending, surreal, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, couple relations, love, couples, memory loss, borderline personality disorder, love and romance, amnesia, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 42K
High-Rise (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Style: surreal, futuristic, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: decadence, distopia, class conflict, social class, skyscraper, insanity, violence, surrealism, apartment building, money, neighbor, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 78K
Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: nude swimming, life, screenwriter, adultery, composer, father in law daughter in law relationship, aging, vacation, life & death, old friends, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, venice, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 18K
Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, couples, love and romance, fall in love, meteor shower, american football, sex dream, relationships, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, portland oregon, wisconsin, orlando florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.0
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The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two ...
Style: surreal, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, couples, moral dilemma, self discovery, family problems, character study, crumbling marriage, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, couple relations, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 73K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, post apocalypse, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, social decay, human spirit, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 325K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, psychological, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, dystopic future, rebellion, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, perfectionist, self discovery, opposites attract, couples, romance, love and romance, loneliness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 16K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, crumbling marriage, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 21K
Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, forgery, investigation, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, future dystopia, romance, lovers on the run, dishonesty, love affair, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, seattle, shanghai, china, delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 30K
Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: artsy, futuristic, intense, intellectual, twist ending ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, love, infected, depression, society, relationships, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, medication ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.0
 12K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, alien, absurdism, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, outer space, distant planet, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train travel, dwarf, obsession, love, dark humor, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, year 2005, year 2008
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.9
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, philosophical, semi serious, meditative ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, computer system, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, computer, uncover truth, future dystopia, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The 10th Victim (1965)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt. The Hunt is the most popular form of entertainment in the world and also attracts participants who are looking for fame and ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, murder, satire, rivalry, chase, assassination, distopia, pop art, future dystopia, crimes, race against time, fictional game show ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: rome italy, new york, italy, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, loss of virginity, coming of age, looking for sex, teenager, adolescence, fall in love, teenage life, wooing, male virgin, shyness, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Happy Endings (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary ...
Style: semi serious, disturbing, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gays and lesbians, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 9K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, apocalypse, gay teenager, friendship, social differences, gay, teenage life, love triangle, estrangement, opposites attract, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 25K
Control (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale about a strange young man, BulcsĂș, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: subway, train, workplace, social misfits, dark humor, rivalry, serial killer, passenger, professor, underground, satire, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexy, witty, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, satire, family relations, romance, humble, society, love and romance, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, fall in love, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, israel, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 298K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 34K
The Discovery (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among ...
Style: intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: life after death, suicide, alternate reality, afterlife, dreams, science, self discovery, religion, psychology, mystery, philosophy, life philosophy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 92K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, hallucination, hitman, ex convict, on the road, rebel, one last job, on the run, mother daughter relationship, witch, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%