Movies like The Lobster

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The Lobster (2015)
 7.2
 221K
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, artsy, clever, absurd, allegory, bleak, art house, cerebral, bloody ...
Plot: absurdism, hotel, distopia, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, punishment, blindness, hunting, friendship, runaway, animals, forest, loner, security, fleeing, solitude, hunger, architect, rebellion, chase, rebel, dead animal, life ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: hellas, greece

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Most similar movies to The Lobster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, weird, enigmatic and complex films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, life philosophy, love, pornography and existentialism mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lobster: Dogtooth (2009), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Swiss Army Man (2016), Youth (2015), Comet (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, odd, power relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, punishment, perversion, parents and children, eccentric family, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, blackmail, hospital, paralysis, revenge, brutality, cruelty, obsession, teenage boy, psychopath, self mutilation ...
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86%
 7.0
 107K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
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: surreal, psychotronic, gross out humor, buddy comedy, dark humor ...
Plot: surrealism, survival, corpse, desert island, life philosophy, friendship, friends, hallucination, magic realism, loneliness, life & death, hearing voices ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.3
 72K
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: screenwriter, composer, adultery, aging, vacation, life & death, old friends, life philosophy, friendship, surrealism, suicide, freedom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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: touching, sentimental, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, falling in love, fall in love, meteor shower, relationships, imaginary, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, paris france, portland oregon, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 38K
High-Rise (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Style: surreal, dark humor, futuristic, art house, weird ...
Plot: skyscraper, decadence, class conflict, social class, high rise, insanity, violence, surrealism, suicide by jumping, money, talking during sex, distopia ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, future
Place: london, england
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67%
 6.2
 20K
Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, fall in love, investigation, forgery, infidelity, future dystopia, love and romance, love affair, lovers on the run, romance, dishonesty, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, shanghai, seattle, china, sahara desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, afghanistan, southern california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, dealer, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 36K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, family problems, moral dilemma, self discovery, crumbling marriage, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, twists & turns, couple relations, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 229K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 15K
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: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 48K
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: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, separated, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 70K
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, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 8K
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: apocalypse, youth, gay teenager, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, estrangement, social misfits, society, opposites attract, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 544K
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, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, a.i., unlikely relationship, philosophy, love, human nature, cyberspace, unlikely couple, impossible love, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.9
 51K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide attempt, marriage, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, destructive relationship, human nature, redemption, self destructing, self esteem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 4K
Poison (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, social misfits, riddles and clues, aids, prison, abusive father, surrealism, murder, sexuality, scientist, blood, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, family relations, satire, romance, humble, against the odds, social differences, society, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, boston, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: thought provoking, surreal, semi serious, meditative, cerebral ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, uncover truth, future dystopia, society, computer, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, absurd, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, loss of virginity, coming of age, fall in love, looking for sex, wooing, shyness, virginity, split personality, sexuality, adolescence, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
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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, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, resistance, gunfight, dystopic future, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 24K
Control (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, 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, captivating, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: subway, train, workplace, petty job, social misfits, serial killer, rivalry, satire, underground, professor, passenger, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gay teenager, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, infidelity, filmmaker, teenager, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, suburbs, sexual content, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: suspicion, love, revenge, death, lawyer, christmas, heir, obsession, widow, lie, trust, doctor ...
Place: cornwall, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Charlie Countryman (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.
Style: exciting, touching, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, chase, a vision, romance, on the run, forbidden love, love affair, supernatural, femme fatale, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, romania, chicago illinois, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, magic, escape from reality, painting, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, unlikely couple, love, obsession, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new york, france, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%