Movies like The Lobster

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The Lobster (2015)
 7.1
 165K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands
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, artsy, clever, ironic, dark humor, absurd, bleak, art house, enigmatic, dark ...
Plot: manhunt, hotel, dead animal, rabbit, absurdism, hunting, metaphor, dead rabbit, suicide attempt, swimming, boat, blood, punishment, society, blindness, storytelling, torture, dancing, blind woman, corporal punishment, cruelty to animal, pig, dog, masturbation, maid ...
Time: near future
Place: greece

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Most similar movies to The Lobster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, interesting, talky and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, pornography, loneliness, obsession, dialogue, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Lobster: Dogtooth (2009), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Youth (2015), Intermission (2003), Last Life in the Universe (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 67K
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: serious, biting, disturbing, psychological, dark humor ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, brother sister incest, isolation, domestic disturbance, sex, power relations, greek, punishment, isolated house, domestic violence, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, blackmail, cruelty, brutality, hospital, paralysis, wife husband relationship, insanity, obsession, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 62K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: vacation, hotel, composer, suicide, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, retirement, infidelity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 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: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crime, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, love affair, small town, crimes, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, dark humor, serious, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, car accident, library, self discovery, sibling relationship, perfectionist, romance, gangsters, odd couple, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alan Clay, a struggling American businessman, travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.
Style: light, realistic, entertaining, interesting, melancholic ...
Plot: blood, doctor, selfie, laptop, gun, love, drinking, culture clash, technology, divorce, desert, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Shape of Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
Style: talky, clever, dark humor, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: college, makeover, friends, betrayal, friendship, vandalism, artist, artists and showbiz, love and romance, seduction, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.0
 89K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Adventure, 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, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, corpse, friendship, surrealism, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 19K
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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: cloning, infidelity, forgery, investigation, love affair, crimes, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: shanghai, asia, china, seattle, delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 103K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, neo noir, serial killer, murder, writer's life, showbiz, screenwriter, hollywood, new job, loner, corpse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 358K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, hitman, guilt, tourist, death, haunted by the past, suicidal, partners, canadian stereotype, redemption, farce, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: talky, cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, couple relations, workplace romance, adultery, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, knife, bridge, romance, couple relations, fall in love, suicide, knife throwing, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, greece, italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 33K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: personal assistant, friendship, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, buddies, mentally unstable, starting over, reunion, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, shyness, romance, phone sex, vandalism, robbery, self discovery, sibling relationship, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 14K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, honeymoon, romance, love affair, love and romance, collector, surrealism, escapades, philosophy, marriage proposal, jazz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Stunt Man (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The ...
Style: clever, psychological, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: stuntman, danger, on the run, soldier, mistaken identity, helicopter, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: korea, guatemala, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.3
 215K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, melancholic, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, outer space, love, couple relations ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, sailboat, restaurant, money, gambling, crime, investigation, loan, debt, boat, actress, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, taxi driver, taxi, romance, vacation, couples, relationship problems, restaurant owner, couple relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new york, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: destiny, chaos, coincidence, museum, love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, depression, suicide attempt, cockroach ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: stylized, clever, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heiress, adventure, siblings relations, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty, escapades, adventurer, going straight, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, st. petersburg russia, montenegro, prague, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, sex, infidelity, filmmaker, teenager, gays and lesbians, unwanted pregnancy, fall in love, suburbs, gender, father, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, suicidal, hospital, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, optimism, sibling relationship, unsociability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: dog, desert, survival, telepathy, impregnation, nuclear holocaust, fish out of water, anti heroes, save the world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Intimate Strangers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Because she picked the wrong door, Anna ends up confessing her marriage problems to a financial adviser named William Faber. Touched by her distress, somewhat excited as well, Faber does not have the courage to tell her that he is not a ...
Style: suspense, talky, psychological, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, crumbling marriage, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, obsession, collector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.7
 23K
Control (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 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, semi serious, captivating, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, subway, workplace, social misfits, petty job, love, musician, serial killer, rivalry, passenger, mystery, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 4K
Sitcom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother son incest, s&m, incest, suburbs, family life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, parents and children, eccentric family, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: ancient greece, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.5
 44K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: surrealism, depression, office, shyness, losing-it hero, wise man, identity crisis, paranoia, workplace, social misfits, misfit, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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