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, rabbit, absurdism, dead animal, hunting, suicide attempt, swimming, boat, punishment, blood, dead rabbit, metaphor, society, storytelling, blindness, dog, dancing, basketball, wolf, game, island, friendship, german, food ...
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, dialogue, mentor, obsession, loneliness, pornography and existentialism mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lobster: Dogtooth (2009), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Youth (2015), Intermission (2003), A Hologram for the King (2016). 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: psychological, biting, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, greek, punishment, isolation, power relations, child abuse, sex, domestic violence, domestic disturbance, brother sister incest, cat ...
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, brutality, cruelty, blackmail, paralysis, hospital, 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, suicide, composer, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, freedom, falling in love, retirement, irony ...
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, hapless, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, love, gun, laptop, selfie, drinking, culture clash, technology, divorce, desert, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, psychological, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, library, car accident, romance, crimes, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, self discovery, opposites attract, boyfriend, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ 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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, politician, college, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, suicidal, redemption, partners, haunted by the past, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, europe, venice, ireland
⇓ 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, beach, deserted island ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, makeover, friends, vandalism, artist, friendship, betrayal, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ 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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: cloning, forgery, infidelity, investigation, society, totalitarianism, love affair, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: shanghai, china, asia, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ 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: cynical, talky, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dealer, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, workplace romance, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, psychological, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, cocaine, personal assistant, hopes, friends, love and romance, repression, escape from reality, unfulfillment, misfit, mentally unstable, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, bridge, knife, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, haunted by the past, fairy, suicidal, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, istanbul turkey, glasgow scotland, greece ...
⇓ 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: honeymoon, collector, romance, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, surrealism, escapades, philosophy, marriage proposal, unfulfillment, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, serial killer, murder, new job, neo noir, corpse, loner, screenwriter, showbiz, writer's life, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, humorous, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, vacation, taxi, taxi driver, romance, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: clever, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heiress, crime gone awry, adventure, going straight, partners, disorder, dishonesty, fall in love, female partner, adventurer, heir heiress, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, st. petersburg russia, mexico, montenegro, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, stylized, psychological, realistic, biting ...
Plot: on the run, soldier, danger, helicopter, mistaken identity, stuntman, self discovery, showbiz, drowning, fish out of water, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, korea, guatemala, holland
⇓ 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, talky, sentimental, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, unwanted pregnancy, sex, infidelity, teenager, filmmaker, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: phoenix arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ 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, offbeat, sexual, biting, surreal ...
Plot: incest, s&m, dysfunctional family, mother son incest, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, gender, society, family life, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: ancient greece, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 103K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, track down, afterlife, death, memory, science, religion, loneliness, atheism, buddhism, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, asia, new york, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, death, cancer, terminal illness, reincarnation, queen, tree, outer space, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, sexual, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, romance, youth, opposites attract, human nature, against the odds, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, humble, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, arizona, tahiti ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cancer, suicide, suicide attempt, hospital, suicidal, depression, love triangle, redemption, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: dog, desert, survival, nuclear holocaust, telepathy, impregnation, life is a bitch, chases and races, escapades, society, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 31K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, semi serious, witty, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: marriage, therapist, self discovery, moral dilemma, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, weekend, discovery, dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, gas station, on the run, psychopath, drifter, beach, rebellion, teenage life, step parent, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Place: sweden, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family problems, fall in love, love and romance, toys, accountant, sexual perversion, collector, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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