Movies like The Lobster

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The Lobster (2015)
 7.2
 208K
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, clever, ironic, artsy, brutal, bloody, dark humor, absurd, allegory, bleak ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, manhunt, hotel, society, hunting, suicide attempt, punishment, dead animal, forest, blood, dead rabbit, digging a grave, grave digging, metaphor, rabbit, love, blindness, swimming, boat, life, game, friendship, death, storytelling ...
Time: near future, 2010s, 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, thought provoking, complex and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, weird, dialogue, loneliness, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Lobster: Dogtooth (2009), Swiss Army Man (2016), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Comet (2014), High-Rise (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 79K
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, isolation, dysfunctional family, odd, power relations, punishment, explicit sex, eccentric family, parents and children, sexual relations, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 102K
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, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: surrealism, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, desert island ...
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, blackmail, brutality, hospital, paralysis, revenge, cruelty, teenage boy, obsession, psychopath, superstition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 17K
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, parallel world, couple relations, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 37K
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, absurd ...
Plot: skyscraper, class conflict, social class, high rise, decadence, insanity, violence, surrealism, money, suicide by jumping, talking during sex, distopia ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 70K
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: composer, adultery, aging, vacation, screenwriter, old friends, friendship, surrealism, suicide, freedom, retirement, falling in love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 27K
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, love, society, loneliness, medication, lie, flash forward, friendship, trust, relationships, infected ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, couple relations, deja vu, couples, brainwashing, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, library ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 225K
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, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, forgery, fall in love, investigation, infidelity, future dystopia, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, lovers on the run, romance, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, seattle, shanghai, china, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: psychological, cynical, dark humor, contemplative, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, friendship, betrayal, makeover, lifestyle, power of love, fall in love, buddies, couple relations, destructive relationship, friends, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: cult film, futuristic, humorous, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, post apocalypse, survival, nuclear holocaust, satire, telepathy, impregnation, apocalypse, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: oklahoma, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 382K
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: neo noir, hitman, irish, guilt, tourist, death, redemption, haunted by the past, partners, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 15K
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: romance, surrealism, philosophy, love affair, honeymoon, love and romance, collector, escapades, tragic love, marriage proposal, inventions and discoveries, jazz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, not serious, futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, society, future dystopia, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: conspiracy, apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: entertaining, light, realistic, melancholic, complex ...
Plot: doctor, love, culture clash, technology, american abroad, business, desert, corporation, father daughter relationship, trust, new job, tumor ...
Time: 21st century, 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, shyness, true love, romance, self discovery, social awkwardness, love and romance, sibling relationship, fall in love, couple relations, depression, vandalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, utah, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, dealer, couple relations, romance, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, workplace romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 135K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, sad, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, existentialism, cloning, childhood, boarding school, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1978, year 1985, 80s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 34K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: marriage, couples, family problems, self discovery, moral dilemma, couple relations, crumbling marriage, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, magic, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.7
 110K
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: twists and turns, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, neighbor, screenwriter, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, writers, backstage, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ 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, jewish, family relations, satire, romance, against the odds, humble, opposites attract, youth, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, boston, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 46K
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: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, losing-it hero, misfit, obsession, dream girl, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 307K
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, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, society, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, gay teenager, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, teenager, filmmaker, infidelity, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, suburbs, track down, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 35K
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: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, talky ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, reunion, self fulfillment, fall in love, love and romance, mentally unstable, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 11K
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: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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