Movies like Aquarius 2016

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Aquarius (2016)
 7.5
 15K
Aquarius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot.
Style: dramatic, interesting, tense, reflective, suspense, stylized, melancholic, enigmatic, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, brazilian, greed, cancer, dancing, party, sex scene, beach, orgy, female protagonist, housekeeper, birthday party, class differences, listening to music, female full frontal nudity, real estate, widow, cunnilingus, apartment, long black hair, breast cancer, sea, porn, lawyer, lifeguard ...
Time: 2010s, year 1980

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, realistic, melancholic and serious films with plots about mentor, storytelling, male nudity, catastrophe, dialogue, brutality and runaway mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Aquarius: Neighboring Sounds (2012), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), I Am Dina (2002), True Colors (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: masturbation, neighbor, washing machine, real estate, suburban life, society, racial tension, pot smoking, class differences, brazilian, vigilantism, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, politics, gays and lesbians, torture, friendship, homosexuality, gay, redemption, lgbt, war, betrayal, confined ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, biting, sincere ...
Plot: love, children, pregnancy, working class, social worker, single parent, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, parents and children, social services, family, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 5K
I Am Dina (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, intense, dramatic ...
Plot: death in the family, haunted by the past, estrangement, youth, family problems, family relations, ghost, master and servant, contests and competitions, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.3
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, mayor, drug dealer, urban, uncover truth, undercover, presidential election, war on drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor camp, politics, revolution, parents and children, political unrest, society, state affairs, family relations, family life, innocence lost, rebelliousness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racial injustice, piano, racism, fighting the system, vandalism, american dream, siege, jazz, interracial relations, class differences, social differences, urban ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 36K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, incest, childhood, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, murder, friendship, going straight, rehabilitation, child abuse, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Neon Bull (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Iremar is part of a rodeo troupe that tours the Brazilian northeast. His task is to send bulls into the arena. Intensely exciting physical scenes alternate with contemplative episodes that sketch a painterly portrait of the members of the troupe. ...
Plot: bull, bull riding, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, shower, pubic hair, breasts, tail, mannequin, explicit sex, group shower, hammock ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: school, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, human nature, obsession, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 823
Rat Fever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Zizo, a radical and anarchist poet living in a marginal quarter of Recife in the north eastern state of Pernambuco, distributes his social angst-filled thoughts through a publication named Febre do Rato, and spews poetry to anyone who’d listen. ...
Plot: brazilian, male nudity, masturbation, anarchist, urination, anarchy, peeing, poetry, lesbianism, topless, threesome, female orgasm ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, flat, female friendship, factory worker, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 33K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, working class, social worker, family secret, jealousy, realism, parents and children, social differences, parent child relationship, reunion ...
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Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, contests and competitions, down on your luck, social decay, society, life is a bitch, ambition, depression, crimes, disorder, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: restaurant, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, family business, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, copenhagen denmark, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wedding, wealth, orphanage, marriage, family, dying, businessman, poverty, idealism, life turned upside down, millionaire, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, mentally unstable, small town life, villager, wife husband relationship, underdog, small town, society, social relations, human nature, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea, sicily, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Elon Doesn't Believe in Death (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As he does every single day, Elon goes to meet his wife at her workplace, but she is not there. He doesn’t find her at home as well, so he starts to retrace the path Madalena makes daily. In the morning after, Elon goes to the police station and ...
Plot: brazilian, masturbation, male nudity, female nudity, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, sex scene, cunnilingus, blow job, unsimulated sex, male full rear nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Beefcake (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, media, against the rules, journalism, gender bending, physical appearance, male nudity, gay, homosexuality, sex, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, performer's life, crime, drug dealing, going straight, human spirit, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 21K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: slavery, racism, idealism, guilt, arson, loss of son, storm, lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, freedom, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hungarian, immigrants, family, friendship, cold war, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: surreal, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, nun, artist, party, journalist, art, high society, writer's life, giraffe, flamingo, church, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 3K
Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, clever, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, violence, politics, tv news, vietnam war, vandalism, hippie, culture clash, political unrest, racism, injustice, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, west virginia, washington d.c., america, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, reflective ...
Plot: aging, painter, elderly man, countryside, parents and children, weekend, siblings relations, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family relations, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 8K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, writer's life, playwright, love and romance, political unrest, against the odds, nazi, train, train station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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