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Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
 5.6
 2K
Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
Original name: Les Fantômes d'Ismaël
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: missing wife, missing daughter, assumed dead, sea, party, female nudity, love triangle, hospital, missing person, beach, pregnant woman, disappearance, filmmaking, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement, wife leaves husband, presumed dead, emotional breakdown, father in law son in law relationship, husband wife reunion, female full frontal nudity, first person narration, film within a film, observatory, artistic creation ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: tel aviv israel, paris france, prague

Most similar movies to Ismael's Ghosts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexy films with plots about female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, husband wife relationship, male nudity, adultery and sex scene mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ismael's Ghosts: My Golden Days (2015), From the Land of the Moon (2016), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), 3 Hearts (2014), Summer Heat (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Golden Days (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, suspense
Plot: identity theft, love, teenage boy, breakup, student, teenage love, abusive parent, break up, anthropology, passport, death of mother, teenage girl ...
Time: 2000s, 80s
Place: paris france, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: provence, female protagonist, post world war two, marriage of convenience, female director, classroom, letter, piano, infidelity, sea, sex scene, mountain ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alps, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other ...
Style: humorous, witty, sexual, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, lovers reunited, young lovers, unfulfillment, romance, workplace, crumbling marriage, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, couple relations, relationship vs career, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, male female relationship, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.9
 2K
3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, passion, sister sister relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 1K
Summer Heat (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Photographer Bob loses his girlfriend. A year later he meets Kathleen. Is she in love? Or does she use him for her dark dealings with the mafia?
Style: suspenseful, sexy, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: beach, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, photographer, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, criminal heroes, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 2K
Sky (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman embarks on a journey alone across the United States after fleeing from her violent husband.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: abusive husband, presumed dead, death of loved one, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer, flash forward, little boy, hitchhiking, native american, guilty conscience, dysfunctional marriage, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alice is a sailor. While her partner Félix waits for her on land, she sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that her predecessor has just died, but also that the skipper is none other than ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, ship, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, escapades, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), seductress, cargo ship, sailor, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: romania, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Knife + Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, a Parisian TV executive seeks to restore her credibility with an ambitious production after it is initially disrupted by a serial killer.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, lgbt, psycho sexual, hardcore, obsession, filmmaking, nightmare, stabbing, film producer, drugs, police inspector, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Blue Room (2014)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, sexual relations, police interrogation, infidelity, crimes, deadly, couples, couple relations, murder trial, sexual content, murder suspect, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 4K
Non-Fiction (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain and Léonard, a writer and a publisher, are overwhelmed by the new practices of the publishing world. Deaf to the desires of their wives, they struggle to find their place in a society whose code they can no longer crack.
Style: psychological, melancholic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, art, literature, politics, novelist, infidelity, divorced man, novel, pregnant woman, actress, male nudity, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 203K
Match Point (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, seduction, adultery, love and romance, destructive relationship, lust, fatal attraction, instructor, tennis, couples, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, sincere, touching, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fall in love, opposites attract, dishonesty, love and romance, family problems, psychologist, crumbling marriage, obsession, impostor, adultery, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 3K
Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, psychoanalysis, hospital, one on one, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, power relations, friends, misdiagnosed, medical examination, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, seattle washington, new york, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 63K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, tragic event, family relations, single parent, killer whale, romance, redemption, security guard, human spirit, opposites attract, unlikely couple, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 246
About Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Beautiful Nina lives happily married, as she saw it, with intelligent Alexandr, professor of Sinology. But the debt for the mortgage begins to disturb the relationship of spouses. One day she meets Sergey, the head of the bank where her husband has ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, forbidden love, dishonesty, breakup, cheating wife, female nudity, sex in bed, apology, bra, bedroom ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 3K
Masquerade (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, woman in danger, mystery, couples, dangerous attraction, love triangle, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, murder, husband wife relationship, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, missing person, sexual relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Survival Island (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A millionaire and his wife are shipwrecked after a yachting accident with their former servant, Manuel.
Style: realistic, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, cheating wife, shipwreck, extramarital affair, love triangle, infidelity, survival, couple relations, isolation, husband wife relationship, adultery, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 834K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 4K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, grief, death in the family, parents and children, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, single mother, beach, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, romantic, sadistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: sex scene, bare breasts, sex, female nudity, bdsm, lust, unplanned pregnancy, honeymoon, undressing, pregnant wife, erotica, newlyweds ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: cote d'azur, europe, seattle, paris france, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 78K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfaithful wife, husband wife relationship, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, cheating wife, hot and sexy, sexual obsession, marital infidelity, erotic thriller, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, family problems, crumbling marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 615
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, femme fatale, infidelity, danger, sexual relations, murder, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 8K
Incendiary (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorist, love triangle, grief, guilt, adultery, dangerous attraction, starting over, betrayal, haunted by the past, love affair, death in the family, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%