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Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
 5.6
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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.
Plot: prison, sea, pregnancy, party, female nudity, sex scene, love triangle, train, church, missing person, gun, alcoholic, beach, cemetery, jealousy, doctor, pregnant woman, infidelity, disappearance, marriage, kiss, nightmare, explosion, filmmaking, bar ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tel aviv israel, prague, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexual films with plots about female nudity, husband wife relationship, infidelity, cigarette smoking, sex, male nudity and crying mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ismael's Ghosts: My Golden Days (2015), From the Land of the Moon (2016), Fifty Shades Freed (2018), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), Jimmy P. (2013). 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, suspense, sentimental, sincere
Plot: identity theft, love, break up, teenage boy, student, abusive parent, teenage love, anthropology, death of mother, passport, teenage girl, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 2000s
Place: soviet union, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
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 ...
Plot: female protagonist, man carrying a woman, plot twist, opium, provence, piano, miscarriage, post world war two, illness, crucifix, wading in water, naked woman ...
Time: 1950s
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: sexual, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, introspection, twentysomething life, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, singleness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, sexploitation film
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night, date night
Plot: sex scene, bare breasts, sex, female nudity, bdsm, lust, unplanned pregnancy, honeymoon, undressing, pregnant wife, newlyweds, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: paris france, cote d'azur, europe, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: clever, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, actor's life, lifestyle, train ride, couple relations, sexual relations, love and romance, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, couples, dishonesty, jealous spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, touching, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: friendship, psychoanalysis, hospital, one on one, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, power relations, friends, misdiagnosed, bathroom, adoption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: kansas, usa, france, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, siblings relations, sister, passion, wedding ceremony, emotional breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Double Lover (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, erotic
Plot: lover, pregnancy, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, identical twins, doctor patient relationship, doppelganger, twin brother, losing-it hero, psychoanalyst, adultery, female protagonist, sex in bed ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.2
 32K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: sexual relations, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, obsession, passionate interest, infidelity, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, s&m ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kings & Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, hanging, adoption, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, wrongfully committed, hopes, life is a bitch, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, mystery, dangerous attraction, couples, love triangle, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, husband wife relationship, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 128K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, realistic, bilingual ...
Plot: spy, betrayal, resistance, french, love, femme fatale, undercover, investigation, rescue, moral dilemma, deception, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Secret Rapture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Upon her father's death, a woman comes into emotional and psychological conflict with her young lover, her overbearing sister and her alcoholic stepmother.
Plot: inheritance, house, stabbing, business, male female relationship, burial, manipulation, greed, bicycle, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, couple relations, romance, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, teenage girl, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: rape, divorce, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, sicily, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 4K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: small town, storm, children, grief, beach, tree, single mother, family problems, family in crisis, dealing with death, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: talky, psychological, clever, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, family problems, dishonesty, toys, psychologist, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, opposites attract, accountant, collector, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.5
 59K
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, single parent, romance, redemption, family relations, human spirit, unlikely couple, opposites attract, accident, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 391
Asunder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chance Williams (Underwood), a man whose life is torn apart when his wife and unborn child are killed in a bizarre accident. Chance comes to believe Lauren (Morgan), wife to best friend Michael (Beach), is the only woman who can love and help him, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, dangerous attraction, crimes, crumbling marriage, death in the family, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 3K
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.
Plot: politics, female nudity, cigarette smoking, lesbian kiss, bare breasts, politician, seaside, divorced man, infidelity, beach, male nudity, affair ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 245
Guard No. 47 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A WW I veteran still haunted by his time in the trenches settles in a small town to work for the railroad company. His pretty wife attracts the attention of the lonely young gravedigger.
Plot: suicide attempt, self pity, pregnant woman, music box, following someone, overhearing sex, male masturbation, war veteran, coach, hidden gun, loneliness, world war two ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 2K
Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: sexual, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, writer's life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 593
Love, etc. (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, well-employed Benoît's life changes when he ...
Style: touching, semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, friendship, looking for love, buddies, couples, friends, destructive relationship, romance, singleness, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 74K
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, suspenseful, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfaithful wife, dangerous attraction, older woman younger man relationship, cheating wife, erotic thriller, passionate interest, marital infidelity, hot and sexy, sexual attraction, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, love triangle, haunted by the past, manipulations, who done it, crime, dangerous attraction, crimes, investigation, danger, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, guilt, grief, adultery, terrorist, dangerous attraction, starting over, haunted by the past, betrayal, love affair, redemption, death in the family ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, danger, deadly, political unrest, crimes, kidnapping, compassion, father daughter relationship, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976
Place: argentina, europe, italy, venice, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, infidelity, police interrogation, sexual relations, couples, crimes, couple relations, dishonesty, deadly, murder trial, love affair, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, introspection, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, china, paris france, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%