Movies like The Colours of Desire

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The Colours of Desire (2017)
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The Colours of Desire (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a perfect, violent-free world, a young vagabond must decide between human decency or self-interest when it comes to the matter of assassinating three people and gifting their corpses to a powerful figure full of impossible wishes.
Plot: death, neo noir, infidelity, corpse, sunflower

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Most similar movies to The Colours of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, atmospheric and cult film films with plots about death, hopes, murder, flashback, family relations, dream and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Colours of Desire: Strawberries Need Rain (1971), Autopsy: A Love Story (2002), Woman with Butterfly Tattoo (1978), Ebbie (1995), Palaces of Pity (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Strawberries Need Rain (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Death comes to take a beautiful young girl, and she persuades him to let her live out her fantasies before he finally takes her away.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, flashback, metaphor, death, sex, young woman, tribute
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95%
Autopsy: A Love Story (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The lonely Charlie Bickle works in a morgue owned by the corrupt Dr. Dale Brodsky cremating bodies and lives with his crippled wife Mary. Dr. Dale illegally sells body parts before the cremation, bribing dirty policemen. When Charlie meets the ...
Plot: corpse, death, necrophilia, blood, mortician, suicide, morgue, spirit, coroner
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Woman with Butterfly Tattoo (1978)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A melodrama about a man who survives an attempted double suicide with a stranger while picnicking with friends. He goes on a cave expedition for a famous archaeologist where he discovers a skeleton several thousand years old. He meets the spirit of ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: butterfly, supernatural, murder, corpse, suicide attempt, necrophilia, reincarnation, living dead, sex, zombie, mad scientist, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Ebbie (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Plot: christmas, death, ghost, marketing, scrooge, switching roles, sister
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Palaces of Pity (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past - one consumed by fear and desire - the two girls are transformed and confront a ...
Plot: gay interest, death, inheritance, knight, teenage girl, trial, lesbian
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Grave Digger (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ever since I started making films it has bothered me in a certain sense that film images are far too concrete, because technically they try to imitate the sense of space characteristic of everyday life. So the story ignites the imagination only to ...
Plot: flowers, excavation, flower, death, corpse, grave digger, plague, digging, life
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, misfit, youth, imaginary, crimes, supernatural, family, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, parents and children, starting over ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, experimental ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, human nature, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, holiday, christmas, supernatural, charity, fish out of water, friendship, friends, coldhearted, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, future, 1800s, victorian ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: accident, death, jealousy, drugs, party, drug addict, teenager, drug addiction
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 73
Malibu (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.
Plot: infidelity, scandal, corrupt lawyer, coast, reporter, tennis, beach, sex
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, terminal illness, priest, boy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sentimental Education (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France, UK
Story: The story revolves around the lives of a group of international fashion models, focusing on the main character, Fabrice. The film examines the hollowness of his glamorous lifestyle, leading to self discovery and ultimately a personal catharsis (and ...
Plot: male female relationship, fashion model, death, model, male model, neo noir, self discovery, fashion industry
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: touching, christian film, emotional, serious
Plot: afterlife, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, hopes, heaven, birthday, world war two, death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, outer space, family relations, hopes, suffering, child abuse, grief, spirituality, parenthood, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Christmas Box (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, dream, family life, family relations, couples, self discovery, couple relations, destiny, hopes, family, estate, family problems ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dealing with death, bone, gambling, death, mathematician, dream
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ms. Scrooge (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Television movie updating Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol." Businesswoman Ebenita Scrooge treats her employees and customers poorly. She has no time for Christmas or the holiday spirit. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by ...
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, christmas, change of heart, time travel, ghost, miser, regret, one night, christmas movie, boy, old woman, job interview ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: death, father son relationship, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Crossing Thresholds (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Main portion of the movie displays an evening out for people from multiple circles having dinner in Charisma restaurant. Many stories are being told by patrons from each table.
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, faith
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 43
Marcy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Marcy is forced to change her sexual orientation because of town rumors.
Plot: infidelity, sexual identity, simulated sex, sex, erotica, masturbation, female nudity, lesbian sex, group sex, lesbian, lesbianism, voyeurism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beyond Dream's Door (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ben Dobbs is a lonely college student who has never had dreams of any kind. This all changes for Ben and he start having a series of sequential and terrifying nightmares that become true in his waking life. As he reaches out for help, he is also ...
Style: cult film, avant garde, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: dream, nightmare, violence, death, h.p. lovecraft, neo noir, redemption, decapitation, zombie, gore, supernatural power, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Woman Who Dreamed (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Something changes in the relationship of Achilleas and Anna when she starts to dream vividly and insists on relating her dreams to her husband. He is a barrister in the middle of an important murder trial and his temper becomes frayed with ...
Style: allegory
Plot: dream, following someone, egotism, lawyer, murder, trial, suspicion, alienation, marriage, husband wife relationship, death, metaphor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Medea (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Medea centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
Style: serious, talky, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, danger, rivalry, deadly, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, couple relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Secret Friends (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As an express train hurtles towards its destination, John (Alan Bates) a man whose sanity hangs by a thread, attempts to uncover his possible role in a brutal murder and the identity of the victim. The balance of his mind is strained to the limits ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, businessman, hotel, bible, amnesia, friend, husband wife relationship, murder, call girl, oppression, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Heroic Purgatory (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rikiya Shoda is an engineer working for the Atomic Agency in Japan. One day, his wife Nanako returns home with a lost teenager called Ayu. A man, pretending to be the father, comes to get her back; Ayu keeps telling him that Rikiya and Nanako are ...
Plot: death, ambassador, past, engineer, female nudity, assassination, gunshot, interview, piano, japanese new wave, revolutionary, noose ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, painting, tunnel, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, chaos, rainy, wise man, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 22
Nightbeats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A contemporary noir set entirely at night Nightbeats is an homage to the classic noirs of the 1940's, though told as a contemporary drama, not a gumshoe satire, Nightbeats follow the lives of five people over four nights. Over these nights ...
Plot: journalist, striptease, strip club, drug use, soldier, neo noir, stripper, murder, female singer, fellatio, mother daughter relationship, estranged parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 160
The Kill-Off (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is set in a small coastal community in New Jersey where the only action in town is a nightclub called The Pavilion. The owner, Pete (played by Jackson Sims), can barely make the payroll so in an effort to bring in more business, he hires a ...
Plot: neo noir, gossip, bartender, female director, neo-noir, stripper, murder, janitor
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 3K
Three Wishes (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While Jane Holman (Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, she accidentally runs into a drifter, Jack McCloud (Swayze), who breaks his leg. Being responsible, Jane invites Jack, and his dog, to stay at her home until his leg has healed. Jack ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: generosity, dog, reunion, family relations, suburbs, drifter, kids and family, baseball, couples, parents and children, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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