Movies like Beautiful Mystery

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Beautiful Mystery (1983)
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Beautiful Mystery (1983)
Original name: Kyokon Densetsu: Utsukushiki Nazo
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shinohara, a young bodybuilder, joins a para-military sect in northern Japan. His instructor, Takizawa, takes a liking to the new recruit. After an early “special” training session the two develop a lasting and loving relationship. “Beautiful Mystery” was the first gay “adult” film to come out of Japan. Although tame by U.S. standards, it is ground–breaking nonetheless.
Plot: hara kiri, homoerotic fight, nationalism, gay sex, asian, mentor protege relationship, uniform, anal sex, coup d'etat, army, homosexual, gay kiss, male nudity, sex, love, male bonding, soldier, military
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Beautiful Mystery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about sex, male nudity, female nudity, friendship, love, coming of age and erotica mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beautiful Mystery: I Am an S+M Writer (2000), Come Home and Meet My Wife (1974), XX: Beautiful Prey (1996), Zero Motivation (2014), Hush! (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Am an S+M Writer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurosaki (Ren Osugi) is an erotic novelist who uses his editor and a hired model to act out scenarios in his living room he will use for inspiration in his writing. His wife Shizuko (Yôko Hoshi) calls him a pervert but we soon learn that what ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: bondage, writer's life, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, female nudity, erotica ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
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Come Home and Meet My Wife (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Unfortunately for Giulio he walks in on his friend and Vincenzina upon a return from a trip. His jealousy and anger ...
Plot: love, sex, tv news, working class, age difference, factory worker, forgiveness, anonymous letter, female nudity, adultery, male nudity, flashback ...
Place: italy
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XX: Beautiful Prey (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Japanese thriller finds a beautiful policewoman becoming entangled in Japan's S&M underground while investigating a gruesome murder. Soon, her investigation has led her to a seductive sadist and his equally appealing masochist ...
Plot: masochist, policewoman, sex, smoking, cigarette smoking, female nudity, erotica, lesbian sex, lesbianism, cigarette
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zero Motivation (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: military, soldier, military base, office, friendship, military life, best friends, virginity, friends, hapless soldier, administration, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Naoya and Katsuhiro are boyfriends, new in their relationship. Things are uneven at first - Naoya is open and free while Katsuhiro is cautious and closeted - but nothing compares to the chaos that arrives when Asako, a troubled woman with a history ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, baby, gay relationship, pregnancy, gender, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, lifestyle, gay parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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Lieve Jongens (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lieve Jongens (“Sweet Boys”) explores the sexual fantasies of a middle-aged writer and the handsome young men who dominate his life. Wolf, a successful writer of romantic novels, is plagued by self doubt and writer's block. Though pleasant ...
Plot: lgbt, male nudity, sexuality, marriage, church, homosexual, gay sex, fetish
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tokyo Taxi (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Ryo (Yamada Masasi), the lead singer of an amateur rock band at night, owns a Ramen noodle shop. He cannot fly on airplanes because he has a fear of them. Ironically, he finds himself attracted to a stewardess who comes to eat very often at his ...
Plot: singer, love, road trip, musician, korean, stewardess, communication, english, taxi
Place: korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Glamour Dolls (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of two male prostitutes who want to become professional actors and how they struggle to get into show business.
Plot: pimp, sex, love, glamour, audition, nightlife, actor, showbiz, scandal, depression, nightclub, male prostitution ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Pornographers (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, filmmaking, sexual perversion, couple relations, love triangle, japanese new wave, sex, sexual relations, eccentric family, couples, family relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
La otra alcoba (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcos, an important businessman working in Madrid, is wealthy, ambitious and has political aspirations. On top of it, he has a beautiful wife, Diana. Their married life, however, is marred by the fact that, after years of married life, they do not ...
Plot: sex, infidelity, pregnancy, miscarriage, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, wanting a baby, infertility, pregnant, gas station attendant, erotic dream, wanting to have children ...
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38%
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 83
Saudade (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A film that explores the true meaning of a word by medical professionals, feelings of real people and the images that represent the word to the filmmaker. The viewer will get into a journey through true stories and feelings, chasing the true meaning ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hip hop, social misfits, cause and meaning, misfit, beautician, stabbing, karaoke, rap, song, friendship, bar, brazilian ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Portraits of Women (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire about director Donner's scandalous fame in late 1960s ...
Plot: sex, social criticism, filmmaking, movie business, censorship, society, porn industry, erection, irony, women, criticism, female nudity ...
Time: 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 64
Topless (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to marry - a man - Natsuko becomes inconsolable. While all this ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, relationship problems, lesbian interest, teenage girl, lesbian kiss, lesbian, lesbianism, friendship, break up, gay parent, homosexuality, lesbian mother ...
Place: japan
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34%
 6.3
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Grenzverkehr (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When three teenage boys from Bavaria try to lose their innocence in the neighboring Czech Republic, they get themselves and a young pregnant Ukrainian immigrant into trouble with local pimps.
Plot: coming of age, childbirth, friendship between boys, youth, pregnancy, irony, motorcycle, sex talk, brothel, first sexual experience, sexual initiation, german abroad ...
Place: bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Victory March (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The drawbacks and difficulties of military life are explored in this film. Paolo Passeri is a college graduate, somewhat spoiled, somewhat effete, who finds himself in an officer training program under the stern martinet, Captain Asciutto. He ...
Plot: army, sex, sex scene, breasts, male nudity, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the classic Chinese novel "Jin Ping Mei," written during the Ming Dynasty. The novel itself is the first full length Chinese fictional work to depict sexuality in explicit manner. The movie (as well as novel) takes place during ...
Plot: voyeurism, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, erotica, murder, prostitute, sex, virginity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, jealousy, masturbation ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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Bed Bugs (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Burned out and lonely Rocky is almost 50 years old and has seen better times as a womanizer. One day, Thorben shows up at his door claiming to be his son. He is trying to get advice on how to be successful with women.
Plot: love, sexuality, loneliness, male masturbation, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, pornography, hitchhiking, masturbation, male nudity, father son relationship, misogynist ...
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Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, summer, travel, road trip, child abuse, running, thief, innocence, odd couple, obsessive quest, disappearance, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: dedicated educator, college life, school, family life, youth, college, family relations, human nature, parents and children, teachers and students, military life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 268
Kakekomi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Kakekomi tells the stories of Edo women in the 1800s that escape abusive husbands and lovers by taking refuge in Tokeiji, a monastery in Kamakura.
Plot: sauna, divorce, infidelity, male nudity, samurai
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tokyo Booty Nights (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Yuji and Akiko are newlyweds. Yuji dreams of being a movie star. He lands the lead role in a Pink Eiga soft-core sex film. The director requires him to have sex with the actress. Akiko goes to her high school reunion and is raped by a drunken guy, ...
Plot: porn industry, amazing grace hymn, cuckold, male nudity, impotence, female nudity, lovers reunited, high school reunion, newlywed, backstage
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A rivalry is brewing between the soldiers at an otherwise tranquil Army base and the civilians of a nearby Southern town. With good intentions, Col. Flanders tries to keep the piece and uses Brian Keith to work community relations. However, peace is ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: soldier, small town, tank, sergeant, arrest, dance
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Desire Street (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, China, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A family (mother, daughter and son) tries to survive their loneliness and obsessions by going through different sexual experiences and relationships with a new neighbour, a prostitute.
Plot: mexican, love, betrayal, sex, lesbian, coming of age, gay, family, adventure, noir, lgbt, respect ...
Place: spain, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Oldest Profession (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman ...
Plot: sex, prostitution, eroticism, marriage, farce, prostitute, anthology
Time: 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Naked Pursuit (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Caught up in the swirling tide of student protests and riots, a young man becomes the unintentional murderer of a policeman. Handcuffed and enroute to jail, he escapes from the authorities and comes across a young woman on the beach, who is intent ...
Plot: beach, rape, exploitation, handcuffs, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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R100 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: dominatrix, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, bdsm, disorder, sushi, coma, swimming pool
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 1K
Hana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, dark humor
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, dealing with death, introspection, moral dilemma, village life
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Without a Stitch (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high-school girl complains of her inability to reach sexual climax, her doctor suggests that she keep a diary of her sexual encounters. She does just that and soon finds herself caught up in a sexual merry-go-round that includes making a ...
Plot: sex, medical examination, clothed male naked female, gynecologist, taking off clothes, frigidity, scandinavian girl, talking about masturbation, natural breasts, school trip, sex therapy, danish blonde ...
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28%
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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: cat, pets, introspection, singleness, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, hopes, disorder, ice cream, companion, pet, pet cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Woman with Red Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kozo and his colleague rape their boss's daughter and have sex with an unnamed woman.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, elopement, erotica, gang rape, rape, flashback, adultery, underwear, sex, prostitution, bathing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%