Movies like The Idol 1966

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The Idol (1966)
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The Idol (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Idol is a 1966 British drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Jennifer Jones, Michael Parks, Jennifer Hilary and Guy Doleman. A rebellious student embarks on an affair with the mother of his best friend, leading to disastrous consequences.
Plot: oedipus complex, generation gap, alienation, american abroad, art student, overbearing mother, prostitute, student, sculptor, new year's eve, beating, new year's eve party, riverboat, mother son relationship
Place: london

Most similar movies to The Idol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about prostitute, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, couples, family relations, jealousy and sex mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Idol: Playtime (1961), Hail, Hero! (1969), Tender Is the Night (1962), Prostitute (1980), Hard Country (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Playtime (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.
Plot: american abroad, adultery, seduction, infidelity, sculptor, artist, cafe, love, sex, male female relationship, extramarital affair, ferrari ...
Place: paris france
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95%
 5.5
 158
Hail, Hero! (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the ...
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, coming of age, military enlistment, u.s. senator, male female relationship, ranch, college student, father son relationship, student, husband wife relationship, cook ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Tender Is the Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Director Henry King's 1962 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr., Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Paul Lukas and Jill St. John.
Plot: mental health, binoculars, jealousy, man wrapped in a towel, divorce, mental institution, phonograph record, flashback, nurse, husband wife relationship, psychiatrist, hotel ...
Time: 1920s
Place: french riviera, zurich switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 90
Prostitute (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Prostitute is the tale of two women: Sandra, an ambitious but naive Birmingham working girl who moves to London with the hope of securing wealthier patrons, and Louise, her social worker friend, who is fighting to change the antiquated and ...
Style: cult film, controversial
Plot: prostitute, transvestite, bare breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), brothel, sex worker, female nudity, sex talk, massage, explicit sex, working class, masturbation
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.9
 590
Hard Country (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker ...
Plot: factory, small town, pickup truck, couples, truck, dancing, coming of age, mobile home, cleavage, drinking contest, trailer, red car ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 407
New Year's Day (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Two 17-year-old boys mark the new year by doing twelve dangerous but exciting tasks set for them by their friends.
Plot: alienation, tragedy, avalanche, jumping from height, molotov cocktail, single parent, suicide attempt, gay interest, suicide pact, bank robbery, arson, social worker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with people who know him, tries to find out what made the young and ...
Plot: suicide attempt, alienation, outsider, unhappiness, doctor, adultery, psychological drama, husband wife relationship, anxiety, hiding place, wife husband relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Prodigal Daughter (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman in a deep depression leaves her husband and returns to her parents. She discovers her father is having an affair, becomes jealous of his mistress and tries to turn his feelings in her direction.
Plot: oedipus complex, depression, incest, parent child relationship, romantic rivalry, unfaithful husband, jealousy, moving, erotic dream, marital separation, breakup, dance teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Plot: prejudice, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, racist, racism, knife fight, mother daughter relationship, family relations, generation gap, racial violence, working class family, bar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cloud Waltzing (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalist Meredith travels to Europe to do a story on vineyard owner Francois De Paul and won't stop until she learns his secrets.
Plot: female journalist, american abroad, fear of heights, overprotective father, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, millionaire, balloon, interview, chateau, vineyard
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: One Saturday evening Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins.
Plot: family crisis, housewife, husband wife relationship, apartment, maid, italian american, happy ending, marital crisis, old age, jealous husband, nervous breakdown, dialogue driven ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: prostitute, hospital, infidelity, obsession, artist, waitress, medical student, unfulfillment, fall in love, romance, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, going straight, social misfits, destructive relationship, crimes, teenage life, life is a bitch, starting over, misfit, youth, daydreamer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 155
Agostino (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Agostino is a 1962 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It was filmed in Rome and Venice. The film is based on a successful short novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia, who had collaborated with Bolognini on his previous film, From a ...
Plot: pedophile, oedipus complex, beach, boat, sexual initiation, swing, sexual awakening, juvenile delinquent, child protagonist, loss of innocence, coming of age, incestuous kiss ...
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
House of Little Deaths (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Eight women wake up every morning, get dressed, eat, put on make-up, do their hair, dress up and get ready for a grueling, demeaning night of work. They're the staff at a brothel outside a major American city, serving the spoiled, rich, ...
Style: art house
Plot: alienation, woman wearing black lingerie, brothel, sex worker, applying makeup, caught in the rain, prostitute, pregnancy test, women, jogging, woman undressing for a man, pregnant woman ...
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Party's Over (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.
Style: cult film
Plot: beatnik, partying, search, loss of daughter, class differences, businessman, undressing someone, engagement, flashback, party, alcohol, promiscuity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: prostitute, neo noir, countryside, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, drug abuse, drug dealing, going straight, immigrants, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 47
Escort Girls (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It s Christmas Eve in London, 1974 - and seven lonely people are on the town, looking to grab that elusive slice of enjoyment. So who better to contact than an escort agency- providing high-class ladies and gentlemen for anyone willing to pay the ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: sexploitation, male escort, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, escort service, secretary, model, escort, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7K
Irina Palm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, job seeking, financial problem, sexual relations, ambulance, hospital, treatment, boss and employee, parent child relationship, working class, power relations, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: theatre play, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, anxiety, sibling relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 496
Born Equal (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.
Plot: love, jealousy, knife, social worker, father figure, hugging, refugee, benefactor, single mother, beggar, social injustice, beating ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, ironic ...
Plot: alienation, peasant, guilt, redemption, middle aged man, pen pal, village, family relations, criminal, mother son relationship, couple relations, countryside ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 195
Spare the Rod (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?
Plot: school, school teacher, suspenders, drinking, teacher, eyeglasses, slum, slut, teenager, blonde, dinner, school class ...
Place: london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, biblical, exciting ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, heroes, bible, flood, old testament, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, supernatural ability, hopes, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 3K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, human nature, parents and children, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Eagle in a Cage (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 1815. A soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: island, napoleon, fortress, exile, unfulfilled love, battles, wartime life, soldier, uniform, warship, escape, carriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 401
Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: sincere, captivating, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: murder, factory, false accusation, abusive husband, mistress, sibling rivalry, sculptor, courtroom drama, rise and fall, tragic love, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, youth, generation gap, introspection, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 32
Embryo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man named Carlos with a sexual trauma kidnaps a girl that works with him. During the kidnapping the sexual tension and the violence will make the two of them change their point views on life and politics.
Style: art house
Plot: kidnapping, alienation, sex, politics
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%