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, domineering 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 realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about prostitute, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, jealousy, couples, society and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Idol: Playtime (1961), Hail, Hero! (1969), Prostitute (1980), Tender Is the Night (1962), 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: adultery, seduction, sculptor, american abroad, infidelity, coffee, love, ferrari, chateau, hit and run, older man younger woman relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: paris france
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95%
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 164
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, coming of age, dysfunctional family, college dropout, father son relationship, vietnam war, love, u.s. senator, barn, student, brother brother relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
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76%
 6.2
 91
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, masturbation, working class, sex worker, brothel, bare breasts, massage, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, transvestite, explicit sex, sex talk
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, hotel, divorce, doctor patient relationship, flashback, psychiatrist, husband wife relationship, american abroad, nightclub, clinic, actress, jealousy ...
Time: 1920s
Place: french riviera, zurich switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 602
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, dancing, pickup truck, couples, coming of age, truck, panties, voyeur, cowboy hat, white panties, voyeurism ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 410
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, social worker, suicide attempt, molotov cocktail, bank robbery, junkie, loss of friend, single parent, suicide, gay interest, male virgin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: alienation, adultery, suicide attempt, unhappiness, doctor, outsider, anxiety, husband wife relationship, psychological drama, hiding place, wife husband relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: rough, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, crimes, drug dealing, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, countryside, going straight, dishonesty, crime, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, unfaithful husband, romantic rivalry, jealousy, impossible love, break up, wife leaves husband, incestuous desire, erotic dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: balloon, american abroad, female protagonist, fear of heights, vineyard, chateau, interview, overprotective father, millionaire, father daughter relationship, female journalist
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, racial violence, working class, racist, bar, generation gap, racism, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, race riot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, non-linear, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, hopes, juvenile delinquency, daydreamer, down on your luck, youth, misfit, life is a bitch, crimes, social misfits, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: old age, housewife, jealous husband, generation gap, happy ending, family crisis, cooking, italian american, nervous breakdown, dispute, dialogue driven, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, boat, beach, swing, sexual initiation, children, gay slur, museum, vacation, psycho sexual, swimwear ...
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: jogging, crying woman, women, prostitution, prostitute, brothel, alienation, sex worker, woman wearing black lingerie, pregnant woman, woman undressing for a man, pregnancy test ...
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, obsession, hospital, infidelity, artist, waitress, medical student, unfulfillment, lifestyle, dishonesty, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ 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, class differences, female singer, group of friends, suicide, falling down stairs, accidental death, partying, coffin, drinking, engagement, falling off a roof ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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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, loneliness, sex, christmas eve, interracial sex, racism, prostitute, escort, racist comment, model, black man white woman sex, male escort ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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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, sexual relations, job seeking, financial problem, hospital, ambulance, treatment, boss and employee, parent child relationship, power relations, starting over, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 499
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: knife, love, jealousy, ex convict, father figure, handcuffs, hugging, abuse, beating, inequality, class distinction, social worker ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I'm No Longer Here (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.
Plot: immigrants, cartel, war on drugs, translation, subculture, dance, alienation, shooting, loneliness, fashion, immigration, homeless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: anxiety, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, theatre play, domineering mother, absent parent, family relations, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ 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, touching, thought provoking, ironic ...
Plot: guilt, middle aged man, peasant, pen pal, redemption, village, alienation, couple relations, family relations, mother son relationship, criminal, river ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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 202
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, cigarette smoking, neglected child, slut, inspiration, black eye, riot, suspenders, brawl, drinking, hooliganism ...
Place: london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: noah's ark, adam and eve, heroes, flood, bible, old testament, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, exile, fortress, napoleon, unfulfilled love, wartime life, soldier, battles, escape, horse, british soldier, pool table ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: factory, murder, false accusation, abusive husband, mistress, sculptor, sibling rivalry, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
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: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, generation gap, society, youth, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A timid young woman who lives with her domineering mother accepts an Adult Video scout's offer to "become somebody else" by performing in porn videos. As she rises in popularity, the boundaries between her two lives begin to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: porn industry, alienation, suicide, stalking, loneliness, japanese woman, porn actress, popularity, employer employee relationship, self discovery, jealousy, interview ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%