Movies like Elle 1995

If you like "Elle" you are looking for movies about / with female director, jealousy, marriage, mansion, paranoia and husband wife relationship themes of Drama genre shot in France or Bulgaria.
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Elle (1995)
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Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
Plot: female director, jealousy, marriage, mansion, paranoia, husband wife relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out family saga and tragic ending films with plots about female director, husband wife relationship, female nudity, marriage, love, jealousy and male nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Elle: The Apple Tree of Paradise (1986), Sicily! (1999), Sambizanga (1972), The Escape (2015), Vacuum (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Apple Tree of Paradise (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Girls no more, four heroines emerge into womanhood with a more clear-eyed outlook on life.
Plot: female director, trial, affair, poison, accident, marriage, jealousy, female nudity, sex, politician, murder
Time: 1920s
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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83%
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Sambizanga (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a ...
Plot: female director, secret organization, freedom fighter, secret police, human rights, humanism, husband wife relationship, terrorism, police violence, interracial relations
Place: africa
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78%
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two very different people become friends and partners in this nautical drama. Nikos (Stephen Rea) is a radio man working on a Greek freighter when he finds himself stranded in Hong Kong after the firm that owned his ship suddenly goes out of ...
Plot: female director, opium, houseboat
Place: hong kong, china
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69%
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, flashback, gigolo, bored housewife
Place: portugal
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66%
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Vacuum (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amidst the preparations for her 35th wedding anniversary, Meredith is surprised by the discovery that she is HIV-positive. Only her husband André could have been the carrier of the virus.
Plot: female director, aids, illness, german abroad, nudity (full frontal - brief), hiv, husband wife conflict, sickness, marriage, shower, prostitute, male nudity ...
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65%
Jadviga's Pillow (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is the filmed version of Pál Závada's novel of the same title, which was first published in 1997 and soon became a bestseller. The story takes place during World War I and afterwards in a small town in south-eastern Hungary. It tells ...
Plot: female director, world war one, based on a novel, adultery, pubic hair
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64%
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Traps (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic thriller set in 1950 French Occupied Indo-China.
Plot: female director, panties, white panties, panties pulled down, gay sex
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64%
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The Guardian Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It is the turn of the century in Russia, and the revolution (at this time not yet a communist one) has sentenced government minister Joel Birkman (Etienne Glaser) to be assassinated for his role in quelling a student rebellion. To that end, they ...
Plot: female director, assassin, isolation, fictional country, politics, government official
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60%
The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern Front, her children are all grown and out of touch with ...
Plot: female director, sausage, woman, male nudity
Place: hamburg germany, germany
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60%
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Fiela's Child (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The acclaimed drama based on Dalene Matthee´s award-winning novel. "Fiela se Kind" (Fiela's Child) is the story of a white foundling boy that is raised by a brown family. But the childs life changes irrevocably when white census ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, reconciliation, broken family, afrikaans, adopted son
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, con artists, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, shopping mall, love, train, marriage, female nudity
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56%
Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: female director, train, labor, ship, class struggle, alienation
Place: new york, usa
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54%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, backwoods, sexual attraction, sexuality, poverty, community, countryside
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53%
Something Different (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vera Chytilova wrote and directed this two-part story that took the Grand Prix at the Mannheim Film Festival. Part one deals with the rigorous training of Olympic champion gymnast Eva Bosakova. She contemplates retirement as she goes through a ...
Plot: female director, gymnast, retirement, husband wife relationship, son, athlete, housewife, obsession
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Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: female director, midlife crisis, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, piano, male nudity, older woman younger man relationship
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Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, husband wife relationship, prison, false identity, pilot, beating, amnesia, medical examination, father figure
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48%
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, femininity, car accident, machismo, school, school teacher
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Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: female director, murder of wife, wife abuse, death, murder, love, abusive husband, torment, male female relationship, flashback, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 1900s
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45%
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. - imdb
Plot: female director, hair, female protagonist, revenge, flapper, cousin cousin relationship, coming of age, braids
Time: 1920s
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43%
The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Bertha dies, her granddaughter Iris inherits her house and finds herself back in the home where she and her cousin used to play dressing-up in the summer holidays. While she wanders from room to room, she gropes her way through memories and ...
Style: family saga
Plot: female director, skinny dipping, strong female lead, jealousy, seduction, female nudity, strong female character, sex scene, secret love
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43%
The Flamingo Rising (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and ...
Plot: rivalry, female director, drive in, movie theatre, funeral home
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42%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, scandinavian girl, female nudity, teenager, teenage girl
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Why (Not) Brazil? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film director, whose career is going downhill, reluctantly decides to adapt an inadaptable best selling novel. Will she succeed or will the book adapt her in the process?
Plot: female director, female nudity, jewish, video camera, writers, apartment, pediatrician, movie star, producer, casting, beach, interview ...
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41%
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Bonobo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A happily married young couple must carefully evaluate their relationship and trust in one another, plus own moral standing when a potentially seedy yet highly financial offer is presented to them in a time of recession.
Plot: money, marriage, female nudity, jealousy, infidelity, paranoia, recession, adulteress, sex, love, prostitution, greed ...
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40%
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: female director, italian history, greek mythology, mythology, post war, class struggle, myth, world war two, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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39%
The Invisible Woman (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drama about the fading relationship between a professor and his wife. Based upon a short story by Alberto Moravia.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, wild party, tomboy, lesbianism, lesbian interest, female nudity, jealousy, love triangle, party, marriage, woman in underwear ...
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39%
Saviour Square (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story of a married couple with two children, whose housing problems, the man's infidelity and the woman's fragility lead the family to destruction.
Plot: female director, mother in law, loan, vulgar language, frustration, apartment, imprisonment, husband wife relationship, unfaithful husband, solitude, responsibility, remorse ...
Place: warsaw poland
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38%
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Domenica (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspector Sciarra, struggling with an identity crisis and Domenica,an orphan who would like to know about her mother, spend one day along the vicoli of Naples. It's Sciarra's last day of work and he must take Domenica to the morgue., to ...
Plot: female director, dancing, sunglasses, orphanage, older man young girl relationship, police inspector, nun, orphan, morgue, masturbation
Place: napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Werther (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: female director, tutor, love, suicide, surgeon, tragic event, boy, teacher, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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