Movies like The Prodigal Daughter

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The Prodigal Daughter (1981)
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The Prodigal Daughter (1981)
Original name: La fille prodigue
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, incest, depression, unfaithful husband, jealousy, parent child relationship, romantic rivalry, sex, female nudity, adulterous husband, break up, impossible love, moving, father daughter relationship, newborn, mother daughter relationship, dance teacher, breakup, polaroid, marital separation, wife leaves husband, son in law, erotic dream, recurring dream, incestuous desire ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to The Prodigal Daughter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, bare breasts, family relations, couples and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Prodigal Daughter: Boxes (2007), The Prude (1986), A Woman's Revenge (1990), The Pirate (1984), That Splendid November (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Plot: female director, family relations, moving, death, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, old age, surrealism, semi autobiographical, nostalgia, box, half sister
Place: brittany
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95%
 5.8
 86
The Prude (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pierre is the artistic director of a theater, and when his daughter Manon lets him know that she is coming to see him after a year's absence, Pierre decides to prepare for the meeting. He goes to the theater with his girlfriend Ariane and has ...
Plot: tape recorder, forced sex, bare breasts, role playing, nude photograph, absent father, father daughter reunion, shower, estranged daughter, reconciliation, father daughter relationship, nude photo shoot ...
Time: 80s
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92%
A Woman's Revenge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Suzy, a beautiful woman, is coming back to Paris to attend the funeral of her lover, a married man. Cecile, his wife, is holding Suzy responsible for his suicide. By finding Suzy in Paris, Cecile is trying to seek the truth by playing a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, couples, uncover truth, vengeance, love triangle, menage a trois, death of husband, female protagonist, death of lover, lesbian subtext, suicide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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86%
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The Pirate (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shortly after returning home one evening with her husband, Alma is visited by her one-time lesbian lover Carole. In the ensuing emotional torrent, Alma allows herself to be abducted by Carole and taken to a hotel, pursued by a young girl - an ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, large breasts, female full frontal nudity, lesbian sex, lesbian, female nudity, lesbianism
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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That Splendid November (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the most traditional Sicilian, a 18 year old is in full arousal. His relationship with breathtaking mature woman will create a great controversy in the retrograde Sicilian society.
Plot: incestuous desire, incest, dysfunctional family, jealousy, cuckolded husband, nipples visible through clothing, nightgown, deep cleavage, sex between cousins, wet t shirt, skeet shooting, flashback ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Game Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her.
Plot: revenge, deception, female nudity, sex with stepson, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex with stepmother, deep cleavage, sexually dissatisfied wife, bare breasts, exercise, unhappy marriage, cheating wife ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painting, painter, model, man-woman relation, human nature, love affair, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, couples ...
Place: usa, los angeles, southern france, south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Strange Affair (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Parisian advertising executive becomes so captivated by the unsettling charm of his mysterious new employer that he eventually abandons his family and friends, viewing it a privilege to let the ubiquitous employer take over his home, his ...
Plot: male nudity, man and woman in bed, female nudity, manipulative behavior, department store, social satire, boss, home invasion, funeral, advertising, advertising executive, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Spoiled Children (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Account of a film director's brief affair with a young neighbour, and his involvement in the social and political ramifications of a tenancy dispute in an apartment block. Filmmaker Bernard (Michel Piccoli), who is suffering a creative block, ...
Plot: extramarital affair, sexual revolution, movie business, skyscraper, teacher, laundromat, age difference, empowerment, lovesick, bare breasts, creative process, affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, deportation, holocaust, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, vengeance, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france, berlin germany
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66%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, society, rivalry, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Love Battles (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A couple’s verbal sparring intensifies with shoving, punching and wrestling, escalating to the point where their frequent fighting sessions become real love battles…
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: village, love and romance, family relations, homecoming, siblings relations, haunted by the past, sexual relations, strong sexual content, couples, unlikely couple, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, jealousy, dancer, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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59%
The Last Woman (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.
Plot: single father, male nudity, baby, female nudity, uncircumcised penis, sex scene, self mutilation, male objectification, surrealism, love, castration, machismo ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 1K
Gemini (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An incestuous love affair. Meme and Jeremias are the younger children in a typical bourgeois family. Their mother Lucia is the dominant force in the household, but her fixation on upholding the niceties of upper middle class life has prevented her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, shame, dysfunctional family, family secret, secret, wedding, sex scene, domineering mother, brother sister sex, female director, mother slaps son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jealousy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, couple relations, hidden identity, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, suicide attempt, frustration, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4K
Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: kindergarten, bereavement, boarding school, human nature, death in the family, dealing with death, youth, hopes, family problems, provence, child, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: graphic violence, family relations, family problems, arson, estrangement, mentally unstable, hopes, on the road, cons and scams, track down, redemption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 19-year-old searches for her twin brother after he runs away from home, following a fight with their father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: twins, family relations, lie, siblings relations, woman in danger, parent child relationship, family, missing person, depression, mystery, uncover truth, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, europe, spain, normandy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, unfulfilled love, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, family relations, couples, breakup, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 298
Daddy, Darling (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young Danish girl seduces everything in sight after daddy refuses her naughty come-ons. She'll have a lesbian affair with her teacher, pretend that her teenage boyfriend is dear old dad and finally get to her stepmother.
Plot: boarder, parent child relationship, sexual frustration, seduction, lesbian sex, single parent, coming of age, artist, large breasts, sexual awakening, bisexual woman, lesbianism ...
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, island, first sex, rebelliousness, teenage life, isolation, innocence lost, virginity, sexual exploration, commune ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Lead Us Not Into Temptation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenager girl intrudes a quite couple's life.
Style: twist ending
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, female director, eavesdropping, extramarital affair, infidelity, older man younger woman, sex scene, seduction, mother daughter relationship, drinking, politician, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Right Bank, Left Bank (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Longtime friends Guarrigue and Sénanques own a successful law practice in Paris. The dreaded businessman Pervillard is one of their clients. One night, Sénanques, who is in an unhappy relationship, meets Sacha. For her sake, he causes a political ...
Plot: bedroom, infidelity, bed, bare breasts, female nudity, sex, unfaithful wife, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: paris france
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53%
The Smell of Us (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Self-destructive teens go skateboarding, use drugs and turn tricks in Paris.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, friendship, mother son incest, youth, dysfunctional family, family problems, under the surface, juvenile delinquency, prostitute, society, kids in trouble, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Paris Education (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and love challenges as well as choosing their artistic ...
Audience: student film
Plot: film school, friendship between men, coming of age, male friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, student, cheating, break up, suicide, party, young man ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, parent child relationship, moving, female director, deep cleavage, female nudity, drugs, unfaithful husband, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Touched in the Head (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Baker's apprentice Chris is sacked from his job for being late. Unwilling to give up the flat that goes with the job, he and his friends resort to squatting. Liv, a Swedish girl moves in and is soon followed by Léon the car mechanic and ...
Plot: hugging, condom, bakery, male nudity, fired from the job, kissing, female nudity, love triangle, late for work
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
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Don Juan (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has ...
Plot: reincarnation, seduction, priest, lesbian, suicide, lesbian sex, female nudity, lesbianism, bare breasts, playing footsie, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%