Movies like Palaces of Pity

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Palaces of Pity (2011)
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Palaces of Pity (2011)
Original name: Palácios de Pena
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past - one consumed by fear and desire - the two girls are transformed and confront a legacy of oppression.
Plot: lesbian, knight, death, trial, inheritance, teenage girl, gay interest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and surreal films with plots about death, female nudity, male nudity, gay interest, suicide, murder and supernatural mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Palaces of Pity: Diamantino (2018), The Woman Who Dreamed (1987), The Colours of Desire (2017), Strawberries Need Rain (1971), Ebbie (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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Diamantino (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt imagine a famous football player absolutely everybody lusts after. An outlandish, ingenuous and funny comedy on the world of football and gigantic long-haired dogs that portrays the nation in dire need of heroes.
Style: absurd, avant garde
Plot: gender, gay, beach, soccer, male nudity, skinny dipping, female nudity, lesbian, athlete, football, camp, professional athlete ...
Place: portugal
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The Woman Who Dreamed (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Something changes in the relationship of Achilleas and Anna when she starts to dream vividly and insists on relating her dreams to her husband. He is a barrister in the middle of an important murder trial and his temper becomes frayed with ...
Style: allegory
Plot: dream, following someone, egotism, lawyer, murder, trial, suspicion, alienation, double life, rejection, metaphor, death ...
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The Colours of Desire (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a perfect, violent-free world, a young vagabond must decide between human decency or self-interest when it comes to the matter of assassinating three people and gifting their corpses to a powerful figure full of impossible wishes.
Plot: corpse, death, infidelity, neo noir, sunflower
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68%
Strawberries Need Rain (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Death comes to take a beautiful young girl, and she persuades him to let her live out her fantasies before he finally takes her away.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, flashback, metaphor, death, sex, young woman, tribute
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61%
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Ebbie (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Plot: christmas, death, switching roles, sister, scrooge, ghost, marketing
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
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Monstrous (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She quickly learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine.
Plot: female serial killer, sasquatch, youtube, serial killer, bigfoot, gore, road trip, lesbian sex, lesbian, murder
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, death in the family, loss of daughter, family relations, ghost, fall in love, photographer, romance, couples, supernatural, friendship, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Oyster and the Wind (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young girl named Marcela lives with her dad, Jose, a lighthouse keeper, and old Daniel on an island. The only contact the girl has with the world outside her home is by a boat with four sailors that pays a visit to the island in order to take them ...
Plot: island, teenage girl, coffee, menstruation, father daughter relationship, loss of father, little girl, diary, teenage sexuality, coming of age, insanity, night ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, brother brother relationship, toy comes to life, high school, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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45%
 5.3
 34
Death Drive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Death Drive tells the story of a young man, who after emerging from a pool of water scrambles to piece together the previous night before embarking on a series of psychedelic adventures that reveal his darkest internal instinct.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: masturbation, desert, unsimulated sex, explicit sex, male nudity, all male cast, orgy, porn star, gay interest, gang bang, self destructing
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Longing Nights (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Aitana, Pierrick, Rita and Jorge are all in their twenties and all look for ways to make their nights in the city of Madrid a little less lonely. Aitana is a sweet girl trapped in a men’s body; Pierrick is a cute French gay; Rita doesn't ...
Plot: prostitution, lgbt, gay, prostitute, lesbian, drugs, menage a trois, transsexual, female nudity, male nudity, cocaine, gay interest ...
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Walking with the Ferryman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: An emotional fantasy in which a grieving gay man must open disbelieving eyes to the possibility of supernatural and mythological worlds in order to gain opportunity for reconciliation with a lover lost to apparent suicide.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural power, ghost, gay interest, psychic, paranormal, afterlife, supernatural, spirituality, redemption, chase, suicide, spiritualist ...
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44%
 6.1
 15
Mandorla (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The only journey is the one within. Mandorla explores a man's search for a meaningful life despite conflicts between his inner and outer worlds. Ernesto is a visual artist and seeker stuck in a corporate job, who is drawn by dark magical ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: magic, family relations, father daughter relationship, feather, bank, imagination, cafe, absinthe, taxi, airport, reality, husband wife relationship ...
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Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Satan tempts Father Dossignan, who is trying to save the soul of a young girl who killed one of her lovers.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: redemption, miraculous event, dean, priest, leadership, dealing with death, social misfits, investigation, religions or cults, forbidden love, pregnancy, death in the family ...
Time: 1920s
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42%
Woman with Butterfly Tattoo (1978)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A melodrama about a man who survives an attempted double suicide with a stranger while picnicking with friends. He goes on a cave expedition for a famous archaeologist where he discovers a skeleton several thousand years old. He meets the spirit of ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: butterfly, supernatural, murder, corpse, suicide attempt, necrophilia, reincarnation, living dead, sex, zombie, mad scientist, death ...
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42%
Secret Friends (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As an express train hurtles towards its destination, John (Alan Bates) a man whose sanity hangs by a thread, attempts to uncover his possible role in a brutal murder and the identity of the victim. The balance of his mind is strained to the limits ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prostitute, bible, amnesia, friend, husband wife relationship, murder, call girl, escort, illustrator, male female relationship, hotel, businessman ...
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After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, cloud, memory, teenage girl, heaven, memories, eternity, old man, bell, destiny, disneyland ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
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Pink Narcissus (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, stylized, touching ...
Plot: gay interest, dream, urban, parallel world, destructive relationship, cult, couples, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz ...
Time: ancient history
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Heroic Purgatory (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rikiya Shoda is an engineer working for the Atomic Agency in Japan. One day, his wife Nanako returns home with a lost teenager called Ayu. A man, pretending to be the father, comes to get her back; Ayu keeps telling him that Rikiya and Nanako are ...
Plot: hanging, noose, death, ambassador, past, engineer, female nudity, assassination, gunshot, interview, piano, industry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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41%
Lost and Beautiful (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pulcinella, a foolish servant, is sent to present-day Campania to grant the last wish of Tommaso, a simple shepherd.
Style: road movie, surreal, semi documentary
Plot: unhappy ending, flashback, realism, mythology, poem, tree, nature, archival footage, art, mask, card playing, breaking the fourth wall ...
Place: southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Valley of Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of two famous actors who used to be a couple. They reunite after the son's death and receive a letter asking them to visit five places at Death Valley, which will make the son reappear.
Plot: headphones, hotel room, fear, hotel, cigarette smoking, death, restaurant, promise, swimming pool, motel, dog, letter read aloud ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s
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38%
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Raven's Touch (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Blaming herself for a tragic accident, Raven Michaels secludes herself at a remote family cabin. She wanders the woods on the verge of a breakdown, seeking peace in isolation. In a last ditch attempt to save her family, Kate Royce takes her two ...
Plot: lesbian, camping, hiking, cabin, lesbian sex, female director, bare breasts, forest, female nudity, lesbian kiss
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37%
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he’s able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by ...
Style: dark, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hell, afterlife, trial, god, obsessive quest, supernatural, search, revenge, investigation, supernatural ability, deadly, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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36%
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Enter the Clowns (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Xiao Bo (Yu Bo) lives in a world where the lines defining men from women are constantly dissolving.
Plot: death, drum, christianity, male nudity, gay interest, dancing, pyramid, dance, homosexuality, transsexual, father son relationship, singing ...
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36%
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Redeemer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: suicide, guilt, heart attack, healing power, pregnancy, bankruptcy, flashback, photographer, childhood memory, social justice, old friend, religion ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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36%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, human nature, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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35%
The Rainbow Thief (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.
Style: allegory
Plot: train, rowboat, puppet, prostitution, dinner, heart attack, port, flood, sideshow, caviar, parrot, beggar ...
Place: europe
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Postman to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jae-jun (K-pop band TVXQ member Hero) delivers letters to heaven from those who can't get over the loss of their loved ones. One day Ha-na (Han Hyo-joo), who writes to her late boyfriend, discovers Jae-jun's secret identity. He offers her ...
Plot: postman, grief, ghost, letter writing, death, heaven
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32%
The Exterminating Angels (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: François, a French director, is conducting a rather unorthodox casting. He tries to understand how women desire and especially how they get pleasure. But by getting too close to their fire, he hasn’t sensed the Angels coming.
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, intimacy, dishonesty, sexual abuse, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, love triangle, filmmaker, transgression, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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32%
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: christian film, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: afterlife, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, hopes, heaven, birthday, world war two, amusement park ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
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32%