Movies like Dead of Summer 1970

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Dead of Summer (1970)
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Dead of Summer (1970)
Original name: Ondata di calore
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France, Monaco
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman left alone in Morocco by her architect husband begins to lose her mind.
Style: psychological, twist ending
Plot: architect, suicide attempt, insanity, colonialism, female nudity, physician, clinic, beach, radio, airport, voyeurism, bedouin, camel, peeping tom, paparazzi, anxiety, wife murders husband, italian woman, tape recorder, crime scene, police inspector, house party, black maid, sexually frustrated woman, flashback ...
Place: morocco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about female nudity, crimes, flashback, death, family relations, murder and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dead of Summer: Feathers in My Head (2003), The Moustache (2005), A Land Imagined (2018), Ten Days Wonder (1971), Humanity (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Feathers in My Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre (Francis Renaud) and his wife Blanche (Sophie Museur) live a quiet but happy life in their small Belgian town. But their world is shattered when their young son goes missing. In the aftermath of the family tragedy, the couple's own ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, touching, suspenseful
Plot: hallucination, sex scene, female nudity, loss of child, reality vs fantasy, insanity, mother son relationship, pubic hair, coming of age, nature, breasts, female full frontal nudity
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, escape, bathtub, photograph, moustache, shaving, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
A Land Imagined (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, France, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely construction worker from China goes missing at a Singapore land reclamation site, and a sleepless police investigator must put himself in the mind of the migrant to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: construction worker, police investigation, mysterious disappearance, police inspector, migrant, accident, uncover truth, murder, crimes, police, neo-noir, missing person ...
Time: 21st century
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, crime, deadly, unlikely criminals, crimes, amateur detective, riddles and clues, adoption, love triangle, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.9
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, small town, sexual abuse, social relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation, society, crimes, love and romance, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 8K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, zoophilia, male nudity, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 393
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, crimes, hidden identity, danger, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, paranoia, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Apartment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Preeti Sengupta (Tanushree Dutta) is an airhostess living in with her boyfriend Karan Malhotra (Rohit Roy). They share a nice 2BHK apartment in the northern suburbs of Mumbai and are befriended by their elderly neighbor Madhusudan Tanha (Anupam ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, remake of american film
Plot: femme fatale, female psychopath, dark past, investigation, insanity, mental illness, friendship, roommate, bipolar disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, insecurity, attempted seduction ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 209
Out of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ya'ara, a blind PhD candidate in Mathematics at Princeton University, hears of her cousin Talia's suicide. Ya'ara rushes back to Israel. They were best of friends and twin spirits. Talia saw for both of them, and was always the one ...
Plot: suicide, blood, doctor, taxi, pregnancy, piano, sea, coming of age, clinic, abortion, blindness, butterfly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, wedding, village, small town, murder, sensuality, breast feeding, small town life, gang rape, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976, year 1955, 50s ...
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 318
Love Rites (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man meets a prostitute who takes him to a boudoir.
Plot: dialogue, prostitution, older man younger woman sex, seductress, female masturbation, legs, labia, prostitute, seduction, female nudity, sex, butterfly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 1K
Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, love affair, destiny, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery, ghost, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A group of young girls are brought up in a college within dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about live outside ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, mystery, orphan, confined, boarding school, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, isolation, youth, teachers and students, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, family relations, family problems, estrangement, youth, deadly, prostitute, haunted by the past, siblings relations, french soldier, inspector ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, indochina, alps, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts Bacchanalia for local hippies, and humiliates his wife Irina in ...
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, serial killer, couples, psychopath, danger, crumbling marriage, mystery, obsessive quest, crimes, crime, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, vatican, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.3
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Kaili Blues (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the subtropical province of Guizhou, Chen Sheng embarks on a journey to find his nephew.
Style: surreal
Plot: past, audio tape, audio cassette, two on a motorcycle, dreaming, clock, electric fan, billiards, photograph, prison, train, dog ...
Time: future
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Midnight Invitation (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Keiko Inagawa (Asami Kobayashi) pays a visit to neurologist Aizawa about her fiancé Tatsuo Tamura (Kaoru Kobayashi). A mysterious case involving the disappearance of Tatsuo’s three brothers, one after the other, is yet to be resolved and now ...
Plot: picture, coincidence, disappearance, secret, fiancee, airport, drawing, pharmacy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
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Out 1 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 776 min.
Story: While two dueling theater groups rehearse plays by Aeschylus, two solitary individuals wander the Parisian streets hustling the populace for cash and unravel a conspiracy.
Style: avant garde, semi documentary
Plot: theatre group, female director, greek mythology, conspiracy, flute, palm reading, knitting, artistic creation, stage play, homosexual, rehearsal, female lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 88
Forever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marked by her father's strong presence, since he is a rich and powerful businessman, the beautiful Berenice investigates his love life, to feel closer to him. With her findings, their relationship becomes mixed with a strong sense of seduction.
Plot: father daughter incest, memory, mother daughter relationship, suspect, flashback, killed during sex, adultery, husband wife relationship, womanizer, seduction, death of father, infidelity ...
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Stratosphere Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this imaginative independent drama, Angela (Chloé Winkel) is a French art student living in Germany who loves to draw comics and creates elaborate tales drawn in a soft and romantic style. One night, Angela meets Yamamoto (Jon Yang), a club DJ ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: nightclub, danger, immigrants, crimes, love affair, innocence lost, murder, love and romance, mystery, female nudity, female protagonist, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, delusion, musician, chaos, social relations, crimes, small town life, village life, danger, symbolism, whale ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 273
Sunrise (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: India, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspector Joshi is a grieving father searching for his daughter Aruna, kidnapped years ago when she was six. In his despair, life converges with a recurring dream in which Joshi pursues a shadowy figure who leads him to 'Paradise', a ...
Plot: nightmare, police inspector, revenge, beach, loss of parents, family relations, loss of parent, child trafficking, death of parent
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 51K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, gondola ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The son of an Argentine chemist travels to Vienna, to solve the murder of his father. Step by step, he realizes that his father was internationally entangled in secret service machinations and chemical weapon sales, and ends up in mortal danger ...
Style: suspense
Plot: gun, ripping clothes, rape, undressing, pistol, sex on table, female nudity, investigation
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, surreal, talky ...
Plot: investigation, opera, haunted by the past, uncover truth, village, hidden truth, snitch, buried truth, mystery, deadly, assassination, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 134
Story of Jen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man commits suicide leaving a disturbing note. His wife and his daughter try to cope with it when the step-brother of the deceased visits them.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: manhunt, pregnancy, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, odd couple, youth, escapades, death in the family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%