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Intentions of Murder (1964)
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Intentions of Murder (1964)
Original name: 赤い殺意
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: rough, suspense, tense, bleak, disturbing
Plot: japanese new wave, rape, violence, dysfunctional relationship, unhappiness, obsession, death, mistress, secret, suicide attempt, maid, infidelity, dysfunctional family, anger, suffering, neighbor, dysfunctional marriage, dark past, adultery, love, espionage, fight, thief, money, female nudity ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, bleak, serious and disturbing films with plots about adultery, female nudity, infidelity, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship and male nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Intentions of Murder: The Eel (1997), Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985), Faces (1968), Blood and Bones (2004), Just Like Our Parents (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, mistress, magazine editor, husband wife relationship, affair, obsession, writers, male female relationship, magazine
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: ambition, dysfunctional family, obsession, family problems, family relations, gang, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, domestic violence ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Just Like Our Parents (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rosa is in her late 30s, a child of the 1970s with divorced parents. She lives with her own family in São Paulo. Overwhelmed by an eruption of individual passions, lies and the expectations of three generations, she tries to discover who she really ...
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, adultery, death of mother, loss of mother, cancer, infidelity, terminal illness, bicycle, sea, bible quote, politician ...
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The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, dark humor, prostitute, high school, infidelity, statutory rape, teenager, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
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76%
Woman of the Lake (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.
Plot: blackmail, adultery, attempted murder, filmmaking, stalker, extramarital affair, stalking, sea, female nudity, japanese new wave, body double, passionate kiss ...
Place: tokyo
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72%
The Insect Woman (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.
Style: witty, clever, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: breast feeding, forced sex, prostitute, incestuous relationship, incest, family relations, adultery, countryside, world war two, starvation, cynicism, buddhism ...
Time: 1910s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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70%
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The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, sexy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mate swapping, swinger, neighbor, snow, thanksgiving, family relations, infidelity, sexual exploration, storm, adultery, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city
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66%
The Significant Other (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Directed by Joel Lamangan, “The Significant Other” follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich Gonzales) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi Poe). But all hell breaks lose when they realize that they are in love ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, ambition, husband wife relationship, class differences, betrayal, family relations, infidelity, secret, friendship, femme fatale, intrigue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: singapore
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65%
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Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, drunkenness, redemption, abuse, frustration, society, violence, character study, beating, urination, prison visit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
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63%
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Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, miami, barcelona ...
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62%
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, confession, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol, one night, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, family secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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62%
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, desire, travel, sister sister relationship, rage, lesbianism, incest, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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59%
Lover for a Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of a father, his 23-year-old daughter who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23 and lives with him.
Style: rough, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, age difference, betrayal, lover, infidelity, lovers, lie, love, older man younger woman relationship, couples, french algerian war, teacher student relationship ...
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56%
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, psychological, bleak, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, sexual relations, masochism, obsession, explicit sex, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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56%
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Loveless (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, heartbreaking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, husband wife relationship, search, anger, missing son, dispute, selfishness, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: year 2015, year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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55%
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, poverty, rape, illiteracy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, fat girl, abusive mother, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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53%
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, drug abuse, down on your luck, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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52%
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, racism, moral dilemma, politics, youth, survival, obsession, prison life, berlin wall, escape ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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51%
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Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, talky ...
Plot: obsession, friends, reunion, blackmail, confession, secret, criminal, apology, jealousy, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, oakland california
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51%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, investigation, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, prostitute, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
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49%
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, family relations, woman in labor, adultery, woman, extramarital affair, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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48%
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The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, harsh, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, ex convict, starting over, suspicion, factory worker, police officer, parole officer, rejection, anger, warden, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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47%
The Shadow Within (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a married man begins an affair with a woman from his past, he comes to suspect her young son intends to murder him.
Plot: obsession, chance meeting, suspicion, adultery, insurance agent, reunion, childhood memory, flashback, bus trip, fishing, widow, murder ...
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47%
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, family relations, obsession, embezzlement, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 50s
Place: germany, morocco, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
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46%
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: mountain, village, zoophilia, down on your luck, village life, parents and children, aging, golden years, society, life is a bitch, elderly, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Confessions Among Actresses (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this intricately layered Japanese film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them ...
Plot: extramarital affair, suicide attempt, nightmare comes true, pill, female nudity, female stockinged legs, nightmare, photographer, memory, actress, scissors, pantyhose ...
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44%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1998, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
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43%