Movies like Gloria mundi

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Gloria mundi (1976)
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Gloria mundi (1976)
Original name: Gloria Mundi
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hamdias, a producer who's set out to break new boundaries, plans to finance a film about torture. According to him, torture, the clash of two or more people, is not only what substantiates basic human relationships but also love and politics. Unfortunately Hamdias dies in a freak accident and his project is grounded. After some time, Galai (Olga Karlatos), who should have been the main actress of Hamdias movie, sets out to complete the controversial project. As soon as filming starts again, the thin line that separates reality from a nightmarish obsession begins slowly to blur.
Plot: torture, terrorism, political activist, espionage, terrorist, violence, female nudity, rebel, revolutionary, actress, sexual torture, belly dancer, female full frontal nudity, vagina, object in vagina, plastic explosive, torture device, film within a film

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about torture, female nudity, terrorism, male nudity, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief) and pubic hair mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Gloria mundi: Thanos and Despina (1967), Exiled in America (1992), Eden and After (1970), Fairy in a Cage (1977), The Informant (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thanos and Despina (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos refuses to give his blessings and wants Despina to marry a ...
Plot: shepherd, robbery, landowner, dog, peasant, arranged marriage, sheep, revenge, suicide
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95%
Exiled in America (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His wife gets a job at a local diner run by one of ...
Plot: torture, exile, revolutionary, diner, butt naked, mooning, sanctuary, cia, hiding place
Place: central america, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: painting, death, surrealism, desert, torture, nihilism, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, terrorist, sea, italian history, hijacker, abduction
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Fairy in a Cage (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: During the latter part of World War II, Judge Murayama, head of the Japanese military police, uses his position to falsely accuse, capture, imprison and torture women in whom he is interested. Namiji Kikushima, a high-class business woman, is one ...
Style: sexy, sexual
Plot: sexual torture, cmnf, s&m, sexploitation, sexual abuse, bondage, rape, torture, world war two, female nudity, making love, pretty legs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.
Plot: torture, small town, held captive, sociopath, husband wife relationship, car breakdown, male underwear, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terrorism, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 592
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, politics, betrayal, law enforcement, rebellion, life is a bitch, heroes, tragic hero, society, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, undercover, intrigue, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, double agent, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Pleasure Campus: Secret Games (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This is a combination of stories dealing with the ecstatic adventures of high school student Sachiko.
Plot: husband wife relationship, violence, rape, student, punishment, family relations, hypnosis, teacher, hypnotism, classroom, rapist, bondage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 78 min.
Story: There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills his parents with an open razor and then goes to the movies. At the same time, other violent events happen when two girls realize they are in love ...
Plot: lesbianism, violence, suicide, torture, filicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
La casa de mi padre (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman returns his family home after eight years in exile avoiding the terrorism of the ETA.
Plot: terrorism, dying man, exile, politician, uncle nephew relationship, return home, family, getting home, eta terrorist group, eta
Place: basque country
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44%
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, investigation, captivity, manipulation, life is a bitch, government agency, manipulations, confined, prison, interrogation, politics, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 5K
September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, innocence lost, love affair, injustice, life is a bitch, deadly, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 4K
Sauvage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Style: rough, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: male prostitute, male nudity, gay, violence, torture, blood, hustler, erection, gay interest, gay sex, anal sex, gay kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 278
The Photograph (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Greek man goes to Paris seeking help from a solitary and almost misanthropic distant relative who works as a furrier. With him, he takes nothing from his homeland but a photograph of a woman that he finds on the pavement. A misunderstanding ...
Plot: unrequited love, lie, singer, photograph, death of friend, communist, friendship, pursuit, liar, friend, correspondence, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Story of Richard O (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Not for the easily embarrassed, “The Story of Richard O.” is an explicit take on sex as a way to connect with other people. Richard feels cornered and takes some time off from his girlfriend in order to come to terms with his relationship ...
Style: erotic
Plot: female full frontal nudity, large breasts, erotica, male nudity, female nudity, controversy, pubic hair, coitus, male full rear nudity, female exhibitionist, nudity (full frontal - brief), anal sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 235
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Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
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Plot: torture, island, politics, prison, presumed dead, death, exile, violence, detention, kiss, morality, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Convent of Sinners (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sexploitation film
Plot: incest rape, depravity, father daughter incest, inquisition, sexual torture, exploitation, priest, torture, sadism, evil nun, incest, female masturbation ...
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41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Iraq
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cruel politics and intensive love. Najla (N) has just finished her medical studies in Rome. Sherko (S) conceals sick and injured partisans. Mokhtar (M) belongs to the dictator's police. S and M love N, N loves S. When she gets a letter from S ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: kidnapping, military dictatorship, politics, torture, survival, state affairs, danger, crimes, blindfolded, shot in the head, sea, disappearance ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 120
Lost Freedom (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1990 in Istanbul. Liceli is kidnapped by Turkish Army of Investigation. The aim of TAI is getting information from Liceli about crime organization. Liceli doesn't tell anything. TAI gets sister of Liceli and the story begins.
Plot: kidnapping, torturer, kidnap, torture, rebel, suicide, political prisoner
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Second Time (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Professor Alberto Sajevo sees a woman walking in downtown Turin and starts following her for days; he finally meets her and they start talking, but they both give fake names. She is not the common secretary she pretends to be, but ex-terrorist Lisa ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, stalking, mind game, crimes, hidden identity, university, jail, brother sister relationship, shot in the head, river, years of lead, communism
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House of Lost Women (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama directed by Jess Franco.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: incest, female masturbation, blow job, vagina, labia, lesbian, cunnilingus, coitus, female nudity, impotence, sex scene, father daughter incest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.3
 933
Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, terrorism, social decay, swat, rebelliousness, social differences, crimes, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Public Woman (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: erotic, avant garde, political
Plot: doppelganger, politics, wife, photograph, immigrants, female stockinged legs, erotica, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male nudity, violence, pantyhose ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Female Slaves Revenge (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After a slave uprising, 10 black mistresses of a white landowner decide to capture their master after he refuses to turn over his ill-gained wealth.
Style: cult film
Plot: bondage, revenge, execution, high heels, exploitation, torture, slave
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Golden Horseshoes (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Youssef Soltane, a 45-year-old Tunisian intellectual, is the product of a generation that lived the era of euphoria and great ideologies in the sixties, and their subsequent failure. He was incarcerated and tortured for his political opinions. ...
Plot: male nudity, torture, prison, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Playing in the Dark (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A revolutionary, fighting against dictatorship in Brazil, is wounded in a gun-fight with the police, and is isolated in another man's apartment, where he meets a young woman who will change his life.
Plot: cemetery, revolutionary, blindfold, dictatorship, torture, neighbor, gunshot wound, apartment
Time: 70s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 128
Night Train (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An overweight California slob hears his brother's been killed in Tijuana and goes down to investigate. Once there he meets an odd assortment of characters, all of whom either knew his brother or in some way were involved with him.
Style: neo noir
Plot: prostitute, torture, exotic dancer, stripper, surrealism, missing woman, decapitation, severed head, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%