Movies like Dalmas

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Dalmas (1973)
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Dalmas (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected turn when he encounters drug lord Plastic Man and a tribe of LSD enthusiasts. What follows is both literal and metaphorical mayhem as the boundaries of the film start collapsing and our idea of what's real is pushed to its very limits.
Style: surreal, experimental
Plot: avant-garde, drugs, lsd, search, police officer

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, experimental, serious and avant garde films with plots about drugs, female nudity, family relations, surrealism, police officer, drug and drug addiction mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dalmas: The People Next Door (1970), The Removalists (1975), New old (1979), The Catcher in the Rye (2008), Hallucination Generation (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The People Next Door (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventies attempt at exposing the drug problems of suburban youth. Typical middle-class parents Wallach and Harris are horrified to discover that daughter Winters is strung out on LSD. They fight to expose the neighborhood pusher while struggling to ...
Plot: mental institution, lsd, drugs, parent child relationship, drug dealer, extramarital affair, drug
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The Removalists (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Plot: marital abuse, spouse abuse, police, brutality, police corruption, dog, married couple, beer drinking, kitchen, typewriter, police station, woman smoking cigarette ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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80%
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New old (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Experimental film.
Plot: avant-garde, female nudity, male nudity
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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, absurdism
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Hallucination Generation (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru's cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: hippie, hallucination, drugs, robbery, lsd, exploitation, rebellion
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
13 Summers Underwater (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, UK, Brazil
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Parallel stories connected through an intimacy with death. The living and the dead communicate through visions, memories and reality.
Style: surreal
Plot: death, grief, healing
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52%
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The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, midlife crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, psychedelia, guru, hippie, divorce, panic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Acid Eaters (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, parody
Plot: lsd, exploitation, surrealism, sexuality, motorcycle, sex, female nudity, drugs, nudity (full frontal - brief), knife, quicksand, absurd humor ...
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50%
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Pure Shit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young heroin addicts scour the streets of Melbourne in search of some good-quality narcotics – or as they call it, 'pure shit’. In the space of 48 hours, a friend dies of an overdose, they are ripped off by criminals and arrested and ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, pinball machine, heroin, improv
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
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The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A surreal look at the schizophrenia of a group of girls in a therapy session.
Style: surreal, cult film, experimental, feminist film
Plot: mask, female protagonist, mental institution, female director, mental patient, surrealism, female nudity, british
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Exit (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several people think the city is a maze and they obsessively search for the exit.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, parallel world, uncover truth, mystery, maze, delusion, society, psychological drama, escapades, urban, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hollow (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the outskirts of the city, where crime is a way of life, the paths of four desperate people collide. Jordan Coleman, a local drug dealer, finds himself at a crossroads when his friend and mentor gets in too deep with a ruthless gangster and club ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, criminal, murder, drug dealer, robbery, junkie, policewoman, drugs, police officer, train, prayer ...
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44%
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Electricity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy during her trip.
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Plot: family relations, missing person, hallucination, epilepsy, coastal town, female protagonist, brother, search, obsessive quest, defiant, strong female presence, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, northern england
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South West 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the windscreen of the new millenium. The death of idealism, ...
Plot: drug addict, drug dealing, drug use, violence, lsd, rave, trance, music, gun, drugs, drug trade, junkie ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Style: serious, surreal, experimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, reincarnation, mother daughter relationship, folk, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Em 4 Jay (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: sex scene, drug overdose, robbery, drug addict, drug addiction, sex, injection, drugs, junkie, drug use, drug dealing, drug dealer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Black Starlet (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Girl leaves Gary, Indiana, to become a star in Hollywood.
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, poverty, drugs, star, fortune, price of fame, rags to riches, starlet, casting couch, movie actress, stripper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sleepless Knights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
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Place: spain
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: avant garde, experimental
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
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Country: Australia
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The Illiac Passion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he communes with his selves, represented by ...
Style: underground film, avant garde, experimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Wavelength (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: offbeat, experimental, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
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Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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31%
Venus in the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 63 min.
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Style: avant garde, homoerotic
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31%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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30%
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What Is It? (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, avant garde, experimental ...
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28%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sexual, stylized, surreal, serious ...
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Time: 80s
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28%
My Husband's Secret Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A policeman's widow (Archer) uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman (Alonso) who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.
Plot: loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, corruption, stockings, widow, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%