Movies like L'ennui

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L'ennui (1998)
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L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to own and tormented by her inability to respond to him, he becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, witty, stylized, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, midlife crisis, youth, strong sexual content, passionate interest, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, danger, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, opposites attract, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, sex, male nudity, drinking, rape, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, obsession, sex, female nudity, male nudity and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like L'ennui: The Captive (2000), Sex and Lucia (2001), The Voyeur (1994), In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Damage (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, illness, desire, captive, sex, hotel, passion, memory, friendship, bar, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, lesbian, island, hopes, strong sexual content, waitress, erection, starting over, lifestyle, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 3K
The Voyeur (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: At a college in Rome, a professor, nicknamed "Dodo" is in a deep depression. His stunningly beautiful wife has just left him for another man. Dodo wants her back very badly and has erotic daydreams about her. A beautiful young student in ...
Style: erotic, gloomy, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, obsession, erection, unfaithful wife, parents and children, nude beach, dishonesty, sexual fantasy, vulva, voyeurism, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, campus, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, erotic, pre war, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, tragic love, geisha, passion, jealousy, prostitute, gays and lesbians, master and servant, severed penis, strong sexual content, sexual perversion ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, couple relations, dealing with death, love and romance, contests and competitions, gender, friends, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, couples, transvestism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, egypt, paris france, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 15K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, father son relationship, extramarital affair, scandal, politician, voyeur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 32K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsession, passionate interest, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 35K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, sexual relations, bdsm, obsession, destructive relationship, mysterious character, love and romance, sexuality, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, gloomy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, human nature, lovers reunited, filmmaking, midlife crisis, dishonesty, couples, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual relations, sex, self discovery, apartment, tragedy, love, destructive relationship, romance, self destructing, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 11K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, sincere, erotic, enigmatic, artsy ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, bartender, sex, sexual relations, one night stand, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 2K
Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, gloomy, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, friendship, ghost, roommate, lust, love, forbidden love, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 192K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, adultery, infidelity, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 16K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: beach, obsession, restaurant, borderline personality disorder, romance, tragic love, uncontrollable, drugs/alcohol, petty job, couples, strong sexual content, manic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: disturbing, sexual, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, necrophilia, youth, love affair, love and romance, sexual relations, destructive relationship, romance, couples, sex, suicide, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Affair of Love (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for "a pornographic affair". This is their ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexual, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, love affair, psychoanalyst, romance, couples, fall in love, sex, hotel, love and romance, psychologist, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, friends, human nature, couples, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.3
 14K
Lie with Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Happily unattached, the sexually voracious Leila satisfies her desires with a host of rapidly changing bed partners, unconcerned about the emotional consequences. But that all changes when she meets an artist looking for a deeper commitment.
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, passionate interest, love and romance, lust, sexual relations, couple relations, obsession, couples, sex, nursing, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Another Nine & a Half Weeks (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: John flies over to Paris to find out his girlfriend Elizabeth. He finds a mysterious fashion designer named Lea and her assistant Claire, and it turns out that Lea was Elizabeth's friend in Paris. Lea says to John that Elizabeth married and ...
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: lust, love, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, passion, lovers reunited, love triangle, obsession, male female relationship, anger, sex, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, prostitute, obsession, promiscuity, friendship, hospital, infidelity, sexual relations, singleness, destructive relationship, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, china, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 9K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nymphomania, infidelity, erection, bondage, rape, degradation, obsession, nightclub, photographer, prostitute, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 2K
Antares (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.
Style: serious, psychological, sexual, gloomy, realistic
Plot: disco, pregnancy, infidelity, hospital, sex, elderly lovers, betrayal, obsession, family relations, nightshift, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, master and servant, love triangle, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, country estate, nurse, disability, wheelchair ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, titanic, infidelity, romance, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, obsessive quest, couple relations, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, couple relations, suburban life, writer's life, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, love, sex, violence, fashion, romance, society, transvestism, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, morocco, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 3K
Loulou (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This 1980 French film features Isabelle Huppert as a restless young woman who ditches her boring, tempramental boyfriend for a wild, leather-clad bad boy (played by an incandescent, youthful Gerard Depardieu).
Style: realistic, erotic, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, advertising agency, leather jacket, sex, passionate interest, society, rebelliousness, social differences, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, male female relationship, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Secret Things (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure.
Style: erotic, psychological, sexual, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: perversion, friendship, office, sex, sexual relations, seduction, orgy, obsession, dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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