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Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
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Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, sexual, offbeat, sexy, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, murder, vengeance, psychopath, tragic love, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, prodigy, ice hockey, addiction, family relations, museum, crimes, sexual relations, romance, couple relations, transvestism, life is a bitch, love and romance, gender bending, destructive relationship, fall in love, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, female nudity, obsession and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cowards Bend the Knee: Sun Kissed (2006), Perfect Love (1996), Sound of the Sea (2001), I Dreamt Under the Water (2008), Little Lili (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sun Kissed (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: desert, destructive relationship, tragic love, couple relations, love affair, master and servant, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians, couples, dangerous attraction, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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100%
 6.2
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Perfect Love (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage girl helps investigators reconstruct her mother's (Isabelle Renauld) murder.
Style: sexy, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: wedding, crimes of passion, murder, disco, couples, youth, deadly, romance, crimes, investigation, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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53%
Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance, friendship, missing person, couple relations, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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51%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: filmmaking, older man younger woman relationship, actor's life, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, obsession, couples, romance, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
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47%
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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: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, betrayal, explicit sex, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, introspection, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, fall in love, infidelity, young lovers, dangerous attraction, social differences, wedding, family relations, couple relations, love, sexual obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, china, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.4
 139
The Car Man (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger arrives in a small town community, leading the locals into greed, sex and murder.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
Plot: murder, small town, love triangle, tragic love, dangerous attraction, romance, couples, frame up, infidelity, sexual relations, dishonesty, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Embalmer (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, taxidermy, dangerous attraction, friendship, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, couples, homosexuality, unrequited love, prostitute, boss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4K
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, sexy, sexual, psychological, serious ...
Plot: necrophilia, obsession, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: sexy, gloomy, stylized, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, suicide, aristocrat, social differences, couple relations, sexual relations, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, manipulation, couples ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, entertaining, erotic
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, drug abuse, obsession, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, romance, life is a bitch, couples, brother brother relationship, love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: losing-it hero, romance, lifestyle, couples, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, family problems, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, gay, self discovery, society, social misfits, romance, lifestyle, introspection, coming out, social differences, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, human nature, survival, terminal illness, couples, romance, child illness ...
Place: poland, holland, europe, nova scotia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, unfulfilled love, tragic love, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erotica, erection, lust, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, couples, oral sex, nymphomania, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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41%
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: captivating, sexy, emotional, erotic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, love affair, love triangle, obsession, couples, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, deadly, love and romance, soldier ...
Place: spain, europe
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41%
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Keillers park (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is a film about the sexual awakening of Peter to feelings of homosexual desire.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, infidelity, murder, love affair, investigation, gender, deadly, love and romance, romance, crimes, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Portrait of a Beauty (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: romance, hidden identity, couples, injustice, prodigy, gender, society, unfulfillment, fall in love, family relations, love, strong sexual content ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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41%
 6.8
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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: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, palm springs california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, romance, crumbling marriage, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, secret, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, social relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, leaving home, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, montana, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 805
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, gay teenager, unfulfillment, society, gender, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, experimental ...
Plot: family problems, mother son incest, village, mountain, expressionism, ghost, incest, family relations, master and servant, society, unfulfillment, repression ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
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 ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman sex, obsession, psycho sexual, midlife crisis, love triangle, sexual relations, older man younger woman, erotica, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, passionate interest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%