Movies like Variety

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Variety (1983)
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Variety (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A repressed young woman develops a fascination for pornography and voyeurism while selling tickets to adult movies.
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, mind bending, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, neo noir, feminist film ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, love and romance, feminism, self discovery, danger, voyeurism, human nature, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female director, loneliness, young woman, slut, billiards, psychological drama, single woman, female protagonist, female sexuality, mysterious man, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, movie theatre, sex shop, diner, breaking and entering ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sexy films with plots about couples, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, love and romance, human nature and couple relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Variety: She's Lost Control (2014), Emoticon ;) (2014), Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998), A Cold Wind in August (1961), From the Head (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, life turned upside down, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, urban, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return, they find their house a total mess, but Zack and Sophie ask ...
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dark humor, family problems, breakup, dull life, couples, vengeance, voyeurism, destructive relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, love triangle, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Cold Wind in August (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An older woman gets involved with her young neighbor.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, frustration, voyeurism, sexual relations, teenage life, teenage love, couples, lifestyle, youth, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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From the Head (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Underneath Times Square, there's a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club's bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting ...
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, nightclub, workplace situations, wisdom of life, stripper, sex show, loneliness, strip club, nudity (full frontal - brief), adult virgin, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Working Girls (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she ...
Style: sexual, sincere, talky, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), brothel, profanity, strong female presence, indoor, working class, sexual relations, feminism, introspection, workplace situations, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Heat and Sunlight (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man confronts jealously and rage as a love affair falters.
Style: psychological, gloomy, offbeat, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: destructive relationship, obsession, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, couples, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), haunted by the past, profanity, photographer, broken mirror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Devil in the Flesh (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His disturbing peeping tomism triggers off a whirlpool of ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: voyeurism, dominatrix, taboo sex, love and romance, manipulations, gender, couples, strong sexual content, dishonesty, feminism, manipulation, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 3K
Hail Mary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary's pregnancy, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: virgin, pregnancy, basketball, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, politics, love and romance, taxi, breaking the fourth wall, nudity (full frontal - brief), cigarette smoking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
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Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: emotional, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, sexual relations, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, lgbt, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 529
Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, surreal, cynical, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, mute or deaf, orchestral, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 557
Man of Flowers (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), celebrity culture, love affair, isolation, unfulfilled love, human nature, dull life, longing, couples, introspection, destructive relationship, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 926
Code Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate silence. When she gets linked to a neighbor in an act of ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: voyeurism, hospital, human nature, moral dilemma, estrangement, nurse, patient, sexuality, sex scene, crimes, dealing with death, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 508
Jealousy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A month before he's to marry Carmen, Antonio finds a photograph of a man with his arm on her shoulder. The photograph triggers jealousy: he questions Carmen, Carman's friend Cinta, and his friend Luis who introduced him to Carmen. Cinta ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: factory, obsession, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes of passion, family problems, womanizer, unfulfillment, danger, love triangle, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 106
Mr. Vincent (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tale of obsession and jealousy
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, psychological
Plot: dangerous attraction, introspection, couple relations, down on your luck, destructive relationship, family problems, couples, musician's life, crumbling marriage, danger, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 523
On_Line (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: John, a computer whiz on the rebound from a disastrous break-up, starts an adult Internet site with his roommate, Moe. They are soon caught up in the erotic nature of the chat sessions they host, changing both their lives.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: voyeurism, internet, lifestyle, couples, computers and web, couple relations, cyberspace, gender, looking for love, college, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, power relations, drugs/alcohol, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy ...
Style: realistic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: society, gays and lesbians, femme fatale, strong sexual content, couples, power relations, love affair, fall in love, gender, manipulations, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 369
The Erotic Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film has been ten years in the making, and over time it has grown to become what the director himself has called an artistic testament. It is simultaneously his most personal and most provocative film. A film about growing older, about losing, ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, love and romance, eroticism, physical appearance, sexual relations, couples, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female full frontal nudity, large breasts, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I, You, He, She (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman suffers a subdued psychological breakdown in the weak of a devastating breakup.
Style: sincere, sexual, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: breakup, lesbian, isolation, romance, unfulfillment, gender, cooking and food, strong female presence, self discovery, feminism, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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I Love You (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), explicit sex, eroticism, world, couple relations, self discovery, sexual relations, sexual content, couples, female nudity, sex, erotica ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, sexual content, introspection, parents and children, single parent, couples, family relations, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: frustration, unemployment, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, human nature, city life, sexual relations, urban, couples, society, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aging, immigrants, culture clash, midlife crisis, celebrity culture, teachers and students, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: sexy, erotic, melancholic, meditative, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, sexual relations, workplace, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, call girl, economic crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presidential election, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, witty, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, infidelity, videotaping, sexuality, drifter, therapist, sexual tension, yuppie, interview, sex with brother in law, sexual obsession, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, private vs public, filmmaking, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%