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What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Original name: Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female frustration and family breakdown.
Style: dark humor, stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, offbeat, melancholic, absurd, harsh ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, addiction, infidelity, adultery, male nudity, drinking, postmodernism, parents and children, german, women, depression, suicide attempt, prostitution, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, gender, secrets, relationships, couples, life philosophy, irreverent, stylish, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid, germany

Most similar movies to What Have I Done to Deserve This?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, enigmatic and stylized films with plots about dialogue, pornography, mentor, relationships, obsession, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like What Have I Done to Deserve This?: Law of Desire (1987), High Heels (1991), To Return (2006), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, infidelity, postmodernism, women, couples, suicide attempt, adultery, relationships, mentally unstable, screwball, twists & turns, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, latin america, madrid
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Law of Desire
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: gay, obsession, murder, male nudity, movie business, love, sex, pornography, parents and children, homosexuality, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
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System:   82%
    User:   91%
 
 7.2
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High Heels
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mother daughter relationship, postmodernism, guilt, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, cross dressing, women, death, pornography, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
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System:   67%
    User:   57%
 
 7.6
 85K
To Return
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, loneliness, village, mother daughter relationship, ghost, adultery, secret, father daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
Labyrinth of Passion
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner).
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, gay, kidnapping, pornography, gays and lesbians, incest, love affair, censorship, male nudity, drugs, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, iran, middle east, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexual, sexy, humorous, semi serious, erotic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, romance, sex, male nudity, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, relationships, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), love, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
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Montenegro
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, sex, death, male nudity, insanity, mentally unstable, storytelling, sexuality, blood, self discovery, adultery, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
The Flower of My Secret
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, serious, touching, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: romance, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, writer's life, relationships, loneliness, self discovery, writing, hospital, infidelity, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
All About My Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, drug abuse, lesbian, aids, transvestism, father daughter relationship, drug addiction, hospital, death, prostitute, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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Live Flesh
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, obsession, disability, betrayal, guilt, male nudity, revenge, couple relations, strong sexual content, marriage, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 5.9
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8 ? Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: erotic, surreal, sexy, talky, clever ...
Plot: obsession, male nudity, sex, prostitution, strong sexual content, women, death, surrealism, pornography, parents and children, relationships, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, tokyo, japan, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
The Decline of the American Empire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: talky, witty, intellectual, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, sex, adultery, male nudity, dialogue driven, relationships, pornography, cooking, sexuality, couples, women ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, california, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: sexual, psychological, semi serious, clever, erotic ...
Plot: sex, adultery, cult, battle of the sexes, guru, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, self discovery, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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Soft Fruit
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, male nudity, single parent, human nature, culture clash, gunfight, relationships, parents and children, crime gone awry, pornography, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
The House of Yes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, incest, assassination, eccentricity, suburbs, insanity, sarcasm, dialogue, parents and children, relationships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
That Obscure Object of Desire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, cynical ...
Plot: obsession, virginity, manipulation, surrealism, postmodernism, destructive relationship, maid, relationships, women, pornography, psychology, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
The Hotel New Hampshire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, incest, literature, death, couple relations, pornography, book, adaptation, male nudity, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, europe, new england, new hampshire, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
I'm So Excited!
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, airplane, drugs/alcohol, disorder, death, pornography, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, drugs, isolation, workplace, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Almodovar's first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, friendship, couples, fall in love, vengeance, gays and lesbians, rape, police officer, drug abuse, gender, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
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Twin Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeremy and Julian Lewis, the "Lewis Twins", are two unruly brothers who terrorise the city of Swansea from the caravan park where they live with their family. When their father, Fatty, is injured while working on a roof for local kingpin ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, violence, drugs, revenge, corruption, social misfits, gangster, drug dealing, brutality, weed, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, scotland, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 7.5
 50K
Bad Education
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexuality, gay, catholicism, teacher, child abuse, cross dressing, boarding school, male nudity, school, clergy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
 6.8
 11K
Palindromes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse, child abuse, runaway, coming of age, adoption, disability, depression, pornography, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
Love & Human Remains
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: sexual, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, gay, lesbian, love, gays and lesbians, relationships, sex, loneliness, sexuality, young lovers, homosexuality, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
 6.6
 5K
Dark Habits
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, farce, nun, convent, crimes, society, gender, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, on the run, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
Happy Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: christmas, drinking, drugs/alcohol, introspection, relationships, family, siblings relations, mentor, existentialism, pornography, life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 7.5
 8K
Trust
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
Torremolinos 73
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Style: humorous, clever, sexual, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: pornography, male nudity, filmmaking, hotel, crumbling marriage, obsession, culture clash, art, couple relations, loneliness, dialogue, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
Postcards from the Edge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, drugs, actor's life, hospital, rehabilitation, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
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