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What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, weird, surreal, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, writers, family relations, prostitute, telekinesis, taxi driver, addiction, couple relations, sleeping, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, society, couples, gender, sexual dysfunction, gays and lesbians, postmodernism, pedophilia, family, housewife, suburbs, sadism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, germany, las vegas, madrid, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, weird, melancholic and humorous films with plots about dialogue, mentor, life philosophy, loneliness, storytelling, dysfunctional family and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like What Have I Done to Deserve This?: Law of Desire (1987), To Return (2006), The Acid House (1998), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Dark Habits (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
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Law of Desire (1987)
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, stylized, talky ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, gender, romance, parents and children, memory loss, movie business, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, morocco, madrid
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To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, ghost, village, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
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The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, murder, vandalism, s&m, society, youth, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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100%
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Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
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, sexual, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, incest, nymphomaniac, gynecologist, gay interest, psychologist, terrorist, farce, cross dressing, terrorism, gender bending, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, iran, middle east, europe, madrid ...
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100%
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, gender, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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High Heels (1991)
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: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, love triangle, actress, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, mexico, madrid
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55%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
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: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, porn actress, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, porn star, filmmaking, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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39%
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Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
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, sexual, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, satire, rape, lesbian, revenge, police officer, vengeance, drug abuse, couple relations, fall in love, couples, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, dark humor, cynical, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, falling in love, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new jersey, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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Montenegro (1981)
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, sexy, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental illness, dildo, housewife, gypsy, social differences, sexual content, profanity, family problems, repression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
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Live Flesh (1997)
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: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, strong sexual content, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
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All About My Mother (1999)
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: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, transsexual, birthday, transplant, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, funeral, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
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31%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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30%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adoption, parents and children, drinking problem, marital problem, diary, family problems, unhappy, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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30%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, brawl, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, homecoming, single parent, alienation, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
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29%
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Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, crumbling marriage, writer's life, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
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28%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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27%
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Palindromes (2004)
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: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, youth, life is a bitch, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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8 ? Women (1999)
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: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, profanity, couples, family relations, strong sexual content, estate, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, letter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, human nature, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: poet, family relations, fame, politics, money, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, eccentric family, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, therapy, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, lifestyle, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, terrorism, family relations, coming of age, satire, prostitute, bomb, terrorist, incest, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, new hampshire, new england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, reconciliation, homosexual, acceptance, eccentric family, parents and children, self discovery, lgbt, gender, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, israel, jerusalem, montreal quebec ...
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25%