Movies like What Have I Done to Deserve This?

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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal, melancholic, absurd, harsh ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, telekinesis, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, postmodernism, parents and children, addiction, family, housewife, wife husband relationship, sadism, hustler, illegal prostitution, gender, couples, gays and lesbians, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, family problems, family relations, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo

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, humorous and semi serious films with plots about male nudity, pornography, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, loneliness and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like What Have I Done to Deserve This?: Law of Desire (1987), High Heels (1991), To Return (2006), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Labyrinth of Passion (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gay, passion, transsexual, gays and lesbians, love triangle, obsession, movie business, parents and children, gender, extramarital affair, longing ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
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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, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, sleeping pill, airport, nervous breakdown, postmodernism, couples, mentally unstable, spectacle, terrorist, track down, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
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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: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, singer, obsession, confession, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, parent child relationship, cheating, couple relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mexico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 85K
To Return (2006)
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, village, ghost, secret, family life, abusive father, child abuse, rape, fire, superstition, return, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, police officer, rape, vengeance, couple relations, couples, fall in love, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, gender, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, prison, love and romance, romance, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, inferiority complex, artists and showbiz, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, sexy, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, gay, gays and lesbians, love affair, extramarital affair, intrigue, gay sex, lgbt, romance, sexual relations, gender bending ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, iran, madrid, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 2K
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, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, romance, sexual relations, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, prostitute, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 5K
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: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: nun, convent, drug abuse, sin, farce, clergy, crimes, catholic church, monastery, society, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, stylized, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, actress, transsexual, lesbian, aids, redemption, friendship, transplant, nun, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, lsd, flying, soccer, extramarital affair, baby, god, vengeance, child as adult, dysfunctional family, murder, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: surreal, erotic, sexy, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: harem, obsession, nun, strong sexual content, parents and children, parent child relationship, illegal prostitution, sexual relations, estate, couples, male nudity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 11K
Ham Ham (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose ...
Style: sexual, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexuality, factory, farce, symbolism, male model, matador, passion, sensuality, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old woman, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, romance, writer's life, self discovery, novelist, parent child relationship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, rape, dysfunctional family, bomb, prostitute, terrorist, sex, terrorism, coming of age, couple relations, parents and children, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, europe, new england, new hampshire, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 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: tragicomedy, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adoption, gay, poet, cat, homosexual, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nude model, liar, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, couples, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, crumbling marriage, obsession, movie business, couple relations, sexual relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, babies and infants, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, friendship, drug dealing, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, witty, clever, serious ...
Plot: divorce, museum, masturbation, coming of age, dysfunctional family, tennis, self fulfillment, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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Kika (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: photographer, murder, postmodernism, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, marriage proposal, funeral, suicide, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I'm So Excited! (2013)
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: airplane, gays and lesbians, farce, disorder, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, isolation, nothing goes right, confined, gender, friends, air disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey, boston, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, fire, therapy, wedding ring, narcissism, suicide, ghost, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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800 Bullets (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, funny ...
Plot: mischievous children, prostitute, parents and children, crimes, friends, haunted by the past, actor's life, desert, drinking, death, drugs, violence ...
Place: spain, europe, texas, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, uncle, homecoming, single parent, coma, erection, sexual dysfunction, factory worker, basketball, alienation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, anger, college, funeral, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%