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

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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, talky and humorous films with plots about dialogue, pornography, storytelling, loneliness, mentor, culture clash and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like What Have I Done to Deserve This?: Law of Desire (1987), To Return (2006), High Heels (1991), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Montenegro (1981). 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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, terrorist, adultery, frustration, male female relationship, female protagonist, airport, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, dark humor, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, transsexual, passion, gay, gays and lesbians, obsession, parents and children, memory loss, love and romance, romance, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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, humorous, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, ghost, village, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.1
 12K
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: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, confession, singer, obsession, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, sexual relations, romance, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, strong sexual content, kidnapping, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, filmmaking, porn star, porn actress, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, vengeance, police officer, rape, love and romance, friends, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, fall in love, youth, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, sexy, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, repression, couples, family problems, love affair, eccentric family, interracial relations, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, gay, love affair, gender bending, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations, romance, artists and showbiz, island, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, iran, europe, middle east, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 26K
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, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, bus, prostitute, paraplegic, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, kindergarten, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mind bending, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: lsd, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, vandalism, infidelity, vengeance, murder, adult as child, child as adult, s&m, extramarital affair, baby ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nun, drug abuse, sin, convent, overdose, clergy, society, lifestyle, gender, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, birthday, lesbian, aids, transsexual, nun, transplant, friendship, redemption, gay slur, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4K
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, obsession, lifestyle, midlife crisis, estate, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 31K
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: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love triangle, artist, mistress, drug dealing, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, godparent, bohemian life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, drug addict, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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: sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexuality, farce, factory, pregnancy, symbolism, matador, male model, adultery, sensuality, passion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, tragicomedy, offbeat, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, poet, cat, homosexual, gay, adoption, psychiatrist, virginity, mentally unstable, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, couples, starting over, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.4
 3K
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, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, nude model, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, haunted by the past, lifestyle, human nature, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, unlikely couple, writer's life, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, offbeat, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, terrorism, coming of age, terrorist, sex, prostitute, bomb, love and romance, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new hampshire, europe, austria, new england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, actor's life, friendship, actress, letter, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, hopes, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ 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, sincere, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, crumbling marriage, parents and children, childhood memory, human relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: clever, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adult filmmaking, obsession, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, babies and infants, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 7K
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: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, erection, factory worker, sexual dysfunction, alienation, homecoming, coma, single parent, uncle, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 12K
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: sexual, bleak, psychological, surreal, witty ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, coming of age, sniper, murder, runaway teen, teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ 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: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, rooftop, drunkenness, chance meeting, infidelity, lifestyle, midlife crisis, self discovery, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Plot: airplane, farce, strong sexual content, disorder, friends, stewardess, gays and lesbians, workplace, drugs/alcohol, isolation, gender, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey, boston, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%