Movies like 8?

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8? (1963)
 8.0
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8? (1963)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious, neurotic, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, childhood, extramarital affair, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, star, love and romance, artists and showbiz, producer, creator, introspection, showbiz, unfulfillment, self involved, postmodernism, movie business, loneliness, family relations, actor, dancer, actress, director, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, paris france, england, france, copenhagen ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, melancholic, reflective and stylized films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, melancholy, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe and obsession mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like 8?: The Great Beauty (2013), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), The Night (1961), A Very Private Affair (1962), Roma (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, art, surrealism, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
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100%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, destiny, love affair, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, europe, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.4
 12K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, clergy, politics, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, therapist, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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49%
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, divorce, suicide, actor's life, artists and showbiz, introspection, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, desire for fame, ambition, actress, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, zurich switzerland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.6
 29K
Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, director, sexism, filmmaking, screenwriter, jealousy, car accident, new wave, writer's life, showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, couple relations, captivity, cons and scams, introspection, midlife crisis ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 14K
Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, couple relations, mental illness, countryside, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, master and servant, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, clever, witty ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, crimes, love and romance, hostages, politics, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, hostage, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 13K
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, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love triangle, husband wife relationship, adultery, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, stalking, society, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: ambition, filmmaking, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, workplace, workplace intrigue, desire for fame, rivalry, unsupportive coworkers, downfall, ego clash, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, usa, europe, connecticut, united states ...
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43%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, exile, honeymoon, childhood trauma, introspection, haunted by the past, state affairs, against humanity, society, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.9
 18K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, racism, city life, parents and children, human nature, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, elderly lovers, forbidden love, family relations, twins, vengeance, couples, youth, downfall, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, police officer, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, purity, cruelty, transcendence, redemption, friendship, donkey, misery, merciless, friends, injustice, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%