Movies like 8?

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8? (1963)
 8.1
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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, surreal, stylized, serious, art house, neurotic, melancholic, philosophical, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, star, love and romance, artists and showbiz, producer, creator, introspection, showbiz, unfulfillment, self involved, postmodernism, movie business, loneliness, actor, dancer, actress, director, traffic jam, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, france, paris france, rome italy, copenhagen denmark

Most similar movies to 8?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, realistic, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about loneliness, obsession, storytelling, runaway, existentialism, catastrophe and art mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like 8?: Juliet of the Spirits (1965), The Night (1961), Beauty of the Day (1967), A Very Private Affair (1962), Lost in Translation (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, memory, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, love and romance, cons and scams, ghost, dull life, family relations ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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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, sexual, tense, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, midlife crisis, alienation, family relations, mogul, chase, friendship, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, los angeles, europe, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, mind bending, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, brothel, sexual relations, masochism, sexual perversion, couples, obsession, adultery, attempted murder, jealousy, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, desire for fame, human nature, best friends, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, couple relations, artists and showbiz, fanatic, price of fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: age difference, loneliness, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
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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, memory, flashback, bohemian life, clergy, filmmaking, politics, traffic jam, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
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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, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, disintegration, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
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: surreal, intellectual, talky, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nun, artist, aging, journalist, party, high society, art, stripper, flamingo, church, giraffe, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, suicide, divorce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, introspection, haunted by the past, ambition, desire for fame, midlife crisis, lesbian, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland, alps, swiss alps, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 24K
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, stylized, biting, witty ...
Plot: sexism, director, filmmaking, screenwriter, new wave, unfulfillment, writer's life, german, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, stylized, sincere, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, showbiz, ego clash, actor's life, rivalry, workplace intrigue, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, life is a bitch, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, usa, europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, journal ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sexual, psychological, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, couples, friends, sexual relations, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, human nature, breakup, jealousy, rifle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, couples, disorder, politics, hostages, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, empowerment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, fall in love, vacation, beach, cholera, beauty, homoeroticism, homosexuality, forbidden love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, pinball machine, free will, female protagonist, introspection, life is a bitch, new wave, artist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
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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: psychological, gloomy, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, couples, manic, society, losing-it hero, couple relations, social misfits, unfulfillment, countryside, mental illness, strike ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 8.1
 23K
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, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, politics, honeymoon, assassin, desire, train ride, sin, estrangement, repression, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: innocence lost, forbidden love, vengeance, sex, elderly lovers, kids in trouble, family relations, youth, culture clash, twins, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: kenya, africa, tunisia, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, stylized ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, fascism, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, flashback, surrealism, teenage boy, sheik, bathtub ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: master and servant, filmmaking, politics, showbiz, golden years, philosophy, cinema, essay, graffiti, car, book, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
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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, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, fish out of water, self discovery, stalking, human nature, poet, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, imaginary character, lifestyle, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, murder, adultery, gay, sexual relations, couple relations, socialite, scandal, love, family problems, crimes of passion ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The American architect Kracklite arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibiton for a French architect, Boullée, famous for his oval structures. Tirelessly dedicated to the project, Kracklite's marriage quickly dissolves along with his health.
Style: talky, sexual, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, architect, illness, stomach, obsession, couples, dishonesty, family problems, downfall, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: talky, touching, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, investigation, couples, family life, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, touching, psychological, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, midlife crisis, introspection, human nature, infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, looking for love, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: war crime, s&m, dangerous attraction, post war, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, danger, destructive relationship, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, frankfurt germany, germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: small town, drowning, suicide, poacher, alibi, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, kids in trouble, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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