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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, talky, stylized, clever, offbeat, serious, captivating, art house, neurotic ...
Plot: childhood, midlife crisis, mistress, actor, dancer, actress, filmmaking, director, traffic jam, priest, adultery, extramarital affair, dreams, family relations, couple relations, star, love and romance, artists and showbiz, producer, couples, creator, lifestyle, deal, introspection, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, france, paris france, rome italy, copenhagen denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, stylized and talky films with plots about loneliness, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, obsession, existentialism and art mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like 8?: The Night (1961), Beauty of the Day (1967), The Great Beauty (2013), A Very Private Affair (1962), Faces (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, sincere, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, midlife crisis, mogul, unfulfillment, couple relations, friendship, chase, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, coma, attempted murder, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, party, journalist, high society, art, stripper, church, giraffe, flamingo, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, human nature, desire for fame, celebrity culture, couple relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, best friends, fanatic, price of fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.7
 8K
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, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, lifestyle, friendship, suburbs, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, actor's life, ego clash, showbiz, workplace, desire for fame, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, europe, usa, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: captivating, atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, 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 ⇓
61%
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, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, actress, suicide, divorce, actor's life, introspection, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, midlife crisis, ambition, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland, alps, swiss alps, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, human nature, couples, fall in love, friends, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, love and romance, breakup, photograph, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 10K
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: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: fashion, lifestyle, traffic jam, society, politics, filmmaking, bohemian life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, clergy, subway, child ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: infidelity, memory, psychic, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, cons and scams, unfulfillment, ghost, introspection, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 10K
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, murder, gay, sexual relations, adultery, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, family problems, crimes of passion, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, couples, writer's life, unfulfillment, boss and employee, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, german ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, innocence lost, vengeance, sex, elderly lovers, couples, haunted by the past, human nature, society, coming of age, twins, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, writer's life, family problems, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, couples, downfall, introspection, human nature, alcohol abuse, redemption, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, couples, battle of the sexes, politics, couple relations, hostages, crimes, love and romance, disorder, fish out of water, ladykiller ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 9K
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, humiliation, alibi, coming of age, innocence lost, village, dysfunctional family, obsession, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, step parent, love affair, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, golden years, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: adelaide south australia, belgium, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, stomach, architect, illness, obsession, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, downfall, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, thought provoking, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, pinball machine, free will, introspection, life is a bitch, new wave, artist, gangsters ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, post war, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, danger, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, germany, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: misery, purity, donkey, cruelty, redemption, friendship, countryside, innocence lost, society, human nature, misfit, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, politics, honeymoon, exile, assassin, state affairs, against humanity, social climbing, family relations, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, fall in love, vacation, beach, beauty, homoeroticism, cholera, homosexuality, gender, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, prison, ex convict, job seeking, loss of son, nightclub, doctor, death, campfire, physician, release from prison, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, sarajevo, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, society, love triangle, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1890s, 1910s ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, youth, post war, homeless, coming of age, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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