Movies like Broken Embraces

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Broken Embraces (2009)
 7.2
 37K
Broken Embraces (2009)
Original name: Los abrazos rotos
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, non-linear, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, actress, love, couple relations, romance, tragic love, love affair, suffering, blind character, parents and children, producer, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, audition, crimes of passion, tragic event, writers, homosexual, secretary ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza

Most similar movies to Broken Embraces

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, visually appealing and sexy films with plots about obsession, love and romance, couples, dialogue, weird, betrayal and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Broken Embraces: Asylum (2005), Talk to Her (2002), Dot the I (2003), Bitter Moon (1992), High Heels (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 102K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, starting over, impossible love, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, fall in love, manipulations, couple relations, manipulation, actor's life, love affair, dangerous attraction, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 34K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, s&m, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, infidelity, sex addict, couple relations, seduction, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 13K
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: serious, sentimental, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, romance, family relations, couples, guilt, confession, actress, love triangle, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Matador's Mistress (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Scandal erupts over a famous bullfighter's affair with a left-wing actress.
Style: emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking, disturbing, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, passion, sex, bullfighter, tragic love, danger, bull, spectator, actress, competitor, fan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 27K
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, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, wife, neighbor, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, tragic love, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 10K
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, parents and children, romance, gender, memory loss, movie business, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 22K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 198K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, photographer, love affair, divorce, marriage, sexual attraction, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, family problems, sexual attraction, dysfunctional marriage, passion, extramarital affair, manipulation, manipulations, tragic love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 682
Attraction (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, infidelity, dishonesty, stalking, mentally unstable, lifestyle, voyeurism, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, tense, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, family problems, parents and children, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, sweden, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, infidelity, social differences, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 16K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, incest, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, family relations, love affair, father son relationship, extramarital affair, scandal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Leading Man (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sweet, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: seduction, love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, actor's life, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, infidelity, hidden identity, crime, crimes, unfulfillment, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: serious, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, conspiracy, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, unfulfilled love, party, obsessive love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, romance, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, infidelity, losing-it hero, disorder, dishonesty, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 92K
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, emotional, psychological, humorous, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, village, ghost, family relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, parents and children, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 200K
Match Point (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, seduction, lust, destructive relationship, love and romance, adultery, fatal attraction, tennis, instructor, businessman, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, passion, jealousy, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, rain, diary, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 10K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes of passion, femme fatale, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, family drama, loneliness, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 24K
Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: meditative, touching, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, celebrity, couples, looking for love, artists and showbiz, romance, temptation, tarot card, multiple storylines, storytelling, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, homosexual, heist, letter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%