Movies like Broken Embraces

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Broken Embraces (2009)
 7.2
 35K
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: clever, stylized, emotional, twists and turns, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, jealousy, love triangle, destructive relationship, love, homosexual, neo noir, actress, filmmaking, secretary, confession, vengeance, greed, romance, millionaire, writer's life, family relations, businessman, couple relations, tragic love, blind character, parents and children, accident, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
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, talky and enigmatic films with plots about obsession, dialogue, love, couples, love and romance, mentor and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Broken Embraces: Talk to Her (2002), Bitter Moon (1992), Asylum (2005), High Heels (1991), A Matador's Mistress (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 96K
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, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, coma, suicide, tragic love, hospital, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, self destructing, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 31K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
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, sexual, sexy, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity, passionate interest, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, couple relations, crimes, who done it, sexual relations, romance, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mexico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: stylized, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fan, manager, sex, coffin, passion, prayer, nurse, pistol, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
49%
 7.8
 59K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, paranoia, suicide, jealousy, disfigurement, birthday, nightmare, doctor, virtual reality, journey, inheritance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, paraplegic, bus, prostitute, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 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, erotic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, manipulations, fall in love, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, actor's life, sexual relations, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 189K
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: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 87K
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, village, ghost, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, 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 ⇓
44%
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, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, gay, love triangle, passion, gays and lesbians, obsession, transsexual, romance, love and romance, parents and children, men hatred, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, clever, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: train ride, infidelity, murder, couples, family problems, deadly, power relations, introspection, society, haunted by the past, investigation, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: sexy, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, dangerous attraction, family problems, love, sexual attraction, extramarital affair, passion, dysfunctional marriage, tragic love, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sexual, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, crime gone awry, sex, adultery, femme fatale, crimes of passion, infidelity, neo noir, confession, conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 21K
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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, age difference, obsession, love and romance, infidelity, critic, possessiveness, cuban, sexual attraction, hedonism, couples, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 15K
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, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, scandal, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 662
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, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: columnist, psychopath, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, friendship, mentally unstable, lifestyle, urban, young lovers, love triangle, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 190K
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, psychological, talky, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, destructive relationship, love and romance, seduction, passionate interest, adultery, lust, instructor, tennis, businessman, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, perversion, serial killer, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, sexual relations, femme fatale, crimes of passion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, tragic love, neighbor, romance, crimes of passion, lovers reunited, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, crumbling marriage, love affair, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, actor's life, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, tense, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, island, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: love, tragedy, adultery, lieutenant, romance, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, social differences, love triangle, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, millionaire, obsessive love, love and romance, love triangle, loneliness, high society, destructive relationship, party, american dream, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, romance, diary, jealousy, church, passion, temptation, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, rainy ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, love affair, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 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, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, lesbian, aids, transsexual, transplant, friendship, redemption, homosexual, loss of son, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 552
Killer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, obsession, neo noir, femme fatale, gangsters, assassination, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%