Movies like The Exterminating Angel

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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Original name: El ángel exterminador
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view of human nature suggesting "mankind harbors savage instincts and unspeakable secrets". It is considered one of the best 1,000 films by The New York Times.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cynical, suspense, biting, atmospheric, witty, clever, humorous, experimental ...
Plot: dinner party, guest, satire, surrealism, isolation, party, maid, hallucination, trapped, bear, quarantine, high society, mansion, piano, sheep, room, survival, mystery, suicide, butler, escapades, social differences, society, protest, dying ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Exterminating Angel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, talky, thought provoking and weird films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, existentialism, surrealism, runaway, suprisingly clever and melancholy mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Exterminating Angel: Viridiana (1961), Morgan! (1966), The Milky Way (1969), The Holy Mountain (1973), The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: dwarf, satire, nun, idealism, charity, mother superior, guilt, lie, faith, wine, orphan, convent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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Morgan! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morgan, an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer, a fantasist who uses his flights of fancy as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, Leonie, trouble with the police and, ultimately, ...
Style: cynical, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, satire, divorce, wrestling, society, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, love and romance, misfit, social differences, wrongfully committed, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales, united kingdom
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57%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: surreal, talky, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, inquisition, bible, religion, surrealism, crucifix, s&m, religions or cults, hitchhiker, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, bird, mountain, soldier, alchemist, thief, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, politics, society, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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46%
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The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
Style: suspense, semi serious, biting, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: satire, crow, politics, on the road, mythology, hawk, talking bird, state affairs, society, clergy, monk, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Holy Motors (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, art house, enigmatic, atmospheric, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, limousine, double life, hidden identity, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, disguise, dog, postmodernism, model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, society, hopes, human nature, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, boy, priest, sick child, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa, minnesota, california, tokyo
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45%
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with ...
Style: sexy, experimental, suspense, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: erection, masturbation, satire, communism, avant-garde, social differences, self discovery, political intrigue, political unrest, interracial relations, sexual relations, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
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42%
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, introspection, haunted by the past, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: power relations, odd couple, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, on the road, mentally challenged, death, money problems, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, dwarf, train travel, obsession, love, romance, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous, talky ...
Plot: farce, high society, satire, smuggling, friendship, police brutality, heroin, dream, guest, dark humor, nothing goes right, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, fish out of water, couple relations, couples, disorder, battle of the sexes, politics, love and romance, crimes, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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O Lucky Man! (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.
Style: surreal, semi serious, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: breast feeding, police brutality, audition, coffee, traveling salesman, ambition, sex show, satire, obnoxious boss, rise to the top, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london, east end london ...
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, love triangle, mind control, psychology, lesbian, obsession, satire, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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33%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, namibia, australia, new jersey
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32%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
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30%
 7.2
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Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, meditative, atmospheric, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: drug trip, surrealism, hallucination, explicit sex, afterlife, stripper, supernatural, ghost, siblings relations, youth, strip club, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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30%
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, bachelor, servant, decadence, obsession, love and romance, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: britain, england, london, united kingdom
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30%
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: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, spiritualism, couples, dull life, family problems, family relations, ghost, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
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30%
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Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: suspense, biting, tense, witty, experimental ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, cannibalism, on the road, terrorism, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, dog, battle of the sexes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, infidelity, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, biting, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: switching roles, bus, racism, satire, culture clash, fighting the system, society, injustice, militant, restaurant, nosy, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
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30%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, factory, curses spells and rituals, murder, village, village life, dream, surrealism, mountain, hallucination, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family life, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, distopia, dealing with death, journalism, writer's life, society, politics, life is a bitch, survival, couples, couple relations, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, society, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, imaginary character, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, self discovery, infidelity, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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28%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, lifestyle, starting over, rise and fall, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%