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, biting, suspense, atmospheric, witty, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: dinner party, guest, satire, surrealism, isolation, party, maid, hallucination, trapped, bear, quarantine, mansion, high society, sheep, piano, room, lamb, survival, suicide, mystery, hallucinations, dying, butler, danger, social differences ...
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 thought provoking, surreal, talky and weird films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, surrealism, dialogue, runaway, society and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Exterminating Angel: Viridiana (1961), Morgan! (1966), The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), The Milky Way (1969). 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, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, satire, idealism, charity, lie, guilt, wine, faith, newcomer, oath, orphan ...
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, clever ...
Plot: obsession, satire, divorce, wrestling, society, misfit, crumbling marriage, wrongfully committed, social differences, performer's life, daydreamer, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, wales
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59%
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
Style: offbeat, clever, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, on the road, mythology, hawk, crow, idealism, parents and children, clergy, society, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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49%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, train ride, dwarf, obsession, train, love, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 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, atmospheric, witty, humorous ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, surrealism, bible, crucifix, religions or cults, s&m, hitchhiker, farce, on the road, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
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48%
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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, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, boy, priest, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
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46%
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: surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, soldier, bird, mountain, female genitalia, alchemist, thief, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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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, clever, offbeat, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: erection, masturbation, satire, avant-garde, liberal, skating, couples, totalitarianism, introspection, political intrigue, social differences, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe
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45%
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Sleeping Beauty (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, atmospheric, enigmatic, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, odd, hidden identity, double life, surrealism, unfulfillment, lifestyle change, power relations, wig, disguise, model, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: human nature, power relations, society, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, on the road, mentally challenged, death, beer drinking, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, dark humor, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: breast feeding, audition, police brutality, film within a film, satire, power relations, rich and poor, unfulfillment, society, obnoxious boss, rise to the top, surrealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, east end london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, clever, witty ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, crimes, love and romance, hostages, politics, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, hostage, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, nothing goes right, social decay, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 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, human nature, life is a bitch, danger, bus, village, culture clash, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: offbeat, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, emotional, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, future dystopia, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, winter, pastor, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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31%
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: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, couple relations, captivity, cons and scams, introspection, midlife crisis ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
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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, sexual ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, coming of age, film within a film, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, oppression, family relations, imaginary character, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, factory, curses spells and rituals, village life, village, murder, dream, surrealism, mountain, hallucination, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 583K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, beautiful scenery, hopes, journey, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, ocean, human nature, life, lost at sea ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, montreal, mexico, montreal quebec, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Such Thing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Beatrice (Sarah Polley), a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. She ends up falling in love with the monster in the end. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by ...
Style: humorous, satirical, stylized, fairy tale, contemplative ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, opposites attract, love and romance, fish out of water, human nature, haunted by the past, friendship, monster, village, satire, danger, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, experimental, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, isolation, teacher, racial slur, police brutality, nightmare, wall, rock star, childhood, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, thought provoking, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, self destructing, life philosophy, loneliness, fist fighting, insanity, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, religions or cults, chaos, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%