Movies like Beauty of the Day

If you like "Beauty of the Day" you are looking for sexual, mind bending and surreal movies about / with prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, sexual perversion and couples themes of Drama genre shot in France or Italy.
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Beauty of the Day (1967)
 7.8
 35K
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Original name: Belle de jour
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 begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.
Style: sexual, mind bending, surreal, sexy, psychological, tense, clever, captivating, witty, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, sexual perversion, couples, obsession, adultery, coma, attempted murder, jealousy, double life, dream, sexual exploration, temptation, high society, lifestyle, brothel madam, mistress, self discovery, dull life, housewife, society, daydreamer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to Beauty of the Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexual, serious and sexy films with plots about couples, female nudity, sex, obsession, sexual relations, pornography and male nudity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beauty of the Day: Querelle (1982), Romance (1999), 8? (1963), L'ennui (1998), The Mother and the Whore (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 5K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, stylized, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, murder, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, love and romance, crimes, village life, gangsters, couple relations, drug dealing, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 9K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rape, infidelity, bondage, degradation, nymphomania, obsession, erection, photographer, bullfighter, nightclub, prostitute, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 98K
8? (1963)
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, captivating ...
Plot: extramarital affair, childhood, midlife crisis, filmmaking, mistress, traffic jam, director, actress, actor, priest, dancer, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, england, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 2K
L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, midlife crisis, youth, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, sexual relations, passionate interest, dangerous attraction, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, cynical, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, prostitute, obsession, friendship, hospital, infidelity, promiscuity, sexual relations, singleness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, hamburg germany, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 9K
Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: captivating, tense, cynical, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tumor, crutches, wedding night, unrequited love, maid, marriage of convenience, death of husband, orphan, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family life, suburbs, couples, disintegration, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 47K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: lust, obsession, sexuality, infidelity, hospital, sexual perversion, perversion, masochism, sexual obsession, adultery, sadism, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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, prostitute, bus, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, sexual, surreal, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: bdsm, prostitute, sex, bondage, sexual abuse, yakuza, opium, sexual relations, gangsters, couples, downfall, true love ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 4K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeur, infidelity, friendship, striptease, nightclub, dangerous attraction, fall in love, crumbling marriage, couples, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, desire, therapy, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 1K
Lies (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the bizarre sexual relations of 38-year-old married man J and 18-year-old student Y. After an initial encounter, they embark on a sexual odyssey that visits the realms of obsession and sadomasochism.
Style: serious, psychological, sexy, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, phone sex, infidelity, obsession, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, dangerous attraction, love and romance, youth, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Place: korea, france, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, sexual abuse, disfigurement, female nudity, confined, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, physical appearance, isolation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, pinball machine, female protagonist, free will, introspection, life is a bitch, new wave, artist, worn out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 368
Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: captivating, erotic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, nightlife, deadly, gender bending, couples, sexual relations, gangsters, destructive relationship, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, architect, illness, stomach, obsession, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, destructive relationship, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, immigrants, love and romance, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, sexual relations, writer's life, love triangle, infidelity, womanizer, eroticism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.0
 15K
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, clever, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, human nature, love and romance, mogul, family relations, friendship, chase, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: realistic, erotic, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, politics, danger, casino, society, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, political unrest, dishonesty, revolution, prostitution ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, dysfunctional family, love triangle, lifestyle, human nature, society, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, europe, asia, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, society, manipulations, romance, unfulfillment, lust, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, secret, soldier, romance, sex, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, destructive relationship, writer's life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 64K
Chloe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, seduction, obsession, desire, lesbian, family relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, sexual perversion, lust, seduction, strong sexual content, virgin, sex, nymphomaniac, addiction, age difference, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, sexual relations, addiction, lust, sex, destructive relationship, double penetration, erection, masochism, nymphomaniac, whip ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, workplace, social relations, couples, feminism, urban, sexual relations, couple relations, workplace situations, economic crisis, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Story of O (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual relations, sadism, couples, perversion, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, obsession, bondage, sexual perversion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 11K
The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: sex, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, strong sexual content, sexual relations, midlife crisis, friends, sexual promiscuity, gluttony ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 9K
Emmanuelle (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Emmanuelle, a svelte, naive young woman, is en route to Bangkok where she'll join her new husband. He works for the French Embassy and has a lovely home, several dedicated servants, and an expensive car at his disposal. Once Emmanuelle arrives, ...
Style: realistic, serious, offbeat, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, sexual arousal, strong sexual content, voyeurism, promiscuity, airplane, desire, couples, innocence lost, gays and lesbians, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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