Movies like Beauty of the Day

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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, surreal, mind bending, sexy, clever, psychological, captivating, witty, tense, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, adultery, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, double life, jealousy, dream, brothel madam, attempted murder, coma, temptation, high society, sexual exploration, lifestyle, self discovery, wife husband relationship, dual identity, unfulfillment, couple relations, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france

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Most similar movies to Beauty of the Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexual, realistic, serious and sexy films with plots about couples, obsession, female nudity, sex, pornography, male nudity and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beauty of the Day: Querelle (1982), Romance (1999), 8? (1963), The Mother and the Whore (1973), Faces (1968). 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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: homosexuality, betrayal, murder, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, dishonesty, village, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, couple relations, village life ...
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rape, infidelity, degradation, bondage, obsession, nymphomania, bound and gagged, nightclub, dancing, frustration, photographer, erection ...
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, talky, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: adultery, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, filmmaking, childhood, traffic jam, mistress, director, dancer, actress, priest, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: cafe, love triangle, prostitute, obsession, hospital, friendship, infidelity, sexual relations, singleness, promiscuity, against the rules, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france, hamburg germany, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, betrayal, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, call girl, infidelity, prostitution, urban, sexual relations, workplace situations, workplace, feminism, couple relations, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ 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: erotic, sexual, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: obsession, sexuality, lust, hospital, sexual obsession, car accident, sadism, fetish, adultery, infidelity, pain, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, erotic, tense ...
Plot: bdsm, prostitute, sex, sexual abuse, yakuza, opium, bondage, downfall, gangsters, destructive relationship, urban, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: talky, sexual, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sex, sexuality, sexual obsession, interview, therapist, yuppie, drifter, sexual perversion, postmodernism, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, pinball machine, female protagonist, new wave, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeur, striptease, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prostitute, murder, sexual relations, nightlife, lesbian, gender, gangsters, destructive relationship, gender bending, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, brothel, disfigurement, eroticism, confined, social misfits, physical appearance, life is a bitch, isolation, society, sexual perversion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, casino, sexual relations, eroticism, prostitution, unsimulated sex, couples, political unrest, revolution, politics, danger, dishonesty ...
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, cynical, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, losing-it hero, housewife, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, disturbing, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: s&m, obsession, infidelity, phone sex, gays and lesbians, age difference, prostitute, innocence lost, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Place: asia, europe, france, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, clever, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, stomach, architect, illness, pregnancy, obsession, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, downfall, human nature, self discovery, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, soldier, secret, sex, romance, femme fatale, writer's life, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual relations, sexual perversion, sex, addiction, double penetration, lust, nymphomaniac, masochism, whip, strong sexual content, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, surreal, clever, sexual ...
Plot: maid, obsession, humiliation, train ride, dwarf, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love, train, bucket, bomb, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, serious, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, writer's life, eroticism, looking for sex, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, prostitute, womanizer, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Young & Beautiful (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, teenage girl, lust, sexual exploration, sexual relations, teenage life, sex scene, double life, older man younger woman relationship, money, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cote d'azur, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexual relations, sexuality, sexual perversion, seduction, virgin, lust, nymphomaniac, addiction, age difference, sex, sin, sexual exploration ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ 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, strong sexual content, sexual relations, gluttony, sexual promiscuity, friends, midlife crisis, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 24K
Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, stylized, psychological, clever, cynical ...
Plot: screenwriter, filmmaking, new wave, director, sexism, writer's life, divorce, villa, love triangle, jealousy, movie business, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ 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, erotic, disturbing ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual relations, sadism, couples, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, sexual perversion, perversion, obsession, destructive relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, obsession, lesbian, desire, family relations, seduction, dishonesty, jealous spouse, couples, couple relations, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 8K
Bad Guy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, prostitution, gang, prostitute, soldier, deaf, pimp, loan, college, voyeurism, eroticism, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%