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The Belly of an Architect (1987)
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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: grotesque, talky, sexy, sexual, psychological, clever, offbeat, mind bending, witty, experimental ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, illness, architect, architecture, stomach, obsession, couple relations, self discovery, destructive relationship, midlife crisis, mentally unstable, love affair, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, losing-it hero, downfall, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, sexy and contemplative films with plots about couples, infidelity, obsession, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Belly of an Architect: Synecdoche, New York (2008), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), The Night (1961), The Flower of My Secret (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, therapist, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, controversial ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, cooking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sexism, chef ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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100%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
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53%
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: cult film, talky, surreal, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, death, pregnancy, zoo, twins, experiment gone awry, afterlife, death in the family, siblings relations, family relations, couples, freak ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sexy, sexual, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, europe, los angeles, usa ...
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46%
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, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, profanity, couples, family relations, strong sexual content, estate, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
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37%
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movie director Niccolò has just been left by his wife. Subsequently he embarks on an obsessive relationship with a young woman who eventually leaves him and disappears (shades also of L'Avventura) while searching for her, he meets a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, midlife crisis, dangerous attraction, lovers reunited, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, gender, losing-it hero, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, california, israel
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37%
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Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, wife murders husband, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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36%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, journalism, betrayal, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
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36%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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35%
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Summer Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel (Roberto Enríquez), Ana (Natalia Millán), and their little boy, Manuel (Kevin Almodóvar), travel from Madrid to a resort on the Costa Brava for the summer. Ana runs into Marta (Irene Montalà of L'Auberge Espagnole), a local shopgirl ...
Style: sincere, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, obsession, family problems, mentally unstable, romance, dishonesty, destructive relationship, resort, crumbling marriage, friendship, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, talky, sexy ...
Plot: massage, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited, love and romance, starting over, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, publisher, skin, body painting, legends and myths, lovers, japanese girl ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, california ...
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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, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: seduction, infidelity, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actor's life, couple relations, family problems, dedication event ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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32%
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, obsession, romance, stalking, dishonesty, estrangement, couples, redemption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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, suspense, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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31%
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: sexy, sexual, talky, witty, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, infidelity, sexuality, videotaping, therapist, yuppie, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, siblings relations, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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30%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, crimes, society, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, stalking, society, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
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28%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, love and romance, youth, young lovers, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, love and romance, betrayal, opposites attract, aging, strong female presence, friends, couples, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, golden years, lovers reunited, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 70s
Place: adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, belgium, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, clever, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, dysfunctional family, real world, mentally unstable, human nature, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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25%
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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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25%
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lickerish Quartet (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in the show looks exactly like one of the women in the movie, ...
Style: atmospheric, erotic, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hidden identity, rise and fall, mysterious character, love triangle, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
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24%