Movies like Bliss 1985

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Bliss (1985)
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Bliss (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, surreal, disturbing, stylized, semi serious, cult film
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, dark humor, couple relations, afterlife, drug dealing, life is a bitch, self discovery, addiction, infidelity, suburbs, couples, redemption, suburban life, social decay, incest, cancer, suicide, male female relationship, insanity, adultery, paranoia, call girl, elephant, tree ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and offbeat films with plots about couples, couple relations, dark humor, family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bliss: Holy Smoke (1999), Intimate Relations (1996), The New Age (1994), The Easy Way Out (2014), Free Fall (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, self discovery, jealousy, satire, australian abroad, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, delhi, sydney australia
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Intimate Relations (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. However, soon the mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, age difference, love and romance, elderly lovers, older woman younger man relationship, social decay, couple relations, suburbs, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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51%
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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, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, couple relations, couples, infidelity, disorder, gay interest, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians, sex scene, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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39%
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Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful ...
Style: suspense, surreal, semi serious, humorous, anthology ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dark humor, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, family relations, parents and children, society, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, guru ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
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37%
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Loving (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, liquor, couple relations, suburbs, couples, life turned upside down, love affair, suburban life, midlife crisis, leadership, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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37%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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35%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: biting, suspense, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, housewife, marital problem, adultery, human nature, suburban life, introspection, sexual relations, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
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35%
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Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, incest, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, strong female presence, psychopath, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, social differences, culture clash, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Snow White and Russian Red (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aggressive thug has problems with his girlfriend. Over the course of several chaotic days he walks around the hood, takes drugs and confronts himself with other women.
Style: semi serious, surreal, disturbing, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, drug abuse, addiction, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, misfit, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, love, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Right Way (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but his lack of motivation has driven his father crazy. When Amy ...
Style: touching, surreal, realistic, controversial, humorous ...
Plot: materialism, unwanted pregnancy, lifestyle, family relations, society, single parent, life is a bitch, mental illness, drug abuse, parents and children, couples, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cosi (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lewis a young director get his first job directing a play at a mental hospital with the patients as the cast. The play that is decided on is Cosi fan tutte an opera by Mozart.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, clever, feel good ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, theater, hospital, wedding, couples, love and romance, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, underdog, romance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, brawl, rooftop, drunkenness, chance meeting, suburbs, infidelity, overbearing, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, humorous, mind bending, clever, realistic ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, dark humor, family relations, vengeance, murder, infidelity, vandalism, youth, society, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Finding Amanda (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: rehabilitation, gambling, niece, prostitution, obsessive quest, couples, redemption, couple relations, love and romance, rescue, crumbling marriage, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Almost You (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), disability, couples, cold relationship, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, urban, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Little Death (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A comedy film that looks into the loosely connected lives of people with strange sexual fantasies. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner's struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing ...
Style: humorous, funny, psychological, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: fetish, couples, sexuality, sexual relations, couple relations, marriage, erotic fantasy, suburbs, multiple storylines, sexual exploration, coping, trying to get pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
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28%
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The Last Run (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a young accountant is devastated after discovering his inspiringly beautiful girlfriend is cheating on him, his best friend, who's engaged to a girl he doesn't love, convinces him to go on a "run" and sleep with as many ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, womanizer, couple relations, redemption, rebelliousness, addiction, sexual relations, one night stand, one-night stand, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa
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28%
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, family relations, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, couples, couple relations, youth, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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27%
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Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Such Good Friends (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Otto Preminger directs this comedy-drama based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted by Elaine May (under the pseudonym Esther Dale). Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her ...
Style: humorous, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: infidelity, hospital, mole, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, sexual relations, love triangle, starting over, midlife crisis, doctors and patients, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: sexy, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental illness, housewife, gypsy, dildo, dark humor, self discovery, love affair, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
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26%
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, disorder, couples, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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25%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological, witty ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, brother sister incest, dark humor, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 685
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, society, starting over, contests and competitions, lifestyle, deadly, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love, self discovery, obsessive quest, love and romance, couples, on the road, towel, briefs, relationships, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, intense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: sex with mother, coming of age, hitman, crimes, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, dark humor, suburban life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
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24%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%