Movies like How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning

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How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning (1965)
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How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning (1965)
Original name: Les Bons Vivants
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film consists of three novels. The film begins with the fact that the Bernard Blier hero removes a lantern from the entrance to a brothel. The second part is about how the lantern and jewelery were stolen from a young baroness. And in the third part the hero of Louis de Funes hangs a lantern at the entrance to his house.
Style: slang, anthology
Plot: prostitute, thief, burglar, trial, courtroom, brothel, judge, pimp, rags to riches, reputation, flashlight, heist gone wrong, ex prostitute, bedridden, brothel madam, breakfast in bed, souvenir
Time: year 1946, 1940s
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and sexy films with plots about prostitute, love and romance, couples, sex, dishonesty, female nudity and love triangle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning: Idiot in Paris (1967), Six in Paris (1965), She No Longer Talks She Shoots (1972), Let's Have a Brainwash (1963), A Self-Made Hero (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Idiot in Paris (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Goubi, the simpleton of his village in the French Department Allier, has but one wish: to see Paris. One day, the truckers Grafouillère deposit a drunk Goubi in the biggest market of Paris (the "Halles"). The poor man is completely lost, ...
Style: humorous, sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village, village life, prostitute, social relations, drunken man, frenchman, merchant, village idiot
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france
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95%
The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The film consists of seven roughly 15 minute episodes, each showing what will happen if one or more of the Ten Commandments will be broken: Jérome Chambard is warned that he will lose his job if he continues to swear; Françoise Beaufort enamored ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: bittersweet, human nature, society, uncontrollable, crime and punishment, monastery, religions or cults, suicide by drowning, theater, suitcase full of money, suitcase of money, birth mother ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
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67%
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Six in Paris (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, anthology
Plot: performer's life, manipulation, dishonesty, society, crumbling marriage, manipulations, love and romance, prostitute, unfulfillment, couples, lovers reunited, city life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
She No Longer Talks She Shoots (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rosemonde, hailed as "the Princess" reign over a slum in the Paris suburbs. Herbert, a reporter who came to investigate on the pollution, ends up in a grinding machine of her invention. Rosemonde resells the bones to the church authorities ...
Style: realistic, humorous
Plot: slum, marriage proposal, bone, crimes, deadly, journalism, supernatural ability, society, satire, love affair, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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56%
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Let's Have a Brainwash (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New ...
Style: offbeat, contemplative, surreal, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, stewardess, thief, post apocalypse, globalization, nuclear holocaust, religions or cults, society, human nature, megaphone, magazine, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
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55%
She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But... She Talks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: blackmail, cleaning lady, tv host, mushroom, bank, money, murder, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, cheating, corpse ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, monte carlo
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54%
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, humorous
Plot: satire, world war two, couples, switching roles, friendship, war, hidden identity, dishonesty, anti hero, anti heroes, liar, lie ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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50%
The Big Grasshopper (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While he is trying to escape from a hit man, Carl is setting up a kidnapping in Beirut. He gets lost on his way, falling in love with Salène, a.k.a. "La grande sauterelle"...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: casino, hitman, criminal heroes, on the run, against the odds, gambling, heist, mountain, friends, rivalry, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: lebanon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dad in Training (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the breakdown of his marriage, a self-involved man begins to embrace fatherhood.
Plot: husband wife conflict, merry go round, brushing teeth, woman undressing, brother sister relationship, webcam, daughter, toys, upside down view, man undressing, bouquet of flowers, husband wife relationship ...
Place: paris france
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48%
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, photograph, artist
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Restaurant (1966)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A great French restaurant's owner, Monsieur Septime (Louis de Funès), is thrust into intrigue and crime, when one of his famous guests disappears.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, surprise ending, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: restaurant, restaurant owner, kidnapping, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, abduction, boss, kitchen, waiter, chase, wig ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sorrel Flower (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is left unmarried and pregnant when her mobster sweetheart is killed in this gangster comedy. With the help of another unmarried mother-to-be, Catherine goes looking for the stash of cash buried by her lover before his death. Soon other ...
Plot: kicked in the groin, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, female nudity, gangster, lesbianism, nude sunbathing, kicked in the crotch
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44%
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Marquise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to ...
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: tragic hero, society, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, intrigue, prostitute, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles, lyon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Benoit Blanc loves living, he loves women, he loves daring. He is a famous businessman who suffers from stomach-ache. Fabiolini, a would-be actor, is a policeman and he too suffers from the same sickness. The two man face suffering in opposite ways: ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, starting over, fall in love, teenage love, looking for love, love affair, sexual content, elderly lovers, battle of the sexes, optimism, couples, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, kindergarten, coffee, quotation, new wave, obsession, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, europe, france, asia ...
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China and Sex (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wealthy man falls for a woman who does not accept his courtship which forces him to enters a dangerous and erotic dream world.
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, suspense
Plot: jealousy, prostitute, erotica, seduction, murder, dancer, bondage, brothel, female nudity, sexual desire, lust
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tales of Paris (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The omnibus made of four separate romantic playlets, each with its own cast, director, and scenarist. "The Tale of Ella," directed by Jacques Poitrenaud, stars Dany Saval as an ambitious nightclub performer who very nearly messes up her ...
Style: anthology
Plot: compilation, hollywood, party, audition, husband wife relationship, actress, sex, marriage, film producer, taxi, male female relationship
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Roommates Party (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble among the residents of a Paris upscale apartment block.
Plot: female director, class differences, neighbor neighbor relationship
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: cafe, family relations, friendship, single parent, love and romance, friends, restaurant, couples, society, lifestyle, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core filmmaker and soon is the most popular courtesan ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian incest, femme fatale, lifestyle, love and romance, prostitute, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, power relations, conquering, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After winning the lottery, François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to a prostitute named Daniela to live with him as his wife until his money runs out.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, love triangle, pimp, goofy hero, comedy of errors, fall in love, couple relations, disorder, romance, lifestyle, lottery winner, proposal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Oldest Profession (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman ...
Style: anthology
Plot: prostitution, eroticism, dignity, male female relationship, sex, farce, prostitute, marriage, compilation
Time: 1890s
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36%
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Age of Panic (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It's a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, clever ...
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, election, child custody, society, rivalry, love, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sex & Mrs. X (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman regains her sense of self through a sexual reawakening after her husband leaves her for another woman.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self esteem, breakup, starting over, seduction, journalist, self discovery, self confidence, divorce, battle of the sexes, love and romance, infidelity, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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God's Thunder (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brassac (Jean Gabin) is a drunken veterinarian who can't resist bringing home stray animals and humans. Lilli Palmer plays his long-suffering wife Marie. When he brings home the prostitute Simone (Michele Mercier), Brassac is not sure he is ...
Style: realistic, sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious
Plot: estate, prostitute, love and romance, alcohol abuse, animal life, couples
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mandi (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. It deals with a brothel at the heart of a city, in an area that some politicians want for its prime locality. They rally up against the ...
Plot: small town, brothel, prostitute, mute, social worker, construction, builder, song, speech, secret, attraction, parrot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love at the Top (1974)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The relationship between a successful businessman and a prostitute is exploited by a cynical novelist.
Style: biting, witty, humorous, clever, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, manipulation, bittersweet, satire, love triangle, lovers reunited, rise to the top, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The French Woman (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual desires of wealthy and powerful men. Claude's ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), blackmail, sex, prostitution, fur coat, call girl, lesbianism, lesbian, female nudity
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Grenzverkehr (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When three teenage boys from Bavaria try to lose their innocence in the neighboring Czech Republic, they get themselves and a young pregnant Ukrainian immigrant into trouble with local pimps.
Plot: sexual initiation, male bonding, prostitute, first sexual experience, teenage boy, friendship between boys, coming of age, motorcycle, sex education, czech german relations, male friendship, countryside ...
Place: bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Little Thief (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, intellectual
Plot: fetish, coming of age, friendship, runaway, world war two, pregnancy, parents and children, innocence lost, teenage life, family relations, friends, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950 ...
Place: paris france, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%