Movies like Boom!

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Boom! (1968)
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Boom! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: island, death, mysterious man, friendship, family relations, couple relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse, destructive relationship, fall in love, follow your dream, love affair, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, couples, terminal illness, aging, gender, single parent, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, downfall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, tennessee, sicily, mediterranean sea

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Most similar movies to Boom!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and tense films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, drinking alcohol, murder and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Boom!: The Sandpiper (1965), Secret Ceremony (1968), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The V.I.P.s (1963), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sandpiper (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A free-spirited artist (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives near California's Big Sur, meets the administrator (Richard Burton) of the parochial school that her young son attends and lures the cleric away from his wife (Eva Marie Saint).
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, clergy, love triangle, love, infidelity, friendship, beach, unwed mother, deer, romance, boarding school, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Secret Ceremony (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A tormented rich girl hires a sex worker to act as her mother.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, stepfather, mental illness, daughter, haunted by the past, mind game, aging, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, clergy, bishop, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The V.I.P.s (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wealthy passengers fogged in at London's Heathrow Airport fight to survive a variety of personal trials.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, offbeat
Plot: airport, forbidden love, love triangle, betrayal, romance, boss and employee, multiple storylines, dishonesty, love and romance, journalism, couple relations, starlet ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, confession, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol, one night, marital problem, couples, crumbling marriage, family secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: talky, tense, gloomy, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, estate, love and romance, gender, unfulfillment, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, human nature, couple relations ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dark Harbor (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy battered and bruised. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, island, mind game, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, family in danger, couples, deadly, crimes, danger, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, terminal illness, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, aging, couples, fall in love, amateur detective, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: stylized, gloomy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aging, ambition, actor's life, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, manipulation, artists and showbiz, manipulations, romance, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: military, obsession, infidelity, marriage, soldier, couples, solace, perversion, sexual dysfunction, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Eureka (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: wealth, island, gangsters, greed, ambition, rise and fall, parents and children, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, intrigue, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: caribbean, bahamas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, court martial, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer, whiskey, library, alcoholic ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: lesbian incest, incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, violence, society, love and romance, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, male prostitute, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, infidelity, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
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Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, deadly virus, danger, confined, couple relations, apocalypse, strained relationship, married couple, couples, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dance of Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for secluded military ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: island, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, couples, quarantine, rivalry, love and romance, romance, husband wife relationship, battle of wits, sea captain, marriage as hell ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, battle of the sexes, farce, family relations, suitor, merchant, unlikely couple, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, suspense, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, brat, film within a film, vandalism, accountant, lynch mob, movie business, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, rivalry, crimes, friends, autobiography, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway. Her businessman husband, 20 years her senior, has been the angel for the play and gives her a way out: They are off ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, gigolo, middle aged woman, vacation, widow, destructive relationship, elderly, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, couples, starlet, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, tennessee, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, family relations, domineering mother, collection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, wife husband relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: prison, distopia, couple relations, survival, life is a bitch, journalism, society, writer's life, politics, dealing with death, couples, poetry ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Comedians (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bermuda, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel leader, ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, infidelity, intrigue, betrayal, crimes, state affairs, couples, revolution, resort, political unrest, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, drinking alcohol, duel, drinking, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%