Movies like Boom!

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Boom! (1968)
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Boom! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 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: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: island, death, mysterious man, catastrophe, friendship, alcohol abuse, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, disaster, follow your dream, couples, gays and lesbians, love affair, aging, single parent, terminal illness, gender, battle of the sexes, downfall, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, master and servant, mysterious character ...
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 clever films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, murder, drinking alcohol, dishonesty and infidelity 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, friendship, infidelity, beach, unwed mother, romance, deer, boarding school, society ...
Time: 60s, 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, master and servant, mentally unstable, mind game, aging, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, virginia, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
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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, boss and employee, romance, betrayal, multiple storylines, starlet, couples, couple relations, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, battle of the sexes, confession, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: tense, talky, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: estate, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, couples, family relations, sexual dysfunction, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, love and romance, gender ...
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, mysterious character, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, couples, crimes, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 98 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, terminal illness, obsession, couple relations, couples, investigation, crimes, love and romance, amateur detective, elderly, aging, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, money, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: military, obsession, infidelity, marriage, soldier, couples, mentally unstable, gender, unfulfillment, sexual dysfunction, solace, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 3K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: wealth, island, gangsters, greed, ambition, rise and fall, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, parents and children, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1945
Place: caribbean, bahamas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, actor's life, aging, manipulation, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, unlikely couple, desire for fame, romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, alcoholic, library, court martial, atheist, cynicism, iron curtain, british intelligence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, east germany, england, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian incest, incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, love and romance, society, social differences, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, accountant, spoiled brat, vandalism, lynch mob, movie business, celebrity culture, couple relations, innocence lost, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, romance, love and romance, rivalry, couples, quarantine, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, husband wife relationship, marriage, battle of wits, sea captain ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, family problems, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, suburban life, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ 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, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty, adultery, friends, crimes, autobiography, rivalry, dangerous attraction, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 12K
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, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, decadence, obsession, social differences, couple relations, infidelity, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: britain, england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, suitor, farce, family relations, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 6K
The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, village, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, society, real estate, fight, threat, catastrophe, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, brother sister relationship, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, family relations, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Comedians (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 150 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: realistic, semi serious, clever, witty
Plot: hotel, infidelity, crimes, intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, espionage, politics, love and romance, political unrest, resort ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic ...
Plot: prison, distopia, couples, dealing with death, journalism, writer's life, society, politics, life is a bitch, survival, couple relations, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, gigolo, vacation, widow, destructive relationship, elderly, starlet, couples, cons and scams, unfulfilled love, romance, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, usa, europe, tennessee
⇓ 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family problems, mysterious character, couples, stranger, sex scene, duel, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, confined, isolation, alcohol abuse, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, mind game, dishonesty, cons and scams, power relations, couples, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, male female relationship, seduction, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
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Mrs. Harris (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: crimes of passion, murder, destructive relationship, obsession, addiction, vengeance, couples, love affair, infidelity, drug abuse, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1976, year 1980
Place: florida, philadelphia, virginia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%