Smell movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant smell movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, weird, enigmatic, realistic, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with smell, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, crying, catastrophe, storytelling, police, dialogue and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as smell: In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Perfume (2018), Scent of a Woman (1992), Parasite (2019), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Box of Moon Light (1996), Angel (2016), Beyond the Woods (2018), Walking Tall (2004), Black Box (2005).

List of smell movies

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspense, clever, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, perfume, psychopath, insanity, sense of smell, genius, visceral, psychology, killings, woman in danger, twists and turns ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: france, paris france, provence, europe
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: sex, obsession, sex scene, erotica, sexuality, love, bdsm, explicit sex, adultery, female nudity, voyeurism, lesbian sex ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, year 1936
Place: japan, asia, paris france, tokyo
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 7.0
 9K
Perfume (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: While in boarding school, a group of six become friends through their intense passion for scent. When one is brutally murdered years later, disturbing secrets about the group are revealed when the police investigates each as a suspect.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bloody, bleak, tense ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, odor, boarding school, friendship, crimes, smell, murder investigation, crime solving, investigation, police, mystery ...
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, dramatic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, blindness, blind character, human nature, mentor, human spirit, tango, thanksgiving, coming of age, disability, unlikely friendships, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new england, usa
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 8.5
 794K
Parasite (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tragic ending, psychological ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, basement, class differences, wealth, scam, scheme, plot twist, social satire, tutor, poor family, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, monster, punk, undead, cannibalism, female nudity, cemetery, crematorium, supernatural, paramedic, transformation, living dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, san diego california, kentucky
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, road movie, scenic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, free spirit, vandalism, life, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, friends, unfulfillment, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, tennessee, california, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 459
Angel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Once upon a time there was Louise and her friend, the magician. But his last trick left a bitter taste in her mouth. He disappeared in a curtain of smoke… never to appear again. This is too much for the young woman. Devastated by endless grief, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: invisible man, invisible, mysterious man, fall in love, love, blindness, sensuality, invisibility, love and romance, love affair, relationships, secret ...
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Beyond the Woods (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gathering of friends is thrown into chaos by the opening of a mysterious fiery sinkhole near their secluded holiday home.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, forest, demon, creature, violence, friends, chase, supernatural power, evil, rescue, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
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 6.2
 78K
Walking Tall (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: lone hero, justice, home invasion, ex military, one against many, vigilante, small town, organized crime, vigilantism, police corruption, revenge, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.8
 2K
Black Box (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accident survivor wakes from a coma and confronts old, uncomfortable memories.
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, memory loss, unfulfillment, investigation, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, crime investigation, parallel universe, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, texas, paris france
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 6.2
 76K
Outlander (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.
Style: exciting, epic, fairy tale, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, viking, alien invasion, vengeance, medieval, alien encounter, norse mythology, human versus alien, survival, battles, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, future, 8th century
Place: europe, norway
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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: salesman, farce, workplace, hotshot hero, business, stupidity, dumb, blind ambition, disorder, workplace situations, boss and employee, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 3.0
 4K
#Horror (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: internet, mystery killer, secret, mental illness, murder, death, estrangement, popularity, chase, girl, missing person, lie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Nutcracker and The Mouseking (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, Croatia, UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The fairytale story revolves around a young prince who - along with his entourage - is turned into a nutcracker through his own ungrateful and selfish behaviour, and awaits a kindly soul who'll release him from the spell. The mouse-king seeks ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, rescue, wish come true, mischievous children, christmas, escapades, child as adult, curses spells and rituals, youth, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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 7.4
 12K
Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, motivational ...
Plot: cooking, restaurant, life philosophy, old woman, meaning of life, disability, elderly woman, old age, employer employee relationship, tradition, existentialism, street vendor ...
Place: japan
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Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aspiring hair dresser (Kuriyama) becomes the infatuation of a tricophilic man who sells hair extensions to nearby hair salons. The source of the hair is the corpse of a girl whose dead body continues to grow beautiful, voluminous, black hair that ...
Style: surreal, serious, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, obsession, mystery, ghost, woman in danger, grudge, objects come to life, curses spells and rituals, body horror, christmas, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, gothic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: wizards, magician, haunted house, halloween, spell, book of magic, child, superhero, magic realism, teenager, youth, sword and sorcery ...
Time: year 1955, 50s
Place: michigan, germany
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: bullying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend, disappearance, colleague, coworker, coworker relationship, life is a bitch, workplace, lifestyle, relationships, employee employee relationship ...
Place: east asia, tokyo, japan
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Tonight She Comes (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will make love, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.
Style: slasher, rough, bleak, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: demon, nudity (full frontal - brief), worship, spell, murder, cult, best friend, forest, faith, supernatural, peeping, death ...
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 7.3
 8K
Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: corporal punishment, racism, coming of age, boarding school, identity, teenage girl, teacher, runaway, indigenous people, school, poetry, punishment ...
Time: 1930s
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
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 5.7
 3K
96 Souls (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A university research scientist, about to lose funding and status, has a lab accident and discovers he can see people's true intentions -- making his situation even worse.
Style: spiritual, captivating, serious, suspenseful, light ...
Plot: research, homelessness, spirituality, supernatural power, faith, supernatural, hallucination, psychoanalysis, science, experiment, skepticism, evidence ...
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 6.7
 58K
Ferdinand (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five ...
Style: exciting, touching, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: bull, countryside, animals, friendship, bullfighting, talking animals, pacifist, kindness, escape, farm, girl, matador ...
Time: 2010s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 7.2
 7K
Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: witty, melancholic, serious, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: blind character, obsession, friendship, disability, blind man, photographer, loneliness, character study, blindness, romance, power relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, california, cannes, melbourne australia
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The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, fairy tale, poignant ...
Plot: love, hairdresser, erotica, sex, obsession, seaside, melancholy, marriage, romance, bittersweet, fall in love, sensuality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, normandy
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, torture, doctor, lawyer, dictatorship, justice, brutality, haunted by the past, attempted murder, mind game, humiliation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, argentina, poland, south america, chile ...
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 7.0
 8K
Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, biting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suburbs, abortion, misfit, bdsm, loser, lgbtq, transvestite, camp, alcohol abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, california, usa, boston
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 7.7
 148K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, high school life, peril, team, lycanthropy, friends, life turned upside down, characters in danger, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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Screwball '94 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenage boy awakens a ghost from an antique pot. To be reincarnated the ghost must help his present day counterpart by helping him find romance.
Style: teen sex comedy, sex comedy
Plot: sex maniac, sexual fantasy, genie, nudity (full frontal - brief), smell, husband wife relationship, love, desire, female nudity, lust, adultery, reincarnation ...
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 7.1
 272
The Key (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Calamity by four-year old might be another title for this tense, humorous drama. In the story, a four year old boy (Mohammed Aladpoush) is left at home with his baby brother while his mother goes out shopping. She has told him to give the baby his ...
Style: erotic
Plot: boy, child protagonist, absent mother, catastrophe, cell, baby boy, strong female lead, family relations, smell, missing mother, bird, trapped ...
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