Sense of smell movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sense of smell movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, visually appealing, weird and captivating films and TV shows about / with sense of smell, mentor, kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, storytelling, runaway, death, father son relationship and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sense of smell: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019), The Sniffer (2013), Perfumes (2019), Parasite (2019), 99 Homes (2014), Lilting (2014), I Smile Back (2015), Maps to the Stars (2014), Temple Grandin (2010), Gacy (2003).

List of sense 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, captivating, atmospheric, dark fantasy, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, perfume, insanity, woman in danger, genius, dangerous attraction, corpse, killings, sense of smell, sexualized violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, dark fantasy, manga ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, murder, sword, supernatural, magic, destiny, mentor, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police, partner, supernatural ability, police detective, police investigation, investigator, murder, friendship, genius, mystery, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 1K
Perfumes (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anne Walberg is a celebrity in the world of perfume. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible talent to companies of all kinds. She lives as a diva, selfish, with a strong temper. Guillaume is her new driver and the only one who is not ...
Style: romantic, inspirational, light, sincere, sweet
Plot: perfume, father daughter relationship, sense of smell, chauffeur, boss and employee, strong female lead, male female relationship, love, strong female character, unlikely couple, co worker co worker relationship, lifestyle change ...
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Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, 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: captivating, suspense, exciting, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, scheme, class differences, basement, unemployment, poor family, working class, tutor, home invasion, housekeeper, rich snob ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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 7.1
 34K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, workplace, human nature, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, construction worker, parent child relationship, financial crisis, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, boston, new orleans ...
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 7.1
 6K
Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, retirement home, gay love, disorder, translator, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, love and romance, dealing with death, lost love, mother love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, going straight, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, mental illness, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, obsession, family problems, desire for fame, actor's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 8.2
 29K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, slaughterhouse, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1981, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, harvard university, arizona
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 4.7
 4K
Gacy (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, evil clown, mind game, psychopath, sexual abuse, obsession, police investigation, killer clown, police detective, life is a bitch, double life, violence ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin
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 7.4
 67K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, tragic event, family relations, single parent, romance, redemption, security guard, opposites attract, unlikely couple, human spirit, accident, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
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 7K
Grotesque (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly ...
Style: disturbing, rough, brutal, serious, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, captivity, brutality, sadism, psychopath, sexual torture, held captive, mysterious character, strong sexual content, chainsaw, violent death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay soldier, gay lead character, gay romance, gay relationship, homosexuality, military, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, perversion, hacker, journalist, unlikely relationship, uncover truth, peril, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1954, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, eastern europe ...
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, saxophonist, jazz, mystery, romance, crimes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, dublin ireland
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Let the Right One In (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: bullying, supernatural, vampire, friendship, loneliness, bully, deadly creature, hidden identity, youth, mysterious character, vampire human love, new neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 18th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner).
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, incest, psychologist, terrorist, nymphomaniac, gay interest, farce, gynecologist, cross dressing, couples, gender, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, iran, middle east, europe, madrid ...
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 7.0
 86K
Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, misfit, camp, treasure, curse, theft, destiny, false accusation, warden, excavation, judge ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, missing person, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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The Five Senses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three sets of tenants in a live/work building have daily lives and/or current stories acutely involving one or more of the five senses.
Style: touching, psychological, clever, emotional, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for love, loneliness, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, multiple storylines, existentialism, melancholy, missing child, voyeurism, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada, milan italy, canada
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 5.0
 33K
Cursed (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, supernatural, transformation, siblings relations, deadly creature, supernatural ability, youth, curses spells and rituals, high school, lycanthropy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexy, psychological, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, captive, desire, paranoia, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, sex, voyeurism, destructive relationship, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, single parent, human nature, introspection, world war two, social misfits ...
Time: post world war two
Place: holland
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 21K
Annapolis (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard ...
Style: serious, inspirational, exciting, intense, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: military training, military academy, u.s. navy, navy, bully, boxing, friendship, rivalry, ambition, sport, military life, superior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, new jersey
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, french revolution, politics, battles, friendship, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, aristocrat, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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 7.6
 566K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, brutal, surreal, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, sociopath, psycho, millionaire, killings, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, yale university ...
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Confusion of Genders (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bisexual attorney Alain is bedding his female boss, his murderer client, the client's hairdresser girlfriend, and a precocious boy who knows what he wants and tries to convince Alain that he can 'have it all'.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, womanizer, dangerous attraction, looking for love, couples, farce, dishonesty, romance, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, business, success, rags to riches, dark humor, corporate crimes, yuppie, stock market, stock broker, wealth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, las vegas ...
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