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20 best movies like Live Flesh (1997)

List of the best movies like Live Flesh (1997): L'ennui, Special Treatment, Broken Embraces, Circumstance, The Woman Next Door, The Weakness of the Bolshevik, Between Your Legs, Agnosia, The Brown Bunny, The Tree.

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Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Portugal
Duration02:02
CharactersTeachers
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Explicit scenes, Serious

A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to own and tormented by her inability to respond to him, he becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections
PlaceEngland, France, London
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne Labrune's drama stars Isabelle Huppert and Bouli Lanners as, respectively, Alice, a disaffected call girl and Xavier, a shrink with a crumbling domestic situation.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:15
CharactersWriters, Businessmen, Actors
PlotLove, Revenge, Obsession, Love triangle, Jealousy
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA, Iran
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship, Love triangle, Hip Hop, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's newfound conservatism.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:46
PlotCars, Obsession, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceFrance
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde, who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountrySpain
Duration01:35
PlotPassion, Obsession, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceSpain
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

After getting into a minor traffic accident, Pablo attempts to make light of the situation by asking the driver of the other car, Sonsoles, out on a date. When she refuses and instead files an injury report, Pablo snaps and begins stalking her. He soon discovers that Sonsoles has a beautiful teenage sister, Maria, with whom Pablo is immediately infatuated -- a lust that soon turns dark. Can Pablo control his obsession, or will it consume him?

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Radio, Pads
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But things get a little complicated when Javier finds out that this phone sex trysts have been secretly taped and being distributed all over Madrid, and that his ex-wife is living with his business partner. Elsewhere, while investigating a murder case, Felix discovers Miranda's affair with Javier.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersDisabled people
PlotConspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceSpain
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic, Serious

The protagonist is a young woman, Joan Prats suffering from agnosia, a strange, primary visual disease that is one of the neuropsychological disorders of perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain is not able to correctly interpret the stimuli it receives. Joan is the only person to know an industrial secret left behind by her late father and becomes the victim of a sinister plan to extract this information. Her captors plan to use her sensory condition to help extract the information that they so desperately want.

Markimdb: 5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:33
PlotMotorcycles, Obsession
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Serious

Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true love.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotObsession, Death
PlaceSea, Nature, Deserts, Beach, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow it.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:59
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, Boxing, Motorcycles, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceSpain
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:45
CharactersNuns
PlotLove, Passion, Wedding, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceParty, France
Time18th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Explicit scenes

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love with a girl he meets at a ski resort, Marianne.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Indians, Writers, Mothers
PlotSoccer, Revenge, Relationship, Death, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, Canada
TimeWinter
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountrySpain, Italy
PlaceSpain
StyleGloomy, Makes me think, Serious

A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:52
CharactersJudge, Actors, Mothers, Singers
PlotLove, Passion, Investigation, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceSpain
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

After being estranged for 15 years, flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo re-enters her daughter Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebecca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky's ex-lovers, Manuel. The mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, when suddenly, a murder occurs...

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:43
CharactersWriters
PlotObsession
PlaceSpain
StyleRomantic, Action, Smart, Touching, Serious

Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than happy relationship with her husband Paco, a military officer stationed in Brussels then later in Bosnia, who is distant both physically and emotionally.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:16
PlotObsession, Friendship
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryPortugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration01:34
PlaceHotels
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty, but when he looks through his lens, something strange happens - the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria
Duration01:34
CharactersCrocodiles
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Smart

A young unemployed man finds work at a nuclear power plant and begins an illicit affair with the fiancée of one of his senior workmates.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Greece, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersWriters, Terminally ill, Street children, Poets
PlotWedding, Life, Death, Border, Family life
PlaceOcean, Greece, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:34
PlotPassion, Obsession, Fate, Card games, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersVampire, Womanizers
PlotApocalypse, Love triangle
PlaceSpain
StyleTo cry, By books, Atmospheric, Serious

Remake of the tale of an acclaimed matador who finds himself involved with a beautiful woman, jeopardizing both his marriage and career.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, China, France
CharactersMermaids
PlotMotorcycles, Obsession, Missing people
PlaceChina, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Spain, Italy
Duration01:56
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Love triangle, Chase
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense

A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, reviving his wanderlust and sending him off on a chase of the elusive Lisa, whom he had overheard suggesting to a friend that her lover, Daniel, had killed someone for her. Soon, Max is trying to unravel the mystery behind the suspicious death of Daniel's wife, which he hopes will lead him closer to Lisa.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:31
CharactersSisters, Orphans
PlotObsession, Religious, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew's nest... perhaps he'll never leave.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, Italy, France
Duration01:35
CharactersArchitects
PlotMoney, Obsession, True love, Cheating, Dreams
PlaceAfrica
StyleLight, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his way. He marries the daughter of a billionaire, intending to use her father's money to realise his project. Benito waltzes his way through a career of excess, fetishes and deceptions, but the personal conflicts he unleashes ultimately send his life spiraling down to disaster.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration03:14
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Poor, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Art
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama
CountrySpain, Canada, France
Duration01:52
CharactersJournalists
PlaceArctic, USA, Canada
TimeWinter
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Portugal
Duration02:45
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Death, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceFrance
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious

Clélia is a very attractive photographer starting a new job for a sensationalist newspaper. She soon becomes involved with three very different men: Cléve, a middle aged books editor, Nemo, a mysterious photographer and Rupert McRoi, the owner of the broadcasting and tabloid company where she works.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Military, Priests
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Spain
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

David Carr is a British Communist who is unemployed. In 1936, when the Spanish Civil War begins, he decides to fight for the Republican side, a coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists, so he joins the POUM militia and witnesses firsthand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by Stalin's followers and Moscow's orders.





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