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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Drama, Romance

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  art,  marriage,  lesbianism,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:artist,  american,  lust,  photographer
Period:summer
Story:woman smoker,  american abroad,  red wine,  painter,  modern art,  polyamorous relationship,  dining al fresco,  mood swing,  gaudi,  iris shot,  long distance call,  asturias,  ulcer,  catalonia,  bohemian,  polyamory,  sailing ship,  barcelona spain,  dialogue driven,  darkroom,  ferris wheel,  sailboat,  escalator,  fiancee,  amusement park,  self discovery,  gunshot wound,  spanish,  poet,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  city name in title,  long take,  library,  break up,  photography,  suicide attempt,  woman,  wine,  bisexual,  menage a trois,  guitar,  place name in title,  lie,  love triangle,  airplane,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  three word title,  lesbian kiss,  sex,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  f rated,  gun,  threesome

2 Days In Paris (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

2 Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:art,  friendship
Characters:american,  artist,  photographer
Story:american abroad,  city name in title,  wine,  place name in title,  lie,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  f rated,  sex

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Frida (2002)
Biography, Drama, Romance

Frida (2002)

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  art,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:artist,  photographer
Story:bohemian,  amusement park,  painter,  female protagonist,  character name in title,  f rated

It's Complicated (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

It's Complicated (2009)

When brought together at a family event, two exes find themselves oddly attracted to each other after ten years of divorce. Although the couple think that this affair will stay in a different state, it brings itself back to their own city and disrupts their personal lives. While the couple still maintain other romances, they cannot help but to continue with their affair. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  marriage
Locations:hotel
Story:fiancee,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  break up,  woman,  love triangle,  female protagonist,  f rated,  sex

Femme Fatale (2002) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  lust,  artist,  photographer
Story:woman,  spanish,  airplane,  female protagonist,  lesbian kiss,  f rated,  gun

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Before Sunrise (1995)
Drama, Romance

Before Sunrise (1995)

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? This is why Before Sunrise (1995) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  photographer
Story:ferris wheel,  escalator,  amusement park,  poet,  long take,  woman,  wine,  guitar,  lie,  airplane,  father son relationship,  sex

Taking Woodstock (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Characters:artist
Story:bohemian,  city name in title,  long take,  painter,  wine,  menage a trois,  guitar,  place name in title,  father son relationship,  gun,  sex,  threesome

Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  american,  lust
Story:dialogue driven,  break up,  photography,  woman,  lie,  love triangle,  sex

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Carol (2015) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Drama, Romance

Carol (2015)

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:woman smoker,  woman,  break up,  photography,  female protagonist,  lesbian kiss,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  f rated

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)

Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage
Characters:american,  photographer
Story:iris shot,  fiancee,  city name in title,  long take,  break up,  woman,  wine,  guitar,  place name in title,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  f rated,  sex

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. This is why Monster (2003) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  infidelity
Locations:bicycle
Story:woman,  ferris wheel,  amusement park,  wine,  lie,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  lesbian kiss,  father son relationship,  f rated,  sex,  gun

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L'auberge Espagnole (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

L'auberge Espagnole (2002)

As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young girl from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lust
Story:barcelona spain,  spanish,  airplane,  lesbian kiss,  father son relationship

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage
Locations:hotel
Story:ferris wheel,  amusement park,  spanish,  long take,  wine,  airplane,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  gun,  sex

Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:lust,  artist
Story:bohemian,  amusement park,  painter,  woman,  wine,  lie,  voice over narration,  character name in title,  sex

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Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:art,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:artist,  photographer
Story:modern art,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  painter,  woman,  wine,  lie,  voice over narration

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Drama

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. This is why Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:art,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:artist,  photographer
Story:library,  painter,  woman,  wine,  lie,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  f rated

Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Hannah, Holly and Lee are adult sisters from a show business family, their boozy actress mother who still believes she's an ingenue that can attract any man she wants, despite still being married to the girls' father, Evan. Hannah, on her second marriage to a man named Elliot, a financial advisor, is the success of the family, taking a break from her acting career to raise her children. Everyone turns to her for advice, while she never talks to others about what she needs or feels. Her first husband, Mickey, is a comedy show writer and hypochondriac, who is going through a crisis as he mistakenly believes he will die soon without a clear belief, as a non-practicing Jew, of what will happen to him in the afterlife. Single Holly is the insecure flaky sister, a struggling and thus continually unemployed actress, who has just started a catering business with her actress friend April, in order to do something constructive with her life. In her own security, Hannah even set up Holly and Mickey together following her own break-up with Mickey, Holly and Mickey's sole date which arguably was the worst night in both their lives. Holly turns to Hannah for everything in her life, including money, despite feeling Hannah overly judgmental about her failures. It's during a catering job that Holly and April meet David, an architect, who seems interested in both of them. Holly's insecurities may threaten her potential relationship with David and friendship with April. Lee, who collects unemployment, is metaphorically the family's piece of clay waiting for the right artist to mold her. She has long lived with artist Frederick, who has contempt for everyone except her, and as such relies on her for whatever his connection to the outside world. This already complex collective becomes even more complex when Elliot contemplates telling Lee that he has fallen in love with her. His attraction to her is as much feeling unneeded by Hannah, who he does not want to hurt regardless of what he decides to do with respect to Lee. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:artist
Story:dialogue driven,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  painter,  suicide attempt,  woman,  love triangle,  character name in title

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The Danish Girl (2015)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Danish Girl (2015)

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerdas while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation. (Read More)

Themes:art,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:artist
Story:woman,  painter,  love triangle,  three word title,  sex,  f rated

Match Point (2005)
Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller

Match Point (2005)

From a humble background and with traditional values, Irish Chris Wilton is still struggling financially despite being a recently retired high ranked tennis pro. He has taken a job as a tennis instructor at an upscale London tennis club, although he knows there is a better life for him somewhere down the road. He is befriended by one of his students, wealthy Tom Hewett. Chris starts to date Tom's sister, Chloe Hewett, a girl-next-door type who is immediately attracted to Chris. Chloe quickly knows she wants to marry Chris, and through her businessman father, Alec Hewett, tries to help Chris and their future by getting him an executive job in Alec's company. In his life with the Hewetts, Chris begins to enjoy the finer things in life. Through it all however, Chris cannot help thinking about Nola Rice, a struggling American actress who he meets at the Hewett estate and who is Tom's unofficial fiancee. Nola is vivacious, and she knows the effect she has on men, including Chris. Unlike Chris, Nola is not accepted by Tom and Chloe's mother, the outspoken Eleanor Hewett. Chris has to decide if he can give up what he has been able to achieve with Chloe and the Hewetts, or if the passion he feels for Nola is stronger than the finer things in life to which he is now accustomed. He may go to any length to have his cake and eat it too. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage
Characters:american,  lust
Story:fiancee,  woman,  love triangle,  father son relationship,  f rated

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:art,  lesbianism,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:artist
Story:darkroom,  voice over narration,  three word title,  lesbian kiss,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  sex

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Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. This is why Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:affair,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:artist,  photographer
Story:painter,  woman,  photography,  wine,  lie,  father son relationship,  sex

Bitter Moon (1992)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Bitter Moon (1992)

British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over a number of visits to Oscar's cabin. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  lesbianism,  infidelity,  marriage
Characters:american
Story:ferris wheel,  amusement park,  break up,  woman,  bisexual,  airplane,  lesbian kiss,  sex,  gun

Before Midnight (2013)
Drama, Romance

Before Midnight (2013)

It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. (Read More)

Themes:marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  photographer
Period:summer
Story:ex husband ex wife relationship,  woman,  wine,  lie,  father son relationship,  sex

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The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Story:painter,  woman,  lie,  voice over narration,  three word title,  father son relationship,  f rated,  gun

Bound (1996) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Crime, Romance, Thriller

Bound (1996)

Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way... (Read More)

Themes:affair,  lesbianism
Characters:lust
Story:woman smoker,  long take,  woman,  bisexual,  female protagonist,  lesbian kiss,  f rated,  gun

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. This is why Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:iris shot,  spanish,  bisexual,  lie,  airplane,  father son relationship

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Themes:art,  affair,  friendship
Characters:lust,  artist
Story:ferris wheel,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  painter,  woman,  wine,  sex,  threesome

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)
Drama, Romance

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  lesbianism,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:photographer
Story:photography,  wine,  menage a trois,  love triangle,  voice over narration,  lesbian kiss,  sex

Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:art
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Story:ferris wheel,  painter,  woman,  lie,  airplane,  father son relationship

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Uptown Girls (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.

Themes:friendship
Story:ferris wheel,  break up,  suicide attempt,  woman,  guitar,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  f rated

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  friendship
Characters:american,  lust
Story:fiancee,  break up,  woman,  wine,  menage a trois,  voice over narration,  f rated,  threesome,  gun

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  photographer
Story:american abroad,  woman,  long take,  wine,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  gun,  sex

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What A Girl Wants (2003) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman.

Characters:american
Story:american abroad,  woman,  guitar,  female protagonist,  f rated

Ultimo Tango A Parigi (1972)
Drama, Romance

Ultimo Tango A Parigi (1972)

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  marriage
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  lust
Story:self discovery,  city name in title,  woman,  place name in title,  sex

Sex And The City (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sex And The City (2008)

After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event--which will take place at the New York Public Library--squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends--Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naif; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist--could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly lets her own unhappiness--created when Steve admits to cheating on her just once--spoil Carrie's. After a heated encounter with Steve, she happens to spot Mr. Big and tells him he's crazy to get married. She's really only thinking of her own marriage. But her angry remark gets Mr. Big to thinking. (Read More)

Themes:affair,  marriage,  art,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:lust
Story:woman,  library,  break up,  menage a trois,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  sex,  f rated,  threesome

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Lost In Translation (2003)
Drama

Lost In Translation (2003)

Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes - in the form of messages and faxes - for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not knowing the language. After a few chance encounters in the hotel, they end up spending much of their time hanging out together, each helping the other deal with their feelings of loss in their current lives. The friendship that develops between the two, which is not always a bumpy-free one, may be just for this specific place and time, but it may also have long lasting implications. This is why Lost In Translation (2003) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  american
Story:american abroad,  long distance call,  woman,  airplane,  three word title,  f rated

The Parent Trap (1998) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Parent Trap (1998)

When two pre-teens named Hallie and Annie meet through their summer camp, their two lives are rattled when they realize that they are identical twins. With parents, British mother aka famous dress designer Elizabeth and American father, a wine maker named Nick, living in two different sides of the universe, the girls decide to make an identity swap in hopes of spending time with their other parent. The girls later choose to aware their guardians of the swap while at a hotel in NYC, which late reunites the divorced pair and sends them back into remarriage with each other. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:hotel
Characters:american
Period:summer
Story:fiancee,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  woman,  wine,  female protagonist,  three word title,  f rated

Les Invasions Barbares (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Les Invasions Barbares (2003)

In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:american
Story:fiancee,  spanish,  poet,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  library,  wine,  airplane,  father son relationship,  sex

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My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:artist
Story:poet,  painter,  suicide attempt,  wine,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  sex

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

Themes:art,  marriage
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:artist,  photographer
Story:woman,  city name in title,  painter,  wine,  place name in title,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  f rated,  sex

Imagine Me & You (2005) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. This is why Imagine Me & You (2005) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Story:woman,  bisexual,  lie,  love triangle,  airplane,  lesbian kiss,  sex

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Le Passe (2013)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Story:ex husband ex wife relationship,  long take,  suicide attempt,  lie,  love triangle,  father son relationship

Blowup (1966)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blowup (1966)

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together. (Read More)

Characters:photographer
Story:darkroom,  photography,  painter,  woman,  wine,  menage a trois,  guitar,  sex,  gun,  threesome

Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chasing Amy (1997)

A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends for 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy, and with his new girlfriend's very rich past. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  friendship
Characters:artist
Story:break up,  woman,  bisexual,  menage a trois,  lesbian kiss,  threesome,  sex

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In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:american
Story:woman smoker,  lie,  city name in title,  long take,  suicide attempt,  woman,  wine,  place name in title,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  gun

One Hour Photo (2002)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state. This is why One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). (Read More)

Themes:affair,  infidelity,  marriage
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:photography,  darkroom,  escalator,  voice over narration,  father son relationship,  sex,  gun

Midnight In Paris (2011)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Midnight In Paris (2011)

Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry. (Read More)

Themes:art
Locations:hotel
Characters:american
Story:fiancee,  american abroad,  modern art,  city name in title,  painter,  woman,  wine,  place name in title,  three word title

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Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:lust,  artist
Story:painter,  lie,  father son relationship,  sex

Intolerable Cruelty (2003) is one of the best movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:ulcer,  woman,  wine,  guitar,  lie,  airplane,  gun

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Themes:marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:american
Story:american abroad,  woman,  menage a trois,  lie

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