Movies like The Cat 1971

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The Cat (1971)
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The Cat (1971)
Original name: Le Chat
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives affection to, he becomes the object of Clemence's anger.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: pets, couples, obsession, couple relations, destructive relationship, elderly, family problems, human nature, breakup, crumbling marriage, estate, unfulfillment, family feud, graphic violence, cat, female nudity, suicide, gun, house, city, construction, destruction, silence, suburbs, old age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like The Cat: We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), The Mouth Agape (1974), A Gentle Woman (1969), Therese (1962), The Letter (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, tense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, dishonesty, family problems, disintegration, couples, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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95%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, elderly, family problems, death in the family, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, golden years, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When his young wife commits suicide, leaving no explanation for her act, an introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together and tries to understand why she had to kill herself.
Style: captivating, stylized, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, loan shark, couples, family problems, human nature, estrangement, strong female presence, unfulfillment, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, memory ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Therese (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Thérèse is living in a provincial town, unhappily married to Bernard, a dull, pompous man whose only interest is preserving his family name and property. They live in an isolated country mansion surrounded by servants. Early in her marriage her ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: couple relations, society, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, crimes, dull life, disgraced, crime and punishment, family problems, couples, tragic hero, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Vincent, Fran?ois, Paul and the Others (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, couples, midlife crisis, infidelity, family problems, factory, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature, pregnancy, friends, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, couples, moral dilemma, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, letter, male female relationship, concert, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, strong female presence, betrayal, infidelity, hotel, society, human nature, mentally unstable, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Long Absence (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Long Absence (French: Une aussi longue absence) is a 1961 French film directed by Henri Colpi. It tells the story of Therese (Alida Valli), a café owner mourning the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives ...
Style: sincere, realistic, contemplative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: cafe, memory loss, couples, physical appearance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, human nature, haunted by the past, magazine, seine river ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Therese (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: serious, realistic, sad, melancholic, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, suburban life, unfulfillment, dull life, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, bourgeoisie, women in society, female protagonist, marriage of convenience, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, elderly, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, human nature, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love, abuse, urban, urban setting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Widow Couderc (1971)
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is enjoying being in control of the farm. And then she hires the ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: father in law daughter in law relationship, farm, love affair, fugitives, golden years, destructive relationship, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, prison, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: hotel, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, tragic love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, deadly, dishonesty, murder, dysfunctional family, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: translator, urban, human nature, crumbling marriage, couple relations, life is a bitch, city life, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, writer's life, human nature, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, human nature, introspection, family problems, couples, downfall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Green Room (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James short story "The Altar of the Dead", in which a man becomes obsessed with the many dead people in his life and builds a memorial to honor them. This film is also based on other short story by Henry James, "The ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: death, tragic love, wartime life, journalism, bishop, investigation, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, introspection, moral dilemma, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: serious, emotional, clever, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, self discovery, midlife crisis, strong female presence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, social differences, introspection, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, love and romance, social differences, society, lifestyle, family problems, couples, infidelity, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, lovers reunited, tragic love, haunted by the past, introspection, homecoming, couples, injustice, obsession, one more chance, road not taken, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: clever, emotional, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: introspection, life turned upside down, love affair, love triangle, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: contemplative, biting, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: suburbs, murder, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family life, strong female presence, relationship vs career, suburban life, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, support group, friendship, divorce, marriage, dating, dishonesty, family problems, couples, breakup, best friends, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jealousy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love affair, couples, family problems, couple relations, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, depression, marital separation, love, love and romance, hidden identity, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: dull life, family relations, new wave, betrayal, couples, love triangle, infidelity, introspection, lifestyle, moral dilemma, love affair, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, writer's life, couple relations, family relations, introspection, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, love and romance, family relations, survival, holocaust, aging, parents and children, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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