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, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: pets, couples, obsession, graphic violence, family problems, breakup, elderly, crumbling marriage, estate, human nature, family feud, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, cat, female nudity, house, suicide, construction, silence, city, old age, destruction, hate, sadness ...
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, family problems, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like The Cat: We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), The Mouth Agape (1974), Betty (1992), A Gentle Woman (1969), Therese (1962). 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: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, elderly, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, family problems, performer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, lifestyle, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: loan shark, suicide, strong female presence, couples, estrangement, family problems, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, bleak, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfillment, tragic hero, unlikely criminals, crimes, society, crumbling marriage, disgraced, couples, dull life, family problems, crime and punishment, suburban life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
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59%
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: realistic, semi serious, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: couples, friendship, friends, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, introspection, adoption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
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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, couples, couple relations, family problems, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, moral dilemma, couple relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, couples, letter, nun, male female relationship, singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, family problems, infidelity, introspection, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, love affair, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 171
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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, breast cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Widow Couderc (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: father in law daughter in law relationship, farm, breast feeding, babies and infants, mute or deaf, love and romance, unfulfillment, fugitives, single parent, golden years, romance, tragic love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, year 1934
Place: france
⇓ 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, marriage of convenience, unfulfillment, suburban life, dull life, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, women in society, female protagonist, bourgeoisie, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 14
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
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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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, on the road, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching ...
Plot: translator, forced sex, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, couples, human nature, city life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ 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: family problems, couples, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, introspection, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, couple relations, midlife crisis, infidelity, self discovery, couples, breakup, family problems, love and romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, serious, tense
Plot: breakup, family problems, couples, couple relations, sexual content, graphic violence, human nature, under the surface, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 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, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, self discovery, culture clash, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society, lifestyle, infidelity, social differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, israel, middle east
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, mind bending, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, dealing with death, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, mystery, couples, one more chance, injustice, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: support group, friendship, starting over, dating, marriage, divorce, family problems, swimming, couples, breakup, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: losing-it hero, plague, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, heroes, couples, family, doctor, getting home, homecoming, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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40%
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: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, destiny, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, family problems, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, womanizer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: death, tragic love, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, betrayal, love and romance, investigation, unfulfillment, journalism, couples, bishop, village ...
Time: 1920s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, aging, love and romance, survival, youth, against humanity, family relations, mental illness, wartime life, tragic love, destructive relationship ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, human nature, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, marriage crisis, unfaithful husband, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, crumbling marriage, betrayal, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, dull life, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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37%