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Claire Dolan (1998)
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Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: psychological, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, pimp, immigrants, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, starting over, babies and infants, society, urban, couples, dangerous attraction, redemption, city life, unfulfillment, going straight, down on your luck, dull life, love, sex, dancing, thief, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, budapest, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, urban, family relations, drinking, friendship and down on your luck mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Claire Dolan: The City (1998), Man Push Cart (2005), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), Chelsea Walls (2001), Mamma Roma (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, family relations, lottery, culture clash, society, misfit, injustice, hopes, city life, family in crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, rich and poor, hopes, society, haunted by the past, city life, falling in love, fall in love, sadness, survival, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, society, urban, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: touching, serious, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, human nature, looking for love, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.9
 8K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, human nature, youth, hopes, family relations, destiny, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, gloomy, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, downfall, life is a bitch, sexual relations, losing-it hero, city life, unfulfillment, urban, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, parents and children, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 169
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: starting over, survival, urban ghetto life, immigrants, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prostitute, society, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.8
 544
Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: neorealism, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, drug abuse, sexual abuse, murder, profanity, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto life, parents and children, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, robbery, violence, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, dishonesty, neo realism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, crimes, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, working class, unemployment, assassination, love and romance, down on your luck, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 59
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, drug dealing, downfall, survival, addiction, drug abuse, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, dog, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations, christmas lights ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, cancer, ex convict, gang, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, friendship, going straight, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: unemployment, racism, immigrants, bar, restaurant, cafe, rich and poor, city life, society, friends, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, gambling, family relations, billiards, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, hopes, family problems, estrangement, going straight, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, pimp, alcohol abuse, confession, traveling salesman ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, society, kids in trouble, parents and children, teenage life, youth, working class, family relations, survival, school, eviction, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, homosexual, eviction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Desolation Angels (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a trip to visit his mother, Nick discovers that a good friend of his, Sid, has apparently raped his girlfriend, Mary. More concerned with his own wounded pride than with Mary's lingering feelings of guilt, pain and betrayal, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, infidelity, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, urban, couple relations, sexual abuse, audition, love, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, friendship, photograph, photographer, schizophrenia, homelessness, healing power, injustice, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 527
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: touching, gloomy, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, romance, workplace situations, city life, youth, self discovery, workplace, americana, social misfits, unfulfilled love, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 1K
I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: prostitution, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, city life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, urban, innocence lost, gender, prostitute, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, life is a bitch, twentysomething life, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, couples, working class, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: down on your luck, estrangement, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, parents and children, depression, homelessness, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 4K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, voyeur, striptease, nightclub, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 227
Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, society, city life, music, fall in love, social misfits, love, hustler, couples, rivalry, prostitute, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, looking for love, single parent, family problems, lifestyle, getting home, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 961
Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, teenage life, teachers and students, parents and children, down on your luck, performer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 3K
The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
Plot: american dream, starting over, society, lottery, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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