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Code Unknown (2000)
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Code Unknown (2000)
Original name: Code inconnu
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' brother, Jean, is looking for the entry code to Georges' apartment. These characters lives interconnect with a Romanian immigrant and a deaf teacher.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense, serious, realistic, cult film, reflective, enigmatic ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, homeless, deportation, social differences, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, alienation, social decay, breaking point, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit, hate, refugee, refugees, urban, ethnic, atrocity, false arrest, storytelling, dancing, airplane, child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, kosovo, france, europe, africa, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, culture clash, dialogue, mentor and loneliness mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Code Unknown: Fight Club (1999), Cach? (2005), Time of the Wolf (2003), All or Nothing (2002), The City (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: teen suicide, murder, social misfits, crimes, misfit, immigrants, refugee, down on your luck, refugees, homeless, breaking point, mass murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, vienna ...
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, thought provoking, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, self destructing, life philosophy, loneliness, fist fighting, insanity, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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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, serious, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, lottery, family relations, culture clash, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, social differences, racism, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
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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: contemplative, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, family problems, family relations, couples, society, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, master servant relationship, maid, fish out of water, social differences, society, master and servant, immigrants, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, africa, europe, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working the system, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, society, boot camp, immigrants, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 10K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, police officer, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Seventh Continent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: bleak, disturbing, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, alienation, fish, school, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, youth, society, unfulfillment, family life, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, austria, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, obsession, introspection, human nature, alienation, crimes, society, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe, bosnia, serbia, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: social decay, family in danger, racism, family life, society, danger, murder, realism, social misfits, life is a bitch, secret place, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, harsh, emotional ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
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Letter to the King (2014)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, inspirational ...
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Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
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Style: serious, tense, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Babel (2006)
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Country: USA, Mexico, France, Morocco, Japan
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Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, suffering ...
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31%
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
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Style: psychological, controversial, disturbing, sexual, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
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