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 7.3
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Original name: De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso pianist who cannot speak French - music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, tense, gloomy, rough, captivating, sincere, remake of american film ...
Plot: pianist, going straight, piano, concert, classical music, audition, debt, gangsters, crime, parent child relationship, chinese woman, parents and children, family relations, criminal heroes, musician's life, follow your dream, teachers and students, french, road not taken, artists and showbiz, crimes, hopes, unfulfillment, power relations, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, china, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, storytelling, death, violence, female nudity and money mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Read My Lips (2001), A Prophet (2009), Fingers (1978), Hustle & Flow (2005), The Piano Teacher (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 12K
Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, heist, thief, crime, workplace, opposites attract, parole officer, crimes, mentally unstable, misfit partners, unlikely couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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95%
 7.9
 86K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, muslim, prison life, confined, cruelty, crime, money, arab, protection, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 2K
Fingers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family business, schizophrenia, crimes, crime, family relations, gangsters, musician's life, parents and children, collector, lifestyle, audition, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, touching ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, career, rapper, baby, music, redemption, prostitute, drug dealing, pimp, stripper, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, voyeurism, destructive relationship, desire, mental illness, age difference, bdsm, teacher, sexual abuse, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 362
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, haunted by the past, physical appearance, crimes, law enforcement, cooking and food, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Page Turner (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, nanny, audition, musician's life, lesbian, performance, stage, lgbt, older woman younger woman relationship, music, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.3
 19K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, talky ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: coma, drugs/alcohol, crime, criminal heroes, hidden identity, parents and children, hotel, haunted by the past, small town, restaurant, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 811
The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, in the woods, crime, musician's life, self discovery, crimes, countryside, hopes, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florence italy, st. petersburg russia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 16K
Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: overdose, gambling, crime, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, murder, social decay, pistol, deadly, life is a bitch, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 42K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, camorra, gang war, criminal, power, gangsters, crime, debt, realism, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children, bus, cigarette smoking, death, bathtub, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 3K
Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, desert, village, infidelity, homecoming, stowaway, exile, hysteria, promiscuity, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, spain, africa, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 127K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, clever, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, urban, organized crime, crimes, robbery, criminal heroes, hitman, fall in love, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 1K
The Intruder (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surfing, going straight, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fall in love, violence, gangsters, going straight, vengeance, criminal's revenge, paparazzi, criminal heroes, starting over, revenge, actor's life, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, night watchman, prison, cons and scams, wrongful arrest, teacher, friendship, loser, love of one's life, unsociability, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: pain, composer, infidelity, mouse, cat, stripper, pianist, loss of child, loss of spouse, musician, grief, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, hitchhiker, performance, on the road, folk music, guitar, suicide, audition, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rodrigo D: No Future (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Colombia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Rodrigo D: No futuro" explores the bleak and precarious lives of working class street kids in Medellín. So dangerous is this world that three of its nonprofessional actors have been killed violently since production wrapped in 1988. ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: punk, juvenile delinquency, heavy metal, poverty, drug dealing, gang, crime, urban, teenager, music band, rock, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, bank, gang, sex, terrorist, hostage, robbery, money, blood, terrorism, filmmaking, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, idiotic, bad ending ...
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, rapper, gangsters, music, crime, musician's life, urban ghetto, attempted murder, career, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 998
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, nightclub, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, anti heroes, urban, gangsters, fighting crime, intrigue, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
You Will Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange ...
Style: tense, serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, love and romance, youth, music, gays and lesbians, musician's life, manipulations, unfulfilled love, student life, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: serious, gloomy, dark humor, realistic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, gangsters, crime, revenge, kidnapping, confined, crimes, rivalry, hostages, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 4K
Breathless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Sang-hoon is a lowlife gangster, a debt collector exercising thuggish ways to collect his money. The recipient of nothing but anger since his childhood, he expresses himself through violence. When he finally encounters someone who can stand up to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, crime, starting over, loan shark, self discovery, urban, crimes, hopes, friends, gangsters, redemption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, blind ambition, revenge, struggle, ambitious, pride and honor, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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