Movies like You, the Living

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You, the Living (2007)
 7.5
 13K
You, the Living (2007)
Original name: Du levande
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a fantasy honeymoon with a rock guitarist. A man awakes from a dream about bomber planes. A businessman boasts about success while being robbed by a pickpocket and so on. The absurdist collection is accompanied by Dixieland jazz and similar music.
Style: surreal, humorous, offbeat, gloomy, tragicomedy, semi serious, reflective, melancholic, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: pickpocket, alienation, life is a bitch, society, human nature, lifestyle, airplane, music, music band, school life, jazz, psychiatrist, storm, new love, hairdresser, man-woman relation, bar, little boy, beer, balcony, partnership, loneliness, existentialism, surrealism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to You, the Living

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, existentialism, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like You, the Living: Songs from the Second Floor (2000), Frank (2014), I'm Still Here (2010), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), A Coffee in Berlin (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, surrealism, insanity, insurance, poem, crucifix, salesman, save the world, religions or cults, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: society, odd couple, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, on the road, mentally challenged, partners, human nature, death, horse, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 69K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, music band, identity, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, musician, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 18K
I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, starting over, lifestyle, performer's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: cigarette, actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, musician, interview, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, loner, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, social misfits, misfit, unsupportive parent, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: restaurant, unemployment, society, waitress, down on your luck, couple relations, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, cooking and food, supportive coworker, loss of son, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, actor, director, writer's life, theater, self fulfillment, suicide, actress, therapist, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, tragicomedy ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, dog, sexuality, loneliness, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 4K
O'Horten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train driver retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, whiskey, train conductor, train, airport, retirement, unfulfillment, hopes, unemployment, social relations, nothing to lose, young at heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 2K
Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, family problems, love affair, couples, eccentric family, opposites attract, self discovery, family relations, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, sweden, former yugoslavia, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, psychological, gloomy, touching, clever ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, alcohol abuse, misfit, human nature, society, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 9K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, psychological, witty, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, hopes, switching roles, artists and showbiz, body swapping, disorder, postmodernism, introspection, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, retirement, music, small town life, musician's life, terminal illness, friends, lifestyle, blues, fall in love, folk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 28K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: psychological, clever, offbeat, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, commune, strong sexual content, rebellion, human nature, society, sexual relations, suburban life, social misfits, against the rules, working class, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, sex talk, art gallery, female artist, playground, self mutilation, artist, childhood, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, music, youth, musician's life, cliche, buddies, lifestyle, love triangle, music band, friends, rock, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.8
 24K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, stylized, gloomy, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: music, angel, workaholic, insurance, womanizer, dance, amphetamine, screening room, restroom, show business, surgery, rainstorm ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 34K
Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, lifestyle, family relations, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family business, workplace problem, comedy of errors, staff, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 20K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, cooking and food, friends, countryside, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, newspaper, lifestyle, actor's life, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, social decay, disorder, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 62K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: cynical, dark humor, banned film, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, child abuse, unhappiness, loneliness, masturbation, sibling relationship, divorce, therapist, marriage, depression, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ego clash, human nature, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, relationship vs career, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, odd, unlikely relationship, human nature, misfit, society, homeless, coming of age, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 6K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, mentally unstable, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, mischievous children, family relations, eccentric family, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, coming of age, redemption, urban, lifestyle, introspection, society, couples, daydreamer, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 17K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, clever, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: manners, masturbation, mouse, sexuality, zoo, hair, farce, solitude, philosophy, virginity, hypocrisy, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music band, girl band, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, music, artists and showbiz, social misfits, friends, best friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, musician's life, friends, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, drug abuse, comeback ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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