Movies like You, the Living

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You, the Living (2007)
 7.5
 15K
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: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal, humorous, gloomy, offbeat, semi serious, reflective ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, life philosophy, honest, music, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society, airplane, jazz, psychiatrist, storm, beer, high school life, new love, hairdresser, man-woman relation, partnership, little boy, balcony, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to You, the Living

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, weird, talky and visually appealing films with plots about loneliness, life philosophy, dialogue, storytelling, existentialism, brutality and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama 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, atmospheric, humorous, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, dark humor, religions or cults, human nature, worldwide chaos, multiple storylines, surrealism, loneliness, insanity, insurance ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia, eastern europe, scandinavia
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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, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: human nature, society, odd couple, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, on the road, misfit, partners, mentally challenged, death, heart attack, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 77K
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music band, music, mental illness, suicide, identity, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, mask, deadpan, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 22K
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, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, performer's life, actor's life, lifestyle, starting over, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, contemplative, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, coffee, smoking, interview, cigarette, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tragicomedy, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, coffee, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 22K
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, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, friends, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, self discovery, disorder, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stylized ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, separated, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, creativity, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship, actor, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, society, layoff, waitress, couples, supportive coworker, cooking and food, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, friends, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, artists and showbiz, buddies, cliche ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 117K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, hopes, supportive friend, human nature, fighting illness, unfulfilled love, cancer, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, ego clash, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, lifestyle, society, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 14K
Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, pimp, on the road, bittersweet, culture clash, human nature, alcohol abuse, fish out of water, cult, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, germany, usa, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 14K
Rams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: survival, life, isolation, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, loneliness, brothers, countryside, snow, sheep, solitude, beautiful scenery ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: cancer, soldier, model, singer, new wave, maid, card playing, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, lifestyle, brother brother relationship, family relations, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family business, workplace problem, comedy of errors, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
'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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, comeback, friends, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 126K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: contemplative, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: life changing, family life, on the road, wedding, letter, salesman, fish out of water, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, nebraska, colorado, denver colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 68K
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: banned film, cynical, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 25K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, candidate, country music, music, rally, americana, social decay, showbiz, country, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, divorce, stranger, shyness, museum, divorced divorcee, sex talk, self mutilation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%