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, mentor, existentialism, storytelling and life philosophy 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), Drifting Clouds (1996). 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, semi serious ...
Plot: traffic jam, poet, apocalypse, surrealism, insanity, insurance, poem, crucifix, save the world, salesman, worldwide chaos, society ...
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, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, teaching the ways of the world, mentally challenged, partners, society, misfit, human nature, odd couple, on the road, death, absurdism, mask ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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 ⇓
51%
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, performer's life, in-laws, drugs/alcohol, music, cultural icon, celebrity guests, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, private vs public, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, meditative, talky ...
Plot: actor, cigarette, coffee, friendship, musician, interview, lifestyle, social relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, friends, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: restaurant, unemployment, society, waitress, couple relations, cooking and food, down on your luck, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, loss of son, supportive coworker ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, tragicomedy, offbeat ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, dog, sexuality, loneliness, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, surreal, humorous, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: retirement, train conductor, surrealism, whiskey, train, airport, young at heart, elderly, aging, unemployment, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, self discovery, opposites attract, social differences, introspection, society, mentally unstable, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, unemployment, couples, society, human nature, misfit, alcohol abuse, dull life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, semi serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, hopes, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, self discovery, disorder, body swapping, switching roles, redemption, artists and showbiz ...
Place: russia, usa, new york, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, fall in love, folk, musician's life, blues, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ 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, stylized, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: german, slacker, coffee, society, lifestyle, urban, misfit, introspection, old love, loner, jazz, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, playground, art gallery, female artist, sex talk, self mutilation, artist, childhood, romancing partners, dysfunctional character, talented, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, mayor, mistaken identity, psychiatrist, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, feel good, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, music, rock, musician's life, cliche, buddies, love triangle, music band, youth, lifestyle, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, unsimulated sex, commune, group sex, strong sexual content, rebellion, sexual exploration, misfit, human nature, society, working class, real world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: music, insurance, workaholic, angel, womanizer, show business, amphetamine, divorce, rainstorm, surgery, screening room, tap dancing ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, disturbing, banned film, bleak ...
Plot: rape, child abuse, unhappiness, loneliness, masturbation, pedophilia, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, family business, life is a bitch, workplace situations, workplace problem, financial problem, staff, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, countryside, friends, verbal byplay, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, vacation, buddies, newspaper, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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, realistic ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, youth, mentally unstable, family problems, animal life, eccentric family, chaos and mayhem, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: parents and children, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, unlikely relationship, parents and children, odd, romance, dysfunctional character, misfit, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, youth, self discovery, society, urban, lifestyle, introspection, couples, daydreamer, insomnia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, zoo, sexuality, mouse, hair, farce, solitude, philosophy, laboratory, unfulfillment, re-education ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
'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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, drug abuse, comeback, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, musician's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music band, girl band, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, music, friends, social misfits, artists and showbiz, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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