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You, the Living (2007)
 7.4
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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, melancholic, ironic, meditative, tragicomedy, philosophical, visually appealing, humorous, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: alienation, life, loneliness, existentialism, life philosophy, honest, lifestyle, surrealism, human nature, music, absurdism, heart attack, catastrophe, gay, artist, relationships, dark humor, mental disorder, depression, obsession, art, tragedy, destiny, psychiatry, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, humorous and talky films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, existentialism, depression and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like You, the Living: Songs from the Second Floor (2000), Frank (2014), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), I'm Still Here (2010), 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, talky, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, loneliness, multiple storylines, poet, dark humor, apocalypse, insanity, religions or cults, human nature, worldwide chaos, existentialism, crucifix ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, talky, lyrical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: power relations, odd couple, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, absurdism, misfit, partners, on the road, bdsm, mentally challenged, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 79K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
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: melancholic, surreal, tragicomedy, lyrical, semi serious ...
Plot: music, music band, suicide, mental illness, identity, musician, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: philosophical, meditative, humorous, cerebral, stylized ...
Plot: addiction, musician, actor, lifestyle, conversation, cafe, dark humor, art, deadpan, creativity, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.2
 23K
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: surreal, melancholic, thought provoking, stylized, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, lifestyle, performer's life, starting over, nudity (full frontal - brief), reality, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, depressing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, slacker, character study, loneliness, depression, loner, unlikely friendships, lifestyle, society, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 23K
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, road movie, melancholic, funny, visually appealing ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, road trip, existentialism, eccentricity, friendship, sarcasm, midlife crisis, loneliness, lifestyle, food, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, road movie, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, music, obsession, german, loneliness, blues, retirement, life philosophy, self discovery, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, texas, east germany, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Calamari Union is an allegorical movie that tells the story of sixteen men all of whom are called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from a single confrere, Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with the perceived oppression they ...
Style: sexy, surreal, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crimes, obsession, surrealism, mentor, adultery, crime gone awry, brutality, dark humor, life & death, deadpan, working class, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, touching, depressing, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, unlikely friendships, adultery, fish out of water, culture clash, unlikely couple, actor, character study ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: sexy, realistic, sentimental, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, boxing, children, childhood, nude model, dog, friendship, tomboy, loneliness, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, touching, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stand up special, obsession, existentialism, bittersweet, creativity, space travel, destiny, insanity, mental illness, humanity, death, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock music, music, loneliness, lifestyle, friends, rock and roll, musician's life, music band, love and romance, musician, australian, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ 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: art house, thought provoking, sexy, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, singer, soldier, fear of death, bus, hospital, feminism, character study, female nudity, piano, sculpture, superstition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: sexy, realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, suicide attempt, unlikely friendships, workplace, depression, death, deadpan, dark humor, culture clash, crime gone awry, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, california, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 119K
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: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, intense ...
Plot: terminal illness, loneliness, comedian, cancer, character study, sarcasm, destiny, dark humor, redemption, midlife crisis, life philosophy, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, sincere, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: loneliness, bittersweet, friendship, depression, small town, solitude, loss, inheritance, grief, death, prejudice, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: talky, witty, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, depression, death, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash, vengeance, brutality, childhood, loneliness, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: ironic, sentimental, humorous, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adaptation, couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, bittersweet, love, ambition, loneliness, art, artist, fashion show ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.9
 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, melancholic, enigmatic, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: self discovery, workplace, distopia, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, estrangement, society, future dystopia, satire, fantasy world ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, dark humor, drug abuse, youth, friendship, mistaken identity, teenager, parent child relationship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 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, road movie, sexy, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: surrealism, immigrants, german, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, american dream, self discovery, culture clash, art, simple man, chicken ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, canada, berlin germany, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.7
 70K
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, disturbing, depressing, dark, art house ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, dysfunctional family, loneliness, unhappiness, dark humor, obsession, depression, pedophile, sexual abuse, social satire, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 38K
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, entertaining, twists and turns, funny, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, lifestyle, chef, brother brother relationship, loneliness, family relations, food, life is a bitch, workplace, workplace problem, workplace situations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, obsession, dream, unlikely friendships, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new jersey, new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.7
 192K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twists and turns, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, loneliness, obsession, satire, filmmaking, thief, loser, writer's block, siblings relations, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: melancholic, ironic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, car thief, lifestyle, obsessive quest, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, new jersey, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.7
 26K
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: political, suspense, talky, biting, clever ...
Plot: satire, music, multiple storylines, assassination, musician, politics, sexual content, female nudity, melancholy, bittersweet, relationships, candidate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, california, nashville tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: disturbing, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, unlikely friendships, depression, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, stranger, museum, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%