Movies like You, the Living

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You, the Living (2007)
 7.5
 14K
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, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society, airplane, music band, school life, jazz, psychiatrist, storm, beer, new love, hairdresser, man-woman relation, bar, partnership, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, 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, talky, visually appealing and realistic films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, weird, existentialism, life philosophy, mentor and storytelling 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), A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Schultze Gets the Blues (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, hospital, mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dark humor, humorous, talky ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, human nature, religions or cults, worldwide chaos, artist, surrealism, loneliness, insanity, insurance, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 74K
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, suicide, music band, identity, musician, eccentricity, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 21K
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, musician's life, career change, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, actor's life, performer's life, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, teenage boy, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, small town life, fall in love, terminal illness, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, smoking, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 21K
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, talky ...
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 ⇓
28%
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 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, musician's life, music band, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, artists and showbiz, youth, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 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, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, artistic, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, loss of son, death in the family, couple relations, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, 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 ⇓
24%
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, clever ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, friends, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, dwarf, inheritance, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, human nature, antisocial behavior, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 113K
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, dark humor ...
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 ⇓
22%
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: couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, relationship vs career, eccentric family, human nature, family relations, couples, siblings relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 7K
Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, melancholic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: lifestyle, unfulfilled love, couples, misfit, unfulfillment, buddies, love and romance, social misfits, bar, depression, best friend, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
'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, serious ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, friends, comeback, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, meditative, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, performance, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 36K
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, family relations, workplace, life is a bitch, family business, workplace situations, workplace problem, comedy of errors, staff, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 13K
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, clever, emotional, touching ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, culture clash, alcohol abuse, self discovery, cult, down on your luck, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, love and romance, unfulfillment, human nature, introspection, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 12K
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, sheep, snow, solitude, beautiful scenery ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 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, gloomy, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, drinking, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, self discovery, human nature, down on your luck, sexual content, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, humorous, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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