Movies like Time Out

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Time Out (2001)
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Time Out (2001)
Original name: L'Emploi du temps
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, depressing, meditative, stylized, compassionate, serious, atmospheric, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, greed, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, family problems, down on your luck, dishonesty, couple relations, thief, deception, husband wife relationship, swindle, crumbling marriage, catastrophe, money, psychology, loneliness, life, betrayal, beautiful scenery, hotel, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, france, switzerland, europe

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Most similar movies to Time Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, society, family problems, couples, husband wife relationship and relationships mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Time Out: A Separation (2011), Tokyo Sonata (2008), Week-ends (2014), The Town Is Quiet (2000), All or Nothing (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, alzheimer's disease, muslim, marriage, maid, justice, parenthood, religion, family problems, marital problem, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
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100%
 7.5
 11K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, talky, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, youth, rebellion, pianist, job seeking, housewife, unemployment, layoff, alienation, hopes, family secret, chinawoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, middle east, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 183
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, breakup, self discovery, couple relations, disorder, family problems, old woman, family crisis, couples, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, crimes, family relations, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, assassination, factory, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, provence, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: erotic, sexy, clever, ironic, visually appealing ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragedy, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, first contact, life & death, hospital, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 21K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, photographer, isolation, complex characters, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, tokyo, turkey, middle east, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 14K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, art house, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: realism, unemployment, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, coming of age, down on your luck, desperation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: depressing, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: depression, injustice, unemployment, employer employee relationship, workplace, solidarity, loss of job, husband wife relationship, guilt, working class, female protagonist, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, meditative, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, working class, coming of age, coma, depression, loneliness, love and romance, society, hopes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, depressing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, business, job seeking, starting over, family problems, corporation, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, neorealism, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: poverty, prostitute, unemployment, prostitution, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, japan, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, survival, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: survival, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, family business, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Girl on the Train (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, destructive relationship, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, human nature, journalism, seduction, railway, jewish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 51K
Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, art house, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: hotel, divorce, midlife crisis, winter, human nature, social differences, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, dull life, guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 169
The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gypsy, racism, family relations, couples, unemployment, life is a bitch, realism, family problems, social misfits, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 25K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: existentialism, religion, suicide, winter, faith, priest, small town, isolation, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, doubt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.9
 331
In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, couples, estrangement, family relations, sex scene, husband wife relationship, moving, making love, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 35K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, melancholic, intellectual, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, education, high school, adolescence, dedicated educator, life philosophy, workplace, social relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, latin america, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 79
Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, surreal ...
Plot: murder, destructive relationship, manipulation, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, human nature, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family problems, alcohol abuse, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family in crisis, single parent, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.7
 294
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, down on your luck, society, family in crisis, parents and children, unemployment, plan, bankruptcy, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 75
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 561
Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, splatter ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 2K
A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: male prostitution, prostitution, male prostitute, unemployment, prostitute, family relations, hidden identity, couples, family problems, male stripper, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 278
Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, hopes, society, family problems, unemployment, parents and children, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, society, lifestyle, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, family relations, husband wife relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%