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In This Tricky Life (2001)
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In This Tricky Life (2001)
Original name: En la puta vida
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and breaks up with Garcia, her boss and lover who has infuriated her by not wanting to get married. So, in the space of twenty-four hours, Elisa finds herself without a roof over her head, without a man, without a job and without money. Her best friend Loulou finds her a job - in the brothel run by Dona Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution, which leads her to Barcelona. She falls in love, she is exploited, she gets involved in transvestite gang wars, and meanwhile just dreams of earning enough money for her little beauty salon back home.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, hopes, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, dysfunctional family, social decay, battles, womanizer, life is a bitch, store, single parent, downfall, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, gang, transvestism, gender bending, society, couples, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, uruguay, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship, sex, family relations, infidelity and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like In This Tricky Life: Slingshot (2005), Bulgarian Lovers (2003), Shake It (2001), Madame Brouette (2002), High Heels (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, breakup, family relations, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couple relations, crimes, single parent, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, gay lead character, love affair, dangerous attraction, gay, wedding, immigrants, bar, money, love triangle, sex, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, spain, europe, eastern europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
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Shake It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Madame Brouette (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Canada, Senegal, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's only when the Tajaboom festival (at which women and men ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.1
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, actress, love triangle, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, mexico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Located in Madrid's Plaza del Sol, Km. 0 is the point from which all distances in Spain are measured from the capital. In Km. 0, it is also the meeting point for a gallery of characters. Bored, affluent housewife Marga meets up with gigolo ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, survival, reunion, moral dilemma, couple relations, lovers reunited, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: paris france, france, europe, canada
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, misfit, criminal heroes, pimp, prison, prostitute, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
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58%
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Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 12K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, family relations, fall in love, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, family life, love and romance, romance, friends, infidelity, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brothers Joel (Alex Del Rosario), Dennis (Grandong Cervantes) and Sonny (Lawrence David) work together as dancers at a low-rent gay bar in downtown Manila, in the Philippines. Despite his mother's pleas, Sonny decides to quit college to work ...
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
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43%
 6.8
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Kidulthood (2006)
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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40%
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Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, romantic, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
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38%
 6.4
 970
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Oyster Farmer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: fall in love, love affair, fish out of water, love triangle, unlikely criminals, love and romance, romance, society, lovers on the run, couples, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, addiction, parents and children, down on your luck, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, husband wife relationship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 2K
Alias Betty (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, human nature, parents and children, family problems, family relations, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, singapore, andalusia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, extramarital affair, forbidden love, crumbling marriage, fatal attraction, breakup, cuckold, love affair, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 2K
Stonewall (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, controversial ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 676
Gorbaciof (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marino Pacileo has a soft spot for gambling. When he discovers that Lila's father, the young Chinese girl that he is in love with cannot pay a debt, the gambler steals money from the jail he is in to help the love of his life.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, gambling, downfall, fall in love, love and romance, society, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Thousand Kisses (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rising, rather autobiographical novelist Giph has a hot girlfriend, doctor and model Samarinde. His crude, domineering and progressive mother Ria's suffering an incurable decease in which she suffers from paraplegia. Her inevitably ensuing ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: terminal illness, adolescence vs adulthood, mercy killing, young lovers, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, couples, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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