Movies like Pretend I'm Not Here

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Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
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Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
Original name: Faites comme si je n'étais pas là
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Student Eric kills time by spying on his neighbors. Compulsively taking notes on everything within binocular range from his bedroom window, he harasses his neighbors by sending unsigned notes and making their private affairs public. When they discover his identity and draw him in, will this release him from his solitude, or confirm in his mind that he will always be the outsider?
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual, tense, sexy, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, mysterious character, coming of age, loneliness, neighbor neighbor relationship, menage a trois, youth, family relations, dishonesty, serial killer, stalker, sex, gay, female nudity, cemetery, bisexual, massage, voyeur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france

Most similar movies to Pretend I'm Not Here

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films with plots about parents and children, family problems, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenage life and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pretend I'm Not Here: My Son (2006), Young Gods (2003), Camping sauvage (2005), Wetlands (2011), All Is Forgiven (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, teenage boy, psychological abuse, family relations, puberty, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, teenage life, parents and children, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Young Gods (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Taavi,the enigmatic 18-year-old lead, has just inherited his long-deceased wealthy parents home and estate. It is high school graduation and Taavi's birthday, and after his fiends greet him au natural and are arrested, Taavi invites his friends ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: youth, voyeurism, coming of age, dangerous attraction, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, looking for sex, betrayal, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
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79%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, rebelliousness, love affair, dangerous attraction, couple relations, teenage life, family problems, couples, estrangement, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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71%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, death in the family, family business, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, family in crisis, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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53%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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49%
The Pornographer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: pornographer, lust, sex, porn industry, relationship vs career, eroticism, filmmaking, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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43%
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Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, teenage love, teenage girl, troubled youth, drug abuse, car race, motorcycle race, death in the family, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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42%
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, obsession, stalking, romance, dishonesty, couples, estrangement, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, on the run, crime, crimes, parents and children, teenage life, crime gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, male prostitution, incest, missing child, missing person, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, beach house, family relations, parents and children, family problems, parent child relationship, dishonesty, love, father daughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, beach ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, suicide thoughts, friendship, coming of age, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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39%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, favoritism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth, child as adult, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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You Are Alone (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "We're gonna play a game of Snap! Pick a bracelet. Pull it hard!" But it's a game of desperate consequences in YOU ARE ALONE, a dark exploration of just how far a man and a woman will go to escape loneliness, if only for an hour. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, love and romance, estrangement, riddles and clues, teenage life, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, woman undressing, voyeurism, couples, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, drug abuse, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
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37%
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Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: introspection, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, family relations, youth, elderly, coming of age, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations, innocence lost, teenage life, human nature, family problems, realism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, antwerp ...
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36%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, track down, cons and scams, on the road, mentally unstable, hopes, dishonesty, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, vengeance, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family relations, gay, secret life, father son relationship, gay interest, domestic violence, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hell (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: false accusation, sister sister relationship, haunted by the past, mysterious character, family problems, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, disability, childhood trauma, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Whore's Son (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was ...
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, lifestyle, uncover truth, coming of age, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, family problems, youth, mother son relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, dysfunctional family, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, intrigue, couples, mysterious character, danger, hospital, couple relations, neurosurgeon, rivalry, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%