Movies like The Girl on the Bridge

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The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
 7.5
 13K
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Original name: La Fille sur le pont
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. The girl, Adele, has never been lucky and nowhere else to go. So she follows him. They travel along the northern bank of the Mediterranean to perform.
Style: sentimental, humorous, psychological, touching, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, enigmatic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife, bridge, knife throwing, life & death, loneliness, existentialism, sexuality, mentor, secrets, fairy, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, older man younger woman relationship, ocean liner, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, italy, greece, turkey, istanbul turkey ...

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Most similar movies to The Girl on the Bridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, relationships, mentor, catastrophe and loneliness mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Girl on the Bridge: Angel-A (2005), The Housekeeper (2002), The Hairdresser's Husband (1990), After You (2003), Frankie and Johnny (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, romance, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, blind character, painting, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: philosophical, semi serious, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, loneliness, life philosophy, low self esteem, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, love story, disorder, suicide attempt ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexy, sexual, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, family relations, hairdresser, suicide, bittersweet, destructive relationship, love triangle, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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After You (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, compassionate, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, fall in love, love triangle, love, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, rescue, suicide attempt, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, cook, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 13K
Delicacy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, office romance, love affair, workplace romance, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, love, romance, cafe, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, chance meeting, love and romance, couple relations, couples, museum, old woman, stranger, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, anthology, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, new love, young woman, encounter, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 5K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, matchmaking, starting over, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, french countryside, wedding, women, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, couples, culture clash, hotel, priest, church, hairdresser ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, venice, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, thirtysomething life, cliche, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, journalism, actor's life, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), love story, film within a film, jealous husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, fall in love, family relations, human nature, romance, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, europe, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 4K
Venus Beauty (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madam Nadine manages with pride the "Vénus Beauté" Salon which offers relaxation, massage and make-up services. The owner and her three beauticians: Samantha, Marianne and Angèle are pros. Contrary to her friend Marianne, who still ...
Style: sexy, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, beautician, couple relations, boss and employee, love affair, workplace situations, friendship, urban, looking for love, power relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 13K
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, private detective, prostitute, adultery, night watchman, hotel room, new wave, couples, romance, coming of age, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, widower, romance, love and romance, couples, train, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, school, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 722K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, surrealism, looking for love, existentialism, optimism, fall in love, weirdo, social relations, life philosophy, love, shyness, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 8K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, friends, couples, twentysomething life, couple relations, human nature, romance, youth, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 20K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, coincidence, couples, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Orchestra Seats (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: pianist, friendship, waitress, reconciliation, lifestyle, fall in love, collector, artists and showbiz, romance, couples, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, basketball, referee, romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, friends, love and romance, crumbling marriage, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: cynical, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, dealer, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 14K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, immigrants, fake marriage, starting over, old love, longing, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 6K
Jet Lag (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: airport, cooking and food, romance, fish out of water, fall in love, opposites attract, disorder, love and romance, misfit, culture clash, chance meeting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, family problems, disintegration, lovers reunited, dishonesty, price of justice, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, estrangement, death of wife, suicide attempt, free spirited, unlikely relationship, odd couple, friendship, optimism, dancer, respect, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, france, belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 10K
The Valet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Caught by tabloid paparazzi with his mistress Elena, a famous and beautiful fashion model, billionaire Pierre Levasseur tries to avoid a divorce by inventing a preposterous lie. He uses the presence of a passerby in the photo to claim to his wife ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, comedy of errors, photographer, adultery, supermodel, farce, pretense, nothing goes right, romance, dishonesty, paparazzi, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%