Movies like Pretty Things

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Pretty Things (2001)
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Pretty Things (2001)
Original name: Les jolies choses
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucie, who works as a white-hot fashion model, exhibits a dominant, often controlling, "Type A" personality, whereas identical twin Marie consistently projects a backward, reserved, laconic and unassuming attitude. When Lucie receives a covetable French recording contract, a significant problem stands in her way: the inability to sing. Marie possesses the voice of an angel, however, and quickly jets off to Paris to stand in for her sister, unannounced - little realizing the dangerous and even violent string of consequences that she is igniting.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, twins, musician's life, lifestyle, switching roles, betrayal, love and romance, mentally unstable, love affair, physical appearance, dishonesty, losing-it hero, rescue, singer, hidden identity, couple relations, transvestism, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, couples, dealing with death, wartime life, siblings relations, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to Pretty Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment and dishonesty mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pretty Things: The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles (2014), Cet amour-l? (2001), Particles of Truth (2003), Comedy of Power (2006), Jealousy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two sisters, their families, and sometimes complicated lives.
Style: realistic, compassionate, sincere, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: direction and purpose, family relations, ambition, rising to stardom, disorder, life turned upside down, sister sister relationship, price of fame, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, aspiring writer, working mom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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100%
 6.1
 343
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, mental illness, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, introspection, human nature, estrangement, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, dishonesty, political corruption, disorder, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, legal action, legal investigation, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Jealousy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, family problems, hidden identity, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, frustration, suicide attempt, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 506
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, human nature, social relations, love and romance, couples, celebrity culture, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, cons and scams, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: meet the parents, hidden identity, mysterious character, deadly, lifestyle, dishonesty, intrigue, crimes, serial killer, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 374
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, couples, danger, gory, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, deception, relationship problems, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couples, sexual content, couple relations, fish out of water, rape, sex scene, love and romance, fall in love, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When love has to compete with artistic inspiration and memories from a sheltering past come to take the artist to imaginary worlds that exist deep in his mind. This is the story of young Adrian, pianist and composer, in love with his sister and ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, musician's life, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, romance, family relations, loneliness, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 573
Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 715
A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: physical appearance, mysterious character, family relations, forbidden love, romance, love triangle, family problems, human nature, losing-it hero, love and romance, obsession, isolation ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 814
Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, love and romance, danger, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, new wave, moral dilemma, introspection, love affair, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 264
Love Forbidden (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, romance, intrigue, fall in love, coming out, gay, bisexual, gay interest, love and romance, unfulfillment, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, paris france, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 726
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, love and romance, society, crumbling relationship, manipulations, sexual content, manipulation, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 114
Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, couples, family relations, family problems, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, babies and infants, parents and children, introspection, mentally unstable, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 221
Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, mentally unstable, society, crimes, deadly, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, lesbian kiss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 402
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, family life, relationship vs career, friends, social relations, couples, family relations, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, parent child relationship, mentally unstable, love and romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, love and romance, lifestyle, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, performer's life, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 165
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, death of mother, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 76
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: tense, serious, disturbing, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, destructive relationship, femme fatale, life is a bitch, couples, human nature, dishonesty, lifestyle, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, love and romance, betrayal, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, clever, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, real world, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, human nature, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 391
He Loves Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Laura begins to suspect her husband is cheating on her, she is devastated by his infidelity, despite having a torrid affair of her own. While she desperately tries to save her marriage, Laura's mysterious past begins to emerge, making her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love affair, couples, family problems, crimes, midlife crisis, suburban life, memory loss, manipulation, stalking, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 19-year-old searches for her twin brother after he runs away from home, following a fight with their father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: twins, family relations, lie, siblings relations, woman in danger, parent child relationship, family, missing person, depression, mystery, uncover truth, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona, france, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%