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Queen to Play (2009)
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Queen to Play (2009)
Original name: Joueuse
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a small Corsican village, the life of Hélène, ordinary and single, She works as a maid in a hotel and is married happily with her Husband Ange and her fifteen year-old daughter. Her modest and monotonous life seems to be predetermined... One day while cleaning a hotel room, she meets a young, seductive, American couple which is playing a game of chess. First fascinated and then passionate about the game, Hélène learns with great tenacity she studies the rule of the game to perfection. She can count on Dr. Kröger, who is a mysterious inhabitant, to help her to achieve her goals. But this positive transition towards a liberty for Hélène does not go about without deeply changing her relationship with family, friends and inhabitants of the village.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: chess, family relations, midlife crisis, island, hotel, ambition, self discovery, follow your dream, hopes, couples, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, dull life, strong female presence, unfulfillment, bicycle, village, female director, espionage, journey, ship, painter, illness, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, corsica

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Most similar movies to Queen to Play

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, couples, female director, hopes and couple relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Queen to Play: The Puzzle (2010), Me and My Sister (2004), Bad Girl (2012), Voice Over (2014), The Dune (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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95%
Me and My Sister (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of two sisters, one from the country with simpler attitudes who comes to stay for a short while with her sophisticated sister who lives in the big city.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: breaking point, dull life, family relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, luxury, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, optimism, frigidity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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100%
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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, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, singer, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, witty
Plot: family relations, dull life, nothing goes right, introspection, disorder, breakup, couples, strong female presence, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
It's All So Quiet (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a farmer, Helmer, who realizes that his life has been influenced to an unhealthy extent by his aging father. An adaptation of a bestselling and critically acclaimed novel by Gerbrand Bakker.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, farmer, family relations, farm, gay, introspection, hopes, midlife crisis, self discovery, village life, dull life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, supportive spouse, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Seaside (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, resort, family business, love triangle, hopes, elderly lovers, family problems, dull life, family life, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: radio show, parents and children, introspection, disorder, self discovery, midlife crisis, media, family relations, dishonesty, strong female presence, hidden identity, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, family relations, social relations, couples, friends, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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53%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, follow your dream, workplace, parents and children, couples, cooking and food, hopes, family problems, couple relations, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, usa, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
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Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: starting over, reunion, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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50%
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Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family relations, actor's life, theater, parents and children, lifestyle, theatre director, rivalry, friendship, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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49%
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The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, parents and children, couple relations, boss and employee, coming of age, lifestyle, profanity, unfulfillment, power relations, family relations, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
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Place: europe, france, normandy
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49%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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48%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
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Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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At Ellen's Age (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: stewardess, life turned upside down, starting over, looking for love, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, sex orgy, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, family relations, loss of daughter, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, stalking, danger, parents and children, family problems, mother daughter relationship, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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47%
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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45%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
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