Movies like Pater

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Pater (2011)
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, film within a film, money, politics, legal, retiring, bakery, role playing, camera, business ethics, handshake, prime minister, video camera, ethics, necktie, breaking the fourth wall, french politics
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about friends, unfulfillment, friendship, love and romance, family relations, introspection and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pater: The Moon Child (2011), The Bird (2011), Atomic Age (2012), Journey to the West (2014), Those Who Remain (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, strong female presence, restaurant, beach, food, cigarette smoking, kiss, movie theatre, bird
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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79%
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, buddies, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, coming out, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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74%
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, journey, introspection, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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70%
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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, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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69%
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, couples, love and romance, danger, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, dealing with death, hopes, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 1972
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon
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67%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, norway, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, mental illness, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, misfit, buddies, bittersweet, afghanistan veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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52%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, love and romance, lifestyle, culture clash, filmmaking, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, actor's life, clergy, self discovery, love affair, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, buddies, family relations, parents and children, friends, profanity, redemption, estrangement, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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48%
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, 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 ⇓
45%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, legal investigation, disorder, couples, couple relations, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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44%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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44%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: injustice, courtroom drama, society, legal, legal investigation, workplace situations, social differences, workplace intrigue, hopes, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, realistic, sincere, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, power relations, rivalry, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, buddies, partners, immigrants, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, friends, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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41%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, power relations, youth, college life, betrayal, college, teachers and students, student life, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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40%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family life, friendship, buddies, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, rivalry, bittersweet, legal action, unfulfillment, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
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40%
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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, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, singer, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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39%
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, hopes, self discovery, introspection, human nature, thirtysomething life, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative ...
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, dealing with death, sickness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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37%
House in Brittany (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young woman inherits her family's historic home on the coast of Brittany, a house she has not been to since her father died there when she was age 12.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, childhood memory, heiress, house, landscape, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe, cornwall, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, sexual content, death wish, human rights, disability, urban setting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, confined, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, artists and showbiz, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
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34%
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The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
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34%