Movies like Pierrot le Fou

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Pierrot le Fou
Original name: Pierrot le fou
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, witty, semi serious, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: storytelling, on the road, surrealism, betrayal, existentialism, lovers on the run, art, visceral, infidelity, new wave, artist, obsession, french, poetry, relationships, loneliness, stylish, money, tragic love, crime, dialogue, gangsters, culture clash, life philosophy, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, africa, paris france
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My Life to Live
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France
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Chungking Express
Crime, Drama, Romance
Hong Kong
102 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, melancholic, enigmatic and stylized films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, storytelling, obsession, catastrophe, culture clash and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Pierrot le Fou: A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Band of Outsiders (1964), My Life to Live (1962), Masculin Féminin (1966), The Little Soldier (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Woman Is a Woman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
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Band of Outsiders
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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My Life to Live
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
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Masculin Féminin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa
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The Little Soldier
Genre: War, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
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Chungking Express
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Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Alphaville
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
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    User:   42%
 
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Style: bleak, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, greed, obsession, art, human nature, love, relationships, existentialism, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, storytelling ...
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    User:   37%
 
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Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s
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Jules and Jim
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
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Style: talky, atmospheric, sexy, serious, enigmatic ...
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Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
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Reconstruction
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love, romance, hotel, love affair, destructive relationship, relationships, existentialism, love story, loneliness, urban, life turned upside down, storytelling ...
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Days of Being Wild
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, melancholic, meditative, enigmatic ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, macau
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Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, prison escape, death, storytelling, prison, on the road, fugitives, kidnapping, bank robbery, crimes, love and romance, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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My Night at Maud's
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, witty, semi serious, clever ...
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Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
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Place: france, europe, italy, paris france
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gangsters, loneliness, violence, guilt, hospital, gangster, police, death, bank robbery, couple relations, crime ...
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Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, maryland, pentagon, florida ...
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Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, wine, women, human nature, relationships, unlikely friendships, couple relations, loneliness, wedding, dialogue, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Shanghai Triad
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, China
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