Movies like Pierrot le Fou

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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
 7.6
 26K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, road movie, meditative, light, stylized ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, lovers on the run, road trip, crimes, romance, betrayal, tragic love, crime, smuggling, husband wife relationship, tragic event, money, painting, bombing, dock, new wave, love and romance, chases and races, dishonesty, mediterranean, storytelling, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, africa, mediterranean sea, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, loneliness, couples, love and romance and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Pierrot le Fou: A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Band of Outsiders (1964), Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Masculin Féminin (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, couples, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, romance, sexual relations, fall in love, female protagonist, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, friendship, urban, friends, postmodernism, city life, unlikely criminals, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, french noir
Plot: murder, femme fatale, island, reunion, private detective, on the run, marriage, plantation, bank, couples, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, depression, crimes, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, on the road, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, promiscuity, vietnam war, pregnancy, new wave, revolution, rebelliousness, journalism, couple relations, love affair, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, couple relations, love affair, actor's life, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
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: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, chase, couple relations, criminal heroes, crimes, escapades, romance, on the road, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, hitman, legal investigation, fall in love, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.1
 2K
Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: social relations, friends, dishonesty, couples, crimes, fall in love, love and romance, cons and scams, crime, on the road, beer, drink ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Two for the Road (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and ...
Style: stylized, witty, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, architect, on the road, marriage, road trip, pregnancy, romance, family problems, couples, music band, reunion, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, england, southern france, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, tricky ...
Plot: memory loss, terminal illness, heist, master criminal, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, dangerous attraction, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, morocco, europe, london, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 3K
Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, crimes, gangsters, crime, tough heroes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, ex convict, rivalry, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, southern france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, missing person, romance, crimes, family relations, on the road, father son relationship, radical, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pentagon, pennsylvania, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 34K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, sexy, witty, clever ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, promiscuity, german, jealousy, adultery, musician, prostitute, new wave, polyamory, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, pre world war two ...
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love affair, love and romance, unfulfilled love, filmmaking, midlife crisis, fall in love, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, terrorism, filmmaking, terrorist, sex, hostage, robbery, blood, money, eroticism ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, new wave, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, mistress, gossip, party, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crimes of passion, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.1
 32K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, crime, losing-it hero, crimes, obsessive quest, violence, professional killer, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, couple relations, crimes, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 6K
Burnt Money (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Argentina in 1965, the story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of crime history. After a large-scale hold-up that turns ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, touching ...
Plot: gay, betrayal, heist, couple relations, couples, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, gays and lesbians, deadly, chase, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 90s, year 1965
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 2K
Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, gender, ultimatum, romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new york, japan, europe, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, family problems, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, father daughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, sexual relations, drifter, extramarital affair, crimes, court case, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, pinball machine, female protagonist, free will, life is a bitch, new wave, introspection, artist, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 16K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, borderline personality disorder, unsimulated sex, romance, beach, mentally unstable, tragic love, human nature, strong sexual content, tragic event, restaurant, obsessive love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, cannibalism, gangsters, cheating wife, cook, spouse killer, strong sexual content, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, painting ...
Time: 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 21K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, danger, love affair, criminal heroes, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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