Movies like Pierrot le Fou

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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
 7.6
 30K
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, lovers on the run, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, crimes, romance, betrayal, tragic love, crime, satire, smuggling, husband wife relationship, tragic event, money, painting, bombing, dock, new wave, graphic violence, love and romance, chases and races, dishonesty, mediterranean ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa, provence, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, mentor and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Pierrot le Fou: A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Band of Outsiders (1964), Masculin Féminin (1966), Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Who Knows? (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 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: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, romance, female protagonist, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, 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, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, friendship, city life, twentysomething life, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, pregnancy, promiscuity, vietnam war, new wave, revolution, couple relations, showbiz, society, romance, journalism, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, neo noir, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, reunion, on the run, private detective, femme fatale, island, plantation, marriage, mail order bride, love affair, destructive relationship, factory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, lyon, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, couple relations, love affair, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
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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, sexy, atmospheric, controversial, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, promiscuity, german, world war one, musician, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, assassination attempt, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, on the road, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, memphis, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: heist, terminal illness, memory loss, master criminal, romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, morocco, europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, non-linear, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, on the road, architect, marriage, road trip, fall in love, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, couple relations, human nature, reunion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, england, france, south of france, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: con artists, fall in love, cons and scams, friends, social relations, couples, love and romance, crime, crimes, dishonesty, on the road, roma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, crimes of passion, family problems, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, director, sexism, filmmaking, jealousy, car accident, screenwriter, new wave, german, showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, road movie, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, parents and children, haunted by the past, missing person, siblings relations, obsessive quest, crimes, romance, on the road, radical ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, maryland, pentagon, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, terrorism, filmmaking, terrorist, robbery, hostage, money, eroticism, crime, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, crimes of passion, mistress, gossip, party, actor's life, artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
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: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, neo noir, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, cuckolded husband, crimes, court case, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ex convict, buddies, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, south of france, provence, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, ultimatum, dark humor, couples, romance, love and romance, betrayal, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gender, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new york, tokyo, germany, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gay, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, gays and lesbians, deadly, chase, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, new york, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, art house, stylized, talky, surreal ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, cooking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sexual tension, chef ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
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Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 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: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, new wave, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, loneliness, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 7K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, couples, friends, twentysomething life, couple relations, human nature, romance, youth, solitude ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%