Movies like First Name: Carmen

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First Name: Carmen (1983)
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
Original name: Prénom Carmen
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 robbery she falls in love with a security guard. The film intercuts between Carmen's escape with the guard, her uncle's attempt to make a comeback film, and a string quartet attempting to perform Beethoven.
Style: art house, psychological, tense, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, experimental, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, erotica, terrorist, terrorism, eroticism, gang, bank, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, masturbation, femme fatale, money, hostage, robbery, filmmaking, love, security guard, heist, investigation, crimes, midlife crisis, couples, tragic love, on the run, sea ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to First Name: Carmen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, murder, death, male nudity and robbery mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like First Name: Carmen: Pierrot le Fou (1965), Not for, or Against (2003), Heaven's Burning (1997), Detective (1985), No Good Deed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, art house, meditative ...
Plot: smuggling, lovers on the run, on the run, on the road, infidelity, surrealism, road trip, couples, couple relations, vietnam war, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, mediterranean sea, europe, africa ...
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Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, bank, murder, criminal gang, bank robbery, empire, jewelry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
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Heaven's Burning (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only ...
Style: sexy, suspense, brutal, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the run, lovers on the run, bank robbery, chase, love, kidnapping, gangsters, revenge, obsession, destiny, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: sydney australia, japan, australia, alaska
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Detective (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emile Chenal and his wife, Françoise, leaned on boxing manager Jim Fox Warner to cough up the considerable sum of money that he owes them, with both the police and the mob circling the situation. In the same hotel, Inspector Neveu looks into a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: murder, female nudity, mafia, hotel, legal investigation, gangsters, femme fatale, dishonesty, investigation, losing-it hero, against the rules, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostage, robbery, police detective, crimes, femme fatale, heist, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, bank robbery, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
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Earthly Possessions (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, sincere, talky ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hostage, opposites attract, escape, on the road, heist, pregnancy, love and romance, money, bank, kidnapping, kidnapped ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
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The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, male nudity, sex, female nudity, love triangle, lesbian, sex club, undercover police officer, prostitution, undercover agent, gangsters, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, new york, brazil
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Lila Says (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on a controversial French novel, Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila, a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, artsy, non-linear ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: sex, love triangle, dream girl, blonde, erotic fantasy, sexual fantasy, seduction, flirting, coming of age, friends, sexual relations, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland, marseille ...
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Devil in the Flesh (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, terrorist, psychoanalysis, erection, coming of age, strong sexual content, caught having sex, terrorism, sexuality, erotica, student, sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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Fast, Fast (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, gangsters, coming of age, bank robbery, robbery, juvenile delinquency, juvenile delinquent, graphic violence, fall in love, disorder, kids in trouble, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When wistful introvert Alan Furnace meets quick-witted bombshell Beatrice, he has no idea of her secret life as "B. Monkey" -- the top thief-for-hire in London's criminal underworld. Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chivalrous ...
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, enigmatic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, sex, love, romance, crimes, sexuality, jazz, hospital, violence, addiction, british, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: london, paris france, united kingdom, england, france ...
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49%
The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexy, realistic, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, male nudity, gay love, gay erotica, traumatic childhood, lgbtq, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, obsession, gay interest, gay club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, africa, frankfurt germany
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, crime gone awry, heist, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, hitman, couples, woman in danger ...
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: tricky, bad ending, melancholic, road movie, political ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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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: neo noir, suspense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, mail order bride, murder, self sacrifice, private investigator, unconditional love, husband wife relationship, plantation, marriage, love story, female villain, time travel ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, rivalry, redemption, introspection, hopes, crimes, drummer, business partner, training, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
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46%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, robbery, police officer killed, showgirl, career criminal, post war, prison, master criminal, betrayal, one last job, lovers on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, south of france
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Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching ...
Plot: mute or deaf, workplace, crimes, heist, opposites attract, character study, warden, gangsters, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, unlikely partners, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: psychotronic, neo noir, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, prison, gang, great depression, robbery, homosexual rape, sex crime, incest, suicide, sexual abuse, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
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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: erotic, intense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, gay erotica, heist, lgbt, betrayal, crimes, runaway, obsession, life philosophy, culture clash, character study, transformation ...
Time: year 1965, 60s, 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, uruguay, spain, latin america, brazil ...
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42%
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Alias Betty (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's ...
Style: psychological, stylized, harsh, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, human nature, missing child, family relations, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, spain, france, japan ...
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42%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, talky, stylized, lyrical, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, going straight, violence, father son relationship, pianist, dysfunctional family, musician, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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42%
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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: lyrical, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: depression, crimes, violence, justice, visceral, loneliness, mafia, romance, lovers on the run, on the road, great depression, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arkansas, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: melancholic, touching, lyrical, tricky, light ...
Plot: romance, amnesia, memory loss, terminal illness, justice, love story, master criminal, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, morocco, africa, london ...
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39%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: thought provoking, sexy, psychological, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: violin, love, obsession, classical music, music, love story, love triangle, romance, adultery, violinist, solitude, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
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36%
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More (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A German student, Stefan, who has finished his studies, then decides to have an adventure. After hitch-hiking to Paris, he commits crimes to get money. He then meets a free-spirited American girl, Estelle, who he follows to Ibiza, and then begins a ...
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, art house, surreal, serious ...
Plot: addiction, blonde, drug addiction, male nudity, threesome, hitchhiking, peeping tom, lust, female nudity, lesbian, voyeur, party ...
Time: 60s
Place: ibiza, france, europe, germany, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 185 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: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, borderline personality disorder, sexuality, sensuality, sex, erotica, romance, love story, insanity, love, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Our Paradise (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple in prostitution and steal from their clients. And yet, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitute, gay hustler, gay, male nudity, lifestyle, lgbt, love affair, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, on the run, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deadly Circuit (1983)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be ...
Style: neo noir, slasher, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, femme fatale, private detective, female nudity, on the road, private investigator, murder, investigation, on the run, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: cote d'azur, europe, germany, italy, belgium ...
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33%
The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: twists and turns, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tragic love, transsexual, kidnapping, terrorism, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, transvestite, gender, friendship, gender bending, irish ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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