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First Name: Carmen (1983)
 6.5
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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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, experimental, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, terrorism, filmmaking, terrorist, money, hostage, robbery, eroticism, crimes, heist, investigation, tragic love, crime, on the run, midlife crisis, couples, love, security guard, new wave, sex, sea, bank robbery, thief ...
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, sexy and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, money, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), death and storytelling 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), No Good Deed (2002), Earthly Possessions (1999). 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: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lovers on the run, on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, tragic love, betrayal, romance, crime, crimes, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, mediterranean sea, 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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, bank, murder, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, 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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the run, hostage, bank, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, love, motorcycle, gangsters, hostages, confined, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, alaska
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 5.5
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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: neo noir, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, crime, crimes, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, canada, new york, san francisco
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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, sincere, suspense, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hostage, bank, on the road, escape, pregnancy, heist, love and romance, opposites attract, money, bittersweet, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
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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, clever, psychological, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, hotel, mafia, shooting, gangsters, crimes, femme fatale, law enforcement, going straight, crumbling marriage, police investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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53%
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: realistic, serious, suspense, sexy, biting ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, love triangle, obsession, explicit sex, unsimulated sex, youth, love and romance, society, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 6.9
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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: artsy, non-linear, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang, sex, love triangle, flirting, dream girl, sexual relations, friends, buddies, ghetto, obsession, fall in love, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, poland, texas ...
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 6.6
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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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, crime, good versus evil, drug dealing, police investigation, undercover, working undercover, police corruption, uninhibited rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, brazil, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sexual, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, lgbt, self discovery, teenage life, unfulfilled love, youth, gays and lesbians, coming of age, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, frankfurt germany, africa
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, bank robbery, robbery, kids in trouble, disorder, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, criminal heroes, youth, society, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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49%
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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: sentimental, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, introspection, redemption, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drummer, countryside, chase, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, murder, crime gone awry, chase, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, couples, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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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: serious, realistic, tense, cynical, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, prostitute, gangsters, bank, kidnapping, suicide, bank robbery, sexual abuse, shooting, incest, machine gun ...
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Place: arkansas
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, police, gun, murder, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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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: serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, school, heist, thief, robbery, jazz club, crimes, crime, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: london, england, paris france, europe, france ...
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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, gloomy, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: master criminal, gangsters, heist, one last job, betrayal, robbery, prison, tough heroes, petty criminal, track down, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille
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44%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, betrayal, heist, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, gays and lesbians, deadly, chase, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina, brazil ...
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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: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, human nature, parents and children, missing child, hopes, dealing with death, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, andalusia, singapore ...
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, opposites attract, parole officer, warden, workplace, crimes, crime, looking for love, unlikely partners, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, mail order bride, marriage, plantation, couples, passenger, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, lyon, nice france
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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, psychological, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, parents and children, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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41%
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 ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, on the road, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 70s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arkansas, memphis
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40%
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: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, violin, love triangle, love, romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, brussels belgium, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, tense, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: male prostitute, deadly, lifestyle, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, on the run, love affair, crimes, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couples, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, scantily clad female, romance, beach, tragic love, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, terrorism, gender bending, friendship, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, fall in love, irish, soldier, redemption, convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, sexual relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, china, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stormy Monday (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nightclub, gangsters, jazz, crimes, crime, betrayal, music band, prostitute, rivalry, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%