Movies like Vagabond 1985

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Vagabond (1985)
 7.7
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Vagabond (1985)
Original name: Sans toit ni loi
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, psychological, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, road movie, sexy ...
Plot: drifter, hitchhiker, homeless, corpse, graphic violence, on the road, life is a bitch, society, direction and purpose, social misfits, sexual content, down on your luck, strong female presence, suffering, lone wolves, human nature, hopes, cold weather, loneliness, death, wine, freedom, christmas, sex, dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, south of france, europe, italy, morocco, new jersey, tokyo ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and enigmatic films with plots about loneliness, culture clash, relationships, runaway, pornography, melancholy and storytelling mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Vagabond: All or Nothing (2002), Mouchette (1967), Time of the Wolf (2003), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Jesus' Son (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: village, drowning, family relations, alcohol abuse, small town, humiliation, suicide, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
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91%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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86%
 7.1
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, owner dog relationship, hopes, life is a bitch, social problems, financial problem, down on your luck, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, dark humor, destructive relationship, human nature, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, iowa, mexico, new jersey
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83%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, on the road, politics, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, friendship, society, poverty, orphan, refugee camp, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, turkey, pakistan, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, cruelty, transcendence, redemption, friendship, donkey, misery, parents and children, human nature, countryside, innocence lost, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
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72%
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: family secret, nun, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, human nature, haunted by the past, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, working class, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, social differences, twentysomething life, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, coma, working class, love and romance, coming of age, social differences, couple relations, down on your luck, unemployment, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
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 7.0
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, injustice, parents and children, working class, small town life, mediterranean, villager, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: job seeking, ex convict, physician, family relations, loss of son, redemption, released from prison, family reunited, loss of child, estrangement, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, homeless, racism, deportation, social differences, human nature, life is a bitch, society, misfit, breaking point, alienation, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, kosovo, europe, france, africa ...
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Landscape in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, rough, contemplative
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Place: germany, europe
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55%
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: cynical, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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53%
 7.3
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Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, dog, parents and children, human nature, loneliness, society, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, family relations, neighbor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, introspection, life is a bitch, artist, performer's life, couples, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, bar fight, hitchhiker, train travel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, usa, detroit, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, family life, human nature, friendship, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 10K
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, rave, friends, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.3
 5K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, swindle, thief, husband wife relationship, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 408
Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, human spirit, optimism, hopes, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), female protagonist, cleaning lady, homelessness, poverty, single woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 8K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, down on your luck, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship between men, gay sex, gay, male prostitution, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: family relations, social worker, pregnancy, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, rivalry, domestic disturbance, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 28K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, terrorism, death, mafia, funeral, farm, social worker, estrangement, family problems, dealing with death, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy, rome italy, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%