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, Romance
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, contemplative, road movie ...
Plot: drifter, hitchhiker, profanity, homeless, on the road, life is a bitch, graphic violence, hopes, direction and purpose, society, human nature, social misfits, suffering, lone wolves, drugs/alcohol, strong female presence, down on your luck, sexual content, cold weather, female director, loneliness, death, wine, pornography, freedom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, italy, morocco, new jersey ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and talky films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, culture clash, storytelling, loneliness, drink and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Vagabond: 5x2 (2004), Happiness (1965), Biutiful (2010), Betty Blue (1986), To Our Loves (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
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 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
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85%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, profanity, sexual content, dealing with death, love and romance, gender, contests and competitions, performer's life, couple relations, midlife crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt, madrid ...
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 7.5
 87K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, barcelona spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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
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70%
 7.3
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To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sexual, sexy, serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
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The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, escort, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, injustice, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, power relations, righting the wronged, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 7.9
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L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, racism, city life, parents and children, human nature, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, couples ...
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The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, tense, talky ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
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Madame Bovary (1991)
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Country: France
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Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, tragic hero, life is a bitch, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, travel, trip, culture clash, youth, golden years, society, hopes, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, france, europe, yugoslavia, jordan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, protest, police brutality, musician, pianist, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Intimate Strangers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, sincere, suspense, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, family relations, tragic event, single parent, romance, redemption, security guard, human spirit, unlikely couple, opposites attract, accident, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
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42%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 10K
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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
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42%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, couples, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.8
 11K
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: small town, alcohol abuse, drowning, family relations, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 30K
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, betrayal, romance, crime, crimes, tragic love, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 1K
36 fillette (1988)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: lolita, coming of age, family relations, beach, virgin, couples, suburbs, fall in love, teenage life, down on your luck, innocence lost, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, parents and children, down on your luck, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: diner, pizza, obesity, waitress, seduction, small town, bittersweet, workplace, jealousy, college dropout, profanity, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: soccer, debt, profanity, working class, friendship, rehabilitation, drug dealing, society, starting over, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%