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Sign of the Lion (1962)
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Sign of the Lion (1962)
Original name: Le Signe du Lion
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope.
Style: humorous, sincere, gloomy, realistic, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: new wave, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, musician's life, city life, downfall, eviction, unfulfillment, down on your luck, psychological drama, inheritance, destiny, composer, poverty, astrology, horoscope, chance, homelessness, bohemian, fortune, american abroad, telegram, french new wave
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, female nudity, couple relations and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sign of the Lion: A Tale of Winter (1992), Suzanne's Career (1963), If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011), The Pianist (1998), I Don't Kiss (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Tale of Winter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Felicie and Charles have a whirlwind holiday romance. Due to a mix-up on addresses they lose contact, and five years later at Christmas-time Felicie is living with her mother in a cold Paris with a daughter as a reminder of that long-ago summer. For ...
Style: clever, sentimental, sexual, contemplative, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, lovers reunited, friendship, friends, longing, twentysomething life, haunted by the past, infidelity, couple relations, true love, love affair, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Suzanne's Career (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: In the second of Rohmer's moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as ...
Style: psychological, clever, sincere, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: friends, manipulation, womanizer, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, dishonesty, manipulations, romance, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, new wave ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: downfall, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, crime, profanity, drugs/alcohol, crimes, graphic violence, drug abuse, destiny, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, paris france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his ...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, society, nothing goes right, immigrants, disorder, muslim, life is a bitch, misfit, communication problem, down on your luck, red wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, lifestyle, state affairs, confined, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, spanish civil war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: prostitution, fall in love, urban, innocence lost, city life, down on your luck, gender, love and romance, prostitute, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, free will, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Long Absence (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Long Absence (French: Une aussi longue absence) is a 1961 French film directed by Henri Colpi. It tells the story of Therese (Alida Valli), a café owner mourning the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives ...
Style: sincere, emotional, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: cafe, memory loss, couple relations, haunted by the past, human nature, physical appearance, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, couples, seine river, cafe owner ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, addiction, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, estrangement, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
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Women Women (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fantasies and dreams of two over-the-hill actresses are intertwined with their realities, as the two roommates struggle to survive their day-to-day lives in the expensive and difficult world of Paris.
Style: semi serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: aging, alcohol abuse, actor's life, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, ambition, desire for fame, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, best friends, female friendship, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, working class, unwanted pregnancy, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, urban ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, life is a bitch, love and romance, downfall, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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Elisa (1995)
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Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
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Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, dull life, seminar, scientist, frustration, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, sincere, realistic
Plot: coping, couple relations, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender, radio dj, couples, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 944
A Bad Son (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
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Plot: friendship, fall in love, immigrants, poet, deportation, eviction, down on your luck, unfulfilled love, city life, tragic love, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, friends, power relations, female director, terminal illness, rugby, man boy relationship, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, youth, against humanity ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, friendship, performer's life, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, contemplative, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, romance, friends, couples, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, youth, falling in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 223
Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere
Plot: couples, rock, addiction, fall in love, human nature, love affair, introspection, drug abuse, family relations, love and romance, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%