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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, zodiac sign, 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, contemplative and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, female nudity, couple relations and down on your luck mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance 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, sexual, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, longing, friends, couples, youth, nothing goes right, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, love affair, friendship, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friends, manipulation, buddies, dishonesty, manipulations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, womanizer, moral dilemma, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, crime, society, profanity, destiny, terminal illness, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, paris france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, immigrants, nothing goes right, society, disorder, muslim, communication problem, misfit, life is a bitch, dark humor, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, confined, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, artists and showbiz, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
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76%
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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: sincere, bleak, gloomy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, couples, innocence lost, down on your luck, fall in love, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: cafe, memory loss, human nature, haunted by the past, couple relations, physical appearance, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couples, dancing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
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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
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, moral dilemma, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, letter, nun, concert, singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, semi serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: aging, alcohol abuse, actor's life, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, best friends, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, actress, female friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: graphic violence, estrangement, family relations, arson, family problems, mentally unstable, hopes, on the road, cons and scams, track down, redemption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, experimental
Plot: friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, film within a film, filmmaking, necktie, breaking the fourth wall, french politics, retiring, legal, camera, bakery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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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, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, new wave, moral dilemma, introspection, love affair, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, human spirit, optimism, hopes, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), cleaning lady, poverty, homelessness, single woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, norway, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: youth, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, love affair, college graduate, rebelliousness, twentysomething life, clubbing, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
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 ⇓
41%
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: teacher, kindergarten, dedicated educator, small town, social decay, dysfunctional family, small town life, teachers and students, idealism, realism, social worker, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, unfulfillment, aging, postmodernism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: drug abuse, cons and scams, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crimes, downfall, society, dealer, urban ghetto, going straight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, immigrants, deportation, eviction, poet, performer's life, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris 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, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, aging ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, human nature, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, love affair, hotel, performer's life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
Style: humorous, clever, captivating, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: art history, female friendship, screwball, wooing, couple relations, friendship, love affair, twentysomething life, looking for love, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Summer Nights (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michele and Helene seem to be the perfect couple. However, on weekends, Michele steps into a secret life, as a transvestite, Mylene, in a hidden French forest. There, Mylene meets with a lover, Flavia, another transvestite who once fought alongside ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, forbidden love, hidden identity, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, under the surface, double life, gender, transvestism
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%