Movies like You Laugh

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You Laugh (1998)
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You Laugh (1998)
Original name: Tu ridi
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights laughing in his sleep. When his best friend, a cripple, takes his life and his wife abandons him Felice decides to die himself. In the second segment two kidnappings in Sicily, the second of which took place a century before the present one, are compared.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, romance, family relations, destiny, love and romance, couples, infidelity, aging, disability, introspection, haunted by the past, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, retiring, suicide, accountant, opera, husband wife relationship, suicidal thoughts, blindfold, cane
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, sicily

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, infidelity and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like You Laugh: When the Night (2011), Days and Clouds (2007), The Fiances (1963), After the Rehearsal (1984), Limbo (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
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95%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, survival, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
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82%
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The Fiances (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young man has a renewed interest in his girlfriend when he takes a job that separates the two.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative
Plot: longing, long distance relationship, dishonesty, romance, starting over, love and romance, hopes, promotion, couples, lovers apart, renewed love, factory worker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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82%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, clever ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, love and romance, aging, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, human nature, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, family problems, infidelity, introspection, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, love affair, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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60%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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59%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
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58%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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57%
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Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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55%
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family relations, golden years, unfulfillment, hopes, estrangement, family problems, homeless, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, florence, europe
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53%
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: saga, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: wartime life, world war two, love and romance, soldier, rivalry, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, vengeance ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, soldier, family relations, couples, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, destiny, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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52%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: talky, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, introspection, unfulfillment, seaport, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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44%
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, cheating wife, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, family relations, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
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42%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, campaign, family relations, bittersweet, youth, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, tragic hero, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
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41%
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, gloomy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, friends, couples, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family in crisis, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, true love, idealism, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, family gatherings, fall in love, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
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39%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, interracial relations, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
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38%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, dull life, unfulfillment, death wish, siblings relations, sexual content, dealing with death, human rights, disability, urban setting, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, italy, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, murder, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, graphic violence, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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36%
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, romance, couples, against humanity, soldier, family relations, sexual content, rabbi, wartime life, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1940, year 1939
Place: poland, europe, russia
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36%
The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a terminally-ill art historian meets an engineer, it is love and lust at first sight. But their love is threatened by her looming illness. With her remaining days on earth numbered, she chooses to fan the flames of her obsession by taking her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, talky, erotic ...
Plot: redemption, couples, destructive relationship, vengeance, terminal illness, human spirit, romance, true love, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, wish come true, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, venice, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, couples, working class, society, introspection, romance, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s
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34%
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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, lifestyle, life is a bitch, confined, artists and showbiz, state affairs, love and romance, musician's life, friends, haunted by the past, spanish civil war, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: barcelona, paris france, france, europe, spain
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34%
Between Strangers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three women confront their pasts which changes their futures.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, hopes, family relations, forbidden love, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, introspection, photojournalist, long lost daughter ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001
Place: canada, angola, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%