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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
 7.5
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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Original name: La Vie rêvée des anges
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 warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life's love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go?
Style: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious, psychological, gloomy, compassionate, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, female friendship, factory worker, flat, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship, social differences, down on your luck, unemployment, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, life is a bitch, sexual exploration, depression, hospital, homelessness, friendship between women ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france

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Most similar movies to The Dreamlife of Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and reflective films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, loneliness, storytelling, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dreamlife of Angels: A Single Girl (1995), Spring Forward (1999), Our Song (2000), Hysterical Blindness (2002), All or Nothing (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, urban, twentysomething life, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, human nature, working class, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.0
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, single parent, couple relations, working class, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: school, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, human nature, obsession, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gay, love triangle, friendship, boarding school, politics, french, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, alcoholic, poverty, parents and children, snitch, realism, coming of age, dysfunctional family, rape, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.6
 4K
Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, bereavement, dealing with death, child, hopes, youth, human nature, boarding school life, death in the family, family problems, death, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kindergarten, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, memory, grief, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 8K
Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, music, road not taken, ambition, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, follow your dream, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, paris france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, buddies, introspection, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, friendship, teenager, coming of age, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, single parent, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, romance, introspection, age difference, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: adopted son, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adoption, single parent, writer's life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 4K
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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, family life, personal ad, sibling relationship, parents and children, urban, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Poetical Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like a Candide dreaming of Eldorado, Jallel lands in France, hoping to try his luck. From encounter to encounter, hostel to social welfare group, Jallel will make his way through a Paris of outcasts. Although failing to achieve his hopes, he ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, illegal immigrant, family life, immigrants, romance, poverty, social outcast, welfare, hotel, looking for love, down on your luck, cooking and food ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 5K
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: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 5K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi, taxi driver, suicidal, aging, interracial relations, multiculturalism, immigrants, social differences, elderly, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, homelessness, photographer, schizophrenia, friendship, city life, urban, social misfits, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old woman, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, romance, writer's life, self discovery, novelist, parent child relationship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 7K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, buddies, social misfits, couple relations, mental illness, parents and children, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 714
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, caretaker, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%