Movies like The Dreamlife of Angels

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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
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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, psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, compassionate, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, coma, working class, obsession, coming of age, youth, friends, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, destructive relationship, sexual exploration, hopes, social differences, unemployment, society, couples, down on your luck, female friendship, factory worker, flat, depression, hospital, motorcycle, female nudity ...
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, talky, melancholic and serious films with plots about friendship, culture clash, mentor, loneliness, catastrophe, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dreamlife of Angels: A Single Girl (1995), Spring Forward (1999), Hysterical Blindness (2002), Our Song (2000), Nenette and Boni (1996). 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: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, hopes, social relations, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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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, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, boss and employee, down on your luck, family relations, power relations, buddies, partners, love and romance, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: psychological, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, singleness, getting home, friends, hopes, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, urban ghetto, working class, musician's life, lifestyle, feminism, against the odds, society, high school life, neo realism ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, school, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, obsession, couples, family life, teenage life, single parent, homecoming, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, parents and children, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family in crisis, realism, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: psychological, touching, realistic, twists and turns, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, hospital, illegal immigrant, down on your luck, couples, family life, looking for love, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, alcoholic, trailer park, poverty, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, factory worker, teenage life, family problems, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, sincere, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, gender, boarding school life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, sexual relations, friends, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, society, introspection, social differences, weekend, best friends, coincidence, graduation, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, graduation, poet, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, gloomy, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, teenage life, youth, single parent, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bereavement, boarding school, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, human nature, youth, child, death, children, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kindergarten, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, infidelity, last wish, war veteran, memory, grief, life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sexual, gloomy, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, writer's life, unfulfillment, friends, couple relations, romance, love and romance, love affair, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, dishonesty, couples, countryside, family relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 8K
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, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, couple relations, alcohol abuse, mental illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, halloween ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lifestyle, human nature, youth, single parent, teenage life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, train ride, hitchhiker, self discovery, bar fight, road trip, misfit, society, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, talky, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, hopes, couple relations, follow your dream, unfulfillment, suburban life, family relations, boss and employee, crumbling marriage, friends, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, couple relations, family gatherings, down on your luck, family relations, siblings relations, city life, parents and children, couples, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, writer's life, family problems, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, missing person, love affair, social differences, urban, friendship, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, money raising, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, emotional, touching, tense, serious ...
Plot: working class, sin, unemployment, anti semitism, domestic violence, master and servant, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, power relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, seaport, europe, ireland, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 9K
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, depression, buddies, young people, love triangle, success, identity crisis, twentysomething life, love and romance, health situation, artists and showbiz, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, paris france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, journal, spring break, love and romance, romance, friends, down on your luck, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 10
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy, realistic
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, looking for love, obsessive quest, on the run, on the road, life is a bitch, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, couples, fall in love, human nature, twentysomething life, romance, couple relations, love and romance, friends, seaside ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%