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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Original name: La ville est tranquille
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, touching, bleak, captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, tense, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, family relations, drug abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, unemployment, working class, assassination, couple relations, addiction, love and romance, society, factory, immigrants, down on your luck, drug addiction, racism, taxi driver, couples, seaport, female nudity, prostitution, male nudity, heroin, bartender ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, europe, provence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Town Is Quiet: The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011), Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002), Gloria Mundi (2019), Marius and Jeannette (1997), Fanny (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: solidarity, labor union, unemployment, seaport, moral dilemma, working class, society, supportive coworker, couples, family relations, robbery, stolen money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
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Gloria Mundi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Daniel leaves prison. He returns to Marseilles where Mathilda, his daughter, has just given birth. Nicolas, his spouse, a self-employed driver, is exhausted while Mathilda is a sales assistant on a trial basis. But, one night, Nicolas is assaulted ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense, talky ...
Plot: family relations, money problems, murder, childbirth, ex convict, muslim, social climber, police, aggression, ex husband, working class, prostitute ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, europe, france
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Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, unemployment, love, love and romance, single parent, society, opposites attract, politics, romance, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, marseille
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance, society, social differences, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, rich man, working class, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, south of france, marseille
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, working class, couple relations, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada
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Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, life is a bitch, workplace, unemployment, society, hopes, family problems, family relations, parents and children, working class, isolation ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
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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, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, swindle, thief, husband wife relationship, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
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41%
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, romance, obsession, couples, hopes, follow your dream, lovers apart, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, couple relations, self sacrifice, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, south of france
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, hopes, starting over, misfit, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, high maintenance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
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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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34%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: couples, working class, fall in love, society, misfit, life is a bitch, immigrants, security guard, gang, chase, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, family relations, interracial sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
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The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
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Country: France
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Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
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Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
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