Movies like My Life to Live

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My Life to Live (1962)
 8.0
 23K
My Life to Live (1962)
Original name: Vivre sa vie: film en douze tableaux
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: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, reflective, bleak, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, pinball machine, free will, new wave, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature, destructive relationship, artist, down on your luck, society, gangsters, unfulfillment, couples, worn out, lifestyle, gunfight, photographer, artists and showbiz, money, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo

Most similar movies to My Life to Live

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, melancholic, realistic and enigmatic films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, loneliness, dialogue, storytelling and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My Life to Live: Mamma Roma (1962), In Praise of Love (2001), The Scrounger (1961), A Single Girl (1995), The Fire Within (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, cynical, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, losing-it hero, housewife, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 7K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, church, thief, friendship, wedding, bar, redemption, going straight, parent child relationship, single mother, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: golden years, master and servant, showbiz, filmmaking, politics, cinema, essay, graffiti, philosophy, book, car, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, poverty, unemployment, violence, robbery, social misfits, criminal heroes, neo realism, crimes, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, gloomy, realistic, 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 ⇓
55%
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, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, midlife crisis, loneliness, crumbling marriage, downfall, clinic, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 6K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, parents and children, illegal prostitution, sibling relationship, prostitute, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, new wave, pregnancy, promiscuity, couple relations, love and romance, bisexuality, menage a trois, revolution, society, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 8.1
 18K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, priest, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, rape, society, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, surreal, mind bending, sexy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, adultery, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, double life, jealousy, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, women, sandstorm, new wave, love affair, love triangle, romance, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: assassination, new wave, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, urban, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, betrayal, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 1K
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: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, city life, prostitute, french, loner, innocence lost, down on your luck, urban, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 368
Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prostitute, murder, sexual relations, nightlife, lesbian, gender, gangsters, destructive relationship, gender bending, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, stockings, sexual arousal, sex, mistreatment, strong sexual content, redemption, downfall, urban, introspection, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: politics, human nature, poetry, anti war, movie business, society, marines, weekend, journalist, hell, purgatory, embassy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 20K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, human nature, danger, life is a bitch, chase, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, sacrifice, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, brothel, disfigurement, eroticism, confined, social misfits, physical appearance, life is a bitch, isolation, society, sexual perversion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: serious, disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking, biblical ...
Plot: perfume, church, library, redemption, clergy, human nature, introspection, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, society, prostitute, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, repression, young heroes, idealism, rebelliousness, culture clash, political unrest, fighting the system, society, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, america, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, singer, new wave, soldier, model, human nature, couple relations, bus, introspection, terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Plot: infidelity, new wave, pregnancy, couple relations, romance, gangsters, love triangle, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, couples, babies and infants ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 9K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: alibi, poacher, humiliation, suicide, small town, coming of age, drowning, innocence lost, dealing with death, village, human nature, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, composer, beach, homoeroticism, vacation, beauty, makeover, cholera, fall in love, homosexuality, boy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 2K
Midaq Alley (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming out, prostitute, mexican, adultery, pimp, gay parent, crimes, love and romance, dream, sexuality, neighborhood, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, africa, egypt, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 15K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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