Movies like My Life to Live

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My Life to Live (1962)
 8.0
 24K
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, psychological, thought provoking, gloomy, serious, realistic, reflective, bleak, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, pinball machine, free will, life is a bitch, new wave, introspection, artist, gangsters, destructive relationship, society, human nature, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, down on your luck, worn out, gunfight, photographer, politics, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, realistic, melancholic and stylized films with plots about society, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash, life is a bitch, loneliness and pornography mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like My Life to Live: The Scrounger (1961), Mamma Roma (1962), The Nun (1966), In Praise of Love (2001), A Single Girl (1995). 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, clever, cynical, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, prostitution, quotation, new wave, obsession, love triangle, couples, dysfunctional family, social misfits, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rough, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, neo realism, dishonesty, downfall, couples, post war, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, youth, greek, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 2K
The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sexual ...
Plot: convent, monastery, nun, priest, suicide, village, religions or cults, destructive relationship, youth, clergy, new wave, gender ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, surreal, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: politics, filmmaking, master and servant, golden years, showbiz, car, essay, graffiti, philosophy, cinema, book, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, couples, family problems, working class, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, social relations, family relations, love and romance, twentysomething life ...
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, realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, pregnancy, vietnam war, promiscuity, new wave, revolution, battle of the sexes, journalism, couple relations, romance, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, lifestyle, introspection, infidelity, new wave, couples, family problems, betrayal, family relations, dull life, couple relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.2
 19K
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, psychological, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, faith, winter, priest, isolation, small town, clergy, nuclear, redemption, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: talky, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, passenger, society, totalitarianism, human nature, single parent, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, disturbing, stylized, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, repression, revolution, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, human spirit, young heroes, state affairs, hopes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, vietnam, cuba, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, society, danger, crimes, fall in love, state affairs ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: sexual, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, gays and lesbians, city life, innocence lost, couples, down on your luck, fall in love, life is a bitch, gender, urban, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, down on your luck, countryside, society, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 369
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: realistic, serious, erotic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, deadly, gender bending, nightlife, couples, gangsters, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, teenage life, youth, virginity, politics, redemption, apprentice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 9K
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, biting, sincere, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, self discovery, friendship, disintegration, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, prostitute, family relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, small town, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, erotic, mind bending, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual relations, brothel, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, sexual exploration, double life, masochism, wife husband relationship, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 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: gloomy, clever, serious, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: politics, marines, human nature, anti war, weekend, society, poetry, movie business, religion, purgatory, hell, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, sexual abuse, sexploitation, female nudity, disfigurement, confined, life is a bitch, social misfits, isolation, lifestyle, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, thought provoking, disturbing, gloomy, biblical ...
Plot: perfume, church, library, redemption, artists and showbiz, human nature, society, lifestyle, introspection, religions or cults, prostitute, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, song, leprosy, culture clash, poet, urban, human nature, society, anti capitalism, writer's life, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, stylized, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, mistreatment, stockings, rape, sex, redemption, sexual arousal, nightlife, danger, woman in danger, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 3K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, intense ...
Plot: coming out, prostitute, pimp, adultery, mexican, infidelity, drug abuse, crimes, dream, gender, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, egypt, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, society, lifestyle, couples, small town life, obsession, small town, life is a bitch, human nature, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 1K
Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: gloomy, realistic, rough, serious, psychological
Plot: pimp, prostitute, parents and children, dangerous attraction, city life, babies and infants, urban, starting over, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, budapest hungary, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 21K
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, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human nature, society, chase, nuclear holocaust, birthday, terminal illness, hopes, future dystopia, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, sincere, gloomy, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%