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Poor Cow (1967)
 6.8
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Poor Cow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The first of several social realism films by Ken Loach, this had less impact than those made as TV plays. Poor Cow follows the tangled life of Joy, who turns to Dave after her lover is jailed for theft. When Dave in turn is jailed, she is left with a son to keep. When he goes missing, she sees what's important.
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, family relations, love triangle, life is a bitch, love and romance, realism, family problems, society, couples, dishonesty, breakup, criminal heroes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, down on your luck, homeless, love, prison, prostitute, thief, lawyer, model, female nudity, sex scene, court ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, family problems, life is a bitch, society, family relations and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Poor Cow: Look Back in Anger (1989), X, Y and Zee (1972), Second Coming (2014), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), All or Nothing (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: sincere, emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 952
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.2
 495
Second Coming (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married, middle-class London couple are shocked when they seem to have been blessed — or cursed — with an immaculate conception.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, family life, family problems, realism, marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, baby, psychiatrist, working class, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: emotional, clever, psychological, touching, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, hopes, strong female presence, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, single parent, friendship, couples, love and romance, working class, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 143
Cairo Exit (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Heralding a bold new shift for ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: unfulfilled love, social differences, dysfunctional family, social decay, family relations, family problems, realism, working class, single parent, society, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 156
You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: working class, introspection, social differences, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, gender, society, human nature, loneliness, feminism, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 692
Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 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: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 151
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, couple relations, working class, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 387
Freefall (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freefall is the first drama to tackle the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through. Helmed by multiple BAFTA-winning director Dominic Savage, the film takes a startling and provocative look at the events that caused people's ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: stock broker, social decay, society, working class, human nature, life is a bitch, downfall, working the system, unfulfillment, blind ambition, dishonesty, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, biting, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, family relations, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 802
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 555
Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, betrayal, dishonesty, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 562
Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, addiction, love affair, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, family problems, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 329
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, life is a bitch, society, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.9
 464
Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, social relations, monastery, strong female presence, female director, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 799
July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, moral dilemma, teachers and students, midlife crisis, love and romance, family problems, breakup, dishonesty, youth, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, romance, disintegration, family problems, couples, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, family in crisis, society, lifestyle, family problems, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, family problems, society, love, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 552
Pleasure Party (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being sure to tell each other openly about them. The plan backfires ...
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: swinger couple, sexual relations, swingers, family problems, family life, swinger, husband wife relationship, couples, dishonesty, family relations, domestic disturbance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 715
The Mark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.
Style: gloomy, sincere, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: sex maniac, sexual abuse, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 388
Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: rough, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, going straight, life is a bitch, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, countryside, drug dealing, single parent, society, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 326
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, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 237
The Baby Maker (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, surrogate mother, hippie, family in crisis, hollywood, couple relations, estrangement, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, obsession, hospital, infidelity, medical student, artist, waitress, unfulfillment, lifestyle, dishonesty, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, working class, friendship, interracial relations, family relations, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, youth, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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