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Poor Cow (1967)
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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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Most similar movies to Poor Cow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, society, family problems, life is a bitch, 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: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, realism, family problems, dull life, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: europe, london, england
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, wife husband relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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: gloomy, clever, touching, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, love and romance, couple relations, midlife crisis, infidelity, self discovery, strong female presence, unsupportive spouse, mentally unstable, couples, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, england, 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, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, society, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, working class, society, realism, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, love affair, life turned upside down, dishonesty, couples, family relations, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: introspection, working class, social differences, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, gender, society, human nature, loneliness, feminism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 211
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, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, down on your luck, ship
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: social decay, society, stock broker, life is a bitch, downfall, working the system, working class, human nature, blind ambition, unfulfillment, dishonesty, banker ...
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, family relations, social worker, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, family life, temperamental, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, romance, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 583
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: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 611
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, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, monastery, female director, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 917
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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, love affair, couples, infidelity, family problems, teachers and students, tragic love, dishonesty, youth, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
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, tense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, disintegration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, society, family problems, love, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 855
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: psychological, gloomy, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: sex maniac, starting over, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, society, mentally unstable, misfit, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 480
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: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, nightclub, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, immigrants, drug dealing, crime, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, surrogate mother, hippie, crumbling marriage, love and romance, babies and infants, single parent, youth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, hospital, obsession, medical student, artist, waitress, fall in love, destructive relationship, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, friendship, social decay, youth, family relations, power relations, friends, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 542
The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, politics, crumbling marriage, babies and infants, family relations, down on your luck, unfulfillment, parents and children, single parent, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%