Movies like Pickpocket

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Pickpocket (1998)
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Pickpocket (1998)
Original name: 小武
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a hooker he is forced to think about his future. Can he break with his criminal past?
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, biting, suspense, realistic, contemplative
Plot: crimes, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, criminal heroes, estrangement, unfulfillment, low lives, unsupportive friend, love, male nudity, pickpocket, bathtub, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and contemplative films with plots about love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, society, introspection, fall in love and couple relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pickpocket: Isabella (2006), 24 City (2008), 1001 Grams (2014), Caught in the Web (2012), White Nights on the Pier (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Isabella (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the eve of the transfer of power over Macao to the People’s Republic of China, a police officer finds himself in the throes of a dreadful crisis – both in his career and in his private life. Already thrown off course for having been suspended ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: adulthood, hidden identity, moral dilemma, introspection, love and romance, police investigation, dishonesty, terminal illness, love affair, unfulfillment, pregnancy, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, macau
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95%
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24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, introspection, workplace, society, revolution, social differences, politics, working conditions, childhood memory, fired from the job, yuppie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: china, asia
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86%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, dull life, frustration, scientist, seminar, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, norway
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63%
Caught in the Web (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of three women whose worlds collide - a social commentary about the 'sound bite' society we are becoming, where perception becomes reality and judgments based on limited facts quickly spread, without regard for the truth or the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, society, intern, media, media satire, computers and web, human nature, lifestyle, urban, workplace situations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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54%
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The World (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: “The World” is a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing, sixteen kilometers from the Chinese capital, designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The site is seen ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, fall in love, social relations, romance, couples, theme park, wedding, artists and showbiz, prostitute, misfit, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, china, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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51%
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: couples, moral dilemma, love triangle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, concert, singer, car accident, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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49%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: contemplative, mind bending, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, fictional reality, couples, couple relations, film within a film, hopes, love and romance, actor's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, new wave, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: mountain, family relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love triangle, wooing, fall in love, sexual relations, cold relationship, gays and lesbians, prostitute, gender, misfit, society, unfulfillment, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, obsession, estrangement, erotica, masturbation, fetish
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, couple relations, family problems, social decay, society, death in the family, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, dull life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, murder, rapist, parents and children, elderly, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, gender, youth, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nothing Personal (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, friendship, human nature, freedom, drifter, solitude, on the road, loneliness, estrangement, travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
East Palace West Palace (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, police corruption, repression, lgbt, sexual relations, coming out, destructive relationship, tragic love, urban, voyeurism, couples, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, couple relations, introspection, society, unfulfillment, anniversary, dinner, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.4
 70
Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, prostitute, crimes, unfulfillment, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Great Passage (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, feel good, serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: unsuccessful, romance, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, fall in love, social misfits, obsession, japanese culture, band
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, crimes, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, love and romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Decomposed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After his fiancee breaks up with him and gets engaged to another man, Dennis can't get over the idea that the cheap engagement ring he bought may have triggered it. When she dies, he convinces two grave robbers to steal the new ring from her ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: true love, obsession, haunted by the past, love and romance, breakup, wedding, grave robbing, wedding ring, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Destiny (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor, who loves to commit crimes.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: fall in love, on the run, life is a bitch, romancing a criminal, hopes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, love and romance, estrangement, destiny, murder, fighting illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 8.1
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Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: biting, sentimental, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, persian, starting over, working class, introspection, couple relations, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic violence, conservative ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, prison life, confined, unlikely couple, hopes, impossible love, murder, prison, love affair, crimes, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: jail cell, prison, love affair, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, estate, introspection, haunted by the past, golden years, social relations, memories, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, contemplative
Plot: dominatrix, strong sexual content, reincarnation, looking for love, human nature, fall in love, sexual abuse, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, drug abuse, nightclub ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, cold relationship, under the surface, indoor, performer's life, artists and showbiz, snobbism, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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