Movies like Whatever 1999

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Whatever (1999)
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Whatever (1999)
Original name: Extension du domaine de la lutte
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is a story of a depressed, isolated man stuck in a tedious but well-paying programming job.
Style: erotic, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, cynical, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: first sex, christmas, sex, female nudity, beach, restaurant, office, psychiatrist, masturbation, car accident, male masturbation, nihilism, erection, dance lesson, social criticism, software, sex scene, existentialism, making love, midlife crisis, social decay, dark humor, programmer, obsession, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about female nudity, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Whatever: I Am from Titov Veles (2007), A Single Girl (1995), Our Day Will Come (2010), It All Starts Today (1999), Hip Moves (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, daydreamer, family relations, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia
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95%
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: erotic, sexy, clever, ironic, visually appealing ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragedy, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, first contact, life & death, hospital, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
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93%
Our Day Will Come (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: redhead, hopes, partners, misfit, friendship, self discovery, introspection, youth, society, life is a bitch, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, education, dedicated educator, kindergarten, human rights, corrupt system, professor, bittersweet, idealism, small town life, dysfunctional family, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, prostitute, crimes, unfulfillment, nightshift, hospital, love, couples, society, lonely, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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80%
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The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: post war, female nudity, spanish civil war, spanish history, brothel, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), cafe, power relations, injustice, ambition, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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71%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, family relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, hopes, ambition, racism, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
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70%
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Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. A catastrophe that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, breathtaking, stylized, witty, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, beautiful scenery, adultery, adaptation, character study, love story, crime gone awry, culture clash, corruption, death, runaway, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, california, france, europe
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63%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, touching ...
Plot: mental disorder, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, youth, confined, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, misfit, social misfits, looking for love, death of wife, loss of wife, hospital, handicapped, pigeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Alps (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, art house ...
Plot: absurdism, death in the family, workplace, boss and employee, human nature, dark humor, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, nurse, hospital, grieving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, family relations, losing-it hero, factory worker, unfulfillment, parents and children, alienation, railway, post apocalypse, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: girl, alcohol abuse, performer's life, strong female presence, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, infidelity, friendship, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, psychological
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Time: 90s
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The Banned Woman (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexy, serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: sex, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, restaurant, love affair, sexual relations, hotel, obsessive compulsive disorder, virgin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, experimental, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, existentialism, nihilism, sleeping, social outcast, alienation, loneliness, time travel, mental disorder, surrealism, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, psychological, rough, contemplative
Plot: dominatrix, necrophilia, strong sexual content, sex, female nudity, male nudity, overdose, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, supernatural, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: couples, moral dilemma, couple relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, unfulfillment, love and romance, singer, car accident, letter, nun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portugal, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, prison, death of mother, mourning, philosophy, sun, pimp, seaside, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, retirement home, swimming ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: art house, depressing, philosophical, sexy, reflective ...
Plot: addiction, suicide, alcohol abuse, depression, character study, rehabilitation, melancholy, loneliness, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, existentialism, french ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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52%
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, labor union, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, society, boss and employee, workplace situations, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological
Plot: bisexual, lgbtq, lgbt, society, downfall, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, destiny, drug abuse, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, netherlands, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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She's One of Us (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the start, Christine Blanc is a temp, her boyfriend has gone. Near the story's end, she's been offered a steady job, she has a fiancé, other men seem interested in her, she's passed her driving test, and, after she wins 1000 Euros ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, friendship, workplace, investigation, police detective, workplace romance, love and romance, crimes, social misfits, couples, misfit, businesswoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, workplace situations, society, workplace, nothing goes right, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, state affairs, disagreement, political intrigue, boss and employee, prime minister, politician, french politics, fatal accident, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, disorder, introspection, hopes, sexuality, gender, women, lgbt, gays and lesbians, feminism, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 242
The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, power relations, friends, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, disease, teenage boy, doctor patient relationship, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, psychological, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, tragic hero, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, sex between cousins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 2K
The Cat (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: cat, family relations, couples, pets, family problems, family feud, breakup, estate, human nature, obsession, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%