Movies like Whatever

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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: psychological, dark humor, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, cynical, contemplative
Plot: first sex, midlife crisis, social decay, programmer, obsession, singleness, misfit, partners, life is a bitch, dull life, satire, society, human nature, adult virgin, workplace, emotionless, unfulfillment, misfit partners, looking for sex, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), christmas, sex, female nudity, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to Whatever

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and psychological films with plots about unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, female nudity, couples, love and romance and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Whatever: A Single Girl (1995), I Am from Titov Veles (2007), It All Starts Today (1999), Hip Moves (2012), Our Day Will Come (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: contemplative, sincere, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, working class, unwanted pregnancy, society, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, urban ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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95%
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, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, daydreamer, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia
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91%
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: touching, bleak, sincere, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: teacher, dysfunctional family, teachers and students, small town, small town life, idealism, social decay, bittersweet, social relations, realism, social worker, kindergarten ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
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87%
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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: 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 ⇓
82%
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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 ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, partners, misfit, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, discrimination, teenage life, physical appearance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe
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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, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: brothel, post war, social decay, against the odds, city life, urban, social differences, injustice, power relations, cafe, rich and poor, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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77%
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, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
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68%
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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: atmospheric, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, midlife crisis, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, nudity (full frontal - brief), village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, iceland
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67%
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Cosmos (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two young men seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: obsession, human nature, fall in love, satire, dead animal, sparrow, love, rivalry, countryside, writers, umbrella, jaguar car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal
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62%
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: gloomy, touching, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family, isolation, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations, kids in trouble, family problems, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
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60%
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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: bleak, sincere, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, death of mother, mourning, prison, funeral, legal, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
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60%
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 ⇓
60%
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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: crime, society, losing-it hero, graphic violence, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, downfall, drug abuse, destiny, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, netherlands, paris france
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59%
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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, bleak, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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58%
The Banned Woman (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of the young girl's face. She is capable of changing her facial mimic so much that she never looks artificial or ...
Style: sexual, humorous, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, restaurant, love affair, sexual relations, hotel, virgin, obsessive compulsive disorder, legs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, master and servant, life is a bitch, misfit, unfulfillment, society, twins, losing-it hero, social misfits, couples, mate swapping, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: contemplative, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, love affair, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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54%
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: atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, no dialogue, nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, sleeping, hopes, social misfits, urban, society, unfulfillment, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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52%
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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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, society, workplace, nothing goes right, estrangement, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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50%
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: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, rivalry, workplace, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, pets, family problems, estate, family feud, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, elderly, graphic violence, human nature, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: love and romance, dull life, death of wife, mentally challenged, looking for love, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, female director, dancing, rumor, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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46%
The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, supportive spouse, midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, parents and children, losing-it hero, death in the family, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, responsibility, state affairs, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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44%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: workplace, murder, friendship, police detective, investigation, love and romance, social misfits, workplace romance, deadly, crimes, couples, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Coronation (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The elderly heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family, Andres, suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his tiranic and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: social decay, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, life is a bitch, elderly, aging, society, power relations, family relations, rich and poor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chile
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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 ⇓
43%