Movies like The Girl on the Train 2009

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The Girl on the Train (2009)
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The Girl on the Train (2009)
Original name: La fille du RER
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview but falls into a relationship with Franck, a wrestler whose dreams and claims of being in a legitimate business partnership Jeanne is only too happy to believe. When Franck is arrested, he turns on Jeanne for her naivety; she's stung and seeks attention by making up a story of an attack on a train. Is there any way out for her?
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: anti semitism, false accusation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, society, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, journalism, seduction, railway, train, jewish, coming of age, wrestling, family relations, parents and children, couples, media, suburbs, love, drugs, lawyer, police, subway ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and emotional films with plots about couples, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Girl on the Train: A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Cet amour-l? (2001), Phantom Pain (2009), Bas-fonds (2010), Little Jerusalem (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, introspection, couples, society, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
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Place: france, europe
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, disability, parents and children, misfit, human nature, human spirit, redemption, family relations, new love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, femme fatale, destructive relationship, lifestyle, dishonesty, human nature, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, female psychopath, strong female presence ...
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
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Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: self discovery, culture clash, crumbling marriage, love and romance, lifestyle, society, couples, family problems, infidelity, social differences, youth, male female relationship ...
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: religious faith, convent, religions or cults, self discovery, love, muslim, youth, clergy, human nature, hopes, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love and romance, couples, hopes, unfulfilled love, filmmaking, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, loss of loved one, death ...
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Place: europe, france, lyon, paris france
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missionary, self discovery, life is a bitch, redemption, youth, terminal illness, working class, couples, tragic hero, human nature, coming of age, couple relations ...
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Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, contemplative
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
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Time: 90s
Place: marseille, provence, france, europe
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The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, death of mother, death, mother son relationship, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, golden years, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, society, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Providence (1977)
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Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
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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.
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Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Bad Girl (2012)
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Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, pregnant woman, bullfighting, female nudity, church ...
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, vengeance, family problems, introspection, dishonesty, redemption, couple relations, family relations, couples, parents and children, love affair ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: youth, old woman, jewish, world war two, gay, sex, prostitute, family relations, destructive relationship, holocaust, adoption, haunted by the past ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, love, sister sister relationship, death, unfulfillment, aids, supermarket ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: losing-it hero, couples, couple relations, heroes, destructive relationship, plague, unfulfillment, family relations, homecoming, getting home, doctor, colonialism
Time: 21st century
Place: africa
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41%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, state affairs, dishonesty, human nature, forceful separation, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 2000s
Place: morocco, france, africa, europe
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Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, family relations, couples, siblings relations, countryside, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, rome italy, europe, brittany
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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, psychological, sincere, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, tragic hero, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, terminal illness, sex between cousins, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, child illness, cancer, chemotherapy, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, couples, overcoming, optimism, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
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The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching ...
Plot: lgbtq, family relations, transsexual, transvestism, estrangement, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, society, youth, coming of age ...
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, marseille, south of france
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