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To the Bitter End (1975)
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To the Bitter End (1975)
Original name: Bis zur bitteren Neige
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 15 years ago Paul Jordan was a star in Hollywood musicals. But then he retired from show-biz, married the rich Joan. Now, after being dependent on his wife's money for many years, he's sick of it and wants to work again. A romantic affair with his stepdaughter Shirley gives him the guts to ask for a role. His former agent gets him one, but it's with a small company in Vienna, Austria. The stress worsens his alcoholism - the tablets he takes to hide the effects lead him to hallucinations. When his wife and girlfriend appear at the same time, he's no longer capable of handling the situation.
Plot: depression, unfaithful husband, alcohol abuse, theater, comeback, loveless marriage, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, affair

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, gloomy, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, female nudity, alcohol abuse, depression, friendship, alcoholic and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like To the Bitter End: Only the Wind Knows the Answer (1974), Book of Numbers (1973), School of Fear (1969), Act of Revenge (1989), The Indian Scarf (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Only the Wind Knows the Answer (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The yacht of millionaire Hellmann explodes in the Mediterranean Sea, with him and 8 men crew on board. Insurance agent Lucas investigates at the Cote D'Azur, because there's the suspicion that it could have been suicide. He finds out that ...
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Place: france, riviera, mediterranean sea, french riviera, cote d'azur
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Book of Numbers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.
Plot: gambling, great depression, depression, waiter
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School of Fear (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager mysteriously disappears from a German boys' school. Also known by the title "School of Fear".
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
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The Indian Scarf (1963)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle before they will be able to inherit anything. At the castle ...
Style: surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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School Day of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 101 min.
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
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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, contemplative, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, downfall, couples, mental illness, family in crisis, redemption ...
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Duration: 80 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: After returning to Catania after a long period of time, Giuseppe reunites with his old lover, Caterina. Her 15 year-old daughter, Graziella begins to seduce her mother's lover and he soon breaks down and begins an affair with her. As time ...
Plot: statutory rape, erotica, mother daughter relationship, sex, bare breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), older man younger woman sex, caught having sex, cheating boyfriend, lolita, cleavage, sex scene ...
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32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
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Duration: 110 min.
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