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To Have (Or Not) (1995)
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To Have (Or Not) (1995)
Original name: En avoir (ou pas)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alice, fired from her job on an assembly line, leaves her boyfriend and provincial home for an uncertain new life in Lyon. There she encounters Bruno, a construction worker who's just been dumped and is severely depressed. Romantic possibilities ensue.
Style: bleak, melancholic, thought provoking, cerebral, silent film, harsh, unusual plot structure, reflective, complex, enigmatic ...
Plot: female director, loneliness, hotel, depression, love, male female relationship, seduction, arab, interracial relations, older man younger woman relationship, sarcasm, job seeking, factory, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, night watchman, fired from the job, drug overdose, death of friend, construction site, seaside, finnish, life & death, pornography, life philosophy, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: lyon, paris france, canada, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, melancholic, realistic and sexy films with plots about relationships, dialogue, loneliness, suprisingly clever, runaway, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like To Have (Or Not): Late August, Early September (1998), Summer (1986), A Heart of Stone (1992), Alice and Martin (1998), Seventh Heaven (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
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Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 6K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, contemplative, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, romance, friends, couples, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, youth, falling in love ...
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A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, love, girl, violin, romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couples, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vienna, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
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Seventh Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A bored, sexually frustrated woman's life improves when she begins hypnotherapy and tries feng shui, but her husband's life unravels.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hypnosis, kleptomania, infidelity, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mental illness, family problems, fainting, power relations ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, bleak, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, interracial relations, dating, sadness, single parent, siblings relations, parents and children, illness, abortion, pregnancy, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: alienation, translator, relationships, parents and children, city life, urban, destructive relationship, couple relations, racism, infidelity, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
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Place: europe, paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 5K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, bittersweet, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, new wave, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 994
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 543
For Sale (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: wedding, nightclub, on the road, missing person, investigation, prostitute, private detective, dishonesty, down on your luck, sexual relations, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Short Film About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: bleak, sexual, enigmatic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, voyeurism, love, destructive relationship, fall in love, passionate interest, infatuation, suicide attempt, polish, obsessive love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: sexual, depressing, sincere, captivating, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, controversial, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Certified Copy (2010)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales, where she finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, stylized ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 5K
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Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 4K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.7
 12K
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Country: France
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: talky, contemplative, sincere, clever, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, bittersweet, friends, couples, hanging, city life, teenage life, urban, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 18K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, scantily clad female, romance, beach, tragic love, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, understanding, human nature, couple relations, depression, blind character, disability, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 22K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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