Movies like Pigalle

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Pigalle (1994)
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Pigalle (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's a grim world of prostitution, drug dens, transvestites, junkies and murderers. The seediest side of urban life is examined in this tragedy. The film follows the complex, interwoven lives of four characters as they live their harsh and gritty nocturnal lives on the city streets. The main characters are Fifi a pickpocket who is simultaneously involved with Divine, a transvestite hooker and Vera a peep show dancer who refuses to be a hooker. Vera lives with her would-be pimp Jesus le Gitan, a small-scale drug dealer. When the area riff-raff become embroiled in hostilities, two of main characters are slowly killed in horrible ways. Fifi is then left to avenge their deaths.
Plot: sex, dancing, gay, fight, thief, violence, gypsy, death, female nudity, gambling, striptease, male female relationship, gun, homosexual, masturbation, stripper, arab, singing, theft, poet, jealousy, song, drug dealer, singer, pianist ...
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and visually appealing films with plots about sex, death, cigarette smoking, dancing, kiss, drinking and fight mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Pigalle: More (1969), The Wounded Man (1983), First Name: Carmen (1983), Paris 36 (2008), The Outsiders (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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More (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: West Germany, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A German student, Stefan, who has finished his studies, then decides to have an adventure. After hitch-hiking to Paris, he commits crimes to get money. He then meets a free-spirited American girl, Estelle, who he follows to Ibiza, and then begins a ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, gambling, island, youth, young lovers, innocence lost, heist, addiction, on the road, rebelliousness, fall in love, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, obsession, lgbt, unfulfilled love, gender, gays and lesbians, coming of age, love and romance, youth, prostitute, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, frankfurt germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, terrorism, filmmaking, hostage, robbery, money, terrorist, blood, eroticism, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 3K
Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: sincere, realistic, inspirational, colourful, serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, showbiz, against the odds, performer's life, hopes, music, life is a bitch, political unrest, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female relationship, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1936 ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Outsiders (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the book written by author Pai Hsien-yung and first published in 1983 in Taiwan. A-Qing, a young student is discovered during sex by a night watchman, young A-Qing is beaten and expelled from home by his violent abusive father. In a public ...
Plot: night watchman, gay teenager, actress, yin and yang, gay son, abandoned by mother, pick up, male prostitute, waiter, scrapbook, knife, surrogate family ...
Place: manhattan new york city, taiwan, china, taipei, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
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Junk Food (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Junk Food consists of four intertwining stories. The first and fourth sections show the morning routine of an blind, old Japanese woman, waking up, buying bread and milk, praying at the family alter; however, it is the second segment where the true ...
Plot: junkie, dying, female nudity, drug addiction, robbery, dinner, telephone call, syringe, women's bathroom, panties, hallucination, cell phone ...
Place: kyoto japan, tokyo, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 3K
B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When wistful introvert Alan Furnace meets quick-witted bombshell Beatrice, he has no idea of her secret life as "B. Monkey" -- the top thief-for-hire in London's criminal underworld. Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chivalrous ...
Style: realistic, serious, surprise ending, cult film, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, school, heist, thief, robbery, jazz club, crimes, crime, romance, love and romance, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, psychological, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, gang war, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.8
 60
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: sincere, sexual, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug addiction, gays and lesbians, sexual content, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, self discovery, twentysomething life, introspection, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 1K
The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, crime, good versus evil, drug dealing, police investigation, undercover, working undercover, police corruption, uninhibited rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 798
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 324K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, rockumentary, captivating ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, pop star, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, memphis, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 910
Siberia (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam is going well until they meet Lara, originally from Siberia, ...
Style: stylized, witty, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, friends, cons and scams, fall in love, virgin mary statue, canal, hypocrisy ...
Time: 90s
Place: amsterdam, europe, mexico, paris france, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to ...
Style: sexual, touching, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, youth, life is a bitch, gender, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, missing child, transsexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy, rome italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
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Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: con artists, dishonesty, love and romance, crime, crimes, on the road, fall in love, cons and scams, social relations, friends, couples, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Midnight Dancers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brothers Joel (Alex Del Rosario), Dennis (Grandong Cervantes) and Sonny (Lawrence David) work together as dancers at a low-rent gay bar in downtown Manila, in the Philippines. Despite his mother's pleas, Sonny decides to quit college to work ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: gang, prostitute, family relations, nightclub, disco, university, transsexual, redemption, college, survival, sexual abuse, gender bending ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: the philippines, japan, manila philippines, tokyo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 4K
Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, couples, obsession, teenage life, couple relations, love, teenager, male female relationship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 461
Perfect Love (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage girl helps investigators reconstruct her mother's (Isabelle Renauld) murder.
Style: sexy, sexual, bleak, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: wedding, crimes of passion, murder, disco, deadly, investigation, romance, crime, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.2
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Burnt Money (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Argentina in 1965, the story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of crime history. After a large-scale hold-up that turns ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gay, couples, couple relations, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, gays and lesbians, deadly, chase, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, uruguay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, culture clash, suburbs, kids in trouble, friends, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, gays and lesbians, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, russia, europe, chernobyl, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: nightclub, disco, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, theft, investigation, dancer, death, jealousy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, barcelona, barcelona spain, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, gay, gender, coming of age, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 851
The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: sentimental, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, introspection, redemption, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drummer, countryside, chase, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.0
 1K
Blues Harp (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguards growing jealousy ...
Style: bleak, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, danger, friendship, blues, nightclub, prostitute, unfaithful wife, crime, crimes, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, rain, drink, radio, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, slang, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, scam, teenage life, crimes, self discovery, high school life, gang, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, cons and scams, male prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, jazz, saxophonist, shooting, mystery, romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, destructive relationship, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 38K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, human spirit, hip hop culture, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, mount everest, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, memory, brother sister incest, hopes, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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