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Bas-fonds (2010)
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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 complex game of love and domination. Magalie, the ringleader, subjugates through her male power, and bestial charisma. Simple Marie-Steph, her younger sister, remains in the background, and Barbara, unaware of her own prettiness, has joined the pack because she loves Magalie. One day, at Magalie’s instigation, and almost out of boredom, they hold up a bakery and kill the baker with a buckshot gun. Life gradually resumes, but nothing is the same.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, disturbing, surreal, offbeat, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: murder, destructive relationship, femme fatale, manipulation, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, manipulations, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, strong female presence, power relations, female director, prison, sister sister relationship, alcohol, baker, rifle
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about crimes, couples, dishonesty, family relations, murder, life is a bitch and deadly mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bas-fonds: Cet amour-l? (2001), One Night (2012), The Two Mr. Kissels (2008), Mothers (2010), My Wife's Romance (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, introspection, moral dilemma, deadly, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, police investigation, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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94%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, murder, rapist, parents and children, society, gender, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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My Wife's Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Paul dies, he leaves his wife Eve with a mountain of debt. As the police begin their investigation into Paul’s death, Eve is supported by a lawyer named Chollet, a friend of her husband who generously helps her to clear the debts she has ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: dishonesty, missing person, couples, manipulation, crime, femme fatale, crimes, law enforcement, manipulations, friends, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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75%
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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, contemplative, serious, tense ...
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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67%
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In Your Wake (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: parents and children, vengeance, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, heist, father son relationship, heist gone wrong, family relations, bar, money problems, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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62%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, dishonesty, murder, suspicion, crime, infidelity, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Girl on the Train (2009)
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 ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, destructive relationship, false accusation, human nature, couple relations, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, journalism, seduction, suburbs, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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59%
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Replay (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: obsessive love, lesbian relationship, obsession, couples, love triangle, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, friendship, artists and showbiz, gender, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, realistic, non-linear, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, opera, hopes, twins, human nature, strong female presence, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence, portugal, marseille
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54%
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy ...
Style: controversial, sexy, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, politics, power relations, couples, strong sexual content, feminism, moral dilemma, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
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53%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, power relations, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prison life, confined, going straight, fighting the system, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Deep in the Woods (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wanderer named Timothee (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) arrives in a French village in 1865 pretending to be deaf and mute. He uses tricks to hypnotize a beautiful young woman named Josephine (Isild Le Besco) and takes advantage of her until he is ...
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One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
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Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
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Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
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Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
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48%
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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, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
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Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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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 ...
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Country: Canada
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
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Place: norway, europe
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
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Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, deception, thief, swindle, husband wife relationship ...
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: rivalry, pregnancy, dishonesty, intrigue, family relations, couple relations, couples, manipulation, island, pets, ego clash, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
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Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulation, manipulations, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, youth, dishonesty, parents and children, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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44%
 5.1
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: erotic, sexy, controversial, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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