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The Lifeguard (1979)
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The Lifeguard (1979)
Original name: Le maître-nageur
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, the charming daughter of Italian immigrants, has a dream : to become rich. In Roubaix, where she lives, she meets and marries small-time crooner Marcel Potier. Together they leave for the South of France where they live happily but poorly. Now, Marie hasn't forgotten her hopes of wealth and with this aim still in mind she pushes Marcel into becoming the swimming instructor of Achille Zopoulos, an oil tycoon.
Plot: teacher, death, wealth, greed, marathon, woman in a wheelchair, man in a wheelchair, last wish

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about death, teacher, family relations, satire, friendship, husband wife relationship and female nudity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Lifeguard: The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978), Whiskey Down (1996), According to Plan (2007), Grand Guignol (1987), Don't Grieve (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dedicated teacher (Glenda Jackson) tries to reach out to juvenile delinquent students at a London alternative school.
Plot: school, teacher, troubled teen, mentally challenged, sex education, problem child, mental disorder, marijuana, school teacher, racism, director, theft ...
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Whiskey Down (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six million dollars suddenly goes up for grabs when an aged diner's heart fails after he discovers that he has won the lottery. Which of the remaining late-night dining regulars will get the cash? How many will have to die to get the answer?
Plot: heart condition, lottery ticket, waitress, conspiracy, lottery, restaurant, heart attack, death, greed, diner
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According to Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three different sisters, Iris, Anne and Marianne, get together to celebrate the birthday of their alcoholic mother Silvia.
Plot: fall in love, relationships, teacher, extramarital affair, horse, birthday party, unemployment, bicycle, ex husband, sibling relationship, death, birthday ...
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The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The film consists of seven roughly 15 minute episodes, each showing what will happen if one or more of the Ten Commandments will be broken: Jérome Chambard is warned that he will lose his job if he continues to swear; Françoise Beaufort enamored ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: monastery, crime and punishment, religions or cults, uncontrollable, society, bittersweet, human nature, nun, bank robbery, suicide, snake, drug dealer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Grand Guignol (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah, the wife of a theater director, decides to leave her mutt of a husband because she is tired of his morbid fantasies. It is true that Baptiste has a rather unstable troupe that rehearses horror plays in a dance hall. Sarah comes out of the ...
Plot: theater, theatre director, husband wife relationship, marriage, death, playwright, wife murders husband, murder, actress, actor, theatrical troupe, violence ...
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Don't Grieve (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Benjamin, the local doctor is a soul of a local society, the educated, friendly, democratic person who often treats the poor for free. It makes him very popular with the locals but most certainly does not help with his bank account. He is in love ...
Plot: humiliation, doctor, adoption, drunkenness, death, brother sister relationship, duel, dancing, banquet
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
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Melody For A Hustler (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: French novelist Vincent Ravalec made his directorial debut with this French drama about small-time crook Gaston (Yvan Attal) who poses as a millionaire after he picks up hitchhiking 16-year-old Marie-Pierre (Virginie Lanoue). Actually living in a ...
Style: sexual, sexy
Plot: stolen goods, nude beach, ambition, entrepreneur, yuppie, thief, car theft, businessman, millionaire, business, violence, hitchhiking ...
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The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: humorous, satirical, art house, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, dark humor, suicide, sex, weekend, decadence, lust, society, social decay, lifestyle, friends, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, turkey
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The Teacher (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough ...
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous, touching
Plot: teacher, school, literature, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, teenage love, school principal, teaching the ways of the world, school expulsion, legal, ministry, cat ...
Place: paris france, versailles
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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and ...
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Plot: satire, pregnancy, seduction, dishonesty, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, parents and children, infidelity, love triangle, family problems, family tradition, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, southern italy, italy
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Just to Be Sure (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Erwan, a strapping Breton who clears mines for a living, is shaken when he discovers that his father is not his father. Despite his affection for the man who raised him, he quietly sets out to find his biological father, and succeeds in locating ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, humorous
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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Ukraine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tolla is an unemployed translator whose wife is leaving him. Despondent and weak, he submits to the suggestion of an acquantance to have a contract placed on the man that his wife is seeing. Instead, however, he arranges for the hit to be placed on ...
Style: sexy, harsh, reflective, melancholic, ironic ...
Plot: hitman, translator, prostitute, russian, depression, bittersweet, revolution, hospital, death, brutality, loneliness, honest ...
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Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lowly bank clerk, literally allergic to money and revolted by its nefarious influence on humanity, launches a campaign of harassment against a wealthy butcher, stealing small, insignificant items— but never money—from the man. The victim uses ...
Plot: breaking the fourth wall, money, police, economics, death, male female relationship, satire, years of lead, nudity (full frontal - brief), capitalism, symbolism, murder ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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Greed (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retail billionaire's 60th birthday party is celebrated in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.
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Place: greece, monaco, sri lanka
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I Knew Her Well (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana, a young woman from the provinces, moves to Rome in order to become a celebrity.
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Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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