Movies like Madame Courage

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Madame Courage (2015)
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Madame Courage (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Omar, an unstable and lonely teenager, lives in a slum in the suburbs of Mostaganem, Algeria. He is addicted to a famous psychotropic, nicknamed “Madame Courage”: Artane tablets, very popular among young Algerians, for their euphoric effect of invincibility. Omar is an expert thief. One morning, he goes downtown to commit his usual crimes. His first prey is a young girl called Selma, walking with her friends, prominently wearing a gold necklace. As he commits his larceny, their eyes meet.
Plot: thief, drug abuse, violence, stalker, loner, violence against women, love at first sight, slum, retribution, pimp, machete, fireworks, jewel theft, death threat, mother son conflict, retaliation, bloody face
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, realistic, serious and gloomy films with plots about prostitute, violence, pimp, prostitution, drug abuse, life is a bitch and friendship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Madame Courage: Harragas (2009), Graziella (2015), Memoirs of a French Whore (1979), Until The Birds Return (2017), Papicha (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, danger, hopes, corrupt officer, against the rules, human nature, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, ocean, society, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, mediterranean sea, spain
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Graziella (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A soulful examination of two defeated middle-aged characters who aren't sure that life holds the possibility of a second act.
Plot: traumatic experience, laundry, dormitory, father daughter incest, boarding school, catholic school, father daughter estrangement, ex convict, trailer home, death threat, projectionist, loneliness ...
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65%
Memoirs of a French Whore (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A girl, Marie is led into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend, Gerard. She must not only give money to him but to the gangsters that explore him as well. Marie, together with a friend, Maloup, will try to become independent. They start to work the ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, breasts, female stockinged legs, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, beating, exploitation, voyeur, female nudity, prostitute, male nudity ...
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60%
Until The Birds Return (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into ...
Style: anthology
Plot: dancing, beating, ex husband ex wife relationship, food poisoning, hospital, husband wife relationship, neurologist, vomiting, hotel, wedding, chauffeur
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.0
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Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: violence against women, hijab, mass murder, sea, muslim girl, female protagonist, university, unwanted pregnancy, friendship, pregnancy, teenage girl, attempted rape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: algeria
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50%
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Bubu (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bubu leaves his job in a bakery, forces his girl-friend into prostitution, and from then on lives out of the money she makes. The young couple find their place in the world of prostitutes and pimps, but the lack of perspective in their life - which ...
Plot: prostitute, bakery, pimp, conflict, money, death of father, quitting a job, caught stealing, fired from the job, misery, sexually transmitted disease, prostitution ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: paris france
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47%
Tea in the Harem (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of two youths - one Algerian, one French - who become juvenile delinquents in a Paris suburb.
Plot: teenage boy, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, beach, working class, drug dealer, drug abuse, boredom, basement, new year's eve, tennis, group of friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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44%
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Bodybuilder (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, father son relationship, sport competition, theft, weightlifting, hiding place, training, estranged father, stealing money, rivalry, bodybuilder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, lyon
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41%
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, family, violence, money, drug
Place: montreal
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40%
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The Repentant (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating
Plot: terrorism, starting over, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, social relations, hopes, society, tragic past, haunted by the past, village, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: algeria, africa
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40%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Style: captivating, touching, sexy, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: waitress, love at first sight, prostitution, alcoholic mother, mother daughter relationship, single mother, violence against women, poverty, sex in car, female nudity, first love, nude girl ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
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39%
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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38%
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Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, inheritance, reunion, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, europe, copenhagen, berlin germany
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37%
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: pimp, masochism, poet, ex husband ex wife relationship, alcoholic, surrealism, bartender, arrest, beach, typewriter, teenage life, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: teaching, teenager, student, terror, slum, police officer, school, journalism, cross cultural relations, rage, violence, revenge ...
Place: australia
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Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: rough, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, immigrants, prostitute, going straight, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, babies and infants, redemption, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, dublin ireland ...
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The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: bleak, sincere, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, mourning, funeral, death of mother, prison, crime, dealing with death, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
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32%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, city life, fall in love, down on your luck, innocence lost, urban, couples, life is a bitch, gender, prostitute, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are ...
Plot: fireworks, summer, small town, midsummer, dream, woman in bathtub, kiss, driving, restaurant, eating, car driving, full moon ...
Place: japan
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32%
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Shiner (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Raising the subtext of "Fight Club" into text, "Shiner" depicts a pair of amateur boxers gratified by punching each others' lights out. Theirs is among a trio of twisted love stories in the narrative feature by 29-year-old ...
Plot: stalker, homoeroticism, fight, gay slur, ejaculation, wrestler, urinal, sexuality, female nudity, masochism, abusive boyfriend, shower ...
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Manuel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An eighteen-year-old boy is released from an institute for minors with no family support, and for the first time tastes the bittersweet flavor of freedom; an imprisoned mother longs to go back and start all over again. These are the characters taken ...
Plot: defense attorney, acting audition, carpenter, underwater scene, solidarity, bakery, drug abuse, brothel, panic attack, techno music, working class, snorting cocaine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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31%
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Comme des rois (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: not available
Plot: telephone conversation, prison, shower, security guard, hit on the head, bank note, poverty, money problems, blood, birthday cake, scam, father son conflict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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30%
Hanna D: The Girl from Vondel Park (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hanna is a girl completely abandoned to herself, is not at all inhibited sexually, and is attracted to the attention of unscrupulous people like Miguel, who takes advantage of Hanna, turning her to prostitution to obtain her drug fix. Until she ...
Plot: prostitution, drug abuse, exploitation, junkie, sexual abuse, see through panties, lust, panties pulled down, dysfunctional family, erotica, heroin, injection ...
Place: amsterdam
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30%
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Secrets of a Married Man (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man (Shatner) going through a mid-life crisis, starts patronizing prostitutes. Eventually, he meets a very expensive one (Shepherd) and he thinks he has it all. That is until her pimp starts hounding him.
Plot: prostitute, pimp, lingerie, police, crisis, pursuit, unfaithful husband, adultery, architect, blackmail, family man, cheating ...
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30%
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Sauvage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Style: rough, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: male prostitute, male nudity, gay, violence, torture, blood, hustler, erection, gay interest, gay sex, anal sex, gay kiss ...
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30%
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 3K
Sand Storm (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.
Plot: female director, cell phone, college student, fake moustache, barefoot, domestic violence, broken glass, husband wife relationship, second marriage, impossible love, cigarette smoking, dress ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel
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29%
This Beautiful City (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol’s nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, introspection, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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29%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, neo realism, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Summer of '62 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French ...
Plot: war for independence, railway, railway station, friendship, death, soldier, childhood, boy, arab, children, french soldier, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, vietnam war veteran, conflict, small town, merry go round, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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29%