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, violence, stalker, loner, violence against women, love at first sight, retribution, alzheimer's disease, pimp, slum, machete, jewel theft, drug abuse, death threat, mother son conflict, fireworks, bloody face, violence against a woman, retaliation
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, realistic, serious and captivating films with plots about prostitute, violence, pimp, friendship, prostitution, money and society mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Madame Courage: Harragas (2009), DNA (2020), Graziella (2015), Papicha (2019), Memoirs of a French Whore (1979). 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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, human nature, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
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DNA (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: DNA revolves around a woman with close ties to a beloved Algerian grandfather who protected her from a toxic home life as a child. When he dies, it triggers a deep identity crisis as tensions between her extended family members escalate revealing ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, loss of grandfather, alzheimer's disease, grandfather grandson relationship, family crisis, male female friendship, estranged father, algerian, family conflict, grief, death of grandfather, woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria, paris france
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72%
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 29
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: girl, female masturbation, prison, catholic school, father daughter estrangement, threat, ex convict, trailer home, death threat, rehabilitation, loneliness, violence against women ...
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Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
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, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: violence against women, hijab, muslim girl, sea, female protagonist, mass murder, attempted rape, teenage girl, friendship, islamic terrorism, arranged marriage, fashion show ...
Time: 90s
Place: algeria
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49%
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Memoirs of a French Whore (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 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, girl, women, relationships, pimp, exploitation, brothel, masochism, streetwise, physical abuse, seduction, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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48%
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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, money, conflict, death of father, caught stealing, fired from the job, prostitution, hospital, lack of money, violence against women ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france
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46%
Dangerous Intentions (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man stalks his wife and child when they leave for an abused women's shelter.
Plot: obsession, lifetime, husband hits wife, wife abuse, violence, stalker, abusive husband, husband wife relationship, marital abuse, food, domestic violence, abused woman ...
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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: little boy, teenage boy, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, petty theft, mother son estrangement, job seeking, flashback, friendship, stolen money, unemployment, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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44%
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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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, anthology
Plot: husband wife relationship, family problems, lifestyle, male female relationship, frustration, multiple storylines, crush, social problems, family relations, society, forced marriage, hotel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria
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42%
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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, weightlifting, theft, training, hiding place, stealing money, estranged father, 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, suspense, psychological, psychedelic
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, family, drugs, money, violence
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 182
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: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, terrorism, starting over, homecoming, family relations, social relations, society, hopes, parents and children, tragic past, grief, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: algeria, africa
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39%
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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: erotic, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, interracial sex, mother daughter relationship, sex, nurse, friendship, restaurant, dancing, brain tumor, burial, beauty salon ...
Time: 90s
Place: dublin ireland, chicago illinois, new york, new jersey, usa ...
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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: touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: waitress, love at first sight, poverty, sex in car, prostitution, alcoholic mother, single mother, first love, hitchhiking, love, trailer home, working class ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
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38%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, lgbt, apprentice, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, quebec
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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, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, redemption, drug addiction, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, loneliness, adaptation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: berlin germany, denmark, europe, copenhagen
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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, erotic, disturbing, neurotic, sexy ...
Plot: poet, alcoholic, ex husband ex wife relationship, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, teenage life, prostitute, suicide attempt, psychotherapy, binge drinking, self mutilation ...
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, student, revenge, school, cross cultural relations, rage, police officer, teenager, terror, journalism, ghetto, slum ...
Place: australia
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Orphan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. The grown-up at last, an accomplished woman, who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, these characters come together to form a single heroine.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing, non-linear ...
Plot: violence against women, little girl, teenage girl, father daughter conflict, female protagonist, violent father, social problems, confronting the past, lifestyle, tragic past, family problems, fleeing the country ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, romania
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32%
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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: neo noir, realistic, serious, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, prison, death of mother, mourning, philosophy, sun, pimp, seaside, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, retirement home, swimming ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
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31%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: coming of age, war for independence, friendship, algerian war, friends, life is a bitch, struggle for survival, patriotism, war, wartime life, wartime, death ...
Time: 60s
Place: algeria
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31%
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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: gay, stalker, fight, gay slur, homoeroticism, wrestler, nudity (full frontal - brief), boxing, gay bashing, abusive boyfriend, masochism, violence ...
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31%
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Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, supportive spouse, columbia university, terminal illness, doctors, illness, family bonds, relationships, professor, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
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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, conflict, small town, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, americana, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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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: acting audition, defense attorney, bakery, brothel, techno music, solidarity, juvenile detention, house arrest, painting, social worker, working class, panic attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, neorealism, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: poverty, prostitute, unemployment, prostitution, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, japan, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Comme des rois (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: not available
Plot: lack of money, police arrest, supermarket, debt, father son conflict, audition, security guard, thief, wine, arrest, burglary, stealing money ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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30%
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, police, crisis, unfaithful husband, cheating, family man, architect, blackmail, adultery, chase, lingerie
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sexual humiliation, prostitution, promiscuous woman, erotica, sexual promiscuity, lust, prostitute, sexual abuse, heroin addict, misogynist, voyeur, dysfunctional family ...
Place: amsterdam
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29%
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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, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, male prostitute, male nudity, gay interest, hustler, violence, gay hustler, lgbt, gay sex, erection, sex work, gay love ...
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