Movies like Zig Zag Story

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Zig Zag Story (1983)
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, crimes, love and romance, photograph, artist
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, love triangle, crimes, friendship, friends and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Zig Zag Story: Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996), Full Moon in Paris (1984), Emma's Shadow (1988), Miss and the Doctors (2013), The Dandelions (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Benoit Blanc loves living, he loves women, he loves daring. He is a famous businessman who suffers from stomach-ache. Fabiolini, a would-be actor, is a policeman and he too suffers from the same sickness. The two man face suffering in opposite ways: ...
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Plot: love and romance, starting over, fall in love, teenage love, looking for love, love affair, sexual content, elderly lovers, battle of the sexes, optimism, couples, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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Full Moon in Paris (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "He who has two women loses his soul, he who has two houses loses his mind." So it goes with Louise played by Pascale Ogier who is dissatisfied with her mundane life in a bleak Parisian new-town. She rents a pied-à-terre in the city so ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, self discovery, love triangle, introspection, hopes, love and romance, couples, relationship problems, existentialism, best friend, alienation, long hair ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Emma's Shadow (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, on the run, coming of age, mischievous children, family relations, friendship, crimes, youth, girl, ransom, garbage collector, maturity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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Move Along, There is Nothing to See (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Inspector Leroux is investigating the owner of a contemporary art gallery Helen Duvernet who is suspected of being involved in trafficking of stolen paintings. He is both intrigued and attracted by the young woman, follows her everywhere and finally ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: criminal heroes, fighting the system, love and romance, tragic hero, crime, crimes, performer's life, heist, woman in danger, destructive relationship, fall in love, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, writer's life, danger, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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52%
Miss and the Doctors (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two sibling doctors take on a young diabetic patient and both fall for the girl’s lovely mother, who tends bar at a local watering hole, testing their fraternal bonds and professional relationship.
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, exciting, touching
Plot: love triangle, family problems, power relations, doctors and patients, siblings relations, love and romance, estrangement, family relations, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, doctor patient relationship, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, friends, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, disorder, friends, postmodernism, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
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50%
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Second Thoughts (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, society, crimes, misfit partners, dishonesty, misfit, poverty, unemployment, loss of job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
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Six in Paris (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, anthology
Plot: performer's life, manipulation, dishonesty, society, crumbling marriage, manipulations, love and romance, prostitute, unfulfillment, couples, lovers reunited, city life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Woman's Revenge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Suzy, a beautiful woman, is coming back to Paris to attend the funeral of her lover, a married man. Cecile, his wife, is holding Suzy responsible for his suicide. By finding Suzy in Paris, Cecile is trying to seek the truth by playing a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, rivalry, love and romance, uncover truth, vengeance, love triangle, menage a trois, female female relationship, revenge, car accident, death of husband, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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44%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, friendship, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, uninvited guest, disorder, couples, midlife crisis ...
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The Girl from Monaco (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal. But, instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil, who turns him into a complete wreck... Hopefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put ...
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Charlotte for Ever (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Max mon amour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bastard Brood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sylvette, a sassy waitress, Sandro, a macho guy, Sophie, a shy bourgeoisie, and Susan, an American actress, do not know each other and do not have much in common. However, they all have the same father, a scammer named Julius.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
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36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A World Without Women (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A little sea resort on the Picardie coast, the last week of august. When handing over the keys to a rented apartment, Sylvain makes the acquaintance of two beautiful women. This is a fabulous occasion for him to escape his routine, single life in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, touching
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Place: france
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Special Delivery (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unexpected phone call from a certain Kirsch sets off a crisis between Catherine and Raphaël that will affect all those around them, be they close friends or casual acquaintances.
Style: humorous, psychological, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, cause and meaning, crumbling marriage, love and romance, infidelity, misunderstanding, dealing with death, unfulfillment, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, confined, law enforcement, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, journalism, crimes, silly humor, police inspector, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, social relations, couples, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, castle, environmental, social issues, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
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34%
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: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: bittersweet, human nature, society, uncontrollable, crime and punishment, monastery, religions or cults, suicide by drowning, theater, suitcase full of money, suitcase of money, birth mother ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Aviator's Wife (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her airline pilot lover. Then he sees the pilot with a blonde woman and he begins to follow them…
Style: touching, witty, humorous, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, couple relations, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, nosy, old love, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a guy who still lives with his mother and sells some really awful alcohol to bartenders. The only way for him to do this is to cry and invent himself an awful life. Then he meets the beautiful woman whose goal in life is to sleep with ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, poet, suicide attempt, female nudity, poem, tape recorder, hotel manager, clock, gas explosion, poetry reading
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, suicide attempt, attempted murder, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%