Movies like Where the Heart Is 1998

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Where the Heart Is (1998)
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Where the Heart Is (1998)
Original name: À la place du cœur
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: From the director of Marius et Jeannette, this story of two working-class families is a fable with an optimist streak. A young black man, Francois, is wrongly accused of rape by a racist policeman. The story is told in voiceover by his childhood friend, neighbor, and the mother of his future child, Clementine, who is white. The city is Marseilles as in the previous film, symbolic with its churches, prisons and ruins. Except in this film, director Robert Guediguian also ventures outside, taking the story to Sarajevo; two different cities, one devastated by war, the other by a bad economy and unemployment. A la Place du coeur won a Special Jury Prize at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival and was also shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.
Plot: love, prison, rape, pregnancy, friendship, female nudity, family relations, racism, bible, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, male nudity, teenage boy, flash forward, unemployment, working class, friend, interracial sex, adopted daughter, adopted son, blue collar, interracial, drinking alcohol, flashback, drinking ...
Place: marseille, sarajevo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, friendship, female nudity, working class, sex, couples and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Where the Heart Is: Marius and Jeannette (1997), The Town Is Quiet (2000), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011), Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002), The Adventures of Felix (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unemployment, working class, love, human nature, social differences, factory, friendship, opposites attract, single parent, politics, romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
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95%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, family relations, drug abuse, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, assassination, life is a bitch, addiction, factory, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
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69%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, unemployment, seaport, solidarity, moral dilemma, working class, society, couples, supportive coworker, family relations, stolen money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
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The Adventures of Felix (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Félix is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel and is a soap opera enthusiast and HIV-positive. After losing his job, Félix ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, unemployment, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, road trip, estrangement, self discovery, on the road, search for father ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, normandy, marseille, california ...
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59%
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Gloria Mundi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Daniel leaves prison. He returns to Marseilles where Mathilda, his daughter, has just given birth. Nicolas, his spouse, a self-employed driver, is exhausted while Mathilda is a sales assistant on a trial basis. But, one night, Nicolas is assaulted ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, talky, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: egoism, extramarital affair, muslim, infidelity, prison, baby, prostitute, racism, humiliation, police, taxi driver, drugs ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Charge! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends with very different personalities decide to write a script for a movie. Their discussions and confrontations are constant, but the story slowly takes shape around a poor family that has a small car repair business. Times are hard and ...
Style: political drama
Plot: tongue in cheek, working class, pregnancy, film within a film, actress, widow, foreclosure, sex, bankruptcy, actor, death of husband, director ...
Time: 2000s
Place: marseille
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58%
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Holiday (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a family reunion in 2000, guests decide to read out laud their "where i see myself in 10 years" wish lists which they wrote down during their 1990 family reunion.
Plot: love, father daughter relationship, friendship, letter, father son relationship, sandcastle, death, wealth, reunion, female nudity, breasts, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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51%
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The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: grief, nostalgia, family, soldier, family relations, family reunited, death, suicide, inheritance, military, older man younger woman relationship, dead brother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france, southern france, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, single parent, teenage life, youth, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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41%
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Frenchmen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life of four best friends in Paris: Antoine (a gym school teacher), Jeff (director of a monthly journal), Alex (Jeff's associate in the monthly journal and a Don Juan) and Manu (owner of fine food store). Their time is shared between their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: friendship, buddies, best friends, aging, romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, elderly, group of friends, love, marital separation, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, touching
Plot: love story, lawyer, african american, love, false accusation, trust, jail, justice, mother daughter relationship, prisoner, racism, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: harlem, puerto rico, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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36%
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Dandy (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in Paris during the 1960s, a group of stylish teenagers hang out at a club called the Drugstore. Shy Philippe wants to meet a girl but he doesn't know how to go about it. Experienced Nathalie invites him and his friend Marc to the birthday ...
Plot: virgin, teenage girl, coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, widower, flirting, party, kiss, clothes, sexual initiation, flirt, first sex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, normandy
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31%
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Keeper (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maxime and Mélanie are a typical teenage couple. Like most lovestruck fifteen-year-olds, they can't get enough of each other and they think they'll be together forever. But when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked.
Style: touching, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: young love, pregnancy, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, baby, teenager, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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In the Thick of It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This optimistic Italian slice-of-life drama chronicles a typical day in the lives of teenagers living in the grim suburbs of Rome. The story is set in the suburb of Tuscolano which is located near the Cinecitta studios and concerns a group of ...
Plot: theft, terminal illness, teenage boy, dating, street life, working class, crate, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, teenage girl, flash forward ...
Place: rome italy
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Anderson's Cross (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nick Anderson, Kevin Daniels, and Tracey Green do everything together. They are the best of friends, and yet they couldn't be more different. Neighbors from adolescence, they finish each other's thoughts and sentences, joys and pains, ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, humorous
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, secret, haunted by the past, teenage boy, first love, college, teenage girl, parent child relationship, bullying, gay teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, breakup, friends, village life, crumbling relationship, friendship between men, love, terminal illness, french countryside, starting over, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other ...
Style: humorous, witty, sexual, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, lovers reunited, young lovers, unfulfillment, romance, workplace, crumbling marriage, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Yellow Card (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage soccer star learns some tough lessons about the consequences of unprotected sex.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage boy, student, pregnancy, commitment, first sexual experience, scandal, unprotected sex, sex, soccer, safe sex ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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My Man (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps in the foyer of her apartment house; she gives him a hot ...
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, witty, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, manipulation, infidelity, homeless man, prostitution, eroticism, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, love and romance, downfall, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: lyon, paris france
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25%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Pompatus of Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.
Style: clever, humorous, talky, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: drinking, love, beer, drinking alcohol, looking for love, singleness, twentysomething life, self discovery, battle of the sexes, womanizer, gender, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city, pacific ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Monday Morning (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, factory, working class, friendship, social differences, couple relations, human nature, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: venice, europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Life of Jesus (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-something Freddy is becalmed in a podunk French village where the only sign of life is the local amateur brass band and youth aimlessly roaming around the countryside on scooters. He has an intense sexual connection with his girlfriend but ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial relations, immigrants, gang, family relations, unemployment, racism, epilepsy, aids, society, youth, contests and competitions, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Impudent Girl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlotte is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.
Style: sincere, sentimental, gloomy, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, social differences, society, master and servant, lifestyle, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Black and White (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Racial integration is Elena's profession and passion, not only filling her working day as a cultural mediator assisting immigrants, but spilling over into her home life as well. All too often her husband Carlo must attend charity events where ...
Plot: female director, african, mother child relationship, white male black female relationship, racial issues, doll, racism, children, interracial romance, cheating wife, family relations, unfaithful husband ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Trace of Stones (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.
Style: banned film
Plot: working class, gender roles, competition, flashback, life, pregnancy, dancing, drinking alcohol, alcohol abuse, construction site, construction, swimming ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Good Old Daze (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that time, who died one month before due to an overdose. They ...
Style: humorous, witty, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, hospital, memory, twentysomething life, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, dealing with death, best friends, friends, overdose ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Come Home and Meet My Wife (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Unfortunately for Giulio he walks in on his friend and Vincenzina upon a return from a trip. His jealousy and anger ...
Plot: love, male nudity, female nudity, marriage, flashback, sex, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), working class, tv news, infidelity, factory worker ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%