Movies like The Scrounger

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The Scrounger (1961)
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The Scrounger (1961)
Original name: Accattone
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, talky, disturbing, atmospheric, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall, neo realism, prostitution, father son relationship, post war, husband wife relationship, depression, crimes, youth, friends, graphic violence, homeless, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan

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Most similar movies to The Scrounger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, crying, society, death, parents and children and mentor mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Scrounger: Mamma Roma (1962), My Life to Live (1962), Time Out (2001), Oedipus Rex (1967), A Man's Job (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, thief, friendship, redemption, family relations, hopes, youth, human nature, family life, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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100%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
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100%
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, roman empire, oracle, greek, prophecy, incest, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy, ancient greece, morocco, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitution, family relations, unemployment, couples, family problems, hidden identity, prostitute, life is a bitch, dishonesty, career change, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
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22%
 7.8
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
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22%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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21%
 6.1
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, embezzlement, stock broker, couple relations, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, paris france, california, new york ...
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20%
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: realism, unemployment, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, desperation, snitch, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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20%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, coma, working class, female friendship, love and romance, coming of age, couple relations, social differences, down on your luck, unemployment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, corporal punishment, child rape, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, couples, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, realism, social misfits, society, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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19%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, homosexual, gay sex, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, friendship between men, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Il Posto (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, office, corporation, job, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, boss and employee, self discovery, unfulfilled love, workplace romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 7.8
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, police officer, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 311
Dreamland (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An affluent city is covered in snow, all seems perfect – on the surface. Divorcé Rolf is doing his best to rebuild his relationship with his daughter. Pregnant Lena appears to be living a faultless family life with her husband and son. Social ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: prostitute, christmas, parents and children, family relations, sexual content, couples, couple relations, society, dishonesty, theft, desperation, hypocrisy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, harsh, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, mistreatment, rape, redemption, friendship, nightlife, downfall, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, woman in danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, germany, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.8
 562
Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, neorealism, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, family relations, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, society, social misfits, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, racism, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, misfit, father son relationship, innocence lost, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, arson, vandalism, murder, crime, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.6
 14K
Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, couple relations, mental illness, countryside, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 9K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.3
 1K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.3
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, oppression, injustice, child abuse, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, job seeking, disorder, totalitarianism, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, social decay, ambition, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%