Movies like Broken Flowers

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Broken Flowers (2005)
 7.2
 90K
Broken Flowers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: road movie, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, cerebral, surreal, sentimental, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, road trip, loneliness, storytelling, on the road, philosophy, midlife crisis, obsessive quest, existentialism, deadpan, relationships, human nature, dialogue, depression, character study, life, complex characters, parenthood, drinking, haunted by the past, life philosophy, solitude, redemption, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, tokyo, sweden, france
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Lost in Translation
Drama
USA, Japan
102 min.
 7.8
Night on Earth
Comedy, Drama
France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
129 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Broken Flowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, reflective and realistic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, life philosophy, dialogue, existentialism, relationships and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Broken Flowers: Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Permanent Vacation (1980), Sideways (2004), Lost in Translation (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Coffee and Cigarettes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: art, human nature, addiction, hotel, dialogue driven, dialogue, deadpan, existentialism, couple relations, cafe, sarcasm, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: california, usa, paris france
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   81%
    User:   92%
 
Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
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 7.5
 165K
Sideways
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, wine, midlife crisis, depression, road trip, divorce, infidelity, verbal byplay, strong sexual content, golf, relationships, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Lost in Translation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, stylized, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, culture clash, hotel, friendship, romance, depression, isolation, fish out of water, rock, photographer, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, yale university
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 9K
Last Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. While widower Patrick Wheeler braces for his fate, he meets Sandra, the wife of a businessman who is intent on ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, gloomy, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, chaos, human nature, suicide, drinking, loneliness, urban, natural disaster, multiple storylines, solitude, humanity ...
Time: 21st century, turn of the century, future
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
This Must Be the Place
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, stylized, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, surrealism, rock, holocaust, on the road, revenge, road trip, depression, loneliness, father daughter relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, michigan, new mexico, usa, latin america ...
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Movie in collections
 7.8
 48K
Night on Earth
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, taxi, friendship, storytelling, taxi driver, nightlife, passenger, life & death, city life, loneliness, multiple storylines, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, finland, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 7.6
 22K
Mystery Train
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, stylized ...
Plot: hotel, culture clash, radio, obsession, storytelling, oldies, drinking, cult, fish out of water, dialogue, loneliness, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, new jersey, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, mentally unstable, suburbs, loneliness, single father, relationships, innocence lost, pornography, looking for love, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
The Limits of Control
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his ...
Style: surreal, stylized, talky, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, lone wolves, existentialism, mysterious character, assassin, desert, art, criminal heroes, on the road, mentor, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
 7.8
 42K
Down by Law
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison escape, jazz, pimp, social misfits, on the road, culture clash, loneliness, on the run, solitude, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
Lovers of the Arctic Circle
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: clever, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, romance, coming of age, love, male nudity, adolescence, school, young lovers, coincidence, love story, storytelling, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, scandinavia, finland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Movie in collections
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 4K
Happenstance
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, depression, love and romance, french, suicide attempt, life philosophy, relationships, storytelling, couples, loneliness, mentor, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new jersey, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 7.0
 12K
Chinese Puzzle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, parents and children, relationships, french, urban, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, drinking, technology, pornography, loneliness, magic realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 13K
Factotum
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, USA, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along ...
Style: serious, witty, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, drinking, unemployment, writing, philosophy, addiction, writers, workplace, alcohol abuse, adaptation, life, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, pregnancy, cheating, midlife crisis, sex, marriage, adultery, relationships, couple relations, drinking, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, cape town south africa, africa, florence italy ...
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
The Puffy Chair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, road trip, marriage, on the road, relationships, parents and children, drinking, couples, loneliness, existentialism, wedding, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Movie in collections
 6.3
 39K
Somewhere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loneliness, hotel, actor's life, rock, existentialism, relationships, introspection, solitude, depression, hollywood, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, europe ...
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 37K
Euro Pudding
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, college, infidelity, prejudice, french, german, coming of age, youth, roommate, adultery, college life, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, campus, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
Last Life in the Universe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, loneliness, existentialism, depression, death, surrealism, violence, drinking, hospital, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 7.2
 115K
About Schmidt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, depression, death, midlife crisis, existentialism, dysfunctional family, on the road, golden years, loneliness, life, self discovery, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, kansas, denver colorado, colorado, nebraska
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Melinda and Melinda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, jazz, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, writers, storytelling, couple relations, relationships, romance, tragedy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Movie in collections
 6.8
 11K
Last Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, death, relationships, life & death, love, tragedy, loneliness, love story, depression, hospital, suicide, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
 6.1
 33K
Greenberg
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, depression, drinking, drugs/alcohol, mental illness, midlife crisis, storytelling, character study, drugs, relationships, hospital, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
My Blueberry Nights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, romance, road trip, love, on the road, relationships, hospital, love story, destiny, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, memphis, nevada ...
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
The Man Without a Past
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, clever, semi serious, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: amnesia, memory loss, friendship, poverty, finnish, hospital, drinking, greed, memory, starting over, deadpan, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, estonia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
Everything Must Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, divorce, starting over, salesman, drinking, depression, addiction, alcohol abuse, loneliness, redemption, mentor, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, arizona, new jersey
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System:   29%
    User:   27%
 

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The Barbarian Invasions
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
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Punch-Drunk Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, interesting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love, depression, self discovery, loneliness, true love, shyness, relationships, love story, eccentricity, obsession, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii, california, utah
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System:   28%
    User:   22%
 
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