Movies like The Bothersome Man

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The Bothersome Man
Original name: Den brysomme mannen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, art house, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic, cerebral, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, mind game, existentialism, loneliness, death, alone in the world, captivity, surrealism, utopia, kidnapping, parallel universe, storytelling, desert, life philosophy, memory loss, mystery, philosophy, transformation, childhood, depression, creativity, art, idealism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina
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It's Such a Beautiful Day
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
USA
62 min.
 8.3
Wings of Desire
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
West Germany, France
128 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, cerebral, talky and enigmatic films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Bothersome Man: Defending Your Life (1991), Tokyo! (2008), The Zero Theorem (2013), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Human Nature (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Defending Your Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, redemption, romance, death, courage, life & death, life, hopes, creativity, storytelling, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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Tokyo!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, South Korea, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, city life, male nudity, loneliness, imagination, lawyer, surrealism, homeless, pornography, creativity, art, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
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    User:   74%
 
The Zero Theorem
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: virtual reality, existentialism, loneliness, surveillance, technology, solitude, surrealism, obsessive quest, philosophy, insanity, alternate reality, science ...
Time: future
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System:   80%
    User:   69%
 
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Juliet of the Spirits
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
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Human Nature
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, romance, depression, death, russian, friendship, road trip, on the road, desert, storytelling, drinking ...
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, semi serious, melancholic, art house, reflective ...
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Wings of Desire
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, stylized, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, german, existentialism, philosophy, love, self discovery, angel, loneliness, humanity, supernatural romance, life & death, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
The Moustache
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: hotel, insanity, couple relations, french, existentialism, dreams, psychology, pornography, violent, mystery, relationships, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, mental illness, existentialism, life & death, life, death, introspection, dreams, loneliness, storytelling, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
 7.7
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After Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, destiny, childhood, death, hospital, human nature, life & death, existentialism, life, philosophy, introspection ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
 7.1
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Cold Fever
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.
Style: bleak, humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, death, life & death, solitude, misfit, life philosophy, hospital, society, storytelling, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, iceland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
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Country: USA, UK
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Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
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Last Year at Marienbad
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Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, surrealism, memory, mystery, imagination, destiny, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, haunted by the past, new wave ...
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Schizopolis
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Time: 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
No Such Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Beatrice (Sarah Polley), a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. She ends up falling in love with the monster in the end. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cerebral, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: monster, mad scientist, human nature, hospital, existentialism, dangerous attraction, storytelling, village, life & death, haunted by the past, life philosophy, post apocalyptic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
My Dinner with Andre
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, intellectual, semi serious, philosophical ...
Plot: restaurant, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling, dialogue driven, buddies, life philosophy, metaphysics, life & death, introspection, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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Ruby Sparks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, loneliness, writing, psychiatrist, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, writers, relationships, love story, dreams, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
The Science of Sleep
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: imagination, romance, love, dreams, art, artist, surrealism, childhood, male nudity, schizophrenia, memory, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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Tuvalu
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: love affair, imagination, dreams, romance, parents and children, pornography, fall in love, fantasy world, loneliness, art, dialogue, surrealism ...
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 7.2
 18K
Le Havre
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, finnish, working class, french, terminal illness, hospital, friends, loneliness, deadpan, storytelling, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: france, europe, seaport, latin america, london ...
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System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 7.1
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Angel-A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: gloomy, semi serious, humorous, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, french, gangsters, angel, fall in love, destiny, love and romance, loneliness, love story, life philosophy, disorder, redemption ...
Place: france, europe, argentina, paris france
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System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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The Match Factory Girl
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: loneliness, vengeance, working class, factory, revenge, finnish, deadpan, depression, drinking, suicide attempt, pregnancy, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
The Double Life of Veronique
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: melancholic, serious, psychological, reflective, enigmatic ...
Plot: music, self discovery, french, death, loneliness, doppelganger, life & death, storytelling, metaphysics, existentialism, romance, magic realism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
City of Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: feminism, surrealism, sexual relations, pornography, women, crimes, culture clash, love and romance, life & death, male nudity, dreams, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
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Arizona Dream
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, art house ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, love, pets, on the road, obsession, dreams, obsessive quest, relationships, self discovery, romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 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 ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, road trip, loneliness, storytelling, on the road, philosophy, midlife crisis, obsessive quest, existentialism, deadpan, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, tokyo, france, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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    User:   38%
 
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