Movies like Season's Beatings

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Season's Beatings
Original name: La bûche
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the mistress for the past 12 years of a man who will never leave his wife; Milla, the youngest, acerbic, lonesome. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, yuletide depression, Louba's pregnancy, Sonia's crumbling marriage, Stanislas's overtures to Yvette, and Milla's attraction to the man who's her father's rent-free lodger lead each one to re-examine self, family, and hopes. Is renewal possible?
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, family life, restaurant, nightclub, single parent, romance, crumbling marriage, suburbs, self discovery, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, pregnancy, family gatherings, midlife crisis, suburban life, estrangement, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, russia, paris france
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Hannah and Her Sisters
Comedy, Drama
USA
107 min.
 7.9
Family Resemblances
Comedy, Drama
France
110 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, friendship and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Season's Beatings: Change of Plans (2009), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), The Daytrippers (1996), You Can Thank Me Later (1998), My Mother Likes Women (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Change of Plans
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Duration: 100 min.
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Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
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Audience: date night
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The Daytrippers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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    User:   67%
 
You Can Thank Me Later
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
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    User:   49%
 
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Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
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    User:   55%
 
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
Family Resemblances
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
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    User:   47%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, clever ...
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Plot: fall in love, family life, gays and lesbians, romance, human nature, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, family relations, gender, love and romance ...
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Hannah and Her Sisters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: clever, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   39%
 
Strange Fits of Passion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Strange Fits of Passion is a 1999 Australian film about a young woman determined to lose her virginity.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Love at the Top
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The relationship between a successful businessman and a prostitute is exploited by a cynical novelist.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, fall in love, bank, writer's life, romance, manipulation, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
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Place: europe, france, paris france
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Heartburn
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Country: USA
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Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
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Autumn Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emmigrates to Canada.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Jeffrey
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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    User:   31%
 
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of sisters Vicki and Beth, when Vicki begins an affair with Beth's intriguing French husband.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, starting over, suburbs, human nature, self discovery, introspection, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s
Place: austria, california, europe, usa, los angeles
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
 5.4
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Angie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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Love, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, well-employed Benoît's life changes when he ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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    User:   30%
 
The Last of the High Kings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, politics, irish, college, drinking, coming-of-age, fall in love, fight scenes, splatter, best friends, romance, school ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
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