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Careful (1992)
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Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of butler student Johann lusting after his mother (an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers) and Klara's attraction to her father (who lusts after his other daughter), leading to duels and suicidal plunges galore. All this is shot in the style of an early German sound film, complete with intertitles, deliberately crackly soundtrack and 'hand-tinted' colour effects.
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, serious, experimental, cult film, avant garde ...
Plot: family problems, village, mountain, ghost, expressionism, incest, family relations, repression, parents and children, family life, village life, society, unfulfillment, master and servant, surrealism, sex, school, erotica, teacher, passion, suicide, avalanche, dream, miner, nobleman ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and offbeat films with plots about family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, storytelling, brutality, suprisingly clever and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Careful: Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988), Sitcom (1998), Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Tuvalu (1999), Leolo (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.
Style: offbeat, psychological, surreal, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: hospital, expressionism, village life, doctors and patients, parents and children, deadly, human nature, power relations, family relations, plague, seagull, patient ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: iceland, canada
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95%
 6.7
 4K
Sitcom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, sexual, sexy, clever ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, suburbs, family relations, dysfunctional family, s&m, love and romance, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, master and servant, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: mental illness, skating, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, mind game, siblings relations, life is a bitch, clergy, misfit, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
Tuvalu (1999)
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: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, romance, couples, swimming pool, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.5
 7K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, family relations, mentally unstable, family problems, eccentric family, animal life, youth, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Together with his teenage sister and a horde of orphans, young Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth on the mysterious island he will someday inherit. In the lighthouse orphanage in which they all live, their every move is watched over by ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, experimental ...
Plot: child abuse, orphan, island, investigation, family gatherings, family relations, abandoned, treatment, dying, human experiment, childhood memory, child in peril ...
Place: canada, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, parents and children, adultery, dysfunctional family, coming of age, student, suburbs, couples, injury, neighborhood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, factory, murder, village life, curses spells and rituals, village, dream, surrealism, mountain, weird, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, abortion, vengeance, psychopath, dangerous attraction, tragic love, obsession, investigation, prodigy, ice hockey, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 1K
Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: gangsters, homecoming, family relations, crimes, escapades, parents and children, violence, caught having sex, haunted house, ghost, battle of the sexes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, loneliness, character study, secret, mother son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 12K
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, captivity, cult, torture, self discovery, mistaken identity, life is a bitch, society, family problems, estrangement, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: disturbing, sexual, sexy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: necrophilia, obsession, couples, love and romance, love affair, romance, sexual relations, destructive relationship, youth, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 3K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, self discovery, introspection, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, family life, eccentric family, nothing goes right, human nature, weekend, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, social differences, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, forced marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, society, family problems, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, humorous, talky ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, religions or cults, human nature, worldwide chaos, artist, surrealism, loneliness, insanity, insurance, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, love triangle, family problems, teenage life, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, absurd, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: theater, performance, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, loneliness, reenactment, longing, family relations, rehearsal, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, society, crumbling marriage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, captivating, serious, cult film ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, fighting the system, mental institution, human nature, misfit, society, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, teacher, destruction, animal cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 501
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, single parent, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family relations, social relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, self discovery, opposites attract, couples, romance, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, family relations, hairdresser, suicide, sex, bittersweet, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
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Archangel (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A surrealistic film in which a strangely assorted group of people come together in the Russian Arctic at the height of the revolution and World War One.
Style: offbeat, experimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, infidelity, soldier, world war one, expressionism, surrealism, amnesia, memory loss, rebelliousness, young lovers, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: grief, widow, female friendship, death of husband, romance, friendship, bittersweet, down on your luck, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 6K
Footnote (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: tragicomedy, captivating, melancholic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: rivalry, parents and children, family problems, ambition, religions or cults, moral dilemma, estrangement, greed, secrets, self discovery, existentialism, academy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
2 Days in New York (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marion and Mingus live cozily – perhaps too cozily – with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend ...
Style: humorous, satirical, emotional, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family life, city life, society, parents and children, disorder, french, radio announcer, rudeness, art critic, photographer, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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