Movies like Cold Fever

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Cold Fever (1995)
 7.0
 2K
Cold Fever (1995)
Original name: Á köldum klaka
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, realistic, witty, semi serious, unusual plot structure, melancholic, enigmatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, misfit, golf, self discovery, escapades, society, nothing goes right, disorder, anniversary, obsessive quest, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, new year, dancing, horse, airplane, ghost, cowboy, thief, truck, volcano, snow, businessman ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, japan, asia, europe, tokyo, hawaii, reykjavik iceland ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, life philosophy, culture clash, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Cold Fever: Mystery Train (1989), Kikujiro (1999), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Gaudi Afternoon (2001), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 28K
Mystery Train (1989)
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: humorous, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, tourist, friendship, crimes, odd couple, group of strangers, radio, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, hotel room, culture clash, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
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95%
 7.7
 20K
Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thief, running, innocence, child abuse, on the road, travel, summer, pervert, bittersweet, road trip, obsessive quest, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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: road movie, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, gambling, jazz, on the road, fish out of water, partners, friendship, introspection, self discovery, bohemian life, drifter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Plot: translator, eccentric family, comedy of errors, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, road movie ...
Plot: hitchhiking, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, disorder, leadership, hidden identity, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, collector, jewish, journey, on the road, friendship, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, dog, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, kiev ukraine, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, culture clash, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, self discovery, human nature, family life, parents and children, golden years, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, asia, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 3K
Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, paralysis, dark humor, disability, misfit, tractor, farmer, adventure, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, 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: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, reflective ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, disorder, friends, snobbism, injustice, human nature, rich and poor, unemployment, down on your luck, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 128K
About Schmidt (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, letter, salesman, fish out of water, changing lives, golden years, parents and children, elderly, introspection, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, denver colorado, nebraska, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Daytrippers (1996)
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: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, chance meeting, brawl, suburbs, infidelity, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, parenthood, beauty pageant, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, moon, dream, ufo, cafe, twenty something, telescope, hit and run, atomic bomb, anarchist ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: weed, family relations, fish out of water, medical student, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, disorder, wilderness, hippie, medical school, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, northern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 334
Autumn Moon (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, friendship, culture clash, family relations, immigration, bittersweet, society, coming of age, love and romance, gender, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hong kong, canada, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, introspection, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients, society, hopes, obsessive quest, healing power, medical, performance, alternative medicine ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, teenage life, car thief, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, starting over, misfit, mentally unstable, youth, friends, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
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Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, on the road, friendship, self discovery, escapades, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, orphan, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 76K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, partners in crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 10K
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, broken heart, culture shock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.3
 24K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, friendship, american abroad, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 7K
Irma Vep (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: thought provoking, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, comeback, culture clash, creative block, strong female presence, society, gender, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, unsuccessful, showbiz, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: power relations, odd couple, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, on the road, mentally challenged, death, money problems, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 14K
Factotum (2005)
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, realistic, philosophical, humorous, meditative ...
Plot: unemployment, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, gambling, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, bookies, horse race, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 60K
Night on Earth (1991)
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: intellectual, talky, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: taxi driver, nightlife, taxi, passenger, culture clash, priest, confession, heart attack, blind character, friendship, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, los angeles, paris france, finland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, life philosophy, obsession, last wish, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, power relations, dishonesty, social differences, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, crimes, society, satire ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%