Movies like The Executioner

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The Executioner (1963)
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The Executioner (1963)
Original name: El verdugo
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.
Style: humorous, tense, dark humor, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mortician, death sentence, death, retirement, death penalty, executioner, family relations, misfit, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, society, couples, retiring, social misfits, wedding, grave digger, ship, cave, motorcycle, old man, baby, customs officer, marriage proposal ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 20s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, mallorca

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, society, love and romance, couples, parents and children, female nudity and misfit mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Executioner: Placido (1961), Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976), Carmina and Amen (2014), Justi&Cia (2014), My Name Is Juani (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Placido (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations ...
Style: suspense, dark humor, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: charity, working class, poverty, dinner, christmas, family problems, social relations, money raising, family relations, humble, power relations, elderly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain
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95%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: family relations, incest, society, satire, murder, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, greed, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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66%
Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies, Carmina keeps it a secret until a check that he had been expecting comes in.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: dishonesty, parents and children, cons and scams, mother daughter relationship, song, funeral, loss of husband, money, female protagonist, death of husband, society, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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54%
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, crimes, vigilantism, society, social decay, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, love and romance, youth, friends, couples, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: prisoner, showbiz, couples, love and romance, politics, jewish, film within a film, actress, couple relations, political unrest, artists and showbiz, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: spain, germany, europe, berlin germany
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49%
People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, clever ...
Plot: human nature
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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46%
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: clever, offbeat, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, gender, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Some Voices (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, mental illness, couples, family relations, misfit, hallucination, schizophrenia, brother brother relationship, restaurant, fall in love, romance, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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41%
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Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, disorder, family life, parents and children, collector, slacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, mentally unstable, lifestyle, midlife crisis, writer's life, nothing goes right, family life, artists and showbiz, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: social differences, love affair, family relations, couples, romance, misfit, society, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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38%
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, lovers reunited, ego clash, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, actor's life, romance, youth, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: butcher, unfulfillment, misfit, couples, dull life, family relations, social relations, escape from reality, nosy, social misfits, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, italian comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, friends, romance, youth, coming of age, midlife crisis, human nature, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, clever, touching ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, parents and children, human nature, family problems, bittersweet, disability, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: emigration, culture clash, social relations, workplace, society, working class, family relations, politics, family problems, immigrants, job seeking, unemployment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obesity, support group, social misfits, physical appearance, human nature, family relations, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, group of strangers, misfit, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, rebelliousness, parents and children, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Am I Beautiful? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, couples, sexual content, infidelity, love affair, human nature, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family problems, society, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, germany, europe, munich germany
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32%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, hopes, social misfits, society, youth, teenage love, physical appearance, family relations, humble, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Mother Likes Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Sofia introduces her three adult daughters to her new lover who is their age and happens to be a woman. The women, in particular Elvira find it extremely difficult to accept their mothers sudden apparent sexual reversal. The news pushes the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, lesbian, youth, romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, gender bending, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, misfit, rich and poor, down on your luck, human nature, fish out of water, unemployment, society, nothing goes right, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Adam & Paul (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This movie follows a day in the life of two Dublin Heroin addicts, Adam and Paul. Adam is the taller and slightly smarter of the two while Paul is his sidekick. Since they were small boys, Adam and Paul have withered into two hopeless, desperate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, social misfits, buddies, society, stoners, dublin ireland, heroin, friends, family relations, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, couples, working class, looking for love, boss and employee, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, restaurant, social relations, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
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29%
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, fish out of water, lifestyle, misfit, life is a bitch, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, family relations, insurance, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kisses for Everyone (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three students are sent by their families to Cadiz in 1965, his last chance to pass and become what is expected of them. The appearance of some dancers disrupts their commitments: boys lose the course and girls, their work. But together they learn ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, sexual ...
Plot: looking for love, dancer's life, youth, romance, friendship, pregnancy, medical school, cabaret, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, addiction, parents and children, down on your luck, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, husband wife relationship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mama Turns 100 (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ana and her husband Antonio arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: social differences, family life, reunion, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, satire, family relations, estate, couples, love and romance, youth, nanny ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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