Movies like Devil's Island

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Devil's Island (1996)
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Devil's Island (1996)
Original name: Djöflaeyjan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Style: sincere, dark humor, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, pregnancy, island, friendship, friends, romance, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, starting over, midlife crisis, suburbs, family problems, society, human nature, couples, family gatherings, working class, suburban life, coming of age, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: iceland, europe

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Most similar movies to Devil's Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family problems and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Devil's Island: Alila (2003), Momma's Man (2008), The Seagull's Laughter (2001), Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999), In the Heart (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family problems, couple relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, immigrants, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 629
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, introspection, family life, eccentric family, love and romance, pregnancy, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, elderly lovers, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: love affair, social differences, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Italy
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: cafe, family relations, friendship, single parent, love and romance, friends, restaurant, couples, society, lifestyle, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 296
In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, love and romance, parents and children, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, female director, pubic hair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Intimate Relations (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. However, soon the mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the ...
Style: sexy, offbeat, humorous, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, age difference, love and romance, elderly lovers, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, suburbs, orphan, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, gender, love and romance, golden years, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, that young schoolgirl has become a vivacious ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: parents and children, human nature, midlife crisis, elderly, aging, infidelity, love affair, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love triangle, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Agnes and His Brothers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: witty, psychological, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, family relations, siblings relations, looking for love, family problems, human nature, couple relations, romance, family, dishonesty, sexual obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, disorder, family problems, nothing goes right, self discovery, family life, siblings relations, couples, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Four Friends (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: reunion, immigrants, youth, society, best friends, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, friendship, student life, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, follow your dream, hopes, society, master and servant, love and romance, bittersweet, strong female presence, human nature, working class, couple relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, family relations, liberal, couples, realism, society, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, pregnancy, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, against the odds, longing, social differences, young heroes, family life, parents and children, family problems, working class, leaving home, youth, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.7
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To Find a Man (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boarding-school girl (Pamela Sue Martin) comes home pregnant and asks the boy (Darren O'Connor) next door for help getting an abortion.
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage pregnancy, family relations, couples, boarding school, friends, battles, family problems, betrayal, youth, life is a bitch, boarding school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
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Chlorine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the town of Copper Canyon, people are cashing in on an economic housing boom, and the local country club is buzzing about the investment opportunity. Once vivacious couple, Roger (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Georgie (Kyra Sedgwick), have settled ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, dysfunctional family, coming of age, suburbs, money, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, golden years, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, brawl, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching, italian comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, friendship, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, society, coming of age, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, human nature, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 415
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, lifestyle, young heroes, family life, life is a bitch, society, youth, hysteria, understanding, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 211
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bye Bye Blondie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bye Bye Blondie tells the tale of Gloria and Frances, who first met when they were both patients in the same psychiatric hospital back in the 1980s, and decided to run away together. At the time their love affair was defined by youthful intensity. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: lovers reunited, lesbian relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, romance, mentally unstable, social differences, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lisa, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a Portuguese. Fernanda, the Spanish ex-wife of Victor, taking advantage of the coming wave of illegal immigrants in Portugal, wants to do business with false passports. Since then, and to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tragicomedy, dark humor
Plot: society, social relations, couples, couple relations, immigrants, social misfits, gang, dishonesty, family relations, bittersweet, forgery, boat accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, friendship, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, uninvited guest, disorder, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%