Movies like House of Fools 2002

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House of Fools (2002)
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House of Fools (2002)
Original name: Дом дураков
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living their day to day life after being invaded twice over, and they have to deal with their sicknesses.
Style: humorous, psychological, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, love affair, dark humor, romance, fall in love, military life, war, schizophrenic, prisoner, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, soldier, battles, hospital, misfit, love and romance, satire, delusion, love, survival, dancing, sniper, horse, gay, bandit ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: chechnya, afghanistan, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief) and death mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like House of Fools: Stateside (2004), Dresden (2006), The Man Who Cried (2000), Flanders (2006), A Slipping-Down Life (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, year 1980
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
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Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, gypsy, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, ethnic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
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Flanders (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: groupie, love affair, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, musician's life, opposites attract, singer, family relations, obsession, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Midnight Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, youth, young lovers, romance, couple relations, fall in love, actor's life, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
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The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, military, d day, mental illness, american in the uk, naval officer, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, soldier ...
Place: london, france, england, europe, middle east ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
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Duration: 131 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious
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Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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49%
The Soul Keeper (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the present days, Maria Spielrein and Fraser are in Russia making a research about the life of Sabina Spielrein. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, this Russian girl was a patient treated by Dr. Jung and later they fall in love for each ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, serious, neurotic ...
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49%
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama, War
Country: Serbia, France, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, France
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Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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45%
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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44%
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Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
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43%
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Rebel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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41%
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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A Soldier's Tale (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
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Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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The Christmas Card (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his mate Jonesy is blown to pieces while they deliver medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is sent home to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: fall in love, family relations, thanksgiving, family gatherings, estrangement, society, love and romance, soldier, homecoming, self discovery, parents and children, marine ...
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