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The Children of the Marshland (1999)
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The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Original name: Les enfants du marais
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: countryside, world war one, friendship, friends, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, best friends, lifestyle, small town, social relations, small town life, swamp, prison, revenge, boxer, steam train, forgiveness, frog, marketplace, pride, french countryside, snail, tantrum, flashback ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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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 friends, friendship, family relations, couples, social relations, love and romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Children of the Marshland: My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010), A Crime in Paradise (2001), Very Happy Alexander (1968), The Dandelions (2012), Gooische Vrouwen (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, illiteracy, intergenerational friendship, social relations, self discovery, unsupportive parent, golden years, misfit, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium
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A Crime in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, fairy tale ...
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Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Very Happy Alexander (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: farm, pets, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, retiring, materialism, friends, couples, social relations, couple relations, small town, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, family life, parents and children, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, little girl, bittersweet, youth, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, social relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, couples, friends, car accident, cellist, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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True Enough (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anne is an attractive woman on the cusp of middle age trying in vain to divide her time fairly between her demanding job as a television presenter and her family. Her colleagues and friends have similar problems though.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
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Place: europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a ...
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, friends, breakup, crumbling relationship, village life, friendship between men, love, french countryside, terminal illness, unfulfillment, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, nice france, paris france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, couples, friends, tough heroes, youth, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, talky, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, lifestyle, society, social relations, life changing experience, television, small town, radio, mayor, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, cyprus, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Merry Widow (2007)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching
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36%
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Cheeky Girls (2008)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
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 256
The Proud Ones (1980)
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Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
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34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: talky, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 452
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, family relations, overnight success, society, youth, love and romance, hopes, getting home, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House of Angels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a small village in Västergötland, everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his cottage is inherited by his unknown relative Fanny. She rides into tow on a big black motorcycle with her androgenic boyfriend Zack, wearing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
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Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
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Audience: date night
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%