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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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: countryside, world war one, best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, lifestyle, small town, social relations, prison, boxer, steam train, swamp, frog, pride, forgiveness, french countryside, snail, marketplace, hut, broken leg, bar fight ...
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, love and romance, social relations and small town mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Children of the Marshland: My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010), Very Happy Alexander (1968), A Crime in Paradise (2001), Gooische Vrouwen (2011), The Dandelions (2012). 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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, intergenerational friendship, social relations, self discovery, misfit, golden years, unsupportive parent, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, illiteracy, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, belgium
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: materialism, couples, social relations, farm, friends, pets, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, small town life, friendship, small town, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, couple relations, crimes, husband wife relationship, notoriety, village, lawyer, farmer, divorce, french countryside, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, friends, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
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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: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual
Plot: infidelity, couples, jazz, writer's life, lifestyle, gender, film within a film, ex husband ex wife relationship, television, body swapping, jazz singer, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, breakup, friends, village life, crumbling relationship, friendship between men, love, terminal illness, french countryside, starting over, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, clever, talky, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: art history, female friendship, twentysomething life, love affair, wooing, couple relations, love and romance, romance, best friends, looking for love, friendship, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, friendship, buddies, partners, small town life, alcoholic, post war, world war two, drinking alcohol, drinking, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 34K
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, society, lifestyle, life changing experience, social relations, television, mayor, radio, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, middle east, cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 319
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, breakup, friends, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, song, songwriting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: offbeat, touching, psychological, humorous, talky ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Merry Widow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anne-Marie vient de perdre son mari dans un accident de voiture. Elle est enfin libre d'aimer celui qu'elle voit en cachette depuis deux ans. Mais elle n'a pas prévu que sa famille, pétrie de bons sentiments, a décidé de rester à ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, romance, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, dealing with death, eccentric family, family gatherings, infidelity, couple relations, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, youth, love, love and romance, looking for love, teenage love, coming of age, homecoming, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 694
Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, village life, coming of age, village, friendship, summer vacation, youth, mischievous children, couple relations, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 487
Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: school, friends, youth, coming of age, high school, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, family relations, lifestyle, school life, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, tolerance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, world war one, fish out of water, friendship, fall in love, romance, culture clash, comedy of errors, countryside, cons and scams, village life, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
It's Your Turn, Laura (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Une journée dans la vie d'un groupe de femmes qui se retrouvent chaque semaine depuis quinze ans dans la salle d'attente d'un médecin qui prétend arriver à les faire maigrir.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, eating disorder, family relations, couples, friends, love and romance, gender, society, office, weight loss, group of friends, female director ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, clever
Plot: small town, village, free spirit, countryside, motorcycle, gay, inheritance, village life, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 398
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 189
The Proud Ones (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their ...
Style: saga, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, world war one, family relations, society, life is a bitch, family life, farm, social relations, religions or cults, village life, wartime life, village ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, couples, disorder, friends, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%