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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, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, small town life, friends, countryside, small town, best friends, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, social relations, lifestyle, french countryside, red wine, tantrum, rolling a cigarette, buddy, hut, forgiveness, steam train, snail, wine drinking, pride, puppy love, boxer, frog ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, couples, love and romance, family relations, small town and social relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Children of the Marshland: A Crime in Paradise (2001), Very Happy Alexander (1968), A Good Marriage (1982), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), The Dandelions (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: village, couple relations, murder, crimes, couples, investigation, small town life, countryside, small town, village life, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: pets, small town life, farm, social relations, small town, friends, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, couples, materialism, retiring ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: marriage, screwball, best friends, romance, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, wooing, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: best friends, dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: best friends, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, friends, elementary school, kitchen, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, buddies, friendship, partners, small town, friends, nightlife, small town life, couples, daydreamer, marines, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: breakup, unfulfillment, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, family relations, songwriter, song ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Good Old Daze (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that time, who died one month before due to an overdose. They ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, memory, reunion, best friends, twentysomething life, friends, dealing with death, addiction, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.6
 360
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, getting home, small town, fall in love, small town life, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love, best friends, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, society, youth, family relations, friends, innocence lost, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, tunisia, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: farm, isolation, odd couple, starting over, village, friendship, hopes, misfit, golden years, village life, fish out of water, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, teenage love, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, aging, midlife crisis, retiring, career change, barking dog, death, drugs, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 207
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, jazz, gays and lesbians, writer's life, gender, couples, lifestyle, dog, book, television, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: small town life, on the road, best friends, store, follow your dream, small town, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, showbiz, urban, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, sincere, talky, realistic, touching ...
Plot: painter, starting over, friendship, male friendship, village life, village, friends, breakup, unfulfillment, crumbling relationship, terminal illness, vegetable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, southern france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town life, social relations, opposites attract, small town, politics, society, couples, tree, castle, journalism, village, writing ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, comedy of errors, village life, fish out of water, dishonesty, culture clash, social relations, countryside, friends, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Three Men and a Cradle (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties. Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package to deliver, and asks him if he can leave ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: babies and infants, buddies, life turned upside down, fish out of water, disorder, friends, self discovery, parents and children, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, delivery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Benoit Blanc loves living, he loves women, he loves daring. He is a famous businessman who suffers from stomach-ache. Fabiolini, a would-be actor, is a policeman and he too suffers from the same sickness. The two man face suffering in opposite ways: ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: looking for love, love affair, romance, love and romance, elderly lovers, battle of the sexes, starting over, teenage love, optimism, fall in love, hopes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, radio, mayor, culture clash, small town life, society, media satire, tv show, family relations, social relations, traditional versus modern, life changing experience ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: aging, friendship, golden years, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, heart attack, old age, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, gender, office, friends, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, eating disorder, food, radio, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, older man younger woman relationship, reading aloud, unknown father, friendship, golden years, self discovery, village, village life, friends, misfit, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Castle in Italy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louise meets Nathan, her dreams resurface. It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end and love ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, bourgeoisie, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, love and romance, disintegration, artificial insemination, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 1K
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: small town, on the road, human nature, small town life, misfit, social relations, clergy, dealing with death, friendship, society, friends, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, violence, youth, buddies, love, marriage, veteran, looking for love, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, unemployment, misfit partners, social misfits, unlikely criminals, couple relations, down on your luck, crimes, dishonesty, misfit, partners, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, dark humor, realistic, biting
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, family gatherings, couples, family relations, dealing with death, love triangle, eccentric family, dishonesty, love and romance, chinese ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nanny, coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, adult child friendship, abused child, father son relationship, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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