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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: best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, lifestyle, small town, countryside, social relations, prison, boxer, swamp, frog, pride, hut, buddy, flashback, revenge, broken leg, urination, puppy love, wine drinking, snail ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, couples, family relations, love and romance, 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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor
Plot: village, french countryside, village life, couple relations, crimes, murder, small town, small town life, couples, deadly, social relations, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, france, europe, los angeles
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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, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: farm, small town life, couples, pets, materialism, lifestyle, small town, couple relations, crumbling marriage, overbearing, friendship, retiring ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, talky, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: marriage, friendship, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, couple relations, best friends, love affair, screwball, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, parents and children, coming of age, society, high school life, youth, best friends, immigrants, friendship, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: youth, best friends, family life, couples, coming of age, parents and children, couple relations, friends, family relations, elementary school, school teacher, kitchen ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, friendship, breakup, artists and showbiz, family relations, friends, couples, songwriting, songwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sexual, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love, family relations, friends, friendship, self discovery, best friends, youth, teenage life, coming of age, social relations, religions or cults, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, tunisia, north africa
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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: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, follow your dream, overnight success, getting home, siblings relations, fall in love, society, danger, youth, juvenile delinquency, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, store, lifestyle, on the road, best friends, youth, tough heroes, friends, suburbs, small town life, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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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, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, buddies, friendship, partners, small town life, alcoholic, world war two, drinking, post war, nightlife, daydreamer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, normandy, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, love and romance, singleness, fall in love, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, couples, family relations, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, culture clash, social relations, fall in love, cons and scams, countryside, comedy of errors, rebellion, map, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, feel good, touching, realistic
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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True Enough (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual
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Place: europe, 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: mayor, small town, radio, culture clash, tv show, media satire, life changing experience, small town life, social relations, family relations, traditional versus modern, lifestyle ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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.
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Cleopatra (2003)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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