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Philanthropy (2002)
 8.5
 13K
Philanthropy (2002)
Original name: Filantropica
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more substantial than a teacher salary, Ovidiu plunge into a fabulous world - beggars mob.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good, entertaining, suspense, cult film
Plot: middle aged man, dishonesty, cons and scams, teachers and students, couples, impersonating, secretary, alternate reality, false identity, compassion, scam, love and romance, alcohol abuse, fall in love, double life, pretense, make believe, high school teacher, love, student, dark humor, teacher, money, car, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about couples, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, romance and cons and scams mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Philanthropy: Write & Wrong (2007), Cooking with Stella (2009), Making Mr. Right (2008), The Rest is Silence (2007), Carmina and Amen (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Write & Wrong (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: They say with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, in Hollywood, no one seems to care. Quickly approaching her fiftieth birthday, talented and once-famous screenwriter Byrdie has lately had a hard time finding work in the movie biz. As she's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: showbiz, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, friends, fall in love, discrimination, writer's life, love and romance, elderly, false identity, working the system, dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
Cooking with Stella (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman cooks for clients and tries to keep her thefts of food and money from being discovered.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dishonesty, power relations, cons and scams, family relations, couples, couple relations, satire, strong female presence, unlikely criminals, society, master and servant, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Making Mr. Right (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eddie, a poor street conman, has his 'guess in which briefcase' trick ruined by Manhattan lifestyle magazine deputy editor Hallie Galloway. Due to a bet with her boss, she must transform Eddie into a dashingly eligible bachelor for a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: cons and scams, romance, love and romance, eligible bachelor, power relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, smuggling, cheating, party, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, state affairs, partners, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies, Carmina keeps it a secret until a check that he had been expecting comes in.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting
Plot: dishonesty, dark humor, cons and scams, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, money, funeral, death of husband, song, female protagonist, loss of husband, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
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The Valet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Caught by tabloid paparazzi with his mistress Elena, a famous and beautiful fashion model, billionaire Pierre Levasseur tries to avoid a divorce by inventing a preposterous lie. He uses the presence of a passerby in the photo to claim to his wife ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, comedy of errors, photographer, adultery, supermodel, farce, pretense, nothing goes right, romance, dishonesty, paparazzi, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
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Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: elevator, trapped, love, coming of age, friendship, teenager, escape, isolation, couples, panic, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Falling for Mala (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maria Laura "Mala" is an actress with little luck, but she is successful working for other women, seducing their boyfriends to know if they are faithful or not. But everything changes when her dream to perform in her acting career depends ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, unlikely couple, dishonesty, society, manipulation, infidelity, manipulations, couples, romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.0
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Santorini Blue (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An act of betrayal throws a young couple's marriage into jeopardy in this romantic drama featuring Richard Belzer and Ice-T.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: betrayal, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, sex, temptation, affair, forgiveness, greek island, love, sailing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Granny's Funeral (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A provincial chemist in the throes of a mid-life crisis must choose between burying his dearly departed grandmother and cremating her in this quirky comedy of manners starring Valerie Lemercier, Denis Podalydes, and Isabelle Candelier.
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.6
 279
Cupid's Arrow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An innocent college couple unknowingly become involved in their Professor's illicit research into the manipulation of love and his recreation of the elusive "Cupid's Arrow".
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
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The Man Cave (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Quotas for women, parking spaces for women, online shopping, small talk and gossip. Software developer Erol, porta-potty rep Lars, and commercial pilot Helmut are licking the wounds of their masculinity – a female-free zone is what’s needed! In ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, rivalry, buddies, couples, couple relations, nothing goes right, dishonesty, silly humor, family problems, manipulation, disorder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, fall in love, parents and children, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, society, bittersweet, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Learners (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 3K
$5 a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After being released from jail, the son of a con man joins his father on the road.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: betrayal, undressing, on the road, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, cons and scams, estrangement, parents and children, father son relationship, road trip, inheritance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Almost Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A big new home, a lovely wife and a new job seem to steer Henrik firmly towards the middle age and a bourgeois lifestyle. There is, however, a substantial amount of boyish prankster still in him - sometimes a little bit too much. Director Martin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, petty criminal, money, serial killer, musician, manipulation ...
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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, eastern europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, friends, couples, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
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41%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
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40%
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 6.0
 140
Gaby Baby Doll (2014)
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Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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Place: france
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39%
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Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, psychological, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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38%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Drop Dead Gorgeous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring model, Cynthia, becomes the focus of a documentary when she is chosen as the face for the world's biggest fashion designer, Claudio. Cynthia accidentally overdoses and with deadlines looming they decide to use her corpse to continue ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, fashion industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, corpse, drug overdose, photographer, death, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, society, disorder, looking for sex, transsexual, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
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The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, looking for love, couples, opposites attract, dinner, rivalry, society, dating, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: couples, family life, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, family relations, infidelity, love, nightclub singer, aunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%