Movies like Philanthropy

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Philanthropy (2002)
 8.5
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: middle aged man, secretary, teachers and students, cons and scams, high school teacher, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, fall in love, love and romance, couples, make believe, pretense, double life, impersonating, teacher, money, loser, love, politics, restaurant, jealousy, advertising, bartender, mansion, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, fall in love, infidelity and power relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Philanthropy: 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006), The Rest is Silence (2007), Carmina and Amen (2014), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), Write & Wrong (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, captivating
Plot: tv show, anniversary, media satire, small town, elderly, media, golden years, friendship, alcohol abuse, politics, state affairs, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, eastern europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, hungary, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, dark humor, realistic
Plot: working class, dishonesty, parents and children, cons and scams, society, family relations, lottery ticket, applying lipstick, loss of husband, granddaughter, bird, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, introspection, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.6
 368
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
Plot: writer's life, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, elderly, fall in love, discrimination, showbiz, love and romance, friends, working the system, dinner, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 538
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: learning to drive, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, teachers and students, workplace romance, workplace, couples, family relations, power relations, money raising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: introspection, thirtysomething life, hotel, friends, small town, buddies, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: fall in love, cons and scams, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, eligible bachelor, gift, theft, undressing, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: workplace situations, family relations, workplace, urban, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 181
Dark Arc (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious comedy about love, lust, art and the power of the "charged image", Dark Arc follows the eccentric love triangle between an artist, a graphic designer and their inspiring muse
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 257
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
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: suicide, love, human, science, fall in love, romance, love and romance, college, couples, disorder, mad scientist, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Beautiful Person (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student ...
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, coming of age, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, fall in love, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, urban, parents and children, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, couples, family relations, disorder, boss and employee, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charlie's (screenwriter Alastair Mackenzie) wife has left him for a successful pop star, and he wants revenge. He sets out for Scotland's Isle of Skye, where he will burn down the star's mansion. In a cafe, he meets Vincente (Jonny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, gloomy, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 123
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 239
Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wedding (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 658
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. ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: witty, semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The English Teacher (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
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Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.5
 472
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Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, folk, couple relations, looking for love, rock, romance, lesbian interest, looking for sex, love triangle, singleness, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: actor's life, alcohol abuse, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, aging, couple relations, showbiz, love and romance, hung over, troublemaker, lifestyle, drunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Seeking Temporary Wife (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frederik is a happy man; he has a girlfriend he loves, a business running smoothely and he is going to be a father. But his happiness proves false. At a party, his girlfriend declares that she will leave him for her true love. Frederik is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, life turned upside down, love and romance, couple relations, pregnancy, nothing goes right, fall in love, couples, disorder, vegetarian, sex, vodka ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 758
Slumming (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two yuppies play mean tricks on one another until one joke has fatal consequences.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, bleak, humorous
Plot: society, disorder, urban, fall in love, buddies, social misfits, prank, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, czech republic, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 425
Runaway Horse (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Helmut and Sabine Halm have always managed vacations of lazy privacy at their favorite retreat on Germany′s Lake Constance. So when the energetic, handsome Klaus Buch turns up with his beautiful girlfriend Helene, Helmut is quite ready to dismiss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sorry if I Want to Marry You (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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