Movies like Philanthropy

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Philanthropy (2002)
 8.5
 12K
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, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: secretary, middle aged man, teachers and students, love and romance, alcohol abuse, fall in love, double life, couples, dishonesty, pretense, impersonating, cons and scams, make believe, high school teacher, love, teacher, money, politics, restaurant, jealousy, advertising, bartender, loser, mansion, beggar ...
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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, fall in love, infidelity and love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Philanthropy: 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006), The Rest is Silence (2007), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), Write & Wrong (2007), Carmina and Amen (2014). 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, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: tv show, anniversary, elderly, holiday, politics, small town, dictatorship, alcohol abuse, friendship, christmas, retired, media ...
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, humorous, witty, sexual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, midlife crisis, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, love affair, introspection, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: cons and scams, discrimination, elderly, showbiz, friends, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, working the system, boxer shorts, dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, dark humor, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, working class, society, dishonesty, telephone call, song, cigarette smoking, money, bird, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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79%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: learning to drive, romance, money raising, teachers and students, couple relations, power relations, love and romance, family relations, workplace romance, fall in love, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, forbidden love, teachers and students, power relations, love triangle, lifestyle, youth, love affair, teenage life, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: realistic, dark humor, sexual, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, neo noir, obsession, psychopath, love and romance, manipulations, deadly, adventurer, womanizer, dishonesty, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: human, suicide, love, science, dishonesty, looking for love, disorder, power relations, couples, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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. ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, theater, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, singleness, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: society, urban, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, workplace situations, family relations, workplace
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Seeking Temporary Wife (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
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Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
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The Wedding (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, captivating
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, feel good, sexual, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 239
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friendship, elevator, coming of age, on the run, chases and races, teenage life, youth, danger, sex talk, romanian, trapped, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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 207
True Enough (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, sexual, semi serious, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 9K
The Valet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 2K
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, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, cooking and food, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment, couple relations, boss and employee, lifestyle, restaurant, looking for love, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Pretty One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her idolized twin sister Audrey dies in a car accident, Laurel decides to take her place. But, as she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: twins, self discovery, disorder, fall in love, dishonesty, mistaken identity, hidden identity, love and romance, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 472
18 Meals (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. 18 MEALS is an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jorge Coira's ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ 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: psychological, sexy, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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