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Free Rainer (2007)
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Free Rainer (2007)
Original name: Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, sincere, captivating, suspense, intellectual, controversial
Plot: power of media, starting over, misfit, society, media, dishonesty, media satire, unemployment, tv show, assassination, hacker, social misfits, redemption, irresponsible, addiction, satire, media manipulation, political manipulation, cocaine, car accident, manipulation, friendship, hospital, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, misfit, disorder and satire mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Free Rainer: The Perfect Dictatorship (2014), Quiet as a Mouse (2004), Looking for Miguel (2007), Class Reunion 1.0 (2018), A Coffee in Berlin (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, political ...
Plot: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, journalism, corrupt politician, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, blackmail, governor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Quiet as a Mouse (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.
Style: realistic, cynical, not serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: vigilantism, idealism, social decay, society, dark humor, ambition, fighting crime, misfit, farce, crimes, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, rome italy
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Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, social differences, redemption, friendship, memory loss, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
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Class Reunion 1.0 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three former classmates reunite for their 30-year high school reunion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere, light
Plot: midlife crisis, misogyny, misfit, friendship, meeting, haunted by the past, adulthood, life is a bitch, classmate, multiple storylines, human nature, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, depressing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, slacker, character study, loneliness, depression, loner, unlikely friendships, lifestyle, society, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
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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, buddies, rivalry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, silly humor, family problems, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Reality (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, human nature, tv show, audition, dark humor, disorder, society, big brother, television, lonely ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy
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Lbs. (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: starting over, addiction, obsessive quest, misfit, hopes, cooking and food, negligence, leaving home, diet, weight loss, fat man, obesity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Open the Wall (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Style: tense, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: berlin wall, propaganda, border crossing, society, friendship, rivalry, german history, german humor, iron curtain, falling, uniform, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, german democratic republic
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Off Course (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, feel good ...
Plot: unemployment, immigrants, buddies, nothing goes right, love and romance, society, economic crisis, emigrant, fall in love, friends, disorder, mother
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lisa, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a Portuguese. Fernanda, the Spanish ex-wife of Victor, taking advantage of the coming wave of illegal immigrants in Portugal, wants to do business with false passports. Since then, and to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tragicomedy
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Agnes and His Brothers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, witty, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: moral dilemma, workplace, life is a bitch, society, couples, workplace situations, unemployment, couple relations, factory, boss and employee, power relations, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after ...
Style: talky, entertaining, twists and turns, funny, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, lifestyle, chef, brother brother relationship, loneliness, family relations, food, life is a bitch, workplace, workplace problem, workplace situations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
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Three Quarter Moon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hartmut Mackowiak, a German taxi driver, tries to help 6 year old Turkish girl to find her mother.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: taxi, family relations, couples, couple relations, little girl, taxi driver, personal growth, friends, love and romance, migration, re-education, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey
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Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, central europe, ussr
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Sheep (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Black Sheep (original title: Schwarze Schafe) is a german/swiss black and white movie. It's separated into five episodes, which tell stories of the Berlin city life. A hopeless impostor. An East German couple who dreams of the big money. Three ...
Style: stylized, not serious, realistic, humorous, homoerotic ...
Plot: lottery, youth, society, disorder, first sex, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, dishonesty, comedy of errors, unemployment, prostitute, skinny dipping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Shameless (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Oskar, a self-centred TV weatherman, cheats on his wife Zuzana with their au pair, she kicks him to the curb and enlists her in-laws in the search for a new boyfriend.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, suspense ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, love affair, tv show, human nature, infidelity, media, crumbling marriage, introspection, life turned upside down, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: railway, unemployment, friendship, society, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, working class, human spirit, workplace intrigue, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, friends, misfit, social misfits, redemption, elderly, workplace, human nature, compassion, loneliness, drifter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, san francisco, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: misfit, forest, mentally unstable, friendship, young heroes, leaving home, life is a bitch, mental illness, mental institution, mental disorder, figment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, humorous, mumblecore ...
Plot: alienation, misfit, mentally unstable, introspection, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, looking for love, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sexy ...
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Grill Point (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the style of a documentary this tragic comedy tells the story of a relationship crisis between two married couples and their longing to break out of their miserable daily lives. In this East German post-wall movie Andreas Dresen introduces the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: adultery, couples, secret love, thirtysomething life, family problems, couple relations, working class, friendship, skyscraper, misfit, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Falling (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, light, entertaining, psychological ...
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40%
As Luck Would Have It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: realistic, melancholic, captivating, rough, touching ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
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