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City Zero (1988)
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City Zero (1988)
Original name: Город Зеро
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, a group of people take the engineer as a rock & roll player, etc) and, in addition, this man is witness of a suicide, so he is trapped inside the town.
Style: humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, surreal, semi serious
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, crimes, satire, society, small town, top executive, social relations, female nudity, suicide, train, boat, elevator, cook, farce, museum, secretary, cake, surrealism, bare breasts, arrest, head, naked woman, fake suicide
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and realistic films with plots about small town, society, small town life, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire and surrealism mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like City Zero: Julian Po (1997), Mirror for a Hero (1987), The Michelle Apartments (1995), 92 in the Shade (1975), End of Man (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: offbeat, touching, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, social relations, friends, small town life, friendship, human nature, on the road, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
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Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, social realism, philosophical
Plot: time travel, communism, father son relationship, alternate reality, war hero, trapped, mining town, repeated event, time loop, deja vu, robbery, arrest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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The Michelle Apartments (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that sees a man on a business trip gets mixed up in the lives of the inhabitants of a low-rent apartment building, including a femme fatale with murder on her mind.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, hotel, small town, chaos and mayhem, intrigue, deadly, small town life, couple relations, couples, frame up, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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62%
92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, drifter, uninhibited rivalry, small town life, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, small town, human nature, social relations, couples, introspection, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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End of Man (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin), and soon becomes sort of a modern Messiah, capable of ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, surreal, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), righting the wronged, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, miraculous event, adultery, sex, death, party, satire, messiah ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: surreal, dark humor, sexual, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: butcher, unfulfillment, satire, sexual content, sexual relations, eccentric family, human nature, couple relations, small town life, small town, society, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Duration: 114 min.
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Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, gender, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
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Hula Girls (2006)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, firefighter, axe, lottery, political satire, farce, small town, society, new wave, small town life, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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45%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: suspense, surreal, dark humor, biting, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, mad scientist, fighting the system, journalism, nothing goes right, state affairs, society, power relations ...
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Higher Education (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another Canadian screwball comedy involving a horny college man who can't decide between his girlfriend and his teacher.
Style: touching, humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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Rikky and Pete (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rikky (Nina Landis) and her brother Pete (Stephen Kearney) struggle to keep their lives from spinning out of control in small town Australia.
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village life, desert, rebelliousness, siblings relations, small town, village, vengeance, adventure, journalism, prodigy, misfit, youth ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, clever, sincere ...
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
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Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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