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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, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, surreal, semi serious
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, crimes, dark humor, satire, society, small town, top executive, social relations, female nudity, suicide, train, boat, elevator, cooking, cook, farce, museum, secretary, cake, surrealism, bare breasts, arrest, head, naked woman ...
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), dark humor and surrealism mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like City Zero: Julian Po (1997), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Mirror for a Hero (1987), The Michelle Apartments (1995), 92 in the Shade (1975). 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, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, dark humor, clergy, society, misfit, dealing with death, friends, social relations, friendship, on the road, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 90s
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
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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, repeated event, communism, trapped, father son relationship, alternate reality, time loop, war hero, mining town, deja vu, arrest, robbery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949, 80s
Place: ussr
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100%
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, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, murder, small town, deadly, frame up, small town life, crimes, couples, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, drifter, introspection, small town, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, small town life, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, social relations, graphic violence, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
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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, psychedelic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), miraculous event, supernatural, supernatural ability, imaginary, righting the wronged, sex, adultery, death, messiah, satire, party ...
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, sexual, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: butcher, human nature, couple relations, small town life, small town, family life, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, society, eccentric family, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Alex in Wonderland (1970)
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: witty, humorous, offbeat, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war, showbiz, starting over, political unrest, small town life, rebelliousness, couple relations, drug abuse, dark humor, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: vietnam, los angeles, europe, italy
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, love and romance, crimes, clergy, gender, on the run, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
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44%
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: humorous, witty, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, axe, dark humor, lottery, firefighter, political satire, farce, small town, new wave, small town life, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: satirical, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, life philosophy, society, dog, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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Higher Education (1987)
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
Plot: college, college life, love and romance, love triangle, small town life, urban, small town, city life, discrimination, romance, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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41%
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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: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching, humorous
Plot: profanity, small town, village, vengeance, family relations, social relations, youth, adventure, journalism, misfit, prodigy, loss of virginity ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: sincere, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: church, culture clash, small town, innocence lost, village, idealism, small town life, clergy, society, religions or cults, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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The Red Spectacles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Summer 1995. With the arrival of the "Age of Cats", the former Kerberos police unit is now disbanded. However one member remains, a stray dog who returns to his old roost after a three-years exile. This wild dog no longer has a master, but ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: food poisoning, surrealism, suitcase, mysterious character, law enforcement, society, deadly, fighting the system, lone wolves, life is a bitch, rebellion, dark humor ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernie Blick has just lost his job at a crucifix factory. Luckily, for Ernie, this allows him more time to devote to his invention. Yes, Ernie is an inventor -- and he's come up with something big. So big, in fact, Ernie's convinced it will ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: bus, small town, religions or cults, disorder, misfit, clergy, hopes, society, miraculous event, small town life, obsession, self discovery ...
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, disorder, family relations, friends, best friends, nothing goes right, missing person, family life, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Free Fall (2014)
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Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: suspense, surreal, semi serious, humorous, anthology ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dark humor, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, family relations, parents and children, society, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, guru ...
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Country: UK, USA
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Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Human Highway (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Human Highway is a 1982 comedy film starring and co-directed by Neil Young under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Dean Stockwell co-directed the film and acted along with Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, and the band Devo. Included is a collaborative ...
Style: not serious, exciting, surreal, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: acid, post apocalypse, surrealism, workplace situations, boss and employee, rock, small town, technology gone awry, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos, power relations ...
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4 (2004)
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Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth?
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, surreal, tense ...
Plot: bar, social decay, human nature, haunted by the past, estrangement, dull life, social relations, life is a bitch, society, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), nihilism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, humorous
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Time: 80s
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Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train travel, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
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Plot: small town, radio, radio show, artists and showbiz, love and romance, media, couples, social relations, family relations, small town life, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, photograph, artist
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30%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, crimes, society, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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30%
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to ...
Style: stylized, witty, atmospheric, offbeat, clever ...
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: witch doctor, social differences, small town life, small town, supernatural ability, society, social relations, healing power, tutor, fireworks, courtroom, high society
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: rhode island, usa
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