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The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
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The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Original name: A Great Wall
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, culture clash, misfit, family life, road not taken, society, immigrants, disorder, fish out of water, asian american, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia

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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 society, culture clash, family relations, misfit, disorder, fish out of water and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Wall Is a Great Wall: Pushing Hands (1991), Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011), Living on Tokyo Time (1987), Foreign Letters (2012), Iron & Silk (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, culture clash, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, wedding, misfit, golden years, society, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, new york state ...
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Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, travel, language barrier, family life, society, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, death, photograph, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, fall in love, culture clash, wooing, self discovery, romance, immigrants, love and romance, misfit, unfulfillment, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
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Iron & Silk (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, disorder, hopes, idealism, city life, fall in love, fish out of water, college graduate, high school life, college, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
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Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, friendship, social differences, society, officers and cadets, culture clash, academy, fish out of water, hopes, family life, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
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Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, workplace romance, disorder, love and romance, misfit, workplace situations, fall in love, fish out of water, legal, manners, shrewd, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: emigration, misery, culture clash, working class, family relations, society, family problems, social relations, workplace, politics, immigrants, job seeking ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland, spain
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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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, society, misfit, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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50%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, change of luck, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, immigrants, racism, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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50%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: hopes, working class, factory worker, family problems, prodigy, society, disagreement, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, nothing goes right, immigrants, society, disorder, muslim, dark humor, communication problem, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, switching roles, fish out of water, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment, misfit, rise and fall, relationship vs career, parenthood, husband wife relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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47%
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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
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, social relations, life changing experience, television, small town, mayor, radio, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, cyprus, middle east
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44%
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, family gatherings, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, society, couples, optimism, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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44%
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The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: concierge, family life, homecoming, nothing goes right, family problems, inheritance, couple relations, friendship, getting home, society, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hush Hush Baby (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: culture clash, heist, parents and children, family life, buddies, society, disagreement, family relations, immigrants, matchmaking, meet the parents, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, morocco, europe, netherlands
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Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gambling, gays and lesbians, love and romance, immigrants, romance, gender, crumbling marriage, misfit, society, strong female presence, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, america ...
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A Boss in the Living Room (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cristina lives a peaceful life until her older brother Ciro, who has to attend a trial, asks to spend house arrests at Cristina’s home.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, fish out of water, hidden identity, society, family relations, family life, misfit, culture clash, couple relations, dishonesty, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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42%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, fish out of water, family business, factory, big business, downsizing, workplace situations, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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42%
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2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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42%
Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disorder, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, country, celebrity culture, filmmaking, misfit, immigration ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, himalaya, asia
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41%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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40%
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Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, parents and children, farce, family relations, disorder, couples, society, nothing goes right, misfit, satellite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Misconceptions (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers on a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay men who live in Boston - a Jewish doctor and and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, culture clash, society, gender, disorder, fish out of water, gay, surrogate mother, gay parent, interracial relations, belief in god, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, boston, massachusetts, southern usa
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37%
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Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, suburban life, family life, human nature, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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37%
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Anywhere, USA (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A series of three vignettes illustrate life in small-town America: the story of a man, his ex-girlfriend, and his attempt to foil a terrorist plot; an uncle trying to connect with his niece, who is emotionally distance following the death of her ...
Style: touching, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, americana, culture clash, family relations, social relations, looking for love, couple relations, lifestyle, society, satire, truth, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%