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Footnote (2011)
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Footnote (2011)
Original name: הערת שוליים
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.
Style: captivating, tragicomedy, melancholic, meditative, thought provoking, surreal, stylized, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, parents and children, family problems, ambition, religions or cults, moral dilemma, estrangement, father son relationship, scientist, greed, secrets, self discovery, existentialism, family relations, direction and purpose, unsupportive parent, academy, ego clash, family feud, unfulfillment, orchestral, family secret, father son conflict, jewish culture, awards show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem, tokyo

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Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, forced marriage, family life, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
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81%
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, ego clash, family problems, rivalry, siblings relations, family gatherings, strong female presence, village, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, touching, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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62%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, dark humor, depressing ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 612
Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 227
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, tragicomedy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 56K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 2K
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40%
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.6
 4K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 190
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 3K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: surreal, psychological, clever, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 9K
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Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 7K
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 43K
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Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%