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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, moral dilemma, estrangement, religions or cults, father son relationship, scientist, greed, secrets, self discovery, existentialism, family relations, academy, direction and purpose, ego clash, family feud, unfulfillment, unsupportive parent, dark humor, family secret, father son conflict, jewish culture, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, forced marriage, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, family tradition, family problems, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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95%
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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, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 213
Magic Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An elderly Israeli Jew of Greek origins was sent to Greece to represent his town in a town twinning ceremony, however he went instead to search for his friend from the childhood, who saved him from the Holocaust. In meantime he formed a special ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family problems, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, escapades, quibbling, estrangement, golden years, aging, religions or cults, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, loneliness, life & death, rejection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems, family relations, family tradition, religions or cults ...
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Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, dark humor, hopes, depression, family, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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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, thought provoking ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 253
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Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 550
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: Israel
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 188
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Style: captivating, light, humorous, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 1K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: atmospheric, light, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, child as adult, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, family conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 4K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: surreal, psychological, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
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Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 4K
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 726
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%