Movies like Heroes Like Us

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Heroes Like Us (1999)
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Heroes Like Us (1999)
Original name: Helden wie wir
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man from an early age falls in love with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. His father however is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his son's relationship with the girl, but he arranges for his son, after finishing school, to become a Stasi spy himself.
Plot: berlin wall, love of one's life, masturbation, coming of age, secret police, love interest, german reunification, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about masturbation, coming of age, female nudity, friendship, sex, youth and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Heroes Like Us: Meier (1986), NVA (2005), Sun Alley (1999), Sugar Sand (2017), Bornholmer Straße (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meier (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meier, a paperhanger in East Berlin, inherits from his father in West Berlin. With this money he wants to fulfil himself the dream of his life: a journey around the world. He buys a forged West German passport and pretends to go on a trip to ...
Plot: political satire, female nudity, wallpaper, berlin wall
Place: east germany, gdr, east berlin, germany, east berlin east germany ...
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95%
 5.7
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NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: military base, soldier, army, buddies, daydreamer, basic training, boot camp, military life, rebelliousness, military, hapless soldier, working the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east germany, gdr
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57%
 6.8
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Sun Alley (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, teenage life, politics, love and romance, state affairs, coming of age, society, innocence lost, social differences, friends, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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52%
Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. Ma Antonio e somigliantissimo ...
Plot: italian abroad, russian, ghost, secret service, fake identity, dream
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west germany, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 123
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, immigration, border crossing, german, emigrant, emigration, friendship, boy, single mother, little boy, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr, germany
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39%
Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, embroidery, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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38%
No More Mr. Nice Guy (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Die Brüder Kipp (Joachim Król) und Most (Horst Krause) machen sich auf den Weg, um das Gut ihrer Oma zu erben. Auf diesem Weg begegnen sie Viktor (Konstantin Kotljarov), einem desertierten russischen Soldaten, der die beiden kidnappt und Nadine ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the run, family relations, misfit, communication problem, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, uneducated, disorder, farce, on the road, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
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34%
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Sex Up (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ziege, Sven and Haeschen are the best of friends - bound together by their non-excisting relationships with girls. When they discover a plant that produces a kind of fluid to stimulate your sex drive, they set out to enter a contest. Will they win ...
Plot: flower, coming out, love potion, dance, friendship, male bonding, aphrodisiac, self esteem, embarrassment, teen sex comedy, sex, coming of age ...
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33%
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 624
Blackest Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: In "German Chainsaw Massacre" people meet up with a household of butchers. They detect low cost meat in the East Germans moving over the old boundary into the West and start turning them into sausage. Clara flees the slaying of her sleazy ...
Plot: german reunification, political satire, chainsaw, farce, gore
Place: german democratic republic
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32%
Bullyparade: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A multi-episode movie based on the skit TV show "bullyparade".
Plot: press conference, prairie, berlin wall, siren, time travel
Time: year 1989
Place: berlin germany, washington d.c.
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30%
Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Red Army major caught between East and West Berlin finds his wife gone and somebody else moved into his apartment.
Plot: russian soldier, turkish, politics, prison, actress playing male role, statue, knitting, refugee, german, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, zoo, deserter ...
Place: east germany, berlin germany
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30%
Sex up your life! (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ziege, Häschen and Max have now moved to Berlin for studying. They ain't got no money till the mystic plant reappears. Soon they have enough money for champagne, a penthouse and a nice car. But everyone's got private problems. Häschens ...
Plot: male nudity, aphrodisiac, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Go Trabi Go (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there are some incidents during their journey. (IMDb)
Style: road movie
Plot: car, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, car driving, slap, tow truck, german reunification, woman, thief, driving, money, hotel ...
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, rome italy, east germany ...
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29%
Let's Make a Movie (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Let's Make a Movie is the story of Cassie Thompson (Played by Hallie York), a college dropout and ex-film student who is tired of being disrespected and downtrodden, has decided that she's had enough. In a subconscious effort to turn her ...
Plot: coming of age, filmmaking, movie business, bigger dreams, film making
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28%
 6.4
 800
Club Sandwich (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While vacationing at a beachside resort, a single mother faces inevitable separation anxiety when her 15-year-old son — who is also her best friend — discovers magical chemistry with a girl his own age.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, resort, youth, single parent, teenage life, adolescence, sunburn, teenage son, love interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roger is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several ...
Style: erotic
Plot: incest, sex, masturbation, spanking, virgin, war, large breasts, teenage sexuality, sex scene, erection, coming of age, world war one ...
Time: 1910s
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Going Down Under (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Coming of age is difficult for any young boy, but it is a little harder for Jono Smith. His secret fetish for kitchen appliances has caused him to lose his manhood in a flight of passion. Fortunately the recent death of a porn star makes a ...
Plot: coming of age, porn star, sex, female nudity, red bra
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27%
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Girls on Top (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The adventures of three teenage girls - Inken, Vicky and Lena - and their quest to have their first orgasm.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: looking for sex, teenage love, sexuality, coming of age, friends, teenage girl, drunkenness, youth, battle of the sexes, love and romance, high school, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Slam (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: If you want to know what is Slam, you have to come see it. Freaks, piercings, thongs and a lot of cream. 100% wild.
Style: road movie
Plot: masturbation, road trip, sex, journalist, friendship, buddy
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25%
 4.5
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Fish People (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of guys face the problems of daily life in a shared house
Plot: apartment, masturbation, teenager, friendship, student, male bonding, best friend, youth, dissociative identity disorder, toilet
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Rotwang Must Go! (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A comedy directed by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg.
Plot: parody, gun, raf, studio, buggy, blackmail, terrorist, obscene finger gesture, video, tennis racket, german reunification, terrorism ...
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25%
 3.5
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Stacy's Mom (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about four adolescent buddies whose raging hormones zero in on their friends mom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, puberty, sexual fantasy, innocence, ambition, partners, buddies, youth, family relations, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, society, love and romance, immigrants, friends, falling in love, dancer, hostel, musician, berlin wall, dj
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: germany, russia, berlin germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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That 70's Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Two sisters, Ashleigh and Jennifer, have been conned out of their money. They need a house-mate to share living costs. They get more than they bargained for with cute hippie chick Petal and her lesbian lover Mandy.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: masturbation, hippie, shower, lesbian, breasts, female nudity, drugs, lesbianism, sex, female full frontal nudity, female masturbation, lesbian sex ...
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22%
More Grief Than Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David is a teenager who feels he doesn't belong to a life where his family, friends and the girl he loves seem not to understand him.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, gender, friends, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual ...
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, eccentric family, youth, gambling, jewish, dysfunctional family, widow, masturbation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
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21%
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Black Sheep (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Black Sheep (original title: Schwarze Schafe) is a german/swiss black and white movie. It's separated into five episodes, which tell stories of the Berlin city life. A hopeless impostor. An East German couple who dreams of the big money. Three ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: lottery, friends, dull life, unemployment, first sex, disorder, dishonesty, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, society, urban, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 10K
Lammbock (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with plant-louses.
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: drug dealing, marijuana, pizza delivery, stoners, small town, small town life, partners, crimes, working undercover, disorder, delivery, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Playing Doctor (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenage coming of age romantic comedy.
Plot: drunkenness, pubic hair, sex, childhood trauma, riding a bicycle, virgin, dildo, high school, urination, vomiting, guitar, bikini ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Love Is Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Czech romantic comedy hit “Love is Love” tells the story of Maruska, a blind girl and student at the Conservatory of Music who dreams of love and having a family despite her blindness. Her dream guy has curly blonde hair and blue eyes but ...
Plot: soccer fan, marijuana, gypsy, blindness, gay, heart attack, masturbation, racism, grandparent grandchild relationship, alzheimer's disease, female protagonist, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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