Movies like Berlin Blues

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Berlin Blues (2003)
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Berlin Blues (2003)
Original name: Herr Lehmann
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called 'Herr Lehmann' by friends and patrons. He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36 and lazily pursues an affair with cook Katrin. His lifestyle is gradually disturbed, when his parents show up for a visit, things go awry with Katrin and his best friend Karl starts to act strange. Meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall.
Style: cynical, semi serious, melancholic, bleak, atmospheric, depressing, stylized, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, unfulfilled love, misfit, love and romance, couples, buddies, unfulfillment, bar, social misfits, depression, best friend, imagination, lone hero, life philosophy, adaptation, culture clash, irreverent, existentialism, parents and children, twentysomething life, artist, beer, dog, female nudity, hospital ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, relationships, love and romance, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Berlin Blues: A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Nobody Loves Me (1994), NVA (2005), Slaves of New York (1989), Men in the City (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, coffee, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
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Nobody Loves Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, enigmatic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: voodoo, romance, thirtysomething life, looking for love, couples, singleness, prophecy, loneliness, relationships, existentialism, interracial romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, japan, tokyo, africa ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, military, misfit, friends, daydreamer, boot camp, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, lifestyle, society, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Men in the City (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The comedy about men and their struggles in life and love.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, not serious
Plot: friends, introspection, couple relations, buddies, lifestyle, singleness, looking for love, city life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, romance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
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Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, daydreamer, family relations, redemption, parents and children, city life, urban, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drinking, drinking alcohol, bar, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, unemployment, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, pimp, on the road, bittersweet, culture clash, human nature, alcohol abuse, fish out of water, cult, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Friend of Mine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, lifestyle, love and romance, disorder, friendship between men, opposites attract, loneliness, fast talker, unfulfilled love, couples, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, society, crumbling marriage, self discovery, filmmaking, starting over, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Country: Germany
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Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: couple relations, romance, couples, infidelity, crumbling marriage, career woman, fashion designer, father son relationship, veterinarian, jealousy, ambition, travel ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, suburbs, high school life, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, parents and children, social awkwardness, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, couples, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, profanity, best friend, proposal, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, party, lie, deception, becoming an adult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, quotation, kindergarten, coffee, new wave, obsession, couples, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: live performance, musician's life, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, media, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, writer's life, performer's life, creative block, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
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Grill Point (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the style of a documentary this tragic comedy tells the story of a relationship crisis between two married couples and their longing to break out of their miserable daily lives. In this East German post-wall movie Andreas Dresen introduces the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: couples, adultery, working class, couple relations, thirtysomething life, family problems, secret love, misfit, midlife crisis, introspection, crumbling marriage, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, working class, salesman, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, roommate, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 26K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%