Movies like The Eighth Day

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The Eighth Day (1996)
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The Eighth Day (1996)
Original name: Le huitième jour
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up. Neither his wife or his children want to see him again and he is driving around on the country roads, anguished and angry. He almost runs over Georges, on the run from the institution since everybody else went home with their parents except him, whose mother is dead. Harry tries to get rid of Georges but he won't leave his new friend. Eventually a special friendship forms between the two of them, a friendship which makes Harry a different person.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, compassionate, melancholic, reflective, enigmatic ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, mental institution, on the road, train, rain, weekend, bittersweet, self discovery, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, salesman, workaholic, hopes, rainy, human nature, couples, forgery, introspection, isolation, odd couple, love, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, belgium, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and humorous films with plots about friendship, runaway, bittersweet, storytelling, destiny, loneliness and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Eighth Day: Toto the Hero (1991), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003), Tumbleweeds (1999), Son of the Bride (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Toto the Hero (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental
Plot: family relations, aging, childhood, parents and children, social differences, human nature, mistaken identity, friendship, resentment, couples, golden years, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: germany, europe, egypt, spain
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, character study, human spirit, loneliness, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, turkey, albania, persia ...
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, love and romance, single parent, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, south carolina, san diego california ...
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Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, divorce, family relations, heart attack, fall in love, introspection, old friend, human nature, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, spain, italy, mexico ...
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, wilderness ...
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Place: new england, usa
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, fall in love, on the road, best friends, looking for love, introspection, human nature, hopes, family business, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
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 ...
Time: 80s
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A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, redemption, human nature, destiny, small town life, rise to the top, hopes, family relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, domestic violence, abusive boyfriend, female friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
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Place: ireland, europe, paris france, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Banger Sisters (2002)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
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Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
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The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s
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Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
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26%
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Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
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Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Good Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
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Time: 90s
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, social differences, best friends, society, strong female presence, introspection, couple relations, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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