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Julian Po (1997)
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: humorous, psychological, touching, offbeat, realistic, talky, semi serious
Plot: small town, dark humor, on the road, friendship, friends, misfit, clergy, society, human nature, small town life, dealing with death, social relations, suicidal, hotel, suicide, gun, homosexual, alcohol, sheriff, mechanic, mayor, stranger, hairdresser, mysterious stranger, minister ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about small town, friendship, small town life, society, friends, social relations and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Julian Po: The Station Agent (2003), The Sale of Paradise (2012), Housekeeping (1987), Defying Gravity (2008), The Guatemalan Handshake (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, small town life, troubled, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
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The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, misfit, friends, immigrants, society, social relations, hotel, haunted by the past, widower, love, transvestite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
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68%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mute or deaf, dealing with death, college dropout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, disorder, family relations, friends, best friends, nothing goes right, missing person, family life, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, lifestyle, city life, friendship, on the road, society, love and romance, friends, couples, tough heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
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51%
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, misfit, hidden identity, profanity, friends, society, clergy, village, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vatican, italy
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50%
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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
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Doors of Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man joins a team of experimented door-to-door salesmen, who teach him how to sell an expensive encyclopedia to modest homes that have no use for it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, talky ...
Plot: fish out of water, rise to the top, workplace, leadership, misfit, family relations, on the road, boss and employee, small town, disorder, salesman, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, redemption, human nature, destiny, small town life, hopes, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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48%
Across the Moon (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young women bond while living together out in the California desert to be close to their boyfriends who are serving time at the nearby state prison.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: desert, prison, prisoner, small town life, single parent, love and romance, hopes, romance, on the road, friendship, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills
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Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: society, social relations, interracial relations, small town life, human nature, small town, friendship, bittersweet, religions or cults, racism, preacher, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
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92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, drifter, introspection, small town, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, small town life, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, social relations, graphic violence, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
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Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, single parent, society, partners, misfit, nothing goes right, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 635
Static (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernie Blick has just lost his job at a crucifix factory. Luckily, for Ernie, this allows him more time to devote to his invention. Yes, Ernie is an inventor -- and he's come up with something big. So big, in fact, Ernie's convinced it will ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: bus, small town, religions or cults, disorder, misfit, clergy, hopes, society, miraculous event, small town life, obsession, self discovery ...
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Reach the Rock (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspense, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, grudge, social decay, teenage life, society, prison ...
Time: 90s
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: witch doctor, social differences, small town life, small town, supernatural ability, society, social relations, healing power, tutor, fireworks, courtroom, high society
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: rhode island, usa
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Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, buddies, hopes, hospital, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gender bending, gay, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, showbiz, cross country ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, fame, teenage rebellion, celebrity, worship, small town, youth, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, social relations, life changing experience, television, small town, mayor, radio, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, cyprus, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, family relations, estrangement, friendship, theatre director, crimes, human nature, small town life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, social relations, friends, family relations, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, world war one, fall in love, friendship, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, friends, couples, female director, suicide, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, youth, love and romance, human nature, unemployment, friendship between men, friendship, coming of age, siblings relations, courtroom drama, friends, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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