Movies like Glory to the Filmmaker!

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Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
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Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
Original name: ばんざい! / 監督・ばんざい!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, offbeat
Plot: heroes, gangsters, danger, escapades, parents and children, police, yakuza, escape, asteroids and comets, robot, samurai, ninja, fight, car, doll, train, lake, rocket, letter, blood, duck, puppet, car accident, sex education, bridge ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Glory to the Filmmaker!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about escapades, danger, gangsters, crimes, disorder, rivalry and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Glory to the Filmmaker!: Kikujiro (1999), Takeshis' (2005), Achilles and the Tortoise (2008), Outrage Coda (2017), Scabbard Samurai (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: child abuse, innocence, thief, running, on the road, travel, summer, bittersweet, road trip, dishonesty, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Takeshis' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, actor's life, lifestyle, identity crisis, showbiz, wannabe, audition, lookalikes, taxi driver, postmodernism, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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69%
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks. Machisu, the only son of a rich collector, has a ...
Style: dark humor, tragicomedy, thought provoking, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, failed attempt, painter, desire for fame, painting, art, art dealer, social misfits, husband wife relationship, paint ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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57%
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Outrage Coda (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, crime boss, organized crime, survival, violence, mafia, murder, gunfight, brutality, danger, hitman, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Scabbard Samurai (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nomi Kanjuro (Takaaki Nomi) is a master less samurai on the run after throwing away his sword for good. He has with him his headstrong 9-year-old daughter Tae (Sea Kumada). A bounty is soon placed on Nomi Kanjuro and 3 assassins go after the score. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, captivity, obsessive quest, heroes, goofy hero, escapades, hopes, one last chance, youth, confined, redemption, human spirit ...
Place: japan, asia
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51%
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, atmospheric, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, geisha, gang, sword fight, violence, good versus evil, master warrior, vengeance, one man army, mob boss, protector ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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50%
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Pride of Lions (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Action / Comedy - Five retired ex-military men attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission. The team quickly discovers that they are up against an enemy from their past. This time, The Dependables mission ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: daring rescue, danger, adventure, terrorism, escapades, confined, captivity, ex soldier, rivalry, young heroes, hostages, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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50%
Boiling Point (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.
Style: humorous, dark humor, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gas station, gangsters, baseball, drinking alcohol, gun, drinking, car accident, revenge, yakuza, interracial relations, gore, tragic event ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa, asia, japan, okinawa japan, tokyo
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50%
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A Man Who Was Superman (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: SONG Soo-jung is a producer going on her third year at a small company. Her specialty is human interest stories. She is driven to produce these shallow stories for the sake of her ambition of one day becoming Korea’s own Oprah Winfrey. However, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: good versus evil, obsession, collision, master villain, heroes, escapades, danger, superhero, save the day, secret identity, heroic mission, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, crime, crimes, deadly, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After the events in God of Gamblers II, Tai-Kun who lost his ESP powers has regained the abilities again and seeks revenge against Sing, the Saint of Gamblers. When Tai-Kun, aided by his fellow disciples, exerts ESP powers under full force against ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: time travel, gambling, sent to the past, supernatural ability, danger, imaginary, race against time, getting home, crimes, supernatural, criminal heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, shanghai, taiwan
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38%
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The Wedding (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kasia, in a small town in present day Poland. Wojnar had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kasia was pregnant by another man. At the end of the ceremony, the car is ...
Style: humorous, captivating, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, cons and scams, nothing goes right, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, materialism, parents and children, comedy of errors, bribery, father daughter relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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36%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: introspection, self discovery, follow your dream, identity crisis, circus, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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35%
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Hoods (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The problems grow bigger when they discover that the person ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, bandit, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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32%
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Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, parents and children, crimes, adopted son, law enforcement, escapades, dishonesty, danger, fighting crime, murder, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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32%
The Return of Joe Rich (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the last place on planet Earth where real men can be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, gangsters, unsupportive spouse, singleness, bandit, american dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
1? Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of Lanze who is in love with the princess. One day the princess is kidnapped by the Dark Knight and Lanze starts his journey to rescue her. But he is not alone because Erdal, a turk, joins him on his journey.
Style: humorous, ironic, absurd, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, escapades, rescue, kidnapping, disorder, danger, heroes, mission, princess, unlikely friendships, woman in danger, coward ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last Train (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Drama, Western
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: train, filmmaking, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, child, small town, solidarity, catastrophe, countryside, small town life, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, brazil, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: elevator, trapped, love, friendship, coming of age, teenager, escape, isolation, couples, panic, teenage life, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, landowner, fish, lagoon, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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28%
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29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: lottery, gangsters, gambling, self discovery, ambition, society, gang, dishonesty, parents and children, introspection, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Girls Gone Gangsta (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, save the day, danger, escapades, battles, store, city life, friendship, revenge, urban ...
Place: usa
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27%
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Hana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, dark humor, captivating, humorous
Plot: samurai, revenge, heroes, rivalry, introspection, moral dilemma, village, dealing with death, martial arts, village life, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family business, parents and children, workplace, family relations, insurance, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: society, politics, escape, political prisoner, dictator, isolation, rebelliousness, abduction, kidnapping, drive away, foreigner, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, italy, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
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Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years. They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year together without their partners and meet-up regularly to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has a successful career and they all ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, disorder, life turned upside down, murder, police, cover up, escapades, buddies, beach, listening to music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maximum Choppage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
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Story: Simon Chan has returned to his hometown after many years training in a faraway martial arts temple. He is a born hero, defender of the weak and champion of the honest people of Cabramatta... Well, not really. For Simon, it's only a matter of ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: save the day, mistaken identity, heroes, best friends, disorder, gangsters, vigilantism, dishonesty, danger, crimes, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, society, youth, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, love and romance, social relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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25%
Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The third installment in the successful Bad Ass action-comedy franchise. Bad Asses on the Bayou reunites the dynamic duo, Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover), as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, confined, partners, vigilantism, crimes, heroes, danger, partners against crime, rivalry, elderly, aging, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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25%