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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
 7.3
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a tough life crisis as he attempts to make a new film about capturing the creature that caused him pain.
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, satirical, clever, offbeat, semi serious, visually appealing, weird, absurd ...
Plot: rivalry, expedition, pirate, dysfunctional family, adventurer, ocean or sea, submarine, loss of friend, ocean, adventure, vengeance, friendship, dangerous animal, escapades, absurd humor, family problems, marijuana, redemption, laboratory, filmmaking, death, pilot, suicide, jealousy, accountant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, frogman
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, humorous, weird and visually appealing films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, redemption, life philosophy, runaway and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Rushmore (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, escapades, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, painting, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: eccentric family, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, surreal, witty, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: social misfits, first love, boy scout, orphan, adolescence, teenage love, youth, childhood sweetheart, island, family relations, summer camp, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, train ride, grief, on the road, sibling relationship, loss of parent, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, beast, expedition, giant animal, adventure, jungle, dangerous animal, human animal relationship, rescue, dinosaur, gorilla, island ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fall in love, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, partners, family relations, love and romance, partners in crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, mexico, tokyo, berlin germany, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: exciting, realistic, entertaining, scenic, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, escapades, boat, yacht, ocean or sea, rivalry, sunken treasure, beautiful scenery, cave, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, caribbean, spain, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Broken Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, search, old love, couples, lost, existentialism, loneliness, human nature, haunted by the past, culture clash, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, sweden, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, friends, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, party, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, talky, scenic, depressing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
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Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ocean or sea, battles, pirate ship, treasure hunt, rivalry, ship, map, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cousin Bette (1998)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
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Duration: 81 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Cabin Boy (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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I Spy (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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