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The Troubles of Alfred (1972)
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The Troubles of Alfred (1972)
Original name: Les Malheurs d'Alfred
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, Alfred tries to commit suicide, only to be thwarted by police efforts to prevent a simultaneous attempt by a nearby young woman. Recovering, the young lady puts him up at her house, as he has run out of places to live. He joins a Parisian sporting team and seems to have transferred his bad luck to a corrupt television boss who is attempting to manipulate the game so that Alfred's Paris team loses.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: boxing, depression, suicide attempt, french, competition, satire, television, laughter, trailer, newscaster, bad luck, clumsiness, walkie talkie, quiz, mobile home, hammock, tug of war
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, fall in love, farce, friendship and love mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Troubles of Alfred: Distracted (1970), Dream Team (2008), Stadium Nuts (1972), Try Me (2006), Pick Up Your Belongings (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, shoes, violinist, secret agent, disorder, heroes, chase, save the day, rivalry, parody ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, rio de janeiro
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95%
 6.3
 1K
Distracted (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about an absent-minded man who works at a advertising company and topples from one problem to another.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: daydreamer, advertising agency, creativity, advertising, airplane, goofy hero, romance, workplace, love and romance, miraculous event, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 24
Dream Team (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Soccer coach Byrd is persuaded by teacher Noo Lek to help coach ten of the school's kindergarteners students for a tug-of-war tournament being staged as part of the 18th National Kindergarten Sports Competition. Problems arise upon learning the ...
Plot: kindergarten, tug of war, competition, children, ambition, parents
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Stadium Nuts (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Les Charlots, a French rock group, continue their adventures, in the manner of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. This is their second adventure. The foursome are on holiday, camping outside a village. The Olympic flame is going to pass through ...
Plot: camping, olympic athlete, olympics, statue, race, village, romance, tent, father daughter relationship, grocery store, runaway bride, plaster cast ...
Place: south of france, southern france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 593
Try Me (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quand Yves-Marie, 9 ans, demande à Jacqueline, qui a son âge : "Epouse-moi", elle répond par une pirouette : "Le jour où tu vas dans les étoiles, je te donne ma main."
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, love triangle, romance, couples, wooing, love, astronaut, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, bird, hunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Pick Up Your Belongings (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pierre Cohen, a sophisticated Parisian psychologist, goes to his brother's farm in order to protect it from very hostile local landowners.
Plot: fight, explosion, boat, psychologist, car in water, farmer, shotgun, gunshot, arson, nipple, mute, anger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Chef in Love (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Georgia, Ukraine, Belgium, Russia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, gourmet, romance, love and romance, state affairs, rebellion, unlikely couple, love affair, fall in love, cooking and food, couples, chef ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, france, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 12K
Populaire (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: boss and employee, fall in love, employer employee relationship, ambition, workplace, love and romance, secretary, typewriter, receptionist, romance, typing, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: france, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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I'm Shy, But I'll Heal (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pierre is a hotel cashier in Vichy, so shy that he answers an ad from the Psychology Institute and can't say no to the salesman, Aldo; he spends 6,000 francs on tapes, books, and a punching bag. Soon after, he's smitten by Agnes, a hotel ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, unfulfilled love, wooing, cashier, luxury hotel, dishwasher, casino
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy, nice france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, chaos and mayhem, disorder, class differences, bazooka, bureaucracy, bourgeoisie, working class, army general ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Would I Lie to You? (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, friends, materialism, disorder, religions or cults, couples, satire, society, immigrants ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 670
Waiter! (1983)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a life of emotional and professional upsets, Alex finds himself headwaiter in a chic Parisian restaurant. Well into middle age, divorced but still very much a ladies’ man, he has one great ambition: to open an amusement park by the sea. One ...
Plot: waiter, restaurant, friendship, dream, french, seaside
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 5K
The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, teenage life, cons and scams, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sacha is a real seducer, a man with no ties or emotional or professional. Charlotte is a modern and independent woman, but barely has time to care for their three children. While Sacha and Charlotte are, at first glance, two incompatible beings, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, couples, fall in love, love and romance, romance, single mother, mother daughter relationship, french, urban, male female relationship, kiss, playing piano ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, montmartre paris, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Etienne falls in love with a sexy woman he meets in his bureau. This woman is then chosen for an advertisement... He will do everything for conquering her, unless telling it his wife.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy
Plot: infidelity, tennis, red dress, older woman younger man relationship, adultery, balcony, horse riding, jewish mother, tennis court, love at first sight, friends, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mr. Stein Goes Online (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pierre, widowed and retired, has not been out of his house for two years. He discovers the joys of the internet thanks to Alex, a young man hired by his daughter to teach him the basics of computer science. On a meeting place, a charming young ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, touching, feel good
Plot: internet, online dating, older man young girl relationship, pretending to be someone else, father daughter relationship, widower, romantic triangle, loneliness, age difference, kiss, falling in love, fall in love
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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After You (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, compassionate, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, love triangle, fall in love, love, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, rescue, suicide attempt, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Just the Ticket (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gary Starke is one of the best ticket scalpers in New York City. His girlfriend, Linda, doesn't approve of his criminal lifestyle, though, and dumps him when she gets the opportunity to study cooking in Paris. Gary realizes that he has to give ...
Plot: ticket, cooking, pope, girlfriend, dog, breakup, radio, confession, memory, television, golf, kiss ...
Place: paris france, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 151
May Wine (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman and her daughter unknowingly become romantically involved with the same man while vacationing in France.
Plot: affair, pantyhose, black pantyhose, erotica, male nudity, woman takes off shoes, female stockinged legs, snoring, holiday, swimming pool, gym, shopping ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
When the Cat's Away (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, urban, city life, looking for love, suburbs, couple relations, introspection, fall in love, human nature, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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On Edge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are part of Southern California's thriving figure skating community - the bottom part. Luckily this is America, the land of opportunity, where a dream in your heart and personal gain in your sights can propel almost anyone ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: satire, friendship, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, love and romance, lifestyle, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, romance, sport, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Great Love (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pierre married Florence, the only daughter of a small industrialist. 15 years later, he is the boss, but his middle-class life worries him a lot. When a new young and lovely secretary comes, he starts dreaming.
Plot: satire, dysfunctional marriage, secretary, wedding, bourgeoisie, unhappy marriage, provincial life, red car, car, rumor, railway station, marital crisis ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 315
XXL (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alain Berrebi directs with his sister Lorène, a company of ready-to-wear in the Path. Their business is booming to the point to consider acquiring a nearby shop. Fortunately, it belongs to David Stern, the father of his fiancée Arlette.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, social differences, impossible love, on the road, fashion, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, immigrants, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 60K
Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tennis, underdog, ambition, tennis player, romance, sport, couple relations, fall in love, opposites attract, paparazzi, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 6K
The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, comeback, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 475
Made in Paris (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A pretty fashion buyer visiting Paris on business is courted by a famous designer. Boris Sagal's 1966 romantic comedy stars Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Richard Crenna, Chad Everett, Edie Adams, John McGiver, Reta Shaw and Count Basie.
Plot: fashion show, redhead, american abroad
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I'm Losing My Temper (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pierre is a clumsy, overly serious math teacher at an all-girls high school. His life is thrown into chaos after encountering a beautiful British actress and the paparazzi that follow her around.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: paparazzi, farce, election campaign, surgeon, swimming pool, family relations, campaign, college, parents and children, love and romance, media, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Let My People Go! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everyone knows that Ruben is Jewish, gay, half-French, half-Finnish, an ungrateful son and disappointing lover, a thief who can’t help himself, and possibly a murderer to boot. The only person who doesn't know who Ruben is is Ruben himself. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, gays and lesbians, society, gender, homecoming, farce, siblings relations, religions or cults, family problems, disorder, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 3K
Semi-Tough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, friendship, love triangle, sport team, wedding, american football, sport, friends, profanity, hopes, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
King of the Airways (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Be careful what you wish for...it just may come true. This is the underlying theme of this French-Canadian comedy drama that follows the travails of a TV addict who wins a talent contest and finds himself the subject of an embarrassingly revealing ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, rise to the top, love and romance, addiction, media satire, celebrity culture, fighting the system, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%