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The Marathon Family (1982)
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The Marathon Family (1982)
Original name: Маратонци трче почасни круг
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, witty, not serious, dark humor, cult film
Plot: murder, family business, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, pianist, corporate world, fall in love, farce, workplace, crematorium, mafia, funeral, grave digger, small town, love and romance, cinema, satire, father son relationship, corpse, accidental death, strangulation, coffin, burned alive, crime family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, society, family life and fall in love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Marathon Family: Balkan Spy (1984), The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013), Who's Singin' Over There? (1980), Carmina or Blow Up (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, politics, dishonesty, amateur detective, state affairs, social relations, society, human nature, mistaken identity ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
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The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fall in love, family relations, revolution, coming of age, romance, youth, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, bare breasts ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
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66%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On April 5, 1941, a day before Nazi attack on Yugoslavia, entourage on a country road board Krstic's bus heading for Belgrade: two Gypsies who occasionally sing about misery, an aging war veteran, a Nazi sympathizer, a dapper singer, a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, bus, gypsy, passenger, war, clergy, heroes, newlyweds, hapless, anti war, on the road, wartime life ...
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
55%
The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, countryside, master and servant, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, fish out of water, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Days and Nights (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love. A modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", set in rural New England.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, talky, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, estate, parents and children, accident, siblings relations, estranged son, eagle, recklessness, rejection, ornithologist, suicide ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, inspirational, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: society, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, workplace, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, farce, workplace situations, store, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, hollywood, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, narcissism, funeral, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bastard Brood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sylvette, a sassy waitress, Sandro, a macho guy, Sophie, a shy bourgeoisie, and Susan, an American actress, do not know each other and do not have much in common. However, they all have the same father, a scammer named Julius.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, murder, crimes, sexual content, couples, courtroom, graphic violence, deadly, serial killer, opposites attract, siblings relations, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brussels, belgium, brussels belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, crimes, family problems, disorder, dull life, eccentric family, village, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Special Treatment (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Ilic works in the hospital for compulsory treatment of alcoholics. By conducting his own "special treatment" through physical exercises, apple eating, the healing effects of listening to Wagner's music and psychodrama, a group of ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, sex, marriage proposal, woman driver, alcoholic, therapy, name calling, stuttering, woman crying, syringe, locked in a room, listening to music ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, workplace, family business, family life, down on your luck, life turned upside down, restaurant, hopes, brother brother relationship, greek, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Around a Small Mountain (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, humorous, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, circus, homecoming, romance, family business, fall in love, workplace, performer's life, nostalgia, dark past, circus performer, artists and showbiz ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mambo Caf? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: restaurant, romance, farce, family business, chaos and mayhem, family life, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, down on your luck, murder, mexican american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bankruptcy, homecoming, family relations, family business, family life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, small town, parents and children, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, human nature, parents and children, family problems, disability, bittersweet, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geraldine Elmhurst Liddle - Deen to her friends - is up against five other contestants for the $2 million jackpot on the game show "Bring Home the Bacon!". News of her upcoming appearance on the show takes her small New Brunswick hometown ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, ambition, family relations, couples, parents and children, contests and competitions, rivalry, elderly, social relations, rags to riches, family secret, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies, Carmina keeps it a secret until a check that he had been expecting comes in.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: dishonesty, parents and children, cons and scams, mother daughter relationship, song, female protagonist, money, loss of husband, death of husband, funeral, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Professional (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Till recently a University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime meets the man, unknown to him, but who knows every tiny detail of his life. Man tells ...
Style: clever, thought provoking, intellectual, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: working undercover, mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, undercover, secret agents, rivalry, social decay, hidden identity, satire, communism, opponent ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, balkan, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, golden years, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, caucasus, armenia
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30%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, parents and children, family relations, farce, disorder, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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30%
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, high society, luck, deception, couples, dishonesty, social differences, disorder, switching roles, billiards, gangster boss, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, language barrier, travel, family life, society, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, rejection, school, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
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28%