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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Original name: Moartea domnului Lăzărescu
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse (Luminita Gheorghiu) who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, gloomy, biting, psychological, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, ambulance, alcohol, paramedic, undressing, friendship, paralysis, surgery, nurse, neighbor, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, aging, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, drinking, public health, treatment, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, canada, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about loneliness, hospital, mentor, depression, catastrophe, relationships and dialogue mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Arrhythmia (2017), The Doctor (1991), All or Nothing (2002), Reprise (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, communism, unwanted pregnancy, hotel, friendship, desperation, college student, hotel room, romanian, dormitory, bureaucracy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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Arrhythmia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Finland, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, rocking chair, neighbor, dog, christmas lights, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance, friends, urban, society, youth ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, grieving, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: Norway
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 15K
Smashed (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%