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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, psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, captivating, biting, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, surgery, nurse, paralysis, neighbor, ambulance, alcohol, paramedic, undressing, doctors and patients, friends, accident, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, fighting illness, terminal illness, aging, widow widower, staff, public health, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, 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 hospital, loneliness, mentor, depression, catastrophe, culture clash 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.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, communism, unwanted pregnancy, friendship, hotel, doctor, roommate, black market, young woman, pregnancy, bureaucracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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67%
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Arrhythmia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Finland, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, hopes, power relations, intern, self discovery, couples, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: bleak, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, couples, realism, family problems, unwanted pregnancy, social differences, urban, society, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: friendship, depression, self discovery, nervous breakdown, lifestyle, identity crisis, rise and fall, writer's life, road not taken, twentysomething life, hopes, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, paris france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, biting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, dedicated lawyer, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, human spirit, fighting the system, unfulfillment, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, dog, christmas lights, neighbor, rocking chair, couples, dignity, society, understanding, urban, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
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Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Last Orders (2001)
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Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, dishonesty, couples, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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Away from Her (2006)
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Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Life as a House (2001)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
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Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
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Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, realism, family problems, temperamental, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, biting, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%