Movies like The Maid 2009

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The Maid (2009)
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The Maid (2009)
Original name: La nana
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Raquel has been the live-in housekeeper for a kind, reasonably wealthy family for half her life, and the joyless repetition of the job has begun to take its toll. Increasingly dependent on painkillers, Raquel resorts to pranks and childish avoidance to antagonize the family’s college-age daughter and a procession of new servants, all in the hopes of protecting her precarious power within the home. Her antics successfully push everyone away, until new maid Lucy actually pushes back.
Style: humorous, psychological, semi serious, captivating, tense, clever, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, cynical
Plot: master and servant, maid, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, workplace, power relations, dark humor, family relations, satire, society, disorder, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, servant, identity crisis, domestic disturbance, indoor, employee, obsession, torment, christmas, loneliness, magic trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile

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Most similar movies to The Maid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and captivating films with plots about family relations, society, disorder, friendship, parents and children, friends and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Maid: Old Cats (2010), The Infidel (2010), The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), Paradise (2013), Cooking with Stella (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, introspection, redemption, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, couples, family relations, hopes, golden years, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, biting ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, dark humor, society, rabbi, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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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, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: farce, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, countryside, sexual content, strong female presence, master and servant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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49%
 5.0
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, female protagonist, church, crisis of faith, car accident, air disaster, society, sexual content, fish out of water, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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43%
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Cooking with Stella (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman cooks for clients and tries to keep her thefts of food and money from being discovered.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dishonesty, power relations, cons and scams, family relations, couples, couple relations, satire, strong female presence, unlikely criminals, society, master and servant, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, india
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43%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, change of luck, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, immigrants, racism, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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43%
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Adan Kundle, CEO of a major advertising agency, is discovered unconscious in front of a wall of TVs. When he wakes in the hospital, Adan can only communicate through advertising slogans.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, suspense ...
Plot: parents and children, mental illness, family relations, media satire, workplace, self discovery, workplace intrigue, disorder, media, life turned upside down, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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42%
Optical Illusions (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France, Portugal
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind man who recovers his sight after an operation finds his life in chaos when he is rejected by the community to which he once belonged. (Chile)
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, introspection, human nature, friends, workplace, innocence lost, workplace romance, teaching the ways of the world, dark humor, secretary, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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42%
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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, self discovery, introspection, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 12K
The Falling (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, light, psychological ...
Plot: media circus, satire, media, society, dark humor, nothing goes right, media hype, farmer, debt, suicide attempt, bureaucracy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, music band, dark humor, punk, friends, counterculture, society, disorder, rivalry, once promising, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia, serbia, europe, bosnia
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40%
 3.6
 847
Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, losing-it hero, disorder, conspiracy theory, friendship, wedding preparations and rituals, end of the world, unfulfillment, profanity, life turned upside down, drug ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, meeting, slap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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38%
 5.8
 1K
The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Welcome to Argentina (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus and his brother Antoine land in Argentina to celebrate their cousin's wedding and to discover the pleasures of the capital, Buenos-Aires. Marcus is joyful, while Antoine, who has just been dumped, is completely down. Marcus is well ...
Style: humorous, road movie, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, couples, family relations, on the road, self discovery, wedding party, brother brother relationship, friendship, society, siblings relations, bittersweet, hotel receptionist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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38%
 5.6
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Preggoland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, best friends, life turned upside down, disorder, lie, faked pregnancy, society, strong female presence, parents and children, pregnancy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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37%
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Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful ...
Style: suspense, surreal, semi serious, humorous, anthology ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dark humor, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, family relations, parents and children, society, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, guru ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 2K
Unmade Beds (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, haunted by the past, starting over, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, search for father, couples, family relations, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train travel, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
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36%
 7.2
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Dean Spanley (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that ...
Style: clever, humorous, cynical, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, supernatural, self discovery, aging, hopes, society, elderly, guru, parents and children, social differences, emotionless, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, europe, new zealand
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35%
 7.3
 3K
HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace situations, workplace, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, introspection, happiness, couples, love, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 810
Beeswax (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: twins, family relations, disability, rivalry, love affair, legal action, legal, twin sister, sister sister relationship, friendship, couples, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, kenya, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, dark humor, friends, urban, siblings relations, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, dull life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
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33%
 6.5
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Upperdog (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers ...
Style: emotional, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adoption, family relations, reunion, human nature, society, siblings relations, friends, social differences, ex soldier, female director, war trauma, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, society, family relations, couples, politics, satire, midlife crisis, americana, campaign, political campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, fish out of water, disorder, drugs/alcohol, friends, radical, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, misfit, rivalry, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: translator, fish out of water, workplace, culture clash, employer employee relationship, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, demotion, friendship, cultural difference, japanese culture ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990, year 1993 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, best friends, friendship, buddies, reunion, farce, self discovery, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, on the road, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%