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The Northerners (1992)
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The Northerners (1992)
Original name: De noorderlingen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: humorous, sexual, atmospheric, offbeat, sexy, realistic, witty, surreal, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: butcher, dark humor, sexual relations, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, dull life, family life, satire, society, human nature, couples, small town life, social misfits, small town, estrangement, eccentric family, unfulfillment, sexual content, escape from reality, nosy, social relations, suburbs, neighbor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands

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Most similar movies to The Northerners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, society, family life and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Northerners: I Remember (1973), Matterhorn (2013), The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976), Gooische Vrouwen (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, bathtub, sheik, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Matterhorn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Leo appears. Leo is a tramp. Fred lets Leo move in with him. An absurdist feature debut with a laugh and a tear in stuffy Netherlands.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, tragicomedy, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally challenged, society, obsession, social relations, friendship, father figure, loneliness, unfulfillment, misfit, dull life, religions or cults, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, family relations, satire, society, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, murder, couples, couple relations, greed, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, social relations, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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37%
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Waiter (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Edgar works as a waiter in 'Het Westen', a restaurant. He is married and has a lover. His neighbors terrorize him with loud music and garbage. One day after he is mistreated by some customers he is sick of it all and goes to talk to his ...
Style: touching, captivating, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: restaurant, waiter, destiny, dull life, family relations, unsupportive coworkers, dark humor, change of luck, midlife crisis, starting over, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam
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30%
The Pornographers (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead ...
Style: surreal, biting, sexy, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, sexual perversion, pornography, perversion, love triangle, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, porn, family relations, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, uninvited guest, eccentric family, family life, siblings relations, couples, couple relations, family problems, interracial relations, family gatherings, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, road not taken, suburbs, murder, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder, farce, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
28%
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, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
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27%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, hopes, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, axe, dark humor, lottery, firefighter, political satire, farce, small town, new wave, small town life, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
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26%
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Abel (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An extremely weird comedy about the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home. After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. After ...
Style: clever, offbeat, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: chase, mama's boy, family relations, couples, satire, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, love and romance, cowardliness, psychiatrist, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hush Hush Baby (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: culture clash, heist, parents and children, family life, buddies, society, disagreement, family relations, immigrants, matchmaking, meet the parents, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, morocco, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, friends, couples, female director, suicide, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Casanova 70 (1965)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: nato, nudity (full frontal - brief), womanizer, looking for sex, sexual relations, wooing, couples, love and romance, romance, sexual content, extramarital affair, sensuality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, nightlife, social differences, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Am I Beautiful? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, sexual content, human nature, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Little Tony (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Brand, an unemployed illiterate in his fourties, lives with his wife Keet in some desolate corner of the Dutch countryside. Keet, being tired of having to read the subtitles on television out loud so Brand can understand what's going on, one ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: countryside, pregnancy, love triangle, murder, family relations, couples, dark humor, against the rules, love and romance, isolation, teachers and students, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: small town, radio, radio show, artists and showbiz, love and romance, media, couples, social relations, family relations, small town life, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.2
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The Gathering (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A successful architect, Sakti (Tora Sudiro), is uncertain about his sexuality, but when he meets magnetic and gay Nino (Surya Saputra), he realizes he prefers men. When Meimei (Cut Mini Theo), one of Sakti's closest female friends, reveals ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, family relations, couples, misfit, gender, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
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The Dress (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a summer dress and those who have to do with it, especially the train conductor (played by van Warmerdam, the director). The dress functions as catalyst for the whimsical events, which turns out to be either tragic or hilarious.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fashion, supernatural, supernatural ability, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, destiny, curses spells and rituals, on the road, shotgun, thief, fight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
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Folks! (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: world war two, hospital, family relations, father son relationship, old age, nothing goes right, odd couple, aging, silly humor, couples, disorder, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, disorder, family relations, friends, best friends, nothing goes right, missing person, family life, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Grill Point (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the style of a documentary this tragic comedy tells the story of a relationship crisis between two married couples and their longing to break out of their miserable daily lives. In this East German post-wall movie Andreas Dresen introduces the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: couples, adultery, working class, couple relations, thirtysomething life, family problems, secret love, misfit, midlife crisis, introspection, crumbling marriage, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, society, misfit, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%