Movies like Nowhere 2002

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Nowhere (2002)
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Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: politics, society, dictator, political prisoner, escape, isolation, abduction, rebelliousness, kidnapping, drive away, army, male nudity, dictatorship, foreigner, prisoner of war camp, military dictatorship
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, latin america, chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and captivating films with plots about society, politics, family relations, youth, state affairs, couples and satire mostly in Comedy, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Nowhere: The Passion (2010), Bambola (1996), Crossing Borders (2006), Harry's War (1981), The Pope's Toilet (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, celebrity culture, religions or cults, disorder, nothing goes right, celebration, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, director, religion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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95%
 4.6
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Bambola (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Her name is Mina, but she is called Bambola (doll). Upon the death of her mother, she and her homosexual brother, Flavio, open a pizzeria. A man named Ugo loans Bambola the money, but is then killed in a fight with another one of her boyfriends, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, feel good ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, gays and lesbians, unlikely couple, siblings relations, fall in love, brother sister relationship, male female relationship, gay brother, tragic event, release from prison, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy
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86%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: emigration, culture clash, society, social relations, politics, working class, family problems, workplace, family relations, job seeking, unemployment, immigrants ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, courtroom, social relations, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, ambition, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, farce, cons and scams, village life, drifter, poverty, social relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
 7.1
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Wait for Me in Heaven (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pepe Soriano plays a Madrid shopkeeper who is kidnapped by henchmen of Franco in this political comedy. After his kidnapping, he is forced to become the dictator's double for many official ceremonies. Due to his long and unexplained absence, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, captivating ...
Plot: politics, satire, switching roles, kidnapping, disorder, hidden identity, society, state affairs, dishonesty, storekeeper, impostor, politician ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 402
Age of Panic (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It's a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, clever ...
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, election, child custody, society, rivalry, love, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 246
Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: elevator, trapped, love, friendship, coming of age, escape, teenager, isolation, couples, panic, teenage life, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Chinese Take-Out (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle after being assaulted by a taxi driver and his henchmen.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, collector, communication problem, odd couple, immigrants, society, loner, language barrier, cow, chinese, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: politics, society, actor's life, artists and showbiz, cause and meaning, direction and purpose, years of lead, stage play, theater, unrequited love, loneliness, communism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, social decay, nothing to lose, escapades, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society, crimes, satire, disorder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, photograph, artist
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, campaign, couples, social relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, parents and children, rebelliousness, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Life is All You Get (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...
Style: humorous, sentimental, offbeat, clever, captivating ...
Plot: police, slaughterhouse, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, social differences, down on your luck, political unrest, fall in love, romance, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, politics, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 708
Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, society, orphan, spanish civil war, friendship, rivalry, adoption, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Welcome Mr. President! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small mountain village lives a man with a challenging name, Giuseppe Garibaldi (one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"), but everybody call him with the nickname Peppino. Love fishing, the company of friends, the library ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: politics, state affairs, farce, disorder, dishonesty, fish out of water, politician, political satire, satire, president, small town
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Michelucci family, from the nineteen-seventies to the present day: the central character is the stunningly beautiful Anna, the lively, frivolous and sometimes embarrassing mother of Bruno and Valeria. Everything ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: mother, homecoming, parents and children, family life, family relations, femme fatale, small town, mother son relationship, terminal illness, power relations, jealous spouse, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 6K
La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 7K
Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: military, music band, political unrest, musician's life, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, small town life, artists and showbiz, small town, state affairs, musician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 645
Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, youth, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, imaginary friend, older sister, coming of age, older brother, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 377
Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, sexual content, youth, coming of age, state affairs, society, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 34K
Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, life changing experience, social relations, television, mayor, radio, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, middle east, cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 33
The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: restaurant, follow your dream, ambition, dream, actor, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%