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O'Horten (2007)
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O'Horten (2007)
Original name: O' Horten
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train driver retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a series of dislocating experiences: a boy insists that Odd sit by his bedside while he falls asleep; misadventure causes Odd to miss his last run; he witnesses an arrest; he assists an old man and makes a friend; he takes a trip with a blindfolded driver; he adopts a dog; he takes stock late one night at the roundhouse; he revisits his mother's disappointment in him. How should he live the rest of his life?
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, surreal, contemplative, semi serious, offbeat, gloomy
Plot: train, retirement, surrealism, train conductor, self discovery, elderly, unemployment, lifestyle, social relations, airport, midlife crisis, hopes, aging, introspection, unfulfillment, whiskey, nothing to lose, young at heart, elderly man, mother son relationship, dog, loneliness, snow, restaurant, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about unfulfillment, hopes, self discovery, family relations, aging, parents and children and introspection mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like O'Horten: North (2009), Home for Christmas (2010), Dean Spanley (2008), Blockbuster (2013), How to Be (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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North (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the road, alcohol, self discovery, road trip, introspection, estrangement, ex athlete, wilderness, friendship, alcohol abuse, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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Home for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamers Home for Christmas weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The plot ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, non-linear ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, friendship, small town, human nature, unfulfillment, loneliness, multiple storylines, friends, solitude, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, norway, europe
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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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 3.6
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Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, introspection, golden years, artists and showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, aging, elderly, hopes, unfulfillment, bittersweet, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: parents and children, social relations, elderly, family relations, power relations, aging, village life, teachers and students, estrangement, village
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
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Kitchen Stories (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, research, surveillance, cooking, regret, friends, dishonesty, human nature, satire, scientist, husband wife relationship, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, finland, sweden ...
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Out of Nature (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Out of Nature is a journey inside Martins head. A family father in his 30s living in a small town of Norway. He feels alienated in his own life and longs to get away. Away from his job, away from his family, into the woods, up to the mountains. ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, mountain, hiking, nature, midlife crisis, existentialism, imagination, estrangement, family relations, man versus nature, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, eastern europe
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
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Place: argentina, latin america
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Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, dealing with death, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, postmodernism
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
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Place: france
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
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54%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, introspection, self discovery, circus, identity crisis, parents and children, on the road, escapades, family relations, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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52%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
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Duration: 97 min.
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Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Story: After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
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Time: 90s
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34%
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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
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