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Waiter (2006)
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Waiter (2006)
Original name: Ober
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 creator, the scenario writer.
Style: touching, captivating, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: restaurant, waiter, destiny, dull life, dark humor, family relations, starting over, midlife crisis, change of luck, unsupportive coworkers, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lovers, relationship problems, adultery, insanity, surrealism, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, unsupportive friend, creative block, power relations, mistress, little boy, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship, lifestyle and restaurant mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Waiter: The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), Little Tony (1998), The Northerners (1992), Actrices (2007), Me and My Sister (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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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 ⇓
73%
The Northerners (1992)
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: surreal, sexual, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: butcher, human nature, couple relations, small town life, small town, family life, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, society, eccentric family, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family relations, actor's life, lifestyle, parents and children, theater, theatre director, friendship, rivalry, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Me and My Sister (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of two sisters, one from the country with simpler attitudes who comes to stay for a short while with her sophisticated sister who lives in the big city.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: breaking point, dull life, family relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, luxury, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, optimism, family problems, living together ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 860
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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, introspection, love affair, dishonesty, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, alcohol, drinking contest, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male friendship, male bonding, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 851
Paris Follies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Long married 50-somethings Brigitte and Xavier are prize cattle breeders in regional France. Life is good, but the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux, as she finds herself locked into routine. She keeps ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couples, self discovery, couple relations, family relations, dull life, midlife crisis, disorder, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, party, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Men in Hope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charming bon vivant Rudolf is convinced that infidelity is the basis for a happy marriage, since, after all, a woman does not want to be bored with her partner.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family problems, love and romance, womanizer, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, sexual relations, seductress, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic, europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 915
Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 35
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, actor, dream, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 763
Blue Eyelids (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, vacation, loneliness, stranger, insurance, dull life, singleness, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, workplace, family business, family life, restaurant, life turned upside down, hopes, down on your luck, brother brother relationship, greek, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, husband wife relationship, family vacation, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, buddies, hopes, hospital, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 3K
Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, couples, working class, looking for love, boss and employee, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, restaurant, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 2K
Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: diner, friendship, starting over, love and romance, hopes, cooking and food, small business, feminism, cafe, single woman, business, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
All the Wrong Reasons (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ensemble film about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trauma.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: couple relations, single parent, couples, family relations, starting over, store, single mother, adultery, husband wife relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, amputee, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, fall in love, parents and children, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, society, bittersweet, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 37K
Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, lifestyle, brother brother relationship, family relations, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family business, workplace problem, comedy of errors, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
With Your Permission (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ordinary Jan has no easy life. He is by far the most unpopular employee at work. At home it's even worse. His marriage with the not so ordinary Bente is on the verge of a breakdown. Jan's boss finally sends him into group therapy where an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, family life, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, workplace, misfit, couples, power relations, dark humor, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 4K
O'Horten (2007)
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 ...
Style: contemplative, surreal, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: train, train conductor, retirement, surrealism, lifestyle, elderly, self discovery, unemployment, social relations, airport, introspection, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Odette Toulemonde (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Objectively, Odette Toulemonde has nothing to be happy about, but is. Balthazar Balsan has everything to be happy about, but isn’t. Odette, awkwardly forty, with a delightful hairdresser son and a daughter bogged down in adolescence, spends her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, optimism, romance, new love, fan, department store, love and romance, strong female presence, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 2K
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 ⇓
27%
 6.6
 459
Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, coming of age, bittersweet, unfulfillment, illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%