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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
 7.4
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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Original name: Out of Rosenheim
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, meditative, offbeat, cult film, melancholic, weird ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, starting over, tourist, fish out of water, social relations, wilderness, female protagonist, character study, transformation, life philosophy, german, friends, misfit, love and romance, hopes, gem, cafe, society, couples, introspection, disorder, strong female presence, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas

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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 friendship, mentor, storytelling, friends, dialogue, culture clash and unlikely friendships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bagdad Cafe: Local Hero (1983), Dirty Girl (2010), Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989), The Four Seasons (1981), Box of Moon Light (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Local Hero (1983)
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Country: UK
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, virgin, reputation, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
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Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, cult film
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, human nature, introspection, friends, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, road movie, scenic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farm, isolation, friendship, fish out of water, starting over, couple relations, elderly, love and romance, odd couple, hopes, disorder, change in lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.1
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Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: road movie, bleak, thought provoking, offbeat, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bustin' Loose (1981)
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mistress America (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
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Style: surreal, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
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43%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sugarbaby (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
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Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, romance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%