Movies like A Friend of the Deceased

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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
Original name: Priyatel Pokoynika
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Ukraine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tolla is an unemployed translator whose wife is leaving him. Despondent and weak, he submits to the suggestion of an acquantance to have a contract placed on the man that his wife is seeing. Instead, however, he arranges for the hit to be placed on himself. Before the contract is executed, he develops a relationship with a prostitute, and then changes his mind. In order to survive he takes the obvious course of action, which turns out to have possibly been unnecessary, and then he must deal with the guilt.
Style: harsh, reflective, melancholic, sexy, interesting, ironic, talky, depressing, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: prostitute, hitman, translator, thong panties, black panties, panties, russian, drinking, depression, bittersweet, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, revolution, hospital, death, brutality, loneliness, honest, culture clash, vengeance, betrayal, relationships, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor ...
Place: russia, rio de janeiro, new jersey

Most similar movies to A Friend of the Deceased

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, visually appealing, realistic and talky films with plots about mentor, loneliness, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, life philosophy and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Friend of the Deceased: The Red Dwarf (1998), Babyfever (1994), Career Girls (1997), Just Before I Go (2014), My Son the Fanatic (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 206
The Red Dwarf (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: murder, circus, law firm, redemption, friendship, love affair, custody, false accusation, fall in love, breakup, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 141
Babyfever (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Gena is an average woman who is torn between her current boyfriend's desire to marry her and start a family, and the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend wanting to pick up where they left off. To further complicate matters, she might be ...
Style: intense, sexy, talky, psychological, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: women, interview, baby shower, boyfriend, female bonding, party, pregnancy, nudity (full frontal - brief), twists & turns, moral ambiguity, assassins, assassin ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, weekend, best friends, society, strong female presence, coincidence, graduation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, semi serious, 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 ⇓
37%
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My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, taxi driver, muslim, social differences, parents and children, alcohol abuse, human nature, teenage life, infidelity, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, dark humor, suspense, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, half sister, nun, doctors and patients, siblings relations, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, power relations, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, psychological, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, coffee, quotation, kindergarten, new wave, obsession, couples, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, loss of son, loss of child, coping, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.0
 37K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stefano Quantestorie (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: La storia di Stefano (Maurizio Nichetti) sembra molto "normale" ma cosa sarebbe successo nella sua vita se... Le molte vite possibili di Stefano si intrecciano in modi imprevedibili
Style: visually appealing, harsh, macabre, enigmatic, cynical ...
Plot: alternate reality, toys, burglar, flying, shot to death, robbery, carabinieri, lake, party, teacher, toy, saxophone ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: tokyo, berlin germany, japan, rio de janeiro, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 938
Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, male prostitution, mental illness, coming of age, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, youth, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, transsexual ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 8K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, car, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: provence, haunted by the past, countryside, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, romance, rivalry, family secret, social relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: offbeat, humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfillment, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, relationship vs career, eccentric family, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, eccentric family, hopes, prank, follow your dream, disorder, family relations, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 12K
Rams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: survival, life, isolation, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, loneliness, brothers, countryside, snow, sheep, solitude, beautiful scenery ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.5
 502
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 31K
Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: cynical, melancholic, sexual, sexy, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, scam, sex addict, dysfunctional family, mental institution, parents and children, alzheimer's disease, life is a bitch, depression, lie, womanizer, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, character study, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, introspection, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, disability, caregiver, road trip, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, abandoned by father, loss of son, guilty conscience, unlikely friendships, tragedy ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, loneliness, character study, secret, mother son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 17K
Adult World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Style: sexy, sincere, melancholic, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college graduate, poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, workplace situations, pornography, loneliness, love, creativity, art, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 9K
Terri (2011)
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, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, mentor, unlikely friendships, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: semi serious, realistic, twists and turns, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, addiction, voyeurism, self discovery, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 3K
Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, celebrity culture, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%