Movies like Scent of a Woman 1974

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Scent of a Woman (1974)
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Scent of a Woman (1974)
Original name: Profumo di donna
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Ciccio, and spends the next few days ordering him about and generally behaving badly in public. In Rome, Fausto summons a priest to ask for his blessing; in Naples, where Fausto joins a blind lieutenant for drinking and revelry, the two soldiers talk quietly and seriously about "going through with it." Also in Naples is Sara, in love with Fausto, but treated cruelly by him. What do the blind soldiers plan? Can Sara soften Fausto's hardened heart?
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, italian comedy
Plot: soldier, suicide, blindness, blind man, suicide pact, on the road, friendship, military, friends, disability, family relations, misfit, human spirit, hopes, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, misfit partners, power relations, bittersweet, self discovery, road trip, gun, dancing, prostitute ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, naples italy, napoli italy

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Most similar movies to Scent of a Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friends, friendship, hopes, bittersweet, family relations, youth and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Scent of a Woman: The Easy Life (1962), Red Like the Sky (2006), The Terrace (1980), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003), Intimate Stories (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Easy Life (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer.
Style: road movie, captivating, biting, touching, clever ...
Plot: summer, seaside, satire, friends, nightlife, human nature, introspection, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, lifestyle, odd couple, motor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, touching, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, follow your dream, rebellion, hopes, disability, rebelliousness, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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100%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, inspirational, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, human nature, friendship, mentor, blind character, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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100%
We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, italian comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, world war two, introspection, innocence lost, love triangle, friends, idealism, human nature, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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70%
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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, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, couples, friends, satire, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, artists and showbiz, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, atmospheric ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, turkey ...
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54%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, redemption, human nature, destiny, small town life, hopes, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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53%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, family relations, escape from reality, bittersweet, little boy, older sister, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
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51%
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The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, that young schoolgirl has become a vivacious ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, family relations, family problems, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, self discovery, dysfunctional family, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, redemption, family relations, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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49%
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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.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Good Luck (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bernard "Bern" Lemly (Gregory Hines) is fed up with being in a wheelchair and wants more out of life. Meanwhile, former football player Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio) is stewing after recently losing his sight. The ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, hostages, partners, hostage, disability, friends, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, rescue, hopes, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: satire, working class, infidelity, gangsters, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace, society, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, criminal's revenge, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, turin italy, southern italy ...
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43%
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
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Macaroni (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, society, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, romance, disorder, friends, family relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, milan italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, misfit, hidden identity, profanity, friends, society, clergy, village, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vatican, italy
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Spud (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, teachers and students, private school, love and romance, school, bittersweet, friends, power relations, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Detail (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: military, sailor, taxi, road trip, fighting the system, escapades, partners, youth, juvenile delinquency, adventurer, rebellion, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new york, boston, usa, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Inside I'm Dancing (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: disability, friendship, youth, life, cerebral palsy, character study, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, life philosophy, broken heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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My Friends (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Like in many other Monicelli movies, the main theme of Amici miei is friendship, seen from a rather bitter point of view. It tells the story of four middle-aged friends in Florence who organize together idle pranks (called zingarate, "gypsy ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, italian comedy
Plot: friendship, prank, joke, friends, disorder, architect, small town life, small town, buddies, social relations, screwball, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, florence italy, tuscany, florence
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41%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
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41%
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Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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41%
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Heroes (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, fish out of water, self discovery, human nature, mental illness, starting over, hopes, social misfits, graphic violence, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, high school, self discovery, youth, leukemia, friends, power relations, social relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Eighth Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, train, on the road, mental institution, weekend, rain, bittersweet, self discovery, isolation, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, friends, unemployment, rich and poor, human nature, fish out of water, down on your luck, disorder, snobbism, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
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38%
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 ⇓
38%
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on the long running play by Jang Jin, the story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded and naively idealistic village, its residents ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, anti war, friendship, air disaster, fish out of water, hopes, wartime life, isolation, village, village life, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, legal, legal action, family relations, family problems, friends, friendship, small town, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
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37%