Movies like Unknown Pleasures

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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Original name: 任逍遥
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's Republic of China, one detached from reality through the screen of media and the internet.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: youth, teenager, unemployment, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, society, friends, love triangle, parents and children, music band, lifestyle, buddies, unemployed, bank, contests and competitions, small town life, small town, down on your luck, social relations, hospital, singing, tattoo, dancer, massage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch and teenager mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Unknown Pleasures: The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), The World (2004), Man in the Chair (2007), Red Light Revolution (2010), Kick'n Rush (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Romania, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: hopes, youth, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, moral dilemma, teenage life, family relations, mother daughter relationship, small town, coming of age, advertising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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The World (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: “The World” is a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing, sixteen kilometers from the Chinese capital, designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The site is seen ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, fall in love, social relations, romance, wedding, couples, theme park, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, prostitute, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, china, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, obsessive quest, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, filmmaking, youth, aging, society, lifestyle, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, parents and children, farce, workplace situations, store, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.5
 446
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth, buddies, lifestyle, society, family relations, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: uplifting, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport, family relations, sport team, swimming, youth, life is a bitch, society, ambition, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Summer of Giacomo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A summer day in Italy. The camera follows the deaf-mute Giacomo and a childhood girlfriend Stefi closely – in the woods, by the river – without wanting to disrupt the mystery of their relationship, between restrained sensuality and childhood ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, young lovers, summer, deaf, mute or deaf, profanity, best friends, misfit, bittersweet, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 865
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 263
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 614
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, society, fighting the system, human spirit, working class, workplace, life is a bitch, realism, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, religions or cults, overnight success, social relations, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, cons and scams, youth ...
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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Still Life (2006)
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dance Me Outside (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Corpo celeste (2011)
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
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Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: France, Belgium
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, workplace, society, couples, workplace situations, unemployment, factory, couple relations, boss and employee, power relations, friendship between men ...
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Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 376
A Week Alone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 291
In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, terminal illness, couples, unfulfillment, down on your luck, female director, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, society, politics, lifestyle, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 251
Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: optimism, family relations, parents and children, unemployment, hopes, society, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 580
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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