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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: 112 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, unemployment, family relations, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, love triangle, friends, parents and children, music band, lifestyle, buddies, unemployed, teenager, bank, down on your luck, contests and competitions, small town, social relations, small town life, hospital, dancer, rain, massage, television ...
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 society, family relations, youth, parents and children, teenage life, social relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Comedy 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), Still Life (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: hopes, youth, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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The World (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 143 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, aging, youth, lifestyle, society, family relations, filmmaking, teenage life, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, parents and children, workplace situations, store, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: demolished city, social decay, haunted by the past, disaster, society, romance, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, eviction, estrangement, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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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.
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Plot: friendship, self fulfillment, buddies, ambition, sport, sport team, youth, life is a bitch, society, family relations, swimming, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
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55%
 6.3
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