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The Swissmakers (1978)
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The Swissmakers (1978)
Original name: Die Schweizermacher
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married couple are quickly accepted, but the dancer's life offers some objections. However, since the younger policeman has fallen in love with her, there is a chance that she, too, will win Swiss citizenship.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: immigration, surveillance, politics, immigrants, police, forbidden love, racism, dancer, civil servant, satire, flower shop, irony, xenophobia, factory worker, italian immigrant, proletarian, narrow mindedness, migration, bureaucracy, citizenship, misfit, society, culture clash, police officer, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and biting films with plots about society, immigrants, culture clash, disorder, satire, misfit and politics mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Swissmakers: The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), Bread and Chocolate (1974), Crossing Borders (2006), I Am Self Sufficient (1976), Room to Rent (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, immigrants, workplace, social decay, injustice, love and romance, friendship, romance, bdsm ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
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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: sexy, funny, breathtaking, emotional, poignant ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, bittersweet, food, female nudity, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), immigration, friendship, loneliness, life philosophy, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, italy, australia, rome italy, europe ...
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Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: emigration, culture clash, politics, working class, social relations, family problems, family relations, workplace, society, unemployment, immigrants, job seeking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: politics, direction and purpose, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, loneliness, communism, theater, unrequited love, critic, years of lead ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Room to Rent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, society, writer's life, down on your luck, reincarnation, fake marriage, love and romance, gender, romance, gays and lesbians, nightclub ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Cassette Love (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A comedy directed by Rolf Lyssy.
Plot: videotaping, male female relationship, satire, citizenship, foreigner, bride and groom, swiss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, marriage, video cassette
Place: switzerland
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Chouchou (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Choukri, alias Chouchou, a transvestite Maghrebi with clear eyes, comes illegally to Paris to find his nephew. Hired as an assistant by a psychotherapist, known for his good mood, he also work as a waiter in a transvestite cabaret of Clichy where he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: homosexuality, immigrants, psychoanalysis, society, love affair, gender, transsexual, psychotherapy, lgbtq, gay, lgbt, male homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: friendship, society, misfit, immigrants, adventure, intrigue, rivalry, migration, friends, love and romance, russian immigrant, cultural difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, central europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Win Win (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Swiss mayor and a Chinese watchmaker living in the Jura decide to organize the semi-finals of Miss China in Switzerland.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: ambition, society, campaign, culture clash, contests and competitions, beauty pageant, interracial friendship, chinese, disorder, interracial relations, media, mayor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Heaven Before I Die (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: crimes, misfit, immigrants, society, criminal heroes, love and romance, disability, oracle, friends, self discovery, heist, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Masala (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Indian-Canadian heroin addict becomes involved in the lives of his mother's family, watched over by the god Krishna.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, urban ghetto, injustice, kids in trouble, dark humor, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, terrorism, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, racism, social differences, immigrants, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, society, satire, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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38%
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: political, suspense, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: convention, hotel, satire, multiple storylines, luxury hotel, americana, media satire, political corruption, sexual relations, cooking and food, couples, campaign ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, satire, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, social decay, lifestyle, friends, paparazzi, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, culture clash, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, ukraine, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Borat with Boobs! A hottie from Uzbekistan fends off perverts and porn stars, spins with strippers and finds the American dream.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: stripper, female nudity, priest, immigrants, society, attempted seduction, ambitious woman, silly humor, ambition, satire, female protagonist, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
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34%
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Hello, Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Israel, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, culture clash, fish out of water, religions or cults, midlife crisis, society, nothing goes right, disorder, romance, husband wife relationship, jewish, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, france, paris france, middle east, europe ...
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33%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: political, suspense, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, media, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, ambition, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In his debut stand-up special, Kumail Nanjiani talks about all the things that terrify him completely.
Style: humorous, not serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: society, performer's life, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, pakistani, childhood trauma, grownups, stand up comedian, childhood memory, theater, sexual awakening ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: doctor, fish out of water, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, buddies, immigrants, misfit, love and romance, interracial relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, comedy of errors, satire, society, politics, social relations, disorder, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting: imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, biting
Plot: society, disorder, culture clash, suicide, palestinian, jewish, bicycle, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, injustice, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: customs officer, culture clash, reluctant partners, comedy duo, society, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, social relations, unlikely relationship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1986, year 1993, 20th century
Place: belgium, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Homeland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Farid, a young 26-year-old Frenchman, must travel to Algeria to save his father's house. While discovering this country in which he had never before set foot, he succumbs to the charms of a host of astonishing characters whose humour and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, society, win over, immigrants, disorder, ethnicity, misfit, lawyer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, satirical, political, light, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, political satire, conspiracy, president, politics, cold war, political conspiracy, farce, culture clash, dishonesty, world politics, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, california, washington d.c., iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, youth, food, family conflict, immigrant family, family problems, family relations, couples, coming of age, immigrants, society, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Gringolandia (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Chile
Duration: 20 min.
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Story: Web series that follows Peter, a Chilean immigrant struggling to succeed in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light
Plot: immigrants, life turned upside down, follow your dream, ambition, society, social misfits
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, satirical, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, satire, islam, sarcasm, farce, nothing goes right, society, actor's life, stand up comedian, stupidity, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, egypt, new delhi, asia ...
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26%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: suspense, biting, surreal, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, satire, culture clash, bittersweet, performer's life, family relations, communication problem, estrangement, disorder, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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25%
Stark Raving Black (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blustery funnyman Lewis Black hits the stage for his Comedy Central special, which finds the comic using his wry observational humor to skewer everything from Washington politicians and the tanking economy to cellphones and getting old.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: adult humor, satire, artists and showbiz, state affairs, politics, stand up comedian, political satire, anger, political humor, comedian, profanity, stand up
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
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25%