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Welcome to the NHK!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" controlled by the "N.H.K". He comes across a girl called Misaki Nakahara who is willing to change Satou's condition from being a socially awkward introvert into a more confident person.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, witty, psychological
Plot: social misfits, misfit, mind game, twentysomething life, society, porn, nervous breakdown, lifestyle, conspiracy theory
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films and TV series with plots about misfit, society, social misfits, lifestyle, love and romance, friends and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Welcome to the NHK!: I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), Castaway on the Moon (2009), Full Metal Panic! (2002), Where's the Party Yaar? (2003), 9 Souls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Don't Have Many Friends
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Castaway on the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
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Full Metal Panic!
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Animation
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Duration: 110 min.
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9 Souls
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Story: After discovering a hole in their crowded cell, nine prisoners escape their confinement to track down the key of the universe, which a fellow prisoner known as the Counterfeit King said he had hidden.
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Fear and Trembling
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
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Good Dick
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Monkey Warfare
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Dark Horse
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The Station Agent
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Paradise Kiss
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 23 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Love in a Puff
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jimmy is a mild mannered advertising executive in his twenties. While smoking in an alley packed with booming loudmouth co-workers and sharing explicit gossips and horror stories, he befriends a misfit cosmetics salesgirl Cherie who also likes to ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna is coming out. But not as gay as a revolutionary. Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a rockin love song to the heady rush of sex, freedom and rebellion that happens when an everyday girl discovers her own strength and the righteous indignation ...
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Bashing
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Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Happy Birthday, Harris Malden
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
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System:   40%
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Lost in Translation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, stylized, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, culture clash, hotel, friendship, romance, depression, isolation, fish out of water, rock, photographer, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, yale university
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Big Dreams Little Tokyo
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese business but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome, is a ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Big Bang Theory
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Horror
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