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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, friendship and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Welcome to the NHK!: I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Full Metal Panic! (2002), Frownland (2007), Castaway on the Moon (2009). 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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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
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Full Metal Panic!
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Animation
Country: Japan
Story: Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, exciting, feel good
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Frownland
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
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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 ...
Style: touching, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, surreal ...
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Good Dick
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fidgety, wisecracking video store clerk develops a fixation on a particularly reclusive customer, a frequent visitor to the pornography section of Cinefile, the video store where he works in Los Angeles. After multiple failures to impress her ...
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Starved
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
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Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
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Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Dark Horse
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Country: Denmark, Iceland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through the struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: society, social misfits, love triangle, urban, fall in love, love and romance, romance, misfit, referee, best friends, down on your luck, pregnancy ...
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 ...
Style: talky, emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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K-On!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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Gravitation
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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Say Uncle
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: buddies, immigrants, odd couple, parents and children, teenage love, college, culture clash, urban, party, twentysomething life, city life, fish out of water ...
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Tokyo Godfathers
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, feel good ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   44%
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Ouran High School Host Club
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gender bending, mistaken identity, high school life, high school, teenage life, youth, romance, disorder, rich and poor, dishonesty, society, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Kill the Poor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, social decay, society, nothing goes right, village, city life, urban, immigrants, junkie, social misfits, pregnancy, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, france, usa
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Daria
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
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The Gathering
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A successful architect, Sakti (Tora Sudiro), is uncertain about his sexuality, but when he meets magnetic and gay Nino (Surya Saputra), he realizes he prefers men. When Meimei (Cut Mini Theo), one of Sakti's closest female friends, reveals ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
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9 Souls
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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.
Style: offbeat, serious, surreal, realistic
Plot: gory, criminal heroes, social misfits, prison, crime, chase, misfit, on the run, society, treasure hunt, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   37%
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Fear and Trembling
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace intrigue, workplace, rivalry, power relations, master and servant, boss and employee, workplace situations, fish out of water, hopes, misfit, society ...
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American Loser
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: goofy hero, social misfits, twentysomething life, love and romance, alcoholic, misfit, couples, disorder, support group, lifestyle, loneliness, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Little Britain: Live
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, village, village life, working class, misfit, society, gays and lesbians, coming out, showbiz, lifestyle, british ...
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    User:   40%
 
Dante's Inferno
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous - and ...
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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 ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, intellectual, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, science, neighbor, sarcasm, youth, friends, buddies, fan culture, friendship, nerd, computers and web, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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LOL
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human nature, friendship, urban, looking for love, twentysomething life, computers and web, city life, love and romance, introspection, couple relations, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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