Movies like This Must Be the Place

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This Must Be the Place (2011)
 6.7
 36K
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: road movie, surreal, melancholic, thought provoking, touching, depressing, cerebral, stylized, witty, sweet ...
Plot: self discovery, rock, redemption, holocaust, eccentricity, existentialism, goth, reconciliation, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, hopes, haunted by the past, war crime, surrealism, relationships, confession, nazism, revenge, jewish, love, catastrophe, gangsters, world war two, nazi, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new mexico, michigan, latin america, dublin ireland, new york ...

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Most similar movies to This Must Be the Place

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, weird, thought provoking and realistic films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, depression and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like This Must Be the Place: Nebraska (2013), The Flower of My Secret (1995), The Weather Man (2005), The Trip (2010), Career Girls (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 119K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: depressing, humorous, realistic, touching, meditative ...
Plot: aging, road trip, small town, dysfunctional family, family, obsessive quest, honest, character study, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, sexy, erotic, art house, meditative ...
Plot: women, obsession, suicide attempt, love and romance, romance, marriage, mentor, secrets, relationships, writers, solitude, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, depressing, semi serious ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, introspection, father son relationship, family problems, character study, solitude, hopes, father, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 23K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, funny, thought provoking ...
Plot: on the road, road trip, eccentricity, existentialism, friendship, midlife crisis, loneliness, sarcasm, food, restaurant, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.1
 6K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 19K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, artsy, breathtaking ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, culture clash, honest, finnish, friendship, happy ending, greed, life, death, deadpan, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, california, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 6K
Footnote (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: melancholic, meditative, surreal, thought provoking, tragicomedy ...
Plot: rivalry, jewish, father son relationship, greed, existentialism, secrets, family problems, parents and children, ambition, estrangement, religions or cults, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.8
 14K
Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, road movie, dark, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: insanity, immigrants, german, surrealism, bittersweet, self discovery, culture clash, american dream, on the road, pimp, art, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, canada, berlin germany, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: redemption, cowboy, father son relationship, hopes, parents and children, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, actor's life, human nature, small town, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, texas, spain, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 17K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 45K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: emotional, art house, meditative, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, luxury hotel, casual sex, character study, obsession, family relations, actor's life, lifestyle, direction and purpose, introspection, womanizer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, milan italy, california, tokyo, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, stylized, cerebral ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, loneliness, art, russian, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes ...
Place: russia, new jersey, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, light, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, hotel, biker, life philosophy, on the road, friendship, adventure, road trip, obsession, journey, loner ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: ironic, sentimental, humorous, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adaptation, artist, couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, bittersweet, ambition, love, loneliness, art, fashion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, depression, unlikely friendships, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, museum, divorce, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: road movie, art house, thought provoking, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: immigrants, road trip, coming of age, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, alienation, partners, immigration, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, tokyo, new york, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, sexy, cerebral, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, adaptation, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, dark humor, depression ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, entertaining, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: travel, self discovery, life, life philosophy, psychiatrist, adventure, introspection, solitude, road trip, friendship, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, california, china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 21K
Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: road movie, sad, surreal, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: boy, on the road, summer, pervert, friendship, violence, road trip, bittersweet, youth, yakuza, surrealism, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 14K
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, surreal, meditative, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, friendship, motel, character study, magic realism, transformation, life philosophy, german, starting over, gas station, wilderness, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, germany, california, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 80K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: melancholic, surreal, lyrical, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, suicide, music, mental illness, identity, eccentricity, musician, creativity, loneliness, character study, deadpan, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: ironic, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, teenager, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, lifestyle, obsessive quest, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, captivating, cynical, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, hollywood, addiction, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, destiny, drugs, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, intellectual, surreal, talky ...
Plot: food, art, philosophy, restaurant, existentialism, technology, humanity, death, jewish, bittersweet, melancholy, realism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: poland, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, pedophile, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, sisters, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, california, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: art house, surreal, sexy, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: drifter, slacker, coming of age, jazz, alienation, depression, surrealism, mental illness, melancholy, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, artist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: art house, road movie, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, car, existentialism, death, muslim, desert, art, loneliness, small town, greed, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, tokyo, tehran iran, middle east, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, sentimental, surreal, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: doctors, family, redemption, depression, life philosophy, hospital, parents and children, introspection, life is a bitch, dark humor, terminal illness, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%