Movies like Waking Ned Devine

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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Original name: Waking Ned
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, twists and turns, funny, light, thought provoking, clever, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lottery, irish, friendship, village, death, greed, small town, catastrophe, gambling, dark humor, loneliness, life, beautiful scenery, male nudity, conspiracy, destiny, wartime, runaway, childhood, luck, mentor, multiple storylines, stereotypes, secrets, british ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, friendship, culture clash, friends, dialogue, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Waking Ned Devine: The Grand Seduction (2013), Local Hero (1983), Mystics (2003), Puckoon (2002), The Closer You Get (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Grand Seduction (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As ...
Style: touching, semi serious, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, manipulation, doctors, unlikely friendships, deception, dishonesty, society, social relations, disorder, unemployment, cons and scams, white lie ...
Time: 21st century, 50s, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland, england
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: small town, village life, culture clash, beautiful scenery, village, travel, greed, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, oil, seaside town, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, texas, houston texas
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, buddies, crimes, golden years, nothing goes right, partners, dark humor, seance, scam, senior citizen, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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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 ⇓
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The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, couples, isolation, couple relations, romance, family relations, village life, small town life, battle of the sexes, love, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, cons and scams, family life, family relations, social relations, dishonesty, village, disorder, con artists, alien, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, satirical, bleak ...
Plot: satire, working class, small town, countryside, food, village, social differences, village life, ambition, society, crimes, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, touching, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: irish, love, romance, politics, culture clash, small town, small town life, dog, genealogy, matchmaker, foul language, election campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe
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100%
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Widows' Peak (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scandal and mystery reign following the arrival of Edwina in a small Irish town populated entirely by widows. Edwina quickly falls out with the locals while also falling in with the son of the community's leader
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 1920s, 20th century
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The Dinner Game (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: feel good, funny, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, USA
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Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, light, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, doctor, village, goofy hero, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, social relations, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, australia, quebec, montreal
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lottery Ticket (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, light, scenic
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