Movies like Divine Intervention

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Divine Intervention (2002)
 6.6
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Divine Intervention (2002)
Original name: يد إلهية‎
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Comedy
Country: France, Morocco, Germany, Palestine
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, Ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't.
Style: thought provoking, touching, semi serious, meditative, stylized, surreal, humorous, clever, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, lovers apart, lovers reunited, survival, romance, politics, hopes, danger, society, couples, separated, tourist, helicopter, map, checkpoint, heroes, soldier, couple relations, battles, love and romance, hospital, satire, love, football, snake ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, jerusalem, argentina, tokyo, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, couple relations, storytelling and love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Divine Intervention: The Time That Remains (2009), Conversations with Other Women (2005), Late Marriage (2001), David & Layla (2005), The Tiger and the Snow (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Palestine, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, psychological, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: political unrest, unfulfillment, family life, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, parents and children, wartime life, family relations, society
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forced marriage, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, opposites attract, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, family tradition, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.4
 830
David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, family relations, meet the parents, parents and children, romance, hopes, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, israel, jerusalem, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: poet, true love, romance, against the odds, war, cure, ambition, woman in danger, wooing, human spirit, power of love, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, europe, middle east, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, introspection, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, women, french countryside, kick-butt women, journalism ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 3K
Tuvalu (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind ...
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, love and romance, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, family relations, love affair, swimming pool, treasure map ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 2K
Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, religions or cults, hopes, satire, investigation, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, supernatural ability, anti war, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 4K
Happy Times (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zhao is an old laid-off worker who's dreaming of getting married. After trying unsuccessful proposals, he finally pair off with a gargantuan divorcée with two children. She, however, demands a lavish wedding and that Zhao finds a job and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
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Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 31K
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Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, nothing goes right, society, social differences, pregnancy, nightclub, lifestyle change, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, love triangle, family relations, parents and children, looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, arranged marriage, couple relations, fall in love, forced marriage ...
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Place: india, europe, asia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, love, friendship, writers, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Katrine is to be married. Her fiancé is gorgeous, their appartment is luxurious and her future in-laws are wealthy. Katrine only has one problem: she sometimes finds it difficult to tell the truth, and this sends her on a round-about jaunt with an ...
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: life turned upside down, unlikely couple, introspection, couples, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, romance, disorder, fall in love, hopes, dogma ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Too Young to Marry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, hopes, love and romance, lovers reunited, youth, coming of age, hotshot lawyer, teenage life, best friends, couples, college life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
2 Days in New York (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marion and Mingus live cozily – perhaps too cozily – with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend ...
Style: humorous, satirical, emotional, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family life, society, city life, parents and children, disorder, french, photographer, art critic, rudeness, stereotypes, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: judaism, love affair, society, youth, culture clash, couples, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, spirituality, jewish, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, transplant, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, love and romance, couple relations, couples, chance meeting, chaos, museum, old woman, stranger, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 43K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, rough, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, survival, anti war, soldier, bomb, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, tragic hero, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Merry Widow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anne-Marie vient de perdre son mari dans un accident de voiture. Elle est enfin libre d'aimer celui qu'elle voit en cachette depuis deux ans. Mais elle n'a pas prévu que sa famille, pétrie de bons sentiments, a décidé de rester à ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, family gatherings, dishonesty, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, dealing with death, family relations, infidelity, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 3K
West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: politics, society, friendship, coming of age, revolution, teenage life, prejudice, lebanese, segregation, honest, survival, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 29K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, true love, up and down relationship, couple relations, city life, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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