Movies like Samba

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Samba (2014)
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Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, captivating, romantic, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, society, betrayal, illegal immigrant, fake identity, culture clash, survival, love story, justice, romance, life philosophy, loneliness, stereotypes, prejudice, destiny, runaway, brothers, self discovery, french, friends, interracial relations, dull life, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about romance, friendship, mentor, couples, catastrophe, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Samba: The Intouchables (2011), Let's Be Friends (2005), The Terminal (2004), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), A Housekeeper (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, culture clash, friends, human relationship, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Let's Be Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claude Mendelbaum est un informaticien trentenaire, célibataire, timide, hypocondriaque et transparent. Depuis Vicky, sa dernière histoire d'amour, il a du mal à remonter la pente. Son travail dans une grande tour de la Défense, peu propice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, love and romance, unlikely partners, singleness, teaching the ways of the world, friends, romance, obsessive quest, couples, looking for love, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 361K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, passenger, culture clash, immigrants, misfit, military coup, arrest, fish out of water, stranded, destiny, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, jealous spouse, journalism, train ride, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, couple relations, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, infidelity, self discovery, society, human nature, lifestyle, starting over, family relations, fall in love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 5K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, love and romance, twentysomething life, couple relations, fall in love, romance, couples, friends, human nature, secretary ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, normandy, paris france, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, misfit, society, opposites attract, family relations, religions or cults, friendship, romance, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, surreal, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, french, prank, friendship, destiny, romance, best friends, contests and competitions, love hate, competition, music box, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.6
 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: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, french countryside, romance, women, couples, journalism, midlife crisis, friends, family relations, starting over, matchmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 37K
Euro Pudding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, youth, friendship, prejudice, french, infidelity, lesbian, party, hippie, student, travel, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, france, barcelona spain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An Impudent Girl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlotte is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, friendship, coming of age, human nature, love affair, small town life, teenage life, couples, fall in love, parents and children, romance, master and servant ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, friendship, french, fish out of water, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, vacation, taxi, taxi driver, romance, society, urban, lifestyle, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, lesbian, unlikely couple, best friends, couples, friends, couple relations, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 12K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, frenchman abroad, chinatown, immigration, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, immigrants, longing, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 11K
Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicidal, estrangement, friendship, unlikely relationship, friends, family relations, odd couple, optimism, respect, couples, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, belgium, europe, brussels, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 12K
Delicacy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, workplace romance, love affair, office romance, love and romance, love, fall in love, love triangle, romance, cafe, swedish, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: clever, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: society, gays and lesbians, racism, laundry, culture clash, immigrants, romance, gay, british, interracial relations, fall in love, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, male female friendship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1987, year 1977
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 2K
Chaos (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her ...
Style: semi serious, touching, light, witty, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, redemption, human nature, life is a bitch, vengeance, social relations, society, starting over, woman in danger, storytelling, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, geneva switzerland, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
Style: semi serious, witty, atmospheric, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, poet, eviction, deportation, couples, friends, society, tragic love, urban, down on your luck, life is a bitch, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, clever, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, lookalikes, love and romance, fall in love, hidden identity, disorder, romance, society, social differences, human nature, napoleon bonaparte, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: touching, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, couples, cliche, overbearing, thirtysomething life, hung over, friends, urban, anniversary, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 18K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, elderly lovers, immigrants, friendship, social misfits, human spirit, bohemian life, misfit, urban, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: seaport, france, europe, normandy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 1K
Baby Love (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost. Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, society, gender, custody, misfit, hopes, romance, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, loneliness, looking for love, dating, love affair, romance, fall in love, new love, couples, encounter, city life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, romance, battle of the sexes, love and romance, city life, twentysomething life, singleness, couple relations, lifestyle, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.9
 3K
Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, pregnancy, friendship, romance, human nature, midlife crisis, best friends, police detective, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, museum, chaos, chaos and mayhem, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, depression, suicide attempt, moon ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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