Movies like Rent-a-Cat

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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
Original name: レンタネコ
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, touching, sincere, captivating, light, sentimental, offbeat, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pets, cat, introspection, single woman, dream, satire, hopes, haunted by the past, singleness, disorder, life turned upside down, japanese woman, small business, female director, loneliness, megaphone, donut, ice cream, neighbor, pet cat, companion, chores, yo yo, pet
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about hopes, family relations, disorder, introspection, parents and children, life turned upside down and female director mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Rent-a-Cat: Kamome Diner (2006), On Air (2012), Among Ravens (2014), Happy 140 (2015), Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, hopes, cooking and food, small business, feminism, diner, single woman, dangerous animal, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: radio show, parents and children, media, midlife crisis, self discovery, disorder, introspection, family relations, dishonesty, strong female presence, hidden identity, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Among Ravens (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends who reunite for their annual 4th of July weekend only to be confronted by Chad, a strange and beautiful nature photographer who begins to change their lives one by one.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: reunion, friends, weekend, bittersweet, life turned upside down, introspection, photographer, nature, friendship, black panties, voyeurism, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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33%
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, friends, disorder, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, meeting, slap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, semi serious, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: life turned upside down, unlikely couple, introspection, romance, couples, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, disorder, couple relations, hopes, dogma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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32%
The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, reunion, estrangement, society, haunted by the past, twentysomething life, best friends, diner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Hello Ghost (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ghost, fall in love, supernatural, follow your dream, love and romance, imaginary, goofy hero, hopes, disorder, jail, redemption, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Jackie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dutch twin sisters travel to America to look for their long-lost mother.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: twins, family relations, cross country, disorder, family problems, journey, search, mute or deaf, meet the parents, obsessive quest, fish out of water, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, holland
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29%
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Memories (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, golden years, aging, family relations, night watchman, past, disappearance, love, homecoming, elderly, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Queen of Montreuil (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a ...
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, homecoming, life turned upside down, disorder, uninvited guest, hopes, bittersweet, widow, neighbor, death of husband, seaport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, insurance, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, workplace, family business, family life, down on your luck, restaurant, life turned upside down, hopes, brother brother relationship, greek, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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28%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, storytelling, unsuccessful, dealing with death, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, society, youth, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, social relations, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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28%
Scandal Makers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former teen idol Nam Hyeon-soo is now in his thirties and working as a radio DJ. One day a young woman named Jeong-nam shows up and claims to be his own daughter. She also has a son whom she claims to be Hyeon-soo's grandson. Their relation is ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, radio dj, family relations, unfulfillment, media, father daughter relationship, life turned upside down, society, hopes, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, couples, filmmaking, hopes, romance, society, fall in love, college professor, rivalry, student, mountain, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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God's Offices (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A realist dramedy about dedicated social workers who devote their long shifts to helping pregnant women.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, youth, hopes, family problems, clinic, sexuality, abortion, pill, pills, safe sex, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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27%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, estrangement, human nature, doctors and patients, introspection, lifestyle, life is a bitch, psychoanalyst, female nudity, therapy session, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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26%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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26%
If I Were You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners, unlikely partners, infidelity, life turned upside down, family problems, sex addict, dishonesty, introspection, disorder, friendship between women, female friendship, play within film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, elderly, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, pregnancy, siblings relations, golden years, step siblings, life turned upside down, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
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Septien (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, humorous, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sibling relationship, homecoming, family problems, farm, lifestyle, disorder, haunted by the past, hustler, family relations, americana, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
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Blue Eyelids (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, vacation, loneliness, stranger, bittersweet, love and romance, dull life, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, life turned upside down, search, single parent, family in crisis, treasure hunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 907
Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, captivating, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 85
Abraxas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, self discovery, introspection, bittersweet, small town, midlife crisis, rock, redemption, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 690
Preggoland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dishonesty, life turned upside down, best friends, disorder, faked pregnancy, lie, society, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%