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Zero Motivation (2014)
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Zero Motivation (2014)
Original name: Efes Beyahasei Enosh
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. In Hebrew with subtitles.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, funny, witty, talky, absurd, satirical, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: office, female soldier, military base, military, soldier, army, friendship, virginity, best friends, military life, hapless soldier, administration, women, dark humor, kick-butt women, friends, strong female presence, superior officer, relationships, satire, suicide, male nudity, rape, desert, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: israel, tokyo, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about friendship, friends, dark humor, culture clash, buddies, unlikely friendships and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Zero Motivation: Clockwatchers (1997), The Day We Met (1990), The Big Ask (2013), Close to Home (2005), Biloxi Blues (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, heist, fighting the system, secretary, office politics, father daughter relationship, women, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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The Day We Met (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being called for his mandatory yearly Israeli army reserve duty, Arik Schwartzman finds himself looking for a uniform wearing serial rapist. He is aided by Natalie, a young female soldier who looks for her lost father.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: law enforcement, army investigation, military, soldier, military life, woman in danger, military base, blackmail, attempted rape, military police, search for father, mental patient ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, bittersweet, buddies, couples, death of mother, disorder, couple relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar), both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: friendship, military life, soldier, politics, terrorism, military, women, crimes, teenage life, strong female presence, coming of age, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, youth, soldier, coming of age, sergeant, loss of virginity, gay slur, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, arkansas, poland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, tragicomedy, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, military, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, hapless soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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You're Sleeping Nicole (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. But when Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, friends, family relations, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, when the parents are away, dark humor, best friends, strong female presence, twentysomething life, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, writer's life, friendship, farce, dark humor, abduction, kidnapping, friends, writers, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: soldier, desert, daring rescue, nothing goes right, military, dishonesty, track down, disorder, silly humor, satire, military life, military base ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, asia, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, military, misfit, basic training, daydreamer, friends, boot camp, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Trip to Italy (2014)
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Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, odd couple, buddies, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, actor's life, artists and showbiz, poet, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, follow your dream, prank, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Three and Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
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51%
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
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41%
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Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Renaissance Man (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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