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The Little Priest (1964)
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The Little Priest (1964)
Original name: El Padrecito
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The young priest Father Sebastián (played by Cantinflas) is assigned to a parish in San Jeronimo el Alto, where he is not welcomed by the community, particularly the resident priest Father Damián (played by Ángel Garasa). The newcomer gradually earns the trust of the people through humor, but firmly captures their hearts by saving the town fiesta by fighting a bull when the hired torero failed to show.Father Sebastián counsels the townspeople, lecturing them on their duties in a modern society. He used the collection plate to redistribute the town's wealth more evenly. When accused of communism, he quoted the 1891 socially-conscious encyclical Rerum Novarum. He even ventured into politics, with a veiled attack on the municipal president couched into a sermon. Eventually, he brokers a deal with the local political boss for some concessions for the poor of his parish.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Plot: baptism, catholic church, bullfighting, card playing, organ, priest, bribery, sermon, family, clergy, religions or cults, society, small town life, small town, disorder, social relations
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about society, small town, small town life, disorder, social relations, family relations and family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Little Priest: The Minister and Me (1976), Your Excellency (1967), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), The Mass Is Ended (1985), The Maldonado Miracle (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Minister and Me (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mateo Melgarejo (played by Mario Moreno "Cantinflas") is a notary public and scribe for the illiterate people of Santo Domingo, a neighborhood north of Mexico City's Zócalo. A squatter friend asks for his help in negotiating with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: car accident, corruption, secretary, office, car race, bureaucrat, fighting the system, workplace, society, state affairs, farce, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Government Woman (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Pope Must Diet (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, alternative comedy, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, christian film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Country: Italy
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, italian comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Country: Italy
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Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.5
 14K
The Lizard (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, rough, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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