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Placido (1961)
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Placido (1961)
Original name: Plácido
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations also include a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, dark humor, social differences, small town, charity, bourgeoisie, christmas, christmas eve, family relations, rich and poor, family life, satire, elderly, money raising, family problems, society, small town life, humble, race against time, golden years, family in crisis, power relations, social relations, homeless, social satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, small town, family life, social relations and small town life mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Placido: The Firemen's Ball (1967), Ballykissangel (1996), Crossing Borders (2006), All Against All (2013), The Executioner (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ...
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Plot: satire, dark humor, lottery, firefighter, political satire, farce, small town, retiring, small time, disorder, social relations, chief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
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Ballykissangel (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, spain
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All Against All (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Executioner (1963)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: death sentence, mortician, death, retirement, executioner, parents and children, misfit, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, small town, social relations, society, small town life, working class, rise to the top, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, aging, golden years, grandfather granddaughter relationship, senior citizen, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, father daughter relationship ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 136 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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