Movies like No Rest for the Brave

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No Rest for the Brave (2003)
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No Rest for the Brave (2003)
Original name: Pas de repos pour les braves
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strange man is involved in a village massacre and drug dealing.
Style: experimental, humorous, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, realistic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: insomnia, countryside, gangsters, drug dealer, losing-it hero, teenage life, crimes, dark humor, youth, gang, psychopath, on the run, love affair, village, coming of age, chase, massacre, village life, criminal heroes, christmas, sex, dancing, gay, airplane, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and stylized films with plots about drinking alcohol, love and romance, photograph, sex, storytelling, kiss and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like No Rest for the Brave: The Adventures of Felix (2000), Of Horses and Men (2013), The Drummer (2007), Art School Confidential (2006), Last Life in the Universe (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Felix (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Félix is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel and is a soap opera enthusiast and HIV-positive. After losing his job, Félix ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, unemployment, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, road trip, estrangement, self discovery, search for father, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, normandy, marseille, california ...
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Of Horses and Men (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Germany, Norway
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with terrible consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
Style: semi serious, sincere, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: horse, countryside, human nature, love and romance, dark humor, social relations, love affair, village life, romance, strong female character, father son relationship, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
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89%
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The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, rivalry, redemption, introspection, hopes, crimes, drummer, countryside, business partner, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Art School Confidential (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, clever, suspense ...
Plot: painting, serial killer, art school, murder, artist, investigation, dark humor, ambition, lifestyle, crimes, fan, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, opposites attract, self discovery, couples, romance, love and romance, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
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62%
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Zappa (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, teenage boy, social differences, suburbs, teenage life, estrangement, friends, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Yellow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight friends in Los Angeles spend their last evening together as they face graduation from high school and the onset of their adult lives. One of them gets in unexpected trouble when he loses a large sum of his dad's money. The friends rally ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, rough, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, unlikely criminals, race against time, crimes, youth, society, heist, cons and scams, teenage life, culture clash, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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57%
 7.0
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The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, fall in love, doctors and patients, hip hop, lifestyle, social misfits, buddies, misfit, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: anarchism, anarchist, fighting the system, teenage life, society, youth, dark humor, friendship, fall in love, college dropout, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 1K
Testosterone (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him and his editor, Louise, is hounding him. Instead of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic
Plot: breakup, obsession, obsessive quest, love and romance, gender, life turned upside down, dark humor, infidelity, siblings relations, dishonesty, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love Comes to the Executioner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man is hired as the executioner at a prison where his brother sits on death row. Things get more surreal when he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend -- who's imprisoned herself.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, absurd
Plot: fall in love, dark humor, prison, death row, prison life, alcoholic mother, family relations, couples, love and romance, crimes, romance, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, romance, starting over, parents and children, family life, couples, human nature, couple relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Style: stylized, humorous, melancholic, entertaining, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, college, defloration, love triangle, virginity, dormitory, rape, virgin, romance, lifestyle, youth, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, amsterdam, paris france, rome italy, switzerland ...
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Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, male female relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, gloomy, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Scents and Sensibility (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A twist on the classic Jane Austen novel.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: crimes, family business, eccentric family, love affair, love triangle, dishonesty, going straight, family relations, wooing, love and romance, youth, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Skipped Parts (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, coming of age, high school, single parent, youth, teenage life, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, friendship, sexual awakening ...
Time: 90s, year 1963, 60s, 50s
Place: wyoming, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tropical Malady (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, love and romance, human nature, gay, friendship, countryside, tiger, gender, gays and lesbians, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Outside Providence (1999)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, intense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa, connecticut, arizona, new england ...
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45%
It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, aging, human nature, family relations, college, gangsters, brutality, courage, redemption, weapons, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
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Control (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: subway, train, workplace, social misfits, dark humor, rivalry, serial killer, passenger, professor, underground, satire, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: witty, sexy, sexual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, las vegas, canada, palm springs california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, social decay, disorder, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A provocative, seemingly absurd patchwork movie which sends a worthwhile message about hope against all odds, love, children and human understanding. Schoolgirl Victorine has an insane mother and an alcoholic father who can never find his way home ...
Style: sexy, non-linear, surreal, biting, experimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, dysfunctional family, dark humor, family problems, loss of partner, couples, family relations, sex addict, daydreamer, urban ghetto, strong female presence, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, marseille
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42%
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Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, crumbling marriage, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Schools Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June 1990, a large provincial town. It's the last day of class before the baccalaureate: a small group of graduates happily leaves high school - In the ambient euphoria, Lucas empties his bag: without mince words, he says out loud to his ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, love affair, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, coming of age, romance, youth, college, vengeance, high school, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, lifestyle, unfulfillment, death in the family, estrangement, french, insomnia, father son relationship, farce, bittersweet, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, china, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Monday Morning (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other.
Style: humorous, psychological, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, working class, factory, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, social differences, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Booked Out (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ailidh (Mirren Burke) has two loves in this world: spying on her neighbours and writing graphic novels. The arrival of Jacob (Rollo Weeks - Girl with a Pearl Earring), inspires Ailidh and she soon begins conjuring up increasingly elaborate plans to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, love and romance, teenage life, youth, twentysomething life, friends, female friendship, 20 year old, imaginary character, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%