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, drug dealer, gangsters, losing-it hero, psychopath, dark humor, gang, youth, love affair, teenage life, on the run, chase, dream, massacre, sleep disorder, village, coming of age, village life, criminal heroes, christmas, sex, gay, dancing, airplane ...
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 melancholic films with plots about drinking alcohol, kiss, friendship, father son relationship, drink, mother son relationship and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like No Rest for the Brave: The Adventures of Felix (2000), Full Speed (1996), Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Zappa (1983), The Taste of Others (2000). 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: humorous, melancholic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, male nudity, road trip, lgbt, unemployment, friendship, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, australia, california, marseille, europe ...
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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: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, lgbtq, gay interest, coming out, betrayal, youth, racism, love triangle, friendship, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, lyon, europe, new york, algeria ...
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Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, loser, couples, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, marriage, mental illness, road trip, relationships, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, maryland, philadelphia ...
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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, disturbing, emotional
Plot: coming of age, boy, teenage boy, female nudity, rape, family relations, friendship, fish, bird, new year's eve, theft, gym class ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Taste of Others (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: biting, meditative, sincere, touching, art house ...
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, opposites attract, fish out of water, bohemian life, disorder, snobbism, couple relations, fall in love, relationships, suspense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, single parent, musician's life, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, destiny, couples, secret ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Telling You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college graduate, college, friendship, old friends, slacker, flirting, friendship between men, youth, partners, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 16K
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, witty, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, irish, gangsters, justice, unlikely friendships, eccentricity, multiple storylines, couple relations, love and romance, existentialism, heist, male female relationship ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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72%
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, marijuana, teenager, dysfunctional family, drugs, high school, depression, fall in love, friendship, misfit, drug abuse, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, melancholic, stylized, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coincidence, chance meeting, chaos, love and romance, couples, couple relations, butterfly effect, old woman, stranger, destiny, suicide attempt, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, new jersey, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, intense, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love, honest, dysfunctional family, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, starting over, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, human nature, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
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66%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school life, father son relationship, adaptation, love, family relations, prank, honest, parents and children, american football, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, rhode island, new jersey, connecticut, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, redemption, rivalry, introspection, hopes, drummer, chase, business partner, training, on the run ...
Time: 21st century
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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, atmospheric, lyrical, psychological, serious ...
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Place: japan, thailand, india, tokyo, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, breakup, obsession, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, love and romance, gender, dark humor, siblings relations, infidelity, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: art house, talky, witty, ironic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ex convict, mechanic, redemption, depression, obsession, literature, high school, friendship, prison, greed, anarchist, gossip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: new york, new jersey, new york state, long island, usa ...
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Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
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Place: paris france, alps
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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, controversial, experimental, non-linear, biting ...
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The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, lifestyle, human nature, youth, homecoming, parents and children, dysfunctional family, americana, native american ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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56%
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Last Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. While widower Patrick Wheeler braces for his fate, he meets Sandra, the wife of a businessman who is intent on ...
Style: surreal, sincere, semi serious, humorous, bad ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: apocalypse, doomsday, chaos, disaster, distopia, existentialism, satire, end of the world, solitude, post apocalypse, human nature, hopes ...
Time: future, turn of the century, year 2000, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: romantic, funny, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, summer job, friendship, workplace, coming of age, amusement park, youth, drugs, marijuana, first sexual experience, college, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: california, pennsylvania, new jersey, usa, pittsburgh ...
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The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, satirical, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, generosity, poverty, friendship, robbery, eccentricity, couple relations, starting over, financial problem, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: finland, europe, north korea, helsinki finland, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
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Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: psychological, art house, tense, touching, humorous ...
Plot: prison, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, alienation, bowling, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, fall in love, gambling, relationships, blackmail, debt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Some Prefer Cake (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In San Francisco, Kira has a day job at a warehouse, writes jokes for her sister (who does stand-up back East), wants to perform her own material, hangs out with best friend Sydney (who writes food reviews), and sleeps once with every woman she can. ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, food, restaurant, lgbt, female impersonator, truck, tea, wine, dancer, lesbian sex, flashback ...
Place: san francisco, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sexy, stylized, melancholic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, college, defloration, love triangle, drug abuse, virginity, drugs, youth, lesbian, suicide, virgin, party ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new hampshire, dublin ireland, paris france, switzerland, europe ...
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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, sincere, psychological, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, factory, working class, friendship, human nature, couple relations, lifestyle, social differences, crumbling marriage, parents and children, painting, alienation ...
Place: venice, europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, lgbt, friendship, lgbtq, gay soldier, forbidden love, lifestyle, society, understanding, occupation, love affair ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, middle east, jerusalem, jordan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, sweet, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, interracial relations, multiple storylines, fall in love, looking for love, city life, young lovers, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, friendship, first love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, paris france, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%