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Night Shapes
Original name: Nachtgestalten
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Pope is in town and the night of his stay is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin′s inhabitants. Rich and poor, down-and-outs and policemen, street kids and taxi drivers - in their search for a little bit of happiness, they all end up on an amusing and at times harrowing odyssey through the labyrinth of the big city.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: clergy, urban, social misfits, city life, society, immigrants, prostitute, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, religions or cults, hopes, misfit, illegal prostitution, lovers, refugee, life is a bitch, prostitution, immigration, pope, destiny, homelessness, female nudity, drugs, sex, dog
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
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Stroszek
Comedy, Drama
West Germany
115 min.
 8.0
Night on Earth
Comedy, Drama
France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
129 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and gloomy films with plots about society, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, urban, down on your luck and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Night Shapes: The Beehive (1982), Waiting for the Messiah (2000), Stroszek (1977), In Vanda's Room (2000), Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Beehive
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, and wonders when he'll discover sex. ...
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Stroszek
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
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Buenos Aires Vice Versa
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
Story: This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the past
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mendel
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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Everything's Jake
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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Country: USA
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Raining Stones
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The Beat
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, offbeat, rough ...
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The Saint of Fort Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Eighteen
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Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pip, a street kid just turning 18, receives his grandfather's World War II-era memoirs and discovers parallels to his own life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: immigrants, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, single parent, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, urban ghetto life, street kid, coming of age, society ...
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The Bohemian Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, couple relations, romance, urban, tragic love, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Grill Point
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, offbeat
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Time: contemporary
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Star Maps
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, coming of age, prostitution, family life, sex, tragedy, gays and lesbians, mentor, pornography, prostitute, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
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The Two of Us
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wartime life, countryside, life is a bitch, village, golden years, human nature, anti semitism, self discovery, friendship, religions or cults, elderly, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Shun Li and the Poet
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, social misfits, friendship, village, misfit, friends, single parent, fish out of water, village life, workplace situations, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Girls Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, suicide, rape, best friends, college, women, juvenile delinquency, adolescence ...
Time: 90s
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North Curve
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
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    User:   39%
 
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Gummo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, art house, surreal ...
Plot: small town, sexual abuse, surrealism, drugs/alcohol, small town life, distopia, strong sexual content, social decay, realism, incest, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 

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