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Night Shapes (1999)
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Night Shapes (1999)
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, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prostitute, misfit, clergy, religions or cults, life is a bitch, hopes, society, urban, chaos and mayhem, social misfits, immigrants, city life, down on your luck, businessman, lovers, homeless, village life, refugee, illegal prostitution, sex, dog, female nudity, prostitution, drugs, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany

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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, urban, social misfits, friendship and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Night Shapes: In Vanda's Room (2000), Everything's Jake (2000), Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996), Something in the Way (2013), Little Saints (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi documentary, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, social misfits, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, heroin addict, city life, urban ghetto life, poverty, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, injustice, society, social misfits, working the system, homelessness, street life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
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
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: job seeking, urban, city life, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, motel, camera, boxing match, porter, operation condor, blind girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, social misfits, dull life, misfit, society, strong sexual content, urban, religions or cults, unfulfillment, taxi
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.5
 508
Little Saints (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bittersweet, strong female presence, family problems, low lives, society, prostitute, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, hopes, missing person, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, spain, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, happiness, revenge, society, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, estrangement, human nature, doctors and patients, introspection, life is a bitch, lifestyle, therapy session, psychoanalyst, female nudity, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hour of the Star (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, orphan, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, immigrants, society, misfit, starting over, oracle, longing, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Waiting for the Messiah (2000)
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. ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, opposites attract, social differences, forbidden love, family relations, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, couples, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 504
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, immigrants, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, teenage boy, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, workplace situations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, workplace, petty job, village, immigrants, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Grill Point (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the style of a documentary this tragic comedy tells the story of a relationship crisis between two married couples and their longing to break out of their miserable daily lives. In this East German post-wall movie Andreas Dresen introduces the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever
Plot: couples, adultery, couple relations, working class, thirtysomething life, family problems, secret love, introspection, midlife crisis, misfit, crumbling marriage, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: friendship, disorder, crimes, unlikely criminals, partners, society, misfit partners, misfit, dishonesty, poverty, unemployment, loss of job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, mexican, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 520
Nordrand (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, immigrants, gender, love and romance, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, romance, social relations, friends, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 4K
Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: realistic, gloomy, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, politics, misfit, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), fall in love, social misfits, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 926
The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: brothel, post war, social decay, against the odds, city life, urban, social differences, injustice, power relations, cafe, rich and poor, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.2
 20K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, bohemian life, goodhearted, social misfits, society, misfit, on the run, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 123
North Curve (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, buddies, urban, obsession, social relations, hoodlum, football stadium, female nudity, drunk ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, society, youth, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 261
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, youth, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, mission, bible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, urban, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 14K
Sidewalls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A romantic comedy full a refreshing global perspective, SIDEWALLS is director Gustavo Taretto's clever and moving ode to the modern people and urban landscape of Buenos Aires. Martin is a neurotic web designer taking baby steps out of the ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: architecture, introspection, lifestyle, human nature, hopes, mannequin, internet, internet chat, first date, depression, phobia, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 1K
Five (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, coping, life is a bitch, women, breast cancer, destiny, doctor, human spirit, unfulfillment, newlyweds, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Am I Beautiful? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, couples, sexual content, infidelity, love affair, human nature, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family problems, society, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 148
The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, going straight, follow your dream, musician's life, drug dealing, artists and showbiz, hopes, society, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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