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One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002)
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One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002)
Original name: Menolippu Mombasaan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pete loses his consciousness while playing in a pop band. The diagnosis is harsh and the doctor cannot say for sure whether Pete will celebrate his 18th birthday. One night, encouraged by the vodka on Jusa's 18th birthday, Pete confesses his love to Kata, his dream girl. Together with Jusa, they go to Lapland where Kata has her summer job. In Jusa's wild company, Pete experiences something which he never felt before as they decide to take a trip to Mombasa via Lapland.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, on the road, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love and romance, child illness, unfulfillment, friendship, illness, young adult, youth, death, dream, pain, friend, aspiring musician, friends, escapades, adventure, fighting illness, beach, artists and showbiz, cancer, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like One-Way Ticket to Mombasa: The Be All and End All (2009), Gloriously Wasted (2012), Tour de Force (2014), The Amazing Catfish (2013), Questione di cuore (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, loss of virginity, terminal illness, last wish, first sex, looking for sex, teenage life, unfulfillment, youth, bittersweet, hospital, heart condition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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Gloriously Wasted (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Juha Berg is a 30-year-old hopeless drunk in the Kallio neighborhood of Helsinki. Juha doesn't have the first intention of changing his way of life - just the opposite. He really enjoys sundry sexual relationships, adrenalin-inducing violence ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, fall in love, starting over, best friends, love and romance, hopes, friends, alcoholics anonymous, political persecution, arrest, thirty something, drunkard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, terminal illness, friendship, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, thirtysomething life, best friends, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, life is a bitch, adoption, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hospital, dealing with death, unsuccessful, screenwriter, fear of death, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, youth, self discovery, terminal illness, wish come true, homecoming, on the road, friends, tragic hero, partners, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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85%
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Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: on the run, friendship, introspection, on the road, orphan, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hospital, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, sex comedy
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, american football, captivity, child illness, friendship, hospital, bittersweet, escape, friends, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, dealing with death, terminal illness, small town, cancer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, estrangement, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, unemployment, human nature, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, siblings relations, courtroom drama, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, unfulfillment, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship, illness, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a ...
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, friends, breakup, crumbling relationship, village life, friendship between men, love, french countryside, terminal illness, unfulfillment, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, nice france, paris france, south of france
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45%
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Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, misfit, love and romance, dishonesty, coping, teenage life, family problems, social relations, life is a bitch, teenage love, parents and children, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy, road movie, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: diner, starting over, friendship, hopes, love and romance, cooking and food, small business, feminism, cafe, single woman, lifestyle, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, japan, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 383
Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: amusement park, mermaid, friends, couples, family relations, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, introspection, couple relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, semi serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, tragic hero, destiny, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, obsessive quest, best friends, unfulfillment, singleness, disease ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, paralysis, dark humor, disability, misfit, tractor, farmer, adventure, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sequoia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man meets a 23-year-old cancer patient on the way to the park and disrupts her plan to commit suicide.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, romance, death wish, bittersweet, family, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, illness, suicide, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, terminal illness, unfulfillment, relationships, fighting illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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41%
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Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, captivating ...
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In All Stars 2 Old Stars, the unexpected wedding of one of the boys means they treat themselves to an ‘old-fashioned training camp’ in the form of a long weekend in Barcelona. The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is meant to be the high ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, silly humor, friendship, introspection, midlife crisis, friends, buddies, soccer match, soccer, on the road, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, france, holland, spain, europe ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, friendship, pregnancy, female friendship, dying, life turned upside down, best friends, terminal illness, best friend, tragic event, husband wife relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, best friends, introspection, looking for love, human nature, on the road, hopes, parents and children, family business, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
With Friends Like These (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair color while she's been away. Frederic found himself a girlfriend and plans to move. Kurt and Blonde Kelly live together with their one-year-old ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: best friends, youth, friendship, human nature, homecoming, friends, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), twentysomething life, snobbism, social relations, high school friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, high school, youth, leukemia, high school life, friends, mentally unstable, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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36%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, youth, teenage love, society, high school life, physical appearance, social misfits, self discovery, love and romance, teenage life, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%