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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, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, 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, beach, artists and showbiz, cancer, girlfriend, guitarist, dying, band, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, bittersweet, love and romance and best friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like One-Way Ticket to Mombasa: The Amazing Catfish (2013), The Be All and End All (2009), Questione di cuore (2009), Cas & Dylan (2013), Breaking the Rules (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, adoption, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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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, humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, loss of virginity, terminal illness, last wish, looking for sex, teenage life, first sex, unfulfillment, youth, bittersweet, hospital, heart condition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the run, introspection, friendship, life is a bitch, on the road, terminal illness, orphan, inventions and discoveries, doctors and patients, hospital
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, youth, bittersweet, friends, terminal illness, wish come true, reunion, homecoming, on the road, self discovery, profanity, adventure ...
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Place: california, usa
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Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, road movie
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, ego clash, chases and races, legal action, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, fugitives, buddies, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two Thousand and None (2000)
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: semi serious, touching, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, destiny, tragic hero, obsessive quest, couples, life is a bitch, best friends, couple relations, singleness, unfulfillment, disease ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
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, realistic, touching, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: fall in love, alcohol abuse, love and romance, best friends, starting over, hopes, drinking alcohol, alcoholics anonymous, drinking, friends, sex scene, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, terminal illness, family problems, coping, dishonesty, teenage life, life is a bitch, social relations, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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44%
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
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Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 109 min.
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