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Desperados on the Block (2009)
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Desperados on the Block (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their paths cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich: Clara, Motek, and Sin are three strangers in Germany, longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call "home". DESPERADOS ON THE BLOCK is an award-winning independent feature written & directed by Tomasz E. Rudzik.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, surprise ending
Plot: cause and meaning, love and romance, youth, romance, student life, looking for love, society, social misfits, immigrants, college life, bittersweet, misfit, communication problem, culture clash, love, male female relationship, second chance, coming of age, deaf mute, train, bicycle, absurd humor, a vision, nervous breakdown, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, romance, society, bittersweet, youth, fall in love and misfit mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Desperados on the Block: Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), City of Life (2009), The Green Chariot (2005), Late Autumn (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, culture clash, job seeking, looking for love, rich and poor, human nature, family relations, society, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Late Autumn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral. Anna embarks on a long trip to Seattle. Hoon is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: introspection, impossible love, immigrants, love and romance, couples, society, bittersweet, gigolo, release from prison, self defense, social misfits, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, nightclub, male female relationship, meaning of life, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, coming of age, university, youth, break-up, breakup, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
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Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, society, couples, hopes, interracial relations, culture clash, fall in love, terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe, germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 133 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 73 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Call of the Toad (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
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37%
Shadows of Time (2004)
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%