Movies like The Dead Man and Being Happy

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The Dead Man and Being Happy (2012)
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The Dead Man and Being Happy (2012)
Original name: El muerto y ser feliz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buenos Aires. On the top floor of a hospital, a Spaniard that has lived half his life in Argentina realizes that he is dying. This old hired killer -tough, funny and tender- runs away with a happy load of morphine, and starts a trip up North, heading nowhere in particular. A girl he finds on the road will be his loyal companion along five thousand kilometres of black comedy.
Style: tense, touching, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitman, crimes, drug abuse, on the road, partners, life is a bitch, addiction, danger, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, elderly, aging, road trip, crime, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, golden years, dog, dark humor, hospital, forest, female nudity, sex scene, mercenary, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina

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Most similar movies to The Dead Man and Being Happy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and touching films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, danger, drug abuse, addiction, crime and drugs mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Dead Man and Being Happy: Do I Know You? (2007), Caroline and Jackie (2012), Eldorado (2008), The Living (2014), Stratos (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, golden years, aging, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, senior citizen, retirement home, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: addiction, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, eating disorder, siblings relations, friends, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, crimes, disorder, drug abuse, burglar, chevrolet, road trip, self discovery, friendship, comedy of errors, eccentric family, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: danger, siblings relations, crime gone awry, hitman, deadly, crimes, disorder, crime, brutality, mental illness, revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Stratos (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus
Duration: 137 min.
Story: At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this. A free man now, ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, tunnel, danger, forced into action, redemption, save the day, curse, crime, criminal heroes, master criminal, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Lullaby (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Price, a former hitman, is struggling to cope with retirement. He left the assassination business to live the "easy life." However, retirement arrived with its own agenda. It was not the instant peace and calm that Price expected. Rather, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, moral dilemma, retiring, rivalry, crimes, danger, going straight, femme fatale, self discovery, retirement, paranoia, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, ...
Style: road movie, psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: desert, supportive spouse, looking for love, on the road, dark humor, criminal heroes, crimes, writer's life, hollywood, writers, kidnapping, transvestism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
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53%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, golden years, elderly, survival, orphan, isolation, wilderness, life is a bitch, danger, forest, dangerous animal, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, hitman, danger, law enforcement, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, estrangement, misfit, social misfits, crimes, overdose, society, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
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Manila (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tribute to filmmakers and National Artists Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. In the "Day" segment, Piolo Pacual portrays the role of William, a drug addict who tries to rebuild his sense of self and reconnect with the people around him. ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: downfall, losing-it hero, on the run, addiction, nothing goes right, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, boss and employee, human nature, drug abuse, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Kid Cannabis (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug smuggling, crimes, buddies, youth, drug dealing, teenage life, drug abuse, partners, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2006, year 2015
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A junkie nurse rules the night shift at a convalescent hospital.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace, workplace situations, addiction, drug abuse, dark humor, against the rules, life is a bitch, dishonesty, cons and scams, retirement home life, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, partners, danger, crimes, gang, life is a bitch, chases and races, city life, vengeance, revenge, urban, crime ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Las Acacias (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rubén is a middle-aged Argentinian truck driver transporting timber between Paraguay and Buenos Aires. One day, at a truck stop, he picks up a young Paraguayan woman, Jacinta, whom his employer had told to take to Buenos Aires. To Rubén's ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: on the road, hitchhiker, unlikely couple, hopes, human nature, introspection, delivery, baby, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, border crossing, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, paraguay, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, drug abuse, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, disorder, solace, social misfits, family problems, death in the family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, new orleans
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ball in the House (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Relative Evil (aka Ball in the House) - When JJ (Jonathan Tucker) returns home from rehab, he is greeted by a conniving family who are plotting to cash in on a life insurance policy before his 18th birthday
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, gloomy
Plot: against the odds, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, going straight, teenage life, addiction, family problems, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Minute (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The clock is ticking towards The Last Minute, but no one knows it. No one except Billy Byrne - young, cool and talented, he's the Next Big Thing. At least that's what the London glitterazzi are saying, on the streets, in the clubs, in the ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, suspense, realistic
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Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Staten Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, unfulfillment, violence, husband wife relationship, mob boss, shooting, environmentalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
They Have Escaped (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two troubled youths break out of their halfway house and make their way to one's home.
Style: touching, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, rebelliousness, fall in love, cross country, danger, juvenile delinquency, crimes, rebellion, love and romance, journey, escape, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, strong female lead, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, self discovery, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, car chase, buddies, partners, dishonesty, car, rivalry, friendship, auto repair, danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gangs from Rosario (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: City of Rosario. After three decades in prison together in the same cell, Tito and Castor are released. Outside the youth's friends await, as well as mines, tango, nights of drunkenness and a suitcase full of money hidden in the Parana River. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: crimes, tough heroes, lone wolves, golden years, confined, gang, dishonesty, graphic violence, prison life, heist, prison, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, addiction, family relations, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%