Movies like The Guatemalan Handshake

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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that results in many unexpected, and in some cases bizarre, effects on the town's already peculiar community.
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, mumblecore
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, best friends, friends, family relations, missing person, family life, disorder, nothing goes right, pregnancy, dark humor, couples, down on your luck, surrealism, small town life, dog, loneliness, camp, sister sister relationship, suicide attempt, swimming, father, outcast, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about friendship, family relations, friends, disorder, couples, couple relations and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Guatemalan Handshake: Bastards of Young (2013), Expecting (2013), The Big Ask (2013), Motherhood (2009), The Kitchen (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, introspection, best friends, thirtysomething life, friends, crumbling marriage, adultery, friendship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, friendship, life turned upside down, family relations, baby, couple relations, woman, adoption, weakness, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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54%
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, couple relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, disorder, friends, couples, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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42%
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, indoor, friends, platonic, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: concierge, family life, homecoming, nothing goes right, family problems, inheritance, couple relations, friendship, getting home, society, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, husband wife relationship, family vacation, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, society, disorder, looking for sex, transsexual, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, odd couple, love and romance, lifestyle, partners, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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32%
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Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, contemplative ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, dark humor, collector, disorder, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
You're Sleeping Nicole (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. But when Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, siblings relations, when the parents are away, friends, family relations, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, strong female presence, best friends, dark humor, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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31%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, hopes, follow your dream, prank, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, writers, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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31%
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, family problems, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
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Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, friendship, social misfits, rabbit, female director, bicycle, pig, woman slaps man, knife
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
 4.5
 967
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: fall in love, midlife crisis, lifestyle, unlikely couple, love and romance, mentally unstable, couples, nothing goes right, family life, dark humor, writer's life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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29%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: father son relationship, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, dark humor, family problems, family relations, youth, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, custody, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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29%
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Sedona (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soul-searching comedic adventure set among famous red rocks and vortexes of Sedona, Arizona, visitors to the mystical town encounter eccentric characters and a series of calamities that lead them to unexpected miracles.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: travel, self discovery, social relations, small town, couples, bad luck, adventure, society, miraculous event, friendship, couple relations, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.6
 883
Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, losing-it hero, disorder, friendship, conspiracy theory, wedding preparations and rituals, end of the world, profanity, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
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Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, dealer, family relations, lifestyle, drug dealing, nothing goes right, student life, eccentric family, disorder, partners, prodigy, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Smother (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, family relations, parents and children, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, disorder, family life, couple relations, fired from the job, dysfunctional family, sensuality, parent grown child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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27%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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27%
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Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, funeral, homecoming, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, social relations, death of father, high school friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
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27%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, friendship, best friends, friends, self discovery, farce, reunion, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, on the road, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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26%
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Who's Your Monkey? (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Jacksonville, Florida, four friends since grade school who are now in their early 30s face the challenges of adulthood: Hutto is about to become a father, Laith is intimidated by his girlfriend's sexuality, a grieving Bobby drinks heavily ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, disorder, nothing goes right, best friends, crimes, friends, dark humor, car accident, surgery, grief, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, sentimental, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, estrangement, friends, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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25%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, social relations, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Friction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them.
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, post modern, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, couple relations, high school life, actor's life, youth, lifestyle, social relations, high school, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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24%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, black romance, marriage, woman, changing lives, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Preggoland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dishonesty, life turned upside down, best friends, disorder, lie, faked pregnancy, society, strong female presence, pregnancy, thirtysomething life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
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24%