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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
Original name: Estômago
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a dog-eat-dog world, Raimundo Nonato has found an alternative way to move ahead: he cooks. No matter what social strata this deceptively innocent young man inhabits, he hones his skills and sharpens his knives—and then he falls in love. Jorge's nimble comic fable provides a smartly constructed gastronomic allegory for ambition and survival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, food, fall in love, lifestyle, survival, crimes, misfit, love and romance, society, criminal heroes, restaurant, male female relationship, murder, jail, poison, thief, cooking and food, urban, respect, bar, immigrants, city life, owner, brazilian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, love and romance, prostitute, fall in love, life is a bitch, crimes and immigrants mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Estomago: A Gastronomic Story: The Elder Son (2006), If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), The God of Wood (2010), Steve + Sky (2004), An Insignificant Harvey (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Elder Son (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when Bo, looking for a hideout after a botched car heist, passes himself off as Max's long-lost son. Complications ensue when Bo falls in love with his newfound "sister" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, touching
Plot: incest overtones, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, family life, crimes, criminal heroes, family in crisis, heist, brother sister relationship, unrequited love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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100%
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, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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89%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle, sexuality, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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87%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, prostitute, misfit, criminal heroes, pimp, drug dealing, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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An Insignificant Harvey (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A janitor at a small town ski resort, who also happens to be a little person, has his life dramatically change when he finds a stray husky and falls for an exotic dancer.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, fall in love, opposites attract, social misfits, society, misfit, love and romance, solitude, bittersweet, pets, physical appearance, adult virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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77%
 6.0
 60
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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72%
 6.5
 73
Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, romance, youth, society, urban, young lovers, city life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 169
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, immigrants, crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, life is a bitch, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, sexual content, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
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71%
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 563
Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, addiction, love affair, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, family problems, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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65%
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: rough, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, unemployment, racism, bar, restaurant, cafe, rich and poor, culture clash, social misfits, crimes, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Chinaman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A ...
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, culture clash, opposites attract, life turned upside down, couples, couple relations, romance, misfit, unlikely couple, matchmaking, divorce, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 378
Cheech (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six people, some more depressed than others, living through the worst day of their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: prostitute, pimp, deadly, crimes, murder, who done it, suicide, brothel, suicidal, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts, red bra ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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53%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: youth, love and romance, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, college graduate, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, couples, clubbing, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 400
Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: sexual content, embezzlement, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, stock broker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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51%
 6.1
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Loverboy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Sweden, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luca (20) seduces girls then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port of Constanta. Luca falls in love with Veli, one of his potential victims. It's summer down the Danube river, in Harsova. The music is loud, the cars are ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, crimes, lifestyle, small town, introspection, womanizer, life is a bitch, fall in love, sexual abuse, bittersweet, love and romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, hopes, society, social differences, female friendship, racism, rape, immigration, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 468
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, urban, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 230
Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, society, music, social misfits, fall in love, love, hustler, rivalry, couples, misfit, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.0
 483
Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, xenophobia, racism, murder, journey, release from prison, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his ...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, society, nothing goes right, immigrants, disorder, muslim, life is a bitch, misfit, communication problem, down on your luck, red wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, skater, teenage boy, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 277
Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: prison, confined, youth, crimes, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, criminal heroes, love and romance, prison life, romancing a criminal, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 607
Bliss (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two young people in Berlin, a refugee and a homeless punk, form a relationship.
Style: offbeat, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, couples, fall in love, love and romance, female director, homeless, punk, refugee, female nudity, panties pulled down, teenage rape, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, buddies, hopes, showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 160
Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: survival, on the road, fall in love, starting over, danger, hopes, love and romance, rescue, immigrants, desert, follow your dream, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Starting Over Again (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ten years ago, Ginny (Toni Gonzaga), an Architecture student, and Marco (Piolo Pascual), a History professor, began a one-of-a-kind and unpredictable love story. In the five years that they were together, they brought out the best in each other, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: love affair, breakup, starting over, lovers reunited, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, couples, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, aging, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Woman's Way (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: transsexual, prostitute, incest, starting over, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, lifestyle, gender, parents and children, jail, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 385
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: couples, working class, fall in love, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, pursuit, security guard, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A finely tuned, emotionally raw portrait of a woman’s conflicted entry into adulthood, Once Upon a Time Veronica is a thoroughly modern anti–fairy tale. Director Marcelo Gomes shows a rare ability to get under the skin — and cut close to the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: labia, introspection, unfulfillment, graphic violence, world, cause and meaning, dull life, emotionless, strong female presence, urban, city, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, disability, social misfits, misfit, society, politics, bollywood, addiction, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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