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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
Original name: Kunsten å tenke negativt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film, exciting
Plot: hopes, rehabilitation, sexual dysfunction, isolation, dark humor, disability, misfit, couples, pessimism, husband wife relationship, self pity, psychologist, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, group therapy, sex, loneliness, violence, marijuana, depression, gun, alcohol, russian roulette, narcissism, aggression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about couples, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friendship, family relations and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Art of Negative Thinking: Four Shades of Brown (2004), Jonny Vang (2003), The Almost Man (2012), RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008), Home for Christmas (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, human nature, parents and children, family problems, dark humor, disability, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, bittersweet, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Jonny Vang (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends since childhood are trying to work out their complicated relationships. Jonny tries to be best friends with Magnus, Magnus tries to be married to Tuva, and Tuva tries to have sex with Jonny.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, infidelity, family problems, best friends, dishonesty, friendship between men, farm, dysfunctional marriage, countryside, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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The Almost Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A big new home, a lovely wife and a new job seem to steer Henrik firmly towards the middle age and a bourgeois lifestyle. There is, however, a substantial amount of boyish prankster still in him - sometimes a little bit too much. Director Martin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: thirty something, couple relations, couples, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, nudity (full frontal - brief), dressing room, male nudity, locker room
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, society, down on your luck, dark humor, existentialism, fictional reality show, sex maniac, gender roles, brother sister relationship, pariah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Home for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamers Home for Christmas weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The plot ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, non-linear ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, friendship, small town, human nature, unfulfillment, loneliness, multiple storylines, friends, solitude, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, norway, europe
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The Job (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, gangsters, moral dilemma, couples, going straight, crimes, conspiracy, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cons and scams, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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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Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: introspection, artists and showbiz, redemption, golden years, unfulfillment, aging, filmmaking, hopes, actor's life, elderly, bittersweet, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, buddies, hopes, hospital, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, storytelling, unsuccessful, dealing with death, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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58%
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Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: retirement home, couples, elderly, terminal illness, retirement home life, unfulfillment, romance, aging, love, time, old man, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, couples, hopes, filmmaking, romance, college professor, society, fall in love, student, rivalry, mountain, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Just Between Us (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nikola is a man who knows how to really enjoy life; he's even able to rouse sympathy for his sinful ways. His brother turns a blind eye to his philandering although, with a broken marriage behind him, he doesn't have a clear conscience, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, sexual content, dishonesty, couples, siblings relations, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, dentist, unfulfillment, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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53%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beeswax (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: twins, family relations, disability, love affair, rivalry, legal action, legal, twin sister, sister sister relationship, friendship, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, kenya, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tenderness (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This is the first film by Hänsel based entirely on her own script and gives a wise and loving significance to the concept of personal and anecdotal. With beautiful leading roles by Canto as mother and Gourmet as her ex. Together, they drive to a ...
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: renewed love, redemption, on the road, unfulfillment, hopes, couples, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorced couple, ski resort, trip, travel, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, gambling, love and romance, dishonesty, starting over, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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How to Be (2008)
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
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Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, musician, breakup, musician's life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
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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.
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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41%
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, humorous ...
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39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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