Movies like The Perfect Stranger 2011

If you like "The Perfect Stranger" you are looking for semi serious, humorous and realistic movies about / with village, social relations, language barrier, family relations, village life, redemption and young man themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in Spain.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Perfect Stranger (2011)
 6.0
 323
The Perfect Stranger (2011)
Original name: El perfecto desconocido
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mysterious arrival of a foreigner to a small village in a Mediterranean island, awake the sudden interest from a diverse group of residents, who will appear unexpectedly in the stranger's life, believing that he's going to reopen an old shop. In contrast, the real intentions of the stranger are hidden behind an old Polaroid photo, which has led him to that place in search of answers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, light
Plot: village, social relations, language barrier, family relations, village life, redemption, young man, fatherhood, stranger, liberation, irishman, island, gays and lesbians, store, cave, death, accidental death, foreigner, misunderstanding
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, ireland

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Perfect Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, social relations, parents and children, village, village life, disorder and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Perfect Stranger: Paris of the North (2014), Carmina or Blow Up (2012), Happy 140 (2015), Gravehopping (2005), Family United (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: elderly, social relations, parents and children, village, family relations, power relations, village life, estrangement, aging, teachers and students, professor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, family relations, insurance, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 2K
Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, lottery, life turned upside down, meeting, lighthouse, sister sister relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 919
Gravehopping (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, bleak, realistic, offbeat
Plot: funeral, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, social relations, village, village life, death, s&m, farce, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe, slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: childhood sweetheart, wedding, family, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, sibling relationship, family gatherings, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 6K
M.K.B.K.M. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: village, romance, supportive parent, couples, parents and children, on the road, family relations, social relations, politician, landowner, couple relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Jasmine Vine in Seethamma's Courtyard (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Brothers Peddodu and Chinnodu are unemployed and do not get along well due to their contrasting natures. They have problems marrying the women they love before an accident changes their lives.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sibling relationship, family, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, village, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.4
 661
Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: redemption, artists and showbiz, introspection, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, aging, unfulfillment, hopes, filmmaking, actor's life, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
sincere movies
7048
light movies
9570
ireland movies
652
A Gun in Each Hand (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises.
Style: humorous, cynical, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family relations, buddies, friends, unfulfillment, society, middle aged, friendship, machismo, elevator, party, sex talk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: suspense, biting, sincere, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: human nature, person in a car trunk
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, crimes, unlikely criminals, disorder, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, life is a bitch, dull life, pension, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 1K
Amnesia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Amnesia takes place in the Spanish island of Ibiza, where an odd mix of commercialism, ex-hippies, fisherman, and artists co-exist. Town locals Sandro (Diego Abatantunono), a pornographic film director, and Angelino ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: communication problem, family problems, social relations, parents and children, crimes, island, change of luck, empire, chance, drugs, father son relationship, homosexuality
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ibiza, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 524
18 Meals (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. 18 MEALS is an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jorge Coira's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous
Plot: cooking and food, food, couples, couple relations, love and romance, bittersweet, uninvited guest, family, unfulfillment, brother, dinner, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, misfit, social misfits, friends, social relations, immigrants, society, hotel, haunted by the past, love, widower, transvestite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, comedy of errors, cons and scams, social relations, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, alcoholic, poverty, lottery winner, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies, Carmina keeps it a secret until a check that he had been expecting comes in.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting
Plot: dishonesty, dark humor, parents and children, cons and scams, mother daughter relationship, money, death of husband, funeral, female protagonist, loss of husband, strong female presence, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Grave Decisions (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this black comedy set in small-town Bavaria, 11-year-old Sebastian thinks you can never be too young to be a murderer. He's convinced that he killed his mother on the day he was born and is certain he's already been condemned to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, family relations, redemption, parents and children, punishment, single parent, village, birthday, boy, teacher, swamp, dead mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, bavaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: emigration, culture clash, politics, working class, social relations, family problems, family relations, workplace, society, unemployment, immigrants, job seeking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 238
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Through My Own Eyes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Raje Bauji is a man in his late fifties, living out a dreary but eventful life in a small house in old Delhi where he lives with his extended family. A random incident is going to change his life in a dramatic way- though he does not realize it ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentricity, family relations, midlife crisis, life turned upside down, anger, self awareness, cause and meaning, truth, belief, corporal punishment, angry father, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Four Last Songs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comic drama set on a Mediterranean island, where a motley collection of characters is seeking musical redemption.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, opposites attract, musician's life, siblings relations, love triangle, nothing goes right, lifestyle, music, hopes, family problems, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Youngest Son (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amoral man manhandles his wife and falls into the claws of a wheeler dealer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: couple relations, family life, wedding, single parent, family relations, estrangement, family in crisis, marriage, corruption, company, cheating
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 3K
Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: obesity, therapist, therapy, support group, family relations, physical appearance, human nature, social misfits, group of strangers, introspection, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
cave movies
1232
death movies
15070
foreigner movies
209
 6.3
 555
Baikonur (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: “Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep.” So goes the unwritten law of the Kazakh steppes. A law avidly adhered to by the inhabitants of a small village, who collect the space debris that falls downrange from the nearby Baikonur space station. ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, romance, space and aliens, social relations, village life, village, space station, space shuttle, love and romance, sex scene, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 2K
Doc Martin (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doc Martin tells the tale of Martin Clunes' character in the film, in the months leading up to the Saving Grace story. Martin Bamford is a heart-broken London obstetrician, in a jealous rage after he finds out that his wife has been sleeping ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, dishonesty, introspection, infidelity, homecoming, husband wife relationship, adultery, romance, village, social relations, village life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, priest, pregnancy, mediterranean, clergy, religions or cults, unwanted pregnancy, village life, dishonesty, society, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 125
Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, social decay, gays and lesbians, society, human nature, suburban life, family life, family tragedy, family crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, countryside, siblings relations, landowner, fish, animal abuse, coming of age, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 2K
Growing Op (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a teenage boy coming of age in a suburban grow-operation, where every day is paradise or fresh hell. But it's always a trip. Sheltered all his life and home-schooled by loving parents who are also committed criminals, Quinn Dawson ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, social relations, teenage love, brother sister relationship, suburbs, husband wife relationship, stoners, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 3K
Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, couples, looking for love, working class, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boss and employee, food, death, age difference, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%