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Bowling (2012)
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Bowling (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in Carhaix, in the heart of Brittany. A small hospital, with a calm maternity clinic, where few births take place. Mathilde, a mid-wife, Firmine, a pediatric nurse, and Louise, the owner of the Carhaix bowling alley, are all friends and lead a happy existence. Catherine, director of the establishment's Human Resources, is sent to restructure the hospital and, most importantly, to eventually shut down the maternity clinic, which is losing money. Four women whose age, personalities, and origins are different, but who will form a quartet overflowing with humanity and humor as they join forces to save the clinic. Life, love, friendship, Brittany and... bowling.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hospital, bowling, friendship, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, society, rebelliousness, workplace, strong female presence, championship, maternity ward, friends, family, female director, church, male nudity, pregnant woman, male objectification, protest, birth, joke, broken down car, parisian, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, friends, society, couples, family relations, disorder and love and romance mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Bowling: Thirty-Five Something (2005), Camping (2006), Les Gazelles (2014), Nora's Hair Salon II (2008), Max (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thirty-Five Something (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three women in their late thirties, one with marital problems, one trying to be perfect, and a spinster, discuss their relationship to men.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: thirtysomething life, love affair, friendship, lifestyle, workplace, love and romance, family problems, couples, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Camping (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Michel Saint-Josse is on his way to Spain where he hopes to spend a stress-free holiday in a luxury hotel with his teenage daughter Vanessa. When his car breaks down near a camping, Michel accepts the offer of help from an extrovert ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, camp, beach, nothing goes right, resort, buddies, family relations, disorder, fish out of water, snobbism, husband wife relationship, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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78%
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Les Gazelles (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marie and Eric, a couple in their thirties who have been together since college, buy their first apartment when Marie is suddenly overcome by doubt. Her encounter with a handsome, dark-haired man forces her to make a decision...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: breakup, introspection, singleness, strong female presence, unfulfillment, friendship, society, love and romance, bittersweet, couples, thirtysomething life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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74%
Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The hilarious cast of Nora's Hair Salon is back in this outrageous, bust-a-gut comedy! Featuring familiar faces and fresh new names, Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above will have you cutting up all over again! As co-owner of Nora's Hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, society, workplace, workplace situations, city life, beauty salon, estrangement, urban, black cast, barbershop
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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63%
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Max (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is 6 years old. She lives with her dad Toni, a small time crook with a golden heart. For Xmas, Max offers him Rose, a call-girl found on the street whom she’s very fond of. Despite the complicated situation, Toni’s gonna have a hard time ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, society, love and romance, single parent, hopes, redemption, starting over, romance, parents and children, bittersweet, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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62%
Big is Beautiful (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A resort for individuals who want to lose weight is helps several women discover friendships, acceptance with body image and hard truths.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, friendship, introspection, human nature, eating disorder, resort, self discovery, self control, overweight woman, obesity, therapy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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62%
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Break Up Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: BREAK UP MAN is an odd couple road movie and tells the story of Henri, who works for a break up agency in Berlin and on behalf of those who want to separate themselves from their future “ex”-partners. To complete his most important mission he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: breakup, odd couple, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, disorder, love, friends, break-up, money
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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57%
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Camping 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre Savelli is a forty-something employee of an insurance company in Clermont-Ferrand who finds himself facing a mid-life crisis. When his fiancée Valérie decides to put their relationship on hold, he changes his holiday plans and heads ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: beach, love and romance, silly humor, midlife crisis, looking for sex, resort, friends, camp, disorder, buddies, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, culture clash, couple relations, disorder, couples, fish out of water, social satire, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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54%
Free the Nipple (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, battle of the sexes, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, feminism, journalist, female protagonist, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I Hate My Best Friends' Kids (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A month of vacation with friends: difficult to bear the kids of his friends, especially when the methods of education differ and that some prove to be unbearable.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, sex scene, motherhood, summer vacation, female nudity, sex on floor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mom's on Strike (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: She was an overworked mom trying to get her family's attention. She didn't know she would become a national sensation.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: feminism, gender, battle of the sexes, rebellion, family, family problems, rebelliousness, couple relations, family life, hopes, unsupportive spouse, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kids in America (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, safe sex, lifestyle, teenage life, sexual relations, friendship, rebellion, high school life, school, power relations, fighting the system, society ...
Time: contemporary
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All That Glitters (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ely and Lila are like sisters. They know each other since childhood,they share everything and dream of a better life.they live in the same suburb, 10mn from Paris. Today,Ely and Lila dont want to be 10mn away from their life anymore.from small ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, parents and children, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, society, lifestyle, ambition, best friends, mother daughter relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
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Place: usa
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Barbecue (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating
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Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Jungle (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Luxembourg, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent and Mathias are two friends, in their thirties, who live off Vincent’s father. One day, during a meal where the wine and talk both flow a little too freely, Vincent’s father offers the two friends a bet. If they can survive seven days ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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French Dolls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Louise, Sam, Lili. Three women who don't know each other but whom will be forced to meet, get together, and compare themselves to each other by the wild will of evolution.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations, family life, best friends, couple relations, starting over, strong female presence, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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45%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: city life, best friends, best friend, hung over, singleness, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, twentysomething life, lifestyle, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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Lou! (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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43%
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Get Well Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, psychological, captivating, light ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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40%
French Fried Vacation 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the Club Med and skiing, what happened to the Bronzés 27 years later? Early response: the same, and worse.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: reunion, friends, couple relations, friendship, resort, infidelity, love and romance, gays and lesbians, catastrophe, couples, hotel, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, sardinia, mediterranean sea
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Low Cost (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Passengers on a low cost flight from Djerba to Beauvais have their patience tested to destruction when their departure is delayed for eight hours because of a fault with the plane's air-conditioning. In the end, they are so fed up that they ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic, offbeat
Plot: airplane, rebellion, nothing goes right, friends, rebelliousness, disorder, fear of flying, satire, silly humor, hijacking
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, france, tunisia
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40%
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Gamers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Gamers is a comedy about the lives of four slacker friends (and one obsessive interloper) living at home, -"with my parents... it's just temporary... 'til they die"- working in the real world but playing in a fantasy world. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: friends, society, self discovery, friendship, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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38%
The Cost of Living (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Une héritière qui n'arrive pas à hériter, un radin qui ne peut rien dépenser, un petit garçon qui trouve un billet dans la rue, un restaurateur prodigue qui ne fait que donner... Tels sont, entre autres, les personnages de ce film ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: rich and poor, looking for love, satire, workplace, society, love and romance, human nature, workplace situations, romance, bankruptcy, generosity, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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37%
I Love You Too (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Written by comedian Peter Helliar, I LOVE YOU TOO stars Brendan Cowell as Jim, a 30-something emotionally stunted man whose inability to declare his love to his girlfriend, Alice, threatens to cost him the best thing he ever had but leads him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, breakup, buddies, wooing, society, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pirate TV (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jean-Lou, Yasmina, Victor, Clara, Adonis and the others will create their own TV channel. They especially want to make the revolution.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, fighting the system, media satire, youth, media, partners, society, television, television studio, rebelliousness, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
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37%
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Mohamed Dubois (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arnaud Dubois may be the heir to a bank, but he prefers to call himself Mohamed. Having fallen out with his father, he turns his back on the family residence. On his travels, he meets Mustafa, who introduces him to his sister Sabrina. Having fallen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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