Movies like A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove (2015)
 7.7
 36K
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Original name: En man som heter Ove
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox, it sets off a series of unexpected changes in his life.
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic, melancholic, sentimental, reflective, humorous, earnest ...
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, unlikely friendships, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, suicide thoughts, flashback, adaptation, pregnant woman, volvo, suicide attempt, suicidal, swedish, friendship, death, loss of loved one, pregnancy, grief, anger ...
Place: sweden, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, realistic and melancholic films with plots about life philosophy, mentor, destiny, death, friendship, storytelling and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Man Called Ove: Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), In the Land of Women (2007), Mr. Church (2016), Beginners (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, hospital, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, optimism, cleaning lady, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, cancer, infidelity, love, friendship, illness, actress, party, neighbor, romance, teenager, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
 21K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.2
 82K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, realistic, offbeat, sincere, clever ...
Plot: coming out, cancer, gay, father son relationship, terminal illness, secret, gay father, self discovery, artist, actress, dying, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: loneliness, delusion, grief, small town, mental illness, doll, psychologist, shyness, party, fear, doctor, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 85K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, corpse, friendship, surrealism, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 19K
Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: talky, witty, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: hippie, utopia, friendship, commune, ideology, feminism, socialism, alcoholic, reconciliation, fish out of water, couple relations, pacifism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, aging, golden years, loneliness, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 294K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, therapist, doctor, buddies, hospital, dealing with death, coping, fighting illness, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Kings & Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, hanging, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, musician's life, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, choir, pastor, heart attack, concert, church choir, village, musician's life, contests and competitions, secret love, underdog, violent husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 28K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, love, cheating, opposites attract, girl next door, small town, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: witty, realistic, talky, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hotel, hairdresser, church, priest, waitress, romance, depression, starting over, suburbs, looking for love, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 63K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, on the road, self discovery, airplane, hotel room, funeral, death in the family, romance, stewardess, suicide, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, offbeat, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, depression, supportive parent, mental illness, fall in love, obsession, parents and children, passionate interest, romance, love and romance, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, up and down relationship, looking for love, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 12K
Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: aging, friendship, beach, bar, art, dirty old man, abortion, surgery, loss of friend, roommate, actor's life, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 56K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, audition, party, self discovery, looking for love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, wedding, rumor, bikini, suicide, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, miraculous event, love and romance, loneliness, romance, love story, impossible love, destiny, couple relations, love, aging, immortal ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1981, year 1937, year 1954
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 157K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, love and romance, fall in love, wheelchair, love story, romance, depression, loneliness, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 4K
Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, pianist, astronaut, coming of age, single parent, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, offbeat, touching, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, self discovery, age difference, family life, family problems, love affair, marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, neighbor, publisher ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, bully, kids in trouble, hospital, loneliness, small town, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, marital problem, anger, bomb, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, africa, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 32K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: social misfits, unlikely couple, fall in love, mental illness, love affair, asperger's syndrome, autism, children's book, romance, neighbor, shyness, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 69K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: homosexuality, sexual identity, love, gay teenager, coming out, closeted homosexual, gay, lgbt teen, friendship, gay lead character, bully, gay friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 26K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, suffering, unrequited love, red wine, cooking, garden, therapist, desperation, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%