Movies like A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove (2015)
 7.7
 39K
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: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, flashback, suicide thoughts, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, pregnant woman, volvo, adaptation, suicide attempt, suicidal, swedish, friendship, death, dog, dancing, gay, coming out ...
Place: sweden, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, emotional and sentimental films with plots about life philosophy, mentor, friendship, death, storytelling, husband wife relationship and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Man Called Ove: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), In the Land of Women (2007), Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), The Choice (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, depression, social misfits, mental illness, supportive parent, fall in love, passionate interest, romance, letter, running, neighbor, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, loneliness, aging, marital problem, golden years, retirement home, self discovery, personal growth, choice, introspection, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, friendship, infidelity, love, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, illness, party, romance, teenager, lifestyle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, sentimental, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cancer, suicide, suicide attempt, hospital, suicidal, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, hopes, human nature, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, love, couples, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, death, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, reconciliation, ideology, feminism, socialism, alcoholic, commune, utopia, idealism, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, gay father, secret, dying, grief, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, youth, family relations, high school student, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: clever, serious, realistic, talky, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, hanging, destiny, family relations, wrongfully committed, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: talky, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hotel, church, priest, waitress, hairdresser, romance, culture clash, thirtysomething life, beauty salon, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
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Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: vacation, suicide, composer, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, surrealism, husband wife relationship, retirement, falling in love, freedom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 64K
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: emotional, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, on the road, map, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychological, humorous, depressing, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, delusion, grief, mental illness, small town, doll, shyness, psychologist, fear, young man, girlfriend, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, party, audition, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family values, couple relations, wedding, family secret, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, politician, college, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, choir, concert, heart attack, village, church choir, pastor, couples, musician's life, human nature, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, suicidal, suicide attempt, free spirited, golden years, hopes, dancer, elderly, family relations, unlikely relationship, friends, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, belgium, brussels, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, starting over, love affair, family life, marriage, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, self discovery, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
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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, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, pianist, coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, single parent, elementary school, family problems, family relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
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Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meteor shower, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, imaginary, couple relations, love and romance, parallel world, couples, love, parallel universe, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, newspaper, columnist, vacation, widower, shore, single parent, romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, shyness, social misfits, fall in love, love affair, asperger's syndrome, loneliness, mental illness, trial, neighbor, children's book, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, college, school dance, human nature, society, family relations, youth, aging, elderly, eccentric family, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, new york, bronx new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, emotional, bleak, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, bully, loneliness, bullying, father son relationship, hospital, divorce, cruelty, teacher, bomb, anger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
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Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, small town, cooking and food, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, doctor, unwanted pregnancy, marital problem, letter, waitress, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, desperation, lawyer, therapist, red wine, garden, unrequited love, cooking, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 298K
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, sentimental, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, coping, buddies, fighting illness, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, canada, hawaii, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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