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: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, flashback, suicide thoughts, adaptation, pregnant woman, volvo, suicidal, suicide attempt, swedish, friendship, death, loss of loved one, pregnancy, cat, vacation ...
Place: sweden, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about life philosophy, mentor, friendship, storytelling, relationships, husband wife relationship and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Man Called Ove: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), In the Land of Women (2007), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015). 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, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, mental illness, depression, supportive parent, fall in love, romance, adaptation, parents and children, obsession, passionate interest, love ...
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, aging, golden years, loneliness, marital problem, personal growth, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, retirement home, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, 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, dark humor, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, suicidal, hospital, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, optimism, sibling relationship, unsociability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, infidelity, love, friendship, mother daughter relationship, illness, actress, neighbor, party, romance, teenager, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, cancer, leukemia, teenage boy, best friends, tattoo, high school student, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 29K
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, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 83K
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, cancer, father son relationship, secret, gay father, terminal illness, dying, lgbt, self discovery, grief, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, friendship, utopia, commune, alcoholic, ideology, socialism, feminism, reconciliation, fish out of water, couple relations, pacifism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.8
 11K
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, suicidal, suicide attempt, golden years, friendship, elderly, friends, parents and children, hopes, family relations, loneliness, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, self discovery, romance, stewardess, parents and children, falling in love, love and romance, family problems, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: talky, clever, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, audition, party, dysfunctional family, wedding, self discovery, rumor, beach, liar, bikini, wine, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, delusion, mental illness, doll, grief, small town, psychologist, shyness, depression, fear, siblings relations, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, choir, heart attack, pastor, concert, church choir, village, musician's life, contests and competitions, underdog, secret love, violent husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ 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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, 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 ⇓
54%
 7.6
 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 ⇓
54%
 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, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, hospital, buddies, best friend, chemotherapy, vomiting, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sweet, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, family life, self discovery, age difference, love affair, marriage, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, hospital, loneliness, kids in trouble, small town, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, marital problem, anger, bomb, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, africa, sudan, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 22K
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, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: asperger's syndrome, social misfits, autism, unlikely couple, children's book, romance, fall in love, mental illness, love affair, neighbor, shyness, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, divorce, neighbor, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, drinking, bullying, gambling, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 62K
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, hotel, composer, suicide, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, retirement, infidelity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, father daughter relationship, teacher, loneliness, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 41K
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, cooking and food, domestic violence, pregnancy, friendship, waitress, feminism, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, marital problem, doctor, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, single father, single parent, widower, shore, parenthood, romance, columnist, vacation, newspaper, daughter, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: talky, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, babies and infants, eccentric family, youth, family relations, love, cheating, blindness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, college, school dance, golden years, parents and children, eccentric family, coming of age, family life, elderly, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ 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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, unrequited love, red wine, garden, cooking, therapist, desperation, lawyer, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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