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A Man Called Ove (2015)
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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, emotional, ironic, scenic, feel good, non-linear, sentimental, funny, humorous ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, suicide attempt, death, love, aging, swedish, mentor, pregnant woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, cancer, destiny, loneliness, life & death, elderly man, adaptation, dark humor, disability, lone hero, life philosophy, competition, flash forward, suicidal thoughts, flashback ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, spain, scandinavia, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, emotional and feel good films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, mentor, destiny, bittersweet, life philosophy and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Man Called Ove: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Mr. Church (2016), Youth (2015), St. Vincent (2014), Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hotel, elderly, self discovery, loneliness, aging, golden years, retirement home, goodhearted, life changing experience, introspection, choice, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, delhi ...
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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: life philosophy, friendship, family, life, relationships, cooking, family bonds, loneliness, idealism, destiny, terminal illness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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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, talky, melancholic, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: nude swimming, composer, sex scene, screenwriter, suicide, hotel, life, aging, father daughter relationship, spa, existentialism, life & death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, venice, alps
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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, feel good, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, mentor, neighbor, family, redemption, happy ending, character study, family relations, parents and children, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: california, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 109 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: humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy, macabre ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, depression, suicidal, love triangle, redemption, death, cancer, fall in love, family relations, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, ireland, europe, california
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Mr. Morgan's 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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, death of wife, estrangement, free spirited, character study, suicide attempt, friendship, odd couple, dancer, respect, optimism ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: paris france, france, belgium, europe, brussels
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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, romantic, dramatic, depressing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, love, romance, life philosophy, depression, bipolar disorder, social misfits, mentally unstable, male female friendship, fall in love, supportive parent, young widow ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey, baltimore
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 6.3
 70K
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: feel good, emotional, sentimental, road movie, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, stewardess, romance, fall in love, life philosophy, self discovery, love story, redemption, road trip, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, mississippi, kansas
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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, sweet, lyrical, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, loneliness, little boy, children, family problems, parents and children, misfit, elementary school, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, emotional, depressing, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, terminal illness, cancer, friendship, dying, coming of age, adolescence, leukemia, friends, school, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sweet, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: dog, friendship, writers, mental illness, gay, older man younger woman relationship, neighbor, unlikely friendships, age difference, waitress, romance, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, food, love, love and romance, romance, italian food, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
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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, romantic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: bittersweet, love, love story, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, writers, cancer, age difference, teenager, grandmother grandson relationship, depression, believe in yourself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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.
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Plot: gay, coming out, gay father, lgbt, grief, father son relationship, terminal illness, cancer, death, self discovery, older man younger man relationship, dying ...
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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
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: sincere, touching, emotional, lyrical, feel good ...
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, gay, suicide, dysfunctional family, closeted homosexual, midlife crisis, loneliness, depression, small town, brutality, guilt, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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41%
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: feel good, touching, melancholic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, culture clash, hotel, looking for love, fall in love, starting over, lifestyle, couples, love story, hairdresser, church ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
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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, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, loser, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, mental illness, road trip, relationships, husband wife relationship ...
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Place: usa, new jersey, new york, north carolina, ohio ...
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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, psychological, serious ...
Plot: suicide attempt, loneliness, suicide, friendship, self discovery, melancholy, perfectionist, destiny, relationships, opposites attract, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand, asia ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbour Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father's ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, emotional, realistic
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Place: ireland, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, thought provoking, sweet ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, sexy, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, date night
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: thought provoking, gloomy, emotional, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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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: sexy, sentimental, touching, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
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 7.1
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About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, friendship, mentor, dating, single father, dysfunctional family, single parent, loneliness, christmas, motherhood, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom, europe
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, adultery, infidelity, marriage, love, death, family, relationships, dying young ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, nebraska, new york, louisiana, usa ...
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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: sentimental, touching, sexy, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, art, age difference, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, elderly, teenage life, lifestyle, actor's life, peeping tom, art class, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: philosophical, sweet, touching, emotional, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, castaway, suicide attempt, isolation, island, redemption, wilderness, love story, survival, self discovery, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, seoul, korea, asia, south korea ...
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