Movies like Macadam Stories

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Macadam Stories (2015)
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Macadam Stories (2015)
Original name: Asphalte
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama about several lonely inhabitants of the same council estate, adapted by Benchetrit from his novel.
Style: humorous, social, absurd, enigmatic, melancholic
Plot: man in a wheelchair, neighbor neighbor relationship, neighbor, apartment building, astronaut, city life, irony, social relations, small town, culture clash, prison, loneliness, cosmonaut, hospital, running, sleeping, french, elevator, armenian, happy ending, kindness, teenage boy, multiple storylines, american, actress ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about social relations, small town, friendship, family relations, small town life, culture clash and society mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Macadam Stories: In the Courtyard (2014), Like Crazy (2016), The Roommates Party (2015), Aaltra (2004), Les Jours venus (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, aging, midlife crisis, career change, anxiety, depression, musician, nervous breakdown, golden years, retiring, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Like Crazy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beatrice is a blabbermouth and a so-called billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s in intimacy with world leaders. Donatella is a young quiet tattooed woman, locked in her own mystery. They are both patients of a mental institution and ...
Style: road movie, touching, melancholic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, medicine, woman, hospital, mother son reunion, female friendship, on the run, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, obsessive compulsive disorder, mother daughter conflict, nightclub ...
Time: 2010s, year 2014
Place: italy, tuscany
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The Roommates Party (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble among the residents of a Paris upscale apartment block.
Style: humorous, captivating, satirical, sincere
Plot: class differences, neighbor neighbor relationship, living together, winter, family life, society, new neighbor, flatmate, family problems, social relations, lifestyle, social problems ...
Place: paris france
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Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, paralysis, dark humor, disability, misfit, tractor, farmer, adventure, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dealing with death, aging, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, postmodernism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, actor's life, family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, theater, theatre director, rivalry, friendship, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crimes, police corruption, couples, social relations, imperialism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, west africa, california
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59%
Me and My Sister (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of two sisters, one from the country with simpler attitudes who comes to stay for a short while with her sophisticated sister who lives in the big city.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, dull life, breaking point, parents and children, sibling relationship, sibling rivalry, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, optimism, luxury, family problems, living together ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Castle in Italy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louise meets Nathan, her dreams resurface. It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end and love ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, contemplative
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, family crisis, mother daughter relationship, breakup, charity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, human nature, social relations, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, sheik, youth, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Normandy Nude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the Mêle sur Sarthe, a small Norman village, farmers are affected by a crisis. Georges Balbuzard, the mayor of the city, is not one to let them down and decides to try everything to save his village ...
Style: tragicomedy, psychological, atmospheric, humorous, funny ...
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47%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: concierge, family problems, nothing goes right, family life, homecoming, inheritance, couples, disorder, society, getting home, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, portugal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: isolation, farm, starting over, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, love and romance, odd couple, elderly, hopes, couple relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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White as Snow (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Claire is a beautiful young woman who works at her late father’s hotel, that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to ...
Style: captivating, parody, fairy tale, scenic, humorous ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, illiteracy, intergenerational friendship, social relations, golden years, misfit, self discovery, unsupportive parent, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, unknown father ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, culture clash, traditional versus modern, social relations, life changing experience, lifestyle, society, television, radio, mayor, small town, small town life ...
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41%
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Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), audition, sexual fantasy, actress, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: waitress, kidnapping, gangsters, hostage, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, teenager, suicide attempt, attempted murder, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Robson Arms is a Canadian television series that began airing on CTV on June 17, 2005 and ended on June 30, 2008. Robson Arms is a co-production between Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions Limited and Halifax's Creative Atlantic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sitcom, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, social relations, human nature, apartment building, handyman, hamster, mixed marriage, weirdo, apartment, canadian humor
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Mrs. Hyde (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she now be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, humorous, captivating, allegory ...
Plot: teacher, high school, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, sleepwalking, transformation, laboratory, lightning, jekyll and hyde, rainstorm, student, gay slur ...
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
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The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, biting, cynical ...
Plot: satire, couples, social relations, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, environmental, mayor, journalism, tree ...
Time: 90s, year 1992
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: countryside, social relations, friends, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, best friends, fall in love, small town life, small town, friendship, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, human nature, social relations, beautiful scenery, seaside town, friendship, american abroad, travel ...
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Let It Rain (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother's belongings. While ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, small town, haunted by the past, filmmaking, siblings relations, infidelity, sister sister relationship, love, politics, feminism, extramarital affair, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, small town, culture clash, society, homecoming, cowboy, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Irma Vep (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: thought provoking, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
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Butter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, small town, ambition, family relations, blind ambition, championship, social relations, adoption, mentor, satire, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Very Happy Alexander (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: farm, pets, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, retiring, materialism, friends, couples, social relations, couple relations, small town, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%