Movies like Tokyo Cowboy

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Tokyo Cowboy (1994)
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Tokyo Cowboy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a young Japanese man with an affinity towards American western films is fired from his job, he sets out to become a real live cowboy.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, inter cultural, queer cinema
Plot: old west, restaurant, small town, culture clash, coming out, best friends, friends, misfit, adventurer, society, couples, small town life, opposites attract, immigrants, gays and lesbians, disorder, fish out of water, lgbt, dog, lesbian, horse, native american, cowboy, painter, party ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, tokyo, japan, asia, british columbia

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Most similar movies to Tokyo Cowboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about society, misfit, friends, culture clash, disorder, friendship and fish out of water mostly in Comedy, Drama and Western genres. Some movies like Tokyo Cowboy: Gunless (2010), The Frisco Kid (1979), The Ramen Girl (2008), Autumn Moon (1992), Postmark Paradise (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gunless (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A quiet and peaceful community in the Dominion of Canada is shaken up by the arrival of a wounded and stinky gun-toting American cowboy, simply known as The Montana Kid, wanted for the alleged killing of seven men. A subsequent clarification reveals ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, wanted, duel, small town, gunslinger, rivalry, street shootout, cowboy, disorder, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada
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95%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, japanese culture, broken heart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 307
Autumn Moon (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emmigrates to Canada.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, culture clash, immigrants, family relations, immigration, urban, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, youth, coming of age, gender ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hong kong, canada, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, couples, culture clash, couple relations, love and romance, romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, swimming pool, seduction, culture clash, romance, workplace, couples, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, feel good ...
Plot: best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, actor's life, gender, artists and showbiz, friends, down on your luck, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
 5.6
 688
Preggoland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, disorder, best friends, life turned upside down, faked pregnancy, lie, society, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching
Plot: culture clash, family relations, asian american, fish out of water, family life, road not taken, disorder, immigrants, misfit, society, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geraldine Elmhurst Liddle - Deen to her friends - is up against five other contestants for the $2 million jackpot on the game show "Bring Home the Bacon!". News of her upcoming appearance on the show takes her small New Brunswick hometown ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, ambition, family relations, couples, parents and children, contests and competitions, rivalry, elderly, social relations, rags to riches, family secret, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: translator, fish out of water, workplace, culture clash, employer employee relationship, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, demotion, friendship, japanese culture, cultural difference ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, boss and employee, wisdom of life, power relations, immigrants, racism, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rock My World (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their leader, their direction suddenly becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he had not been seen since. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, society, love and romance, misfit, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sparkler (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is told to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: bar, on the road, friendship, gambling, gender, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, desert, couples, friends, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Greaser's Palace (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: old west, miraculous event, surrealism, christ allegory, heroes, hopes, lone wolves, anti hero, destiny, americana, small town, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, society, hopes, youth, dishonesty, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, starting over, fish out of water, social relations, tourist, wilderness, female protagonist, character study, transformation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, hitchhiking, friendship, self discovery, disorder, obsessive quest, americana, friends, teaching the ways of the world, down on your luck, hidden identity, leadership ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, disorder, fall in love, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, country, fish out of water, misfit, filmmaking, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Almost Normal (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, time travel, coming out, midlife crisis, opposites attract, teenage life, self discovery, road not taken, teenage love, disorder, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, unlikely friendships, depression, small town, dwarf, inheritance, solitude, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Manuela and Manuel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deep inside, Manuel has always been Manuela. Amidst her worst love crisis, Manuela reinvents herself as Manuel in order to pass as the fiancé of her best friend Coca - who is pregnant from a one-night stand and must face her conservative family. ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, friendship, wedding, transvestism, best friends, disorder, couples, gender bending, human nature, mistaken identity, love, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, snobbism, rich and poor, down on your luck, human nature, fish out of water, unemployment, friends, disorder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: offbeat, touching, psychological, humorous, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, human nature, on the road, suicidal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, couples, friends, tough heroes, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Cabin Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three couples travel to a secluded cabin in an attempt to revitalize their lives through bizarre games of sexual dysfunction....and all heck breaks loose!
Style: semi serious, sexy, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: looking for sex, sexual relations, couple relations, family problems, friends, couples, best friends, dishonesty, gender, looking for love, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, slang, clever ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, americana, culture clash, fish out of water, small town life, high school, high school life, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, interracial relations, cooking, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 22K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, oil company, seaside town, friendship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%