Movies like The House of Fools

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The House of Fools (1985)
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The House of Fools (1985)
Original name: Dom wariatów
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The feature film debut of director Marek Koterski. Thirty-year-old Adaś Miauczyński visits his parents, which ends with his nervous breakdown.
Plot: obsession, family life, parents, tea, shoes, son, frustration, routine, strange person, family home

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Most similar movies to The House of Fools

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about obsession, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, father son relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The House of Fools: Day of the Wacko (2002), Ajlawju (1999), Nothing Funny (1995), We're All Christs (2006), Barrier (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Day of the Wacko (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 44 year-old teacher, who reads poetry during school ...
Style: tragicomedy, suspense, humorous, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self hatred, nervousness, human nature, social satire, mental illness, paranoia, rage ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe
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95%
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Ajlawju (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story follows complicated relation between Adas Miauczynski "Cezary Pazura" and Gosia "Katarzyna Figura".
Plot: man hits a woman, sex, frustration, obsession, divorce, backpack, reunion, father son relationship, falling in love, train, male female relationship, brawl ...
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81%
Nothing Funny (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day, hospital orderlies, watching corpse in the morgue, recognize film director. Man, even though he died, he begins to remember his life. He made a career making movies, had numerous mistresses, but never realized their dreams. His life was ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, frustration, film set, female nudity, large breasts, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, death, semi autobiographical, director, dildo, bad luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: serious, surreal, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 399
Barrier (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dream-like meditation on post-industrial life in Communist Poland.
Plot: metaphor, student, waiter, sword, contest, generation gap, running
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Inner Life (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a grumpy 40-year-old man living with his wife in a high-rise block. Every day is like the other - quarrel over dinner, garbage, neighbours, elevators, lost socks. He hates everybody, especially his wife. Not even sexual fantasies are an ...
Plot: elevator, apartment, father son relationship, argument, frustration, neighbor, tv, husband wife relationship, apartment building, brawl, sexual fantasy, unhappy marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Snow White and Russian Red (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aggressive thug has problems with his girlfriend. Over the course of several chaotic days he walks around the hood, takes drugs and confronts himself with other women.
Style: semi serious, surreal, disturbing, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, drug abuse, addiction, drugs/alcohol, misfit, social misfits, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, drugs, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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31%
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Garbo Talks (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A New York accountant (Ron Silver) sets out to grant his dying mother's last wish--to meet film star Greta Garbo. Sidney Lumet's bittersweet 1984 comedy also stars Anne Bancroft, Catherine Hicks, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Fierstein, Howard Da ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: last wish, terminal illness, couple relations, family life, obsession, bittersweet, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians, love and romance, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, lifestyle, young heroes, family life, life is a bitch, youth, society, family problems, hysteria, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Colision (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two couples. Two cars. What had to be a romantic night, little by little takes on a bittersweet flavor, and we discover that couples are not what they appear to be ...
Plot: car, frustration, lovers, cars, highway, red dress, gun, discussion, asthmatic
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26%
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The Tunnel (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The thirteen survivors of a catastrophe by a tunnel's collapse tries to balance their experience trapped along 15 days inside it with their day-by-day outside it.
Plot: survival, tunnel, car, husband wife relationship, restaurant, friendship, money, police, cell phone, teenager, hospital, travel ...
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26%
Your Only Mother: This Is The Last! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A few months after Ina left the position as the President of the Philippines, she is back in the media limelight as she releases a book of her life in her journey as a mother to her children and as a mother to the people of the Philippines. Ina now ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: mother, female protagonist, children, parent child relationship, motherhood, death, illness, family feud, anxiety, family relations, family problems, family ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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CXL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: This poignant and darkly comedic debut feature from Sean Gillane focuses on Nolan, an aspiring writer who feels stuck. He is frustrated with his career, his relationships, the world and ultimately with himself. Unable to keep from displaying his ...
Plot: magic realism, writers, imagination, book, career, bookstore, obsession, boy meets girl, ego
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.5
 481
Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, obsession, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, rivalry, sport team, youth, sport, underdog, suburban life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Football Rules Ok (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic
Plot: obsession, unlikely partners, athlete's life, lifestyle, idol, family problems, athlete and trainer, abduction, fan, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, bet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bankruptcy, homecoming, family relations, family business, family life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, small town, parents and children, friendship, guru ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 361
Whooping Cough (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of 10-year-old boy and his family against the backdrop of the bloody events of 1956, in Budapest. Children do not yet understand what is going on, but they're happy because the schools are closed. But gradually, to adults and children ...
Plot: child's point of view, parents, communism, children, revolution, grandmother, family relations
Time: 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, ironic, witty ...
Plot: netflix, divorce, identity crisis, retirement, routine, irony, marriage, pension, crumbling marriage, complex characters, meaning of life, elderly man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hush Hush Baby (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: culture clash, heist, parents and children, family life, disagreement, family relations, buddies, society, meet the parents, matchmaking, immigrants, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, morocco, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Body of the Stick (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ulderico Quario hires as servant a very beautiful young woman Teresa. Ulderico decides to proceed like a new Pygmalion and he sets about teaching her the art of seductions. But Teresa together with Cecchina start using these newfound skills to ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: inheritance, prostitute, female nudity, lesbianism, obsession, seduction, lesbian, bathtub
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 66K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: banned film, cynical, dark humor, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, loneliness, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family, child abuse, unhappiness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Godard's Passion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While shooting a film, the director becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker that has been laid off by a boss who did not like her union activities.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, obsession, midlife crisis, hotel, factory, destructive relationship, showbiz, anti semitism, couple relations, infidelity, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A star of hunting videos strives to bond with his 12-year-old son on a wilderness trip but learns familial connections can't be forced.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, light, touching
Plot: son, cameraman, hunter, father son relationship, friendship, hunting, deer, nature, family relations, adventure, shot in the leg, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, losing-it hero, disorder, end of the world, conspiracy theory, friendship, wedding preparations and rituals, profanity, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 3K
Tulpan (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, arranged marriage, bittersweet, family life, family disapproval, love and romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, desert, looking for love, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, gay, love, fish out of water, stalking, opposites attract, actor, friendship, obsessive love, writers, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, europe, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, profanity, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it?
Style: realistic, semi serious, experimental, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: filmmaking, vietnam war, voyeurism, obsession, satire, coming of age, society, crimes, social decay, media satire, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 152
Buone notizie (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Giancarlo Giannini stars as the nameless hero, a disaffected media executive who spends his days watching violent programming on the six television screens in his office and his evenings neglecting his frustrated wife at home. An encounter with an ...
Style: suspense, macabre
Plot: obsession, alienation, surrealism, sexual repression, businessman, nymphomaniac, misanthrope, friend, paranoia, friendship, murder, threat ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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