Movies like Barrier

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Barrier (1966)
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Barrier (1966)
Original name: Bariera
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dream-like meditation on post-industrial life in Communist Poland.
Plot: student, running, sword, waiter, contest, generation gap, metaphor

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waiter movies
713
contest movies
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metaphor movies
192

Most similar movies to Barrier

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, sincere and realistic films with plots about student, coming of age, friendship, teacher, teacher student relationship, female nudity and police mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Barrier: Hands Up! (1981), The House of Fools (1985), Pranchiyettan & The Saint (2010), Miss Stevens (2016), Love in a 4 Letter World (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: communism, medical profession, plaster cast, politics, post apocalypse, cinema
Place: poland
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95%
The House of Fools (1985)
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: routine, strange person, family home, parents, shoes, tea, frustration, son, obsession, family life
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57%
Learn How to Read and Write, Son (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The most important political, post-military junta satire about the nation, the religion, the education, the family.
Plot: student, teacher student relationship, celebration, generation gap, satire, graduate, village life, college student, corrupt cop, second wife, politics, greek ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, athens greece, athens, hellas
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51%
Pranchiyettan & The Saint (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur. He is a devotee of Saint Francis of Assisi and often has imaginary conversations with the saint. His ancestors were rice traders, but he has ...
Plot: businessman, student, conversation, boy, christian, money, love, malayalam
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41%
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Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good, sincere
Plot: teacher student relationship, road trip, flirting, teacher, student, coming of age, remote control, drinking alcohol, lie, drinking, friendship, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love in a 4 Letter World (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family have become disillusioned with one another. The father has an affair and is caught by his daughter, who has already hooked up with the free-love hippies who live next door. When her mother realizes, she too travels next door.
Plot: lesbian, filmmaking, lesbianism, adultery, hippie, generation gap, female nudity, free love, love triangle
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 9K
Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, chance, student, airplane, couples, espionage, love and romance, infidelity, self discovery, militant ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Before Twilight (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film is about a group of old retired theatre actors in a retirement home for actors who aim to regroup and stage Goethe's Faust.
Plot: death, gay slur, fame, old age, old man, actress, retirement, prison, stage play, actor, actor's life, memory
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32%
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Gokusen The Movie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A passionate teacher, Kumiko Yamaguchi, a.k.a. Yankumi, is now overseeing the new students of Class 3D of Akado High School, who still have not opened up to her and are giving her a hard time. Current and former Class 3D students collide in this ...
Plot: brat, teacher, yakuza, school, teacher student relationship, school teacher, student
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Most Beautiful Age (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An artist's studio is descended upon by a group of retired men and a young mother who agree to model in the nude for money. Comedy ensues as the students and the local bureaucracy react to the models, all in need of extra money. Several running ...
Plot: old man, irony, model, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), bureaucracy, posing, student, retirement, sculptor, female nudity, repression
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Fine Romance (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Style: sweet, disturbing, captivating
Plot: student, male female relationship, love affair, society, lifestyle, promise, love, love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, female director ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Thousand Fools (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fifteen stories, contemporary and some historical, where humorous, sarcasm and courage passed bills to pain, old age, death and love, but above all with human stupidity, without concessions, watching her face the difficult life balance and human ...
Plot: parent child relationship, transvestite, fatal accident, school, archer, suicide, indifference, court, writers, student, professor, suicide attempt ...
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30%
Scott and Sid (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From their first encounter as teenagers in high school, Scott and Sid seem unlikely friends. Scott is a shambolic dreamer, intent on carving out his own path in life and holding up a metaphorical middle finger to anyone who tries to stop him. He is ...
Style: sad
Plot: best friend, teacher, vodka, dream, running, alcohol, coming of age, friend, police, toilet, drugs, ball
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30%
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Smart Ass (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kelly, Dan and Louis are students at a prestigious business school, destined to become tomorrow's elite. The industrious trio are determined to start putting their education into practise from the off in an attempt to make as much money as they ...
Style: humorous, sexy, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student, prostitution, college life, power relations, buddies, youth, sexual relations, teachers and students, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Camouflage (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed in ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: manipulation, intrigue, satire, summer camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, idealism, university, human nature, teachers and students, campus, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, uplifting, intellectual, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, poetry, literature, boarding school life, teacher, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Beast (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.
Style: road movie
Plot: truck, trip, girl, driver, chase, money, female stockinged legs, job, pantyhose, truck driver, male male relationship, homosexual subtext ...
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26%
 6.1
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Panic Attack (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tragedy meets comedy in seven stories about how our entire world can collapse at any given moment.
Style: non-linear, tragicomedy, dark humor, neurotic
Plot: visitor, intruder, drumming, gamer, neurotic woman, anger issues, lack of privacy, death by gunshot, ex classmate, sociologist, pizza, female objectification ...
Place: warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Good Catholic (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An idealistic young priest is dedicated to his calling until he meets a woman at confession. After the meeting, he seeks guidance from his fellow priests.
Plot: choir, dying woman, bible, pizza delivery boy, cigarette smoking, priest, last rites, singer, singing, dying man, marriage counselor, dinner ...
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Le Grand Chef (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young, incredibly talented chef quits the profession after a contest to head a world-class restaurant ends in tragedy. Retiring to a small rural town with his grandfather, he finds a new and more peaceful existence, working as a farmer and selling ...
Style: humorous, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: ambition, chef, culinary arts, competition, cooking competition, descendant, childhood, family secret, father son relationship, orphan, love, father figure ...
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25%
 7.0
 524
The Liar (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, West Germany
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Talkative, hyperactive young drifter Ville Alfa goes around Helsinki, basically trying to borrow money from friends and strangers by means of an incessant delivery of quirky and snappy quasi-intellectual lines and fabricated excuses.
Audience: student film
Plot: bum, money problems, male female relationship, writers, beer, student, deception, drifter, selfishness, loan, restaurant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Miss with Love (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a new teacher (Sharla Cheung) arrives, she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the students from her class. Jimmy Lin is harbouring an unrequited crush on childhood friend Athena Chu. However, he is too shy to reveal his feeling to her ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, classroom, coming of age, unrequited love, basketball, dedicated teacher, crush, farce, birthday, prank, cigarette smoking, new teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: weight loss, female protagonist, escapades, friends, dream, running, society, transformation, adaptation, sport, hopes, marathon ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Generation Y (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meet Micheal, Mark, Dan, and Kierek. They're stoners, slackers, and the typical college students. When these four semi adults are not going to class, they're getting in to sticky situations. Micheal wants to be a writer. He's always ...
Style: cult film
Plot: party, student, friend, drug use, coming of age, sex talk, college, marijuana, drug dealing, stoned, bong, strong female character ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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19 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A university student is kidnapped by young men in a car. No ransom is asked as the men are just bored roving thugs who have nothing better to do nor do they have any specific mission or purpose. Fascinated by the men's close bonds, the abused ...
Style: road movie
Plot: kidnapping, road trip, college student, homoeroticism, bicycle, student, attempted strangulation, handcuffs, public bath, minimal dialogue, bathtub, shared bath ...
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25%
 7.4
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Nanban (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: friendship, college, student, romance, coming of age, old friend, teachers and students, fall in love, search, college life, buddies, free spirited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 665
Waiter! (1983)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a life of emotional and professional upsets, Alex finds himself headwaiter in a chic Parisian restaurant. Well into middle age, divorced but still very much a ladies’ man, he has one great ambition: to open an amusement park by the sea. One ...
Plot: waiter, restaurant, friendship, dream, french, seaside
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Teacher of the Year (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.
Plot: student, high school boy, teacher student relationship, high school, man with glasses, discussion, female teacher, office, looking at the camera, robotics, pregnant, high school teacher ...
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24%
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 713
Leading Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An idealistic British drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford, persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for a role in a major film as an Afrikaans war heroine. In return Jodi undertakes to direct the annual concert on the Willemse farm. ...
Plot: student, actress, pickup truck, sheep, lightning, sex scene, dance, dancing, truck, jacuzzi, vegetarian, director
Place: south africa, africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Sixpack (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sixpack is a positive story on the outskirts of society. The story takes place in Helsinki on rock and following the advent of exclusion of the story regarding one of summer days. The film's protagonist, Marshal, is stuck in a shabby home. Lihi ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking
Plot: alcohol, friendship between men, unemployment, beer, generation gap, adulthood, working class, outsider, drunkard, friendship, runaway, money problems ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%