Movies like Playing from the Plate

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Playing from the Plate (1995)
 6.7
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Playing from the Plate (1995)
Original name: Grający z talerza
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: love, monster, angel, giant, death, suicide, freak, old man, farmer, dwarf, peasant, dying, angel of death, traveling circus, violinist, symbolism, circus, tall woman, elderly man, sideshow, water well

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Most similar movies to Playing from the Plate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, melancholic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about love, death, love and romance, romance, destiny, redemption and transformation mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Playing from the Plate: History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998), The Angel and the Woman (1977), Death Takes a Holiday (1971), Edward Scissorhands (1990), City of Angels (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is narrated by ten-year old Staszek, who writes in his diary about his school-friend Jozef. Jozef comes from a family of blacksmiths, all of whom bear the name Jozef. Since he is the sixth consecutive son to be called Jozef, he is ...
Style: family saga
Plot: boy, bathing, female nudity, film projector, suicide, blacksmith, friendship, retrospective, healing, cinema, disabled person, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Angel and the Woman (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Unable to keep her social commentary to herself and concentrate solely on her show dancing, the girl in this film is shot to death in the Quebec woods by people who don't want propagandizing about Chile to be openly voiced. She is discovered by ...
Plot: death, angel, music, revenge, love, amnesia, female nudity, pyrokinesis, subway, machine gun, ejaculation, cabin ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Death Takes a Holiday (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: identity, daughter, death, friendship, bikini, surrealism, understanding, earth, opposites attract, fear, love, reflection ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, romance, freak, surrealism, love, suburbs, human nature, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: united states, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 112K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fallen angel, fish out of water, life philosophy, life & death, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, redemption, life philosophy, loss of child, hell, family relations, painting, life & death, angel, paradise, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 378
Endless (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When madly in love high school graduates Riley and Chris are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend's death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that ...
Style: touching, sincere, sad, uplifting, tear jerker
Plot: life after death, love, life & death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, tragedy, dealing with death, car accident, out of body experience, catastrophe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, mortality, desire, diary, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Cuba, Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elderly man with wings is blown off course during a tropical storm in this symbolic fantasy. The Old Man lands near a Caribbean island where a poor family gives him shelter in a chicken coop. Father Gonzaga is the skeptical priest who rushes to ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, crab, superstition, stranger, sideshow, poverty, baby, news report, glowing eyes, bus, carnival, wings ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Johnnie Waterman (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the road wandering minstrel finds a mare, which, upholstered and sickly, is dying. He buries mare and casts a curse in the village where the animal was tortured. In the village lives Jańcio, a philosopher, a man loving life and his young wife, ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, surreal, semi serious
Plot: miraculous event, desire for fame, supernatural ability, supernatural, elderly, crime and punishment, healing power, dishonesty, rise and fall, on the road, countryside, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 52
Dazzling (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A beautifully-made film about two love-seeking angels and a lonely theater usher longing to return to the light.
Plot: angel, watching a movie, pain, secret, movie theatre, chinese, observation, voyeurism, memory, love, waiting, romantic fantasy ...
Place: china, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 66
Retribution (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal girl falls in love with a fallen angel.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: fallen angel, angel, supernatural, orchestra, christian, christianity, supernatural power
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Jardines Colgantes (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Taylor comes to town looking for top-quality leather. From his apartment window, he watches the comings and goings of the other inhabitants. He grows obsessed with a woman who is also desired by the rich, powerful owner of the building. The ...
Plot: bar, eyeglasses, warehouse, prostitute, murder, sex, apartment, love triangle, seduction, bedroom, apartment building, surrealism ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 201
The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters and goblins. These two men have been outcasts all their ...
Plot: village, demon, monster, friends, goblin, farmer, swamp, mentally challenged, pariah, ridicule, friendship, murder ...
Time: 1800s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, aging, life & death, life philosophy, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, india, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 523
Scarlet Sails (1961)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where ...
Style: lyrical, romantic, scenic, sentimental, fairy tale
Plot: sailboat, love, sailing ship, love and romance, life is a bitch, friendship, father daughter relationship, poverty, based on a novel, prince, sea, pneumonia ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 75K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, beast, youth, love and romance, fall in love, teenage love, high school hunk, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 7K
Passion Play (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Plot: angel, musician, redemption, fall in love, love affair, romance, danger, unlikely couple, desert, down on your luck, wings, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 212K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, philosophical, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, life & death, millionaire, love at first sight, supernatural, impossible love, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 513
Honeyglue (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After learning she only has three months to live, Morgan flips her conservative protected life upside down. That is where she meets Jordan, a purse snatching cross dresser artist, who takes her on adventure of a lifetime.
Plot: crossdressing, cancer, love, death, gender, husband wife relationship, gender identity, bisexual, mother daughter relationship, wedding, hospital, husband and wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: rescue, black market, angel, catastrophe, redemption, love and romance, gangsters, save the world, crimes, going straight, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fetching Cody (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.
Style: semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, couples, time machine, romance, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, pimp, overdose, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 411K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, alabama, congo, cuba, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 828
Bear's Kiss (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human being.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love affair, social relations, social misfits, romance, animal human communication, falling in love, fall in love, transformation, abandoned baby, bear, circus, teenage girl ...
Place: spain, germany, sweden, siberia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Little Mermaid (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, female protagonist, prince, merman, multiverse, love, female nudity, male female relationship, sea, mythology, grief, tragedy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 59
Lovelorn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London, the deserted afterlife and a mysterious dreamscape, LOVELORN is a story of lost souls trying to save each other.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, true love, supernatural, romance, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes, love and romance, redemption, lovers reunited, parallel world, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Journey to the Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mizuki’s husband Yusuke went missing for 3 years. He suddenly comes back home one day and asks Mizuki to go on a trip with him. Their trip consists of visiting the people that helped Yusuke on his previous travel. While travelling together, Misuki ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, exciting, sincere
Plot: husband wife relationship, death, journey, ghost, disappearance, supernatural, romance, death by drowning, burning, universe, physics, piano ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Postman to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jae-jun (K-pop band TVXQ member Hero) delivers letters to heaven from those who can't get over the loss of their loved ones. One day Ha-na (Han Hyo-joo), who writes to her late boyfriend, discovers Jae-jun's secret identity. He offers her ...
Plot: postman, grief, ghost, letter writing, death, heaven
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love, immortality, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, life & death, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1952, year 1981, year 1937 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Crystal Nights (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In this supernatural-themed romance, a German woman in the between-wars period is being initiated into some kind of esoteric/psychic order and learns at that time that her ideal mate won't even be born for quite a few years. By 1936, she has ...
Style: pre war
Plot: symbolism, jewish, betrayal, swastika, anti semitism, female director, military officer, satanic cult, surrealism, sorceress, husband wife relationship, divorce ...
Time: 1930s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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