Movies like The Shoe

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The Shoe (1998)
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The Shoe (1998)
Original name: Kurpe
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany, Latvia, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Every night, Soviet tractors comb the coast of Latvia looking for signs of anyone who could have infiltrated the Soviet border from the sea. One morning, three Soviet patrolmen discover a woman’s shoe in the sand and footsteps leading to the quaint little village of Liepaja.
Plot: female director, dog, school, village, cat, motorcycle, investigation, military, truck, children, running, marching, beach, bird, singing, cold war, song, pursuit, singer, taxi, russian, baby, theater, search, boy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: romania, latvia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Shoe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, drinking, singing, telephone call and father son relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shoe: Monday Morning (2002), Crash Test Aglaé (2017), Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009), The Mystic Masseur (2001), The Dress (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monday Morning (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, factory, friendship, working class, social differences, couple relations, human nature, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: venice, europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crash Test Aglaé (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Aglaé, a young factory worker, has only one focus in life: her job at a car crash test site. When she learns that the factory is going to be relocated abroad, she accepts, to everyone's surprise, to go to India in order to hold on to her job. ...
Style: road movie
Plot: factory, road trip, co worker co worker relationship, car trunk, hotel, car on fire, transvestite, crossword puzzle, sleeping, locker, cricket the game, border crossing ...
Place: india, poland, kazakhstan, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, family life, election, communism, hopes, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Mystic Masseur (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, India, Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Circa 1940 in Trinidad, still a British Colony, lives Ganesh Ramseyor, of East Indian origin, along with his wife, Leela. He longs to reach out to people, especially to Hindus, in order to promote the Hindu Faith, and be known as a writer. He does ...
Style: touching, serious, talky, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: politics, miraculous event, ambition, writer's life, rise and fall, rise to the top, love and romance, love affair, friendship, celebrity culture, husband wife relationship, village ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: latin america, india, oxford university, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Dress (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a summer dress and those who have to do with it, especially the train conductor (played by van Warmerdam, the director). The dress functions as catalyst for the whimsical events, which turns out to be either tragic or hilarious.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fashion, destiny, curses spells and rituals, down on your luck, supernatural, supernatural ability, society, life is a bitch, sewing machine, love, food, running ...
Time: 90s
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69%
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The Farewell (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A portrait of a single day in the late summer of 1956, toward the end of Bertolt Brecht's life, as he prepares to leave his lakeside home, surrounded by the women who form his extended family.
Plot: playwright, love, rehearsal, vacation, cap, police, motorcycle with a sidecar, motorcycle, old man, poet, children, heart disease ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: london, los angeles, moscow russia, munich germany, berlin germany
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61%
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: enigmatic, romantic, melancholic, colourful, baroque ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, dressmaker, fashion, accidental death, seamstress, memory, mother daughter relationship, exile, accused of murder, betrayal, cross dressing, bullying ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951
Place: australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: dark humor, road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, disability, misfit, paralysis, farmer, tractor, adventure, life is a bitch, money, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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That Trip We Took with Dad (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers. Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: road trip, cold war, family relations, brother brother relationship, fight, arrested, father son relationship, politics, doctor, death of father, female director, widower ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Tunisia, France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Noura dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old ...
Style: sincere, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, loss of virginity, religions or cults, teenage love, self discovery, teenage life, voyeurism, innocence lost, parents and children, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 2K
The Sea (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs in his remote Icelandic fishing village to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed dark family secrets.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, fisherman, life is a bitch, family gatherings, parents and children, family business, family life, favoritism among siblings, family problems, small town, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Up and Down (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Milan and Goran are two criminals who smuggle illegal immigrants. One night after they complete a smuggle, they discover that one of the immigrants has left a baby behind. Milan and Goran decide to sell the baby to Lubos and Eman, who are ...
Style: humorous, clever, psychological, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, family relations, reunion, adoption, terminal illness, parents and children, black market, crimes, society, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, balkan, australia, romania, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, entertaining, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, society, friends, drugs/alcohol, social differences, rock, punk, buddies, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 1K
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, biting ...
Plot: intrigue, manipulation, summer camp, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), teachers and students, manipulations, society, politics, contests and competitions, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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The Farewell (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding ...
Style: melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wedding, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, lie, female protagonist, grandmother, chinese american, lung cancer, family relations, family, life, government official ...
Place: china, usa, manhattan new york city, japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, family problems, hopes, introspection, family life, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, friendship, high school, coming of age, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, couples, friends, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Man About Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, chase, self discovery, journalism, dishonesty, talent agent, reporter, adultery, pursuit, expose, husband wife relationship, diary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, female stockinged legs, trip, job, girl, money, driver, pantyhose, truck driver, chase, male male relationship, on the road ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, human nature, introspection, single parent, world war two, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, based on true events, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, leukemia, model, hopes, human spirit, friendship, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, lover, lovers, aging, latin, wealth, seduction, promise, marriage, money, party, dating ...
Time: year 1950
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, sexual initiation, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, sexuality, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, indochina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, break-up, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, depressing, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, bar, cemetery, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A provocative, seemingly absurd patchwork movie which sends a worthwhile message about hope against all odds, love, children and human understanding. Schoolgirl Victorine has an insane mother and an alcoholic father who can never find his way home ...
Style: sexual, bleak, stylized, humorous, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial relations, dysfunctional family, daydreamer, couples, family relations, sex addict, loss of partner, strong sexual content, voyeurism, human nature, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5K
Synonyms (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Israel, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.
Style: sincere, humorous, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: young man, fleeing, jewish, language, ambition, escapades, society, adaptation, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, israel, france, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Everyday God Kisses Us on the Mouth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dumitru is a two-faceted killer: he kills animals and called a hunter, and kills people, and branded as an assassin. Dumitru is just out of prison, for the first time since the fall of communism. Even on the train taking him home, he is planning to ...
Plot: baby, brother in law sister in law relationship, metaphysics, grief, extramarital affair, brother brother relationship, infidelity, crow, murder of wife, abandoned by father, release from prison, husband wife relationship ...
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
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The Grand Sons (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Story of grandmother helping grandson mourn the loss of his mother.
Plot: ice cube, restaurant, street life, reading a letter, crying, gay, baking, birthday present, earring, massage, homosexual, vacuum cleaner ...
Place: paris france, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: clever, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, factory, family business, culture clash, big business, downsizing, disorder, society, workplace, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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