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The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
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The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After returning home from the war, Vietnam veteran Julius Vrooder resides in a veteran's hospital, where he has been vaguely diagnosed as "psychiatrically impaired." Taking the news with an air of initially lighthearted defiance, Vrooder escapes and sets up camp under a highway, where he builds a paranoia-driven booby-trapped bunker for himself. Falling in love with not-so-bright nurse Zanni, Vrooder soon plans to elope with her to a remote Canadian outpost.
Plot: escape, hospital, veteran, highway, paranoia, nurse, cult, war veteran, vietnam veteran, prankster, frustration, homecoming, nonconformity, telephone, freeway, vietnam war veteran
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about hospital, nurse, friendship, escape, destiny, redemption and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder: Hammersmith Is Out (1972), People (2016), Article 99 (1992), Such Good Friends (1971), Americana (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: mental institution, escape, friends, psychopath, dark humor, captivity, cons and scams, friendship, hospital, mental illness, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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95%
 7.0
 55
People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Six vignettes pit an assortment of characters against each other in everyday situations.
Plot: suicide, therapy, existentialism, sadism, hospital, chinese, masochism, paranoia, boxing
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Article 99 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, surgery, patient, doctor, disability, politics, surgeon, injustice, power relations, legal, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Such Good Friends (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Otto Preminger directs this comedy-drama based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted by Elaine May (under the pseudonym Esther Dale). Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, humorous
Plot: hospital, infidelity, mole, best friends, love and romance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, starting over, blind ambition, power relations, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, vietnam veteran, americana, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Unnatural Causes (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits counselor who teams up with Coleman to fight a lopsided batted ...
Plot: chemical weapon, loss of friend, death of friend, dying, news report, paranoia, father son relationship, conspiracy, veteran, african american woman, cancer, cia ...
Time: year 1977
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 521
Maggie (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A couple’s hospital tryst is caught on X-Ray. Thinking she and her boyfriend are the ones in the compromising radiograph, nurse Yoon-young goes in the next day to resign only to find that everyone has called in sick except the head doctor.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, satirical
Plot: nurse, hospital, co worker co worker relationship, workplace, caught having sex, social satire, lasciviousness, satire, social problems, doubt, physician, pornographic video ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crazy for Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal comedy about two young lovers who get married and escape from a mental institution in search of new ways to die...and the white light.
Style: light, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: love at first sight, suicidal, mental illness, surrealism, hospital, male female relationship, doctor, therapy, group therapy, vegetarian, depression, escape ...
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Offset (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Romania, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot focuses on the lives of the soon to be married Stefan, a German working in Romania for a wealthy and eccentric printing company owner, Nicu Iorga and his soon-to-be bride Brîndușa, who is Nicu's secretary.
Plot: business, hospital, culture clash, german, romanian
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, feel good, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: law student, college, youth, student life, college life, hopes, contests and competitions, instructor, self discovery, human nature, fall in love, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 2K
Heroes (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, human nature, on the road, friendship, fish out of water, mental illness, self discovery, social misfits, starting over, hopes, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Henry Fonda plays Elegant John, an old trucker who steals back his prized rig in California and takes off with almost no money. His Kenworth tractor has the name Eleanor on it. Elegant John once met Eleanor Roosevelt. He pulls a Fruehauf van with a ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck driver, hitchhiker, friendship, drug abuse, diner, police corruption, abuse of power, marijuana, arrest, ex soldier, moving, crush ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
 264
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Workaholic attorney Bob O'Hara (Asner) is devastated when his wife (Hartley) dies suddenly. She returns to "haunt" him, however, (a la "Topper") and her mission is to persuade him to slow down, watch his own health, and ...
Plot: workaholic, husband wife relationship, ghost, cemetery, hospital, jail, family relations, life support
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 1K
Weird Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After the road accident, Zika and Milan end up in an overcrowded hospital, run by doctor Nedeljkovic and his sexually obsessed nurse. Accompanied by a crazy bandmaster and a peasant with farting problems, they will try to get away from the ongoing ...
Style: cult film
Plot: nurse, hospital, trojan horse, crazy, police officer, train conductor, sex, mental patient, hit on the head, farting
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 3K
Hippocrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, doctors and patients, workplace, workplace situations, nothing goes right, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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S.F.W. (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.
Style: clever, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Second Thoughts (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, misfit, unfulfillment, legal, legal action, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: cynical, humorous, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, half sister, nun, dark humor, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, siblings relations, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 1K
Alice (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alice spends her days enslaved on a rural Georgia plantation restlessly yearning for freedom. After a violent clash with plantation owner Paul, Alice flees through the neighboring woods and stumbles onto the unfamiliar sight of a highway, soon ...
Plot: slavery, revenge, highway, forest fire, grandfather, nurse, rape, tree, hospital, civil rights, farmer, brother brother relationship ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Story of White Coat: Indecent Acts (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Poor virginal Shinobu! Her dream is to become a nurse and live a comfortable life, but that dream turns into a nightmare when she becomes the object of obsession for Junior, the sex crazed son of a major shareholder at the hospital where she works. ...
Plot: sexy nurse, nurse, sexuality, sexpot, hospital, virgin, thigh, pantyhose, female stockinged legs
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Chicago Cab (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A day in the life of a Chicago cab driver is examined as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city and emotionally connects to many of his passengers.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, taxi, taxi driver, couples, city life, couple relations, christmas, lawyer, drunkenness, african american, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 1K
Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, sex comedy
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, american football, captivity, child illness, friendship, hospital, bittersweet, escape, friends, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tear jerker, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, new york, louisiana, usa, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: thought provoking, philosophical, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, hidden camera, morality, alternate reality, tv show, video surveillance, loneliness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, redemption, self discovery, introspection, friendship, couple relations, disorder, misfit, holiday, selfishness, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, family problems, couples, family gatherings, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, infidelity, looking for love, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Coast to Coast (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Madie is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York state mental hospital where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of a expensive divorce. Madie hitches a ride back to California with a certain Charles Callahan, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: on the road, mental institution, chase, bounty hunter, mental illness, false accusation, hospital, fall in love, captivity, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%