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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: hospital, veteran, escape, highway, paranoia, nurse, telephone, cult, war veteran, frustration, prankster, vietnam veteran, homecoming, vietnam war veteran, nonconformity, freeway
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, culture clash, depression, redemption and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder: Americana (1981), Hammersmith Is Out (1972), Article 99 (1992), Such Good Friends (1971), People (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, vietnam war veteran, conflict, merry go round, small town, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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95%
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: mental institution, escape, friends, friendship, captivity, cons and scams, mental illness, hospital, psychopath, crimes, confined, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, patient, disability, politics, surgeon, injustice, power relations, administration, satire, hostage ...
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: humorous, biting, dark humor, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, mole, love affair, parents and children, dealing with death, love and romance, best friends, crumbling marriage, blind ambition, escape, doctors and patients ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, chinese, existentialism, masochism, therapy, hospital, boxing, paranoia, sadism
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, graphic violence, mental illness, human nature, self discovery, fish out of water, disorder, friends, starting over, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 295
Crazy for Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, melancholic, captivating
Plot: love at first sight, suicidal, mental illness, surrealism, hospital, sex, male female relationship, doctor, therapy, group therapy, depression, vegetarian ...
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Unnatural Causes (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 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: pay phone, dying, telephone, boxer shorts, veteran, cancer, african american woman, man in swimsuit, sickness, male underwear, cia, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: year 1977
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, countryside, bicycle, rental car, jealous lover, terminal illness, tour bus, duke, older woman younger man, asthma
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: uplifting, captivating, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college, law student, student life, college life, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, instructor, human nature, self discovery, fall in love, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, romanian, culture clash, german
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, crying man, borrowing money, playboy magazine, breaking and entering, smoking, sex worker, cowboy hat, eating, dumb police, lack of money ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: family relations, hospital, cemetery, jail, ghost, husband wife relationship, life support, workaholic
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: hospital, nurse, crazy, police officer, train conductor, hit on the head, sex, mental patient, farting
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, nurse, hospital, virgin, thigh, sexpot, sexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, surreal, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostage, media, friendship, tv show, store, alcohol abuse, terrorism, family relations, nihilism, teenager, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, friends, competition, hostility, adultery, car, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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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, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, astronaut, opposites attract, family relations, loss of daughter, terminal illness, single mother, bittersweet, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, legal action, fighting the system, legal, power relations, paralysis, life turned upside down, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
This Wretched Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Awakening from a near fatal overdose, Chris embraces a second chance at life. Required to enroll into a 12-Step Program, and mandated to state psychiatrist appointments, Chris is forced to revisit his chaotic past; a history that revolves around his ...
Plot: love, escape, rehabilitation, obsessive compulsive disorder
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, dark humor, suspense, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, nun, half sister, workplace, fighting the system, power relations, family problems, family relations, rebellion, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, taxi driver, taxi, city life, couple relations, urban, couples, new yorker, christmas, drunkenness, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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39%
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Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, legal action, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, bittersweet, escape, chases and races, ego clash, child illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Irreplaceable (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night, 7 days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, gypsy camp, rainstorm, cancer, injection, pregnant woman, pregnant, farm, dancing, autism, goose ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: military, chaos and mayhem, vietnam war, parents and children, doctors and patients, couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, self discovery, redemption, couple relations, introspection, friendship, disorder, misfit, holiday, selfishness, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, clever, witty, humorous, touching ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, golden years, artists and showbiz, clergy, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he ...
Plot: massage, wheelchair, pond, priest, hospital, nurse, church, phone booth, courthouse, swimming, handcuffed, airplane ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, vietnam, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%