Movies like The Handyman

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The Handyman (1980)
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The Handyman (1980)
Original name: L'homme à tout faire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One of Canada's talented directors, actress Micheline Lanctot expresses an effective, engaging approach in this simple, poignant drama about Armand (Jocelyn Berube), a handyman with one problem romance after another. The quiet Armand settles into Montreal after his wife has left him and before long, he continues the momentum when an ill-considered liaison with a nubile woman ends on her insistence. Next, Armand gives his heart to a frustrated housewife, though this decision is hardly well thought out. In the meantime, a gay man who rents out a room in his apartment has unfulfilled longings directed at the unsuspecting handyman. L'Homme a Tout Faire won a Silver Medal for "Best Picture" at the 1980 San Sebastian Film Festival.
Plot: love, gay, travel, thief, money, firefighter, love triangle, blonde, desire, boy, adultery, tragedy, theft, table tennis, cinema, journey, moving, bachelor, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, city, friendship between men, beer, insomnia, cuckold ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about apology, opening a door, night, visit, telephone call, cigarette smoking and lying on bed mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Handyman: Split Image (1982), Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964), Hitting Home (1988), Goin' Down the Road (1970), Lianna (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An impressionable young man finds himself literally enslaved by a modern-day religious cult. In an effort to bring him back to reality, the boy's parents hire a deprogrammer to kidnap him and return him to his family.
Style: spiritual, weird
Plot: religion, cult, religions or cults, atheism, true love, night, storm, abduction, van, police station, mirror, rescue ...
Time: 80s
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95%
Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boy, juvenile delinquent, urban setting, reckless driving, chess, desire, moving, bookstore, elevator, police officer, visit, breaking the law ...
Place: canada
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86%
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Hitting Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hit and run, obsession, revenge, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, train station, urban setting, elevator, visit, defense attorney ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, new york, usa, montreal
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85%
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, female nudity, snow, train, waitress, bowling, pregnancy, hopes, misfit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
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82%
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Lianna (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Style: sexy, realistic, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, lgbtq, lgbt, coming out, sexual relations, friendship, female nudity, gay, girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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82%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: world war two, dysfunctional family, rape, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, loss of virginity, beer, female protagonist, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship, rain, dog ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: canada
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79%
A Summer Story (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bittersweet tale of lost love, based on a short story ("The Apple Tree") by John Galsworthy.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: past, age difference, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, strong sexual content, legal action, society, unfulfilled love, romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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78%
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: cult, religion, religions or cults, religious cult, sleep deprivation, sect, atheism, mind control, brainwashing, clergy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada, california, usa, san francisco
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70%
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Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: motorcycle, school principal, troubled teen, school expulsion, stealing a car, ex convict, con artists, drug dealing, running from police, teacher student relationship, corporal punishment, teenage boy ...
Place: australia
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65%
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Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, christmas, heat wave, injustice, against the odds, rebellion, state affairs, rivalry, society, fighting the system, murder victim, old man ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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65%
Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: jewish, boy, judaism, youth, father in law son in law relationship, sexual euphemism, ends with death, redheaded woman, unhappy ending, two brothers, fishing, tragic event ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal
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63%
Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.
Plot: dancing, aerobics, erotica, fight, competition, female rivalry, staircase, nudity (full frontal - brief), soccer coach, nanny, female friendship, visit ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The FJ Holden (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Suburban Australia in the late 70s. It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ Holden. Boasting drunken fist fights, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol'55, Skyhooks ...
Style: road movie, cult film
Plot: car, teenage girl, sex in car, visit, boy, humiliation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, beer, police, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Fourth Wish (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.
Plot: dying, death, beer, rain, airplane, nurse, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, lie, dog, desire, illness ...
Place: adelaide south australia, south australia, australia
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60%
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The Custodian (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Det. Quinlan has left his alcoholic wife, sprouting a bloom of insecurity, anger and self-motivation within him to expose the corrupt police force that surrounds him. He abandons his 'straight' life to partner in crime with his co-worker, ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: husband leaves wife, police corruption, police raid, marital separation, coffee shop, corruption, alcohol abuse, rape and murder, internal affairs, undercover, tv reporter, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: sydney australia
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Unfinished Business (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Izzy Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life boring and directionless. Meant to be a sequel to Don Owen's acclaimed 1964 film "Nobody Waved Good-bye", "Unfinished Business" ...
Plot: environmental, policewoman, bicycle, hospital, bus driver, following someone, taxi, cell, old man, bus, ex husband ex wife relationship, warning ...
Place: canada
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58%
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Crazy Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1987 Canadian film starring the then relatively unknown Kiefer Sutherland as Brooks, an eccentric rich kid, with a fondness for big band music, bow ties and taking strange photographs who one day whilst stealing a mannequin from a clothes store, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: deaf, teen romance, exploitation, mental illness, teenage girl, weirdo, store, teenage life, friendship, love affair, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, couple relations, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, youth, couples, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
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57%
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The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friends, railway, train, car accident, dancing, coming of age, love triangle, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Fire with Fire (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.
Style: romantic, sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, escape, stockholm syndrome, coming of age, high school, teenage love, chase, nymph, lovers on the run, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 80s
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54%
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Lonely Hearts (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, human nature, adult virgin, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism.
Style: road movie
Plot: travel, african american, car, driving, friend, theft, bank teller, engagement, journey, mirror, chef, criminal ...
Place: california
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49%
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: teacher, great depression, homeless, prairie, isolation, father son relationship, marriage, teaching, father daughter relationship, map, mother daughter relationship, dancing ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
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45%
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By the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Malta, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of ...
Style: melancholic, artsy, depressing, scenic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: voyeurism, hotel, unhappiness, self pity, depression, manuscript, travel, husband wife relationship, male nudity, marriage, lie, neighbor ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: true love, infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, couples, terminal illness, human nature, survival, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, redemption ...
Place: poland, nova scotia, holland, europe, canada
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42%
 7.2
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Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: lgbt, lgbtq, flashback, dancing, secret, marriage, baby, husband wife relationship, beer, chase, wedding, restaurant ...
Place: thailand
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42%
Stacy's Knights (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can ...
Plot: threat, ambulance, night, black american, tragedy, van, mirror, happy ending, mentor, lawyer, snow, revenge ...
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42%
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Native Son (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
Style: sexy, talky, clever, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom, blindness, runaway, murder, lawyer, catastrophe, brutality, distopia, depression, fantasy world, death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 2K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightlife, nightclub, mistaken identity, friendship, youth, teenage life, romance, love and romance, buddies, obsessive quest, partners, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
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Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaking, love triangle, actor's life, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany, france
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38%