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, journey, thief, money, firefighter, blonde, kitchen, love triangle, break-up, telephone, suicide attempt, singing, theft, song, tragedy, table tennis, city, friendship between men, infidelity, bachelor, boy, photograph, fall in love, cinema ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec

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Most similar movies to The Handyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about apology, telephone call, cigarette smoking, night, opening a door, visit and lying on bed mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Handyman: Split Image (1982), Wedding in White (1972), Hitting Home (1988), Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964), A Summer Story (1988). 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
Plot: coach, shaving, brushing teeth, hate, religion, wristwatch, sunglasses, city, mind control, fireplace, playing acoustic guitar, camera ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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: rape, world war two, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, hit in the crotch, beer, father daughter relationship, barking dog, wedding dress, dog, apology ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: hit and run, obsession, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, man with glasses, father daughter relationship, prosecutor, lie, headphones ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, new york, usa, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: juvenile delinquent, acoustic guitar, comb, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, confession of crime, knocking on a door, lying on bed, cemetery, singing, sexual euphemism, police car ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: fall in love, past, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, school, strong sexual content, family relations, legal action, couples, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: england
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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: autumn, night, grandfather grandson relationship, forest, mirror, obscene finger gesture, threat to kill, death of grandfather, child protagonist, baby boy, rabbi, bottle ...
Time: 1920s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec canada
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60%
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: aerobics, fight, dancing, competition, dance, domestic violence, old man, fan, locker room, contest, football player, drag ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, pregnancy, bowling, bowling alley, waitress, train, snow, working class, city life, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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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: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, coming out, sexual relations, friendship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, youth, gender, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: mother daughter relationship, mirror, crying man, waking up, iron, dying, reporter, telephone, only child, lying on bed, rain, nurse ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: teen romance, girl in bra and panties, injustice, friends, music band, romance, coming of age, hopes, misfit, youth, love and romance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sexy
Plot: chase, teenage love, prison life, school, romance, on the run, youth, society, lovers on the run, chases and races, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: demonstration, night, apology, kissing, riding a bicycle, policewoman, beard, sexual euphemism, talking while driving, dancing, bus driver, black cat ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: aquarium, motorcycle, stolen car, high school dance, corporal punishment, ex convict, school principal, troubled teen, drug dealing, school expulsion, teacher student relationship, stealing a car ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, mind control, brainwashing, cult, religious cult, kidnapping, innocence lost, clergy, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, alcohol abuse, fax machine, marital separation, coffee shop, police raid, husband leaves wife, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: sydney australia
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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 ...
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Place: sydney australia, australia
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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: suspense, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: friends, small town, love triangle, friendship, coming of age, dancing, train, car accident, romance, betrayal, couples, small town life ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: old woman, criminal, handshake, city, cigarette smoking, honking a car horn, public phone, friendship between girls, vacation, redheaded woman, gas station attendant, x ray ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, computers and web, unfulfillment, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, lifestyle, hopes, bittersweet, adult virgin, family relations, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
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43%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, estrangement, family problems, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: adoption, wedding, cigarette lighter, death, drinking, lesbian, rain, song, male nudity, umbrella, cafe, restaurant ...
Place: thailand
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The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
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37%
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, bespectacled male, clapping, apartment building, butt naked ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, dealing with death, love and romance, gender, contests and competitions, friends, transvestism, couples, performer's life, sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: scenic, artsy, psychological, depressing, melancholic
Plot: hotel, unhappiness, husband wife relationship, self pity, travel, voyeurism, depression, manuscript, marriage, lie, extramarital affair, typewriter ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, serious, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaking, love triangle, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, couples, obsession, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, married woman, cheating wife, life is a bitch, extramarital affair, love triangle, world war one, intergenerational friendship, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, edwardian era, pre world war one ...
Place: germany, france, europe, mexico
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34%