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The Sale of Paradise (2012)
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The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Original name: La venta del paraíso
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up discovering that deportation is the only way to return to his country.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, society, hotel, immigrants, social misfits, haunted by the past, social relations, friends, paradise, widower, transvestite, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, society, family relations, parents and children, misfit and youth mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sale of Paradise: Defying Gravity (2008), I Don't Have Many Friends (2014), Funny Bunny (2015), Chinese Take-Out (2011), People in Places (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, social misfits, friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends, coming of age, dealing with death, on the run, dysfunctional family, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, friendship, love triangle, friends, knife, bicycle, pig, rabbit, woman slaps man
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Chinese Take-Out (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle after being assaulted by a taxi driver and his henchmen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: collector, friendship, immigrants, friends, odd couple, society, communication problem, loner, chinese, nail, cow, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: offbeat, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
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Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: small town life, on the road, best friends, store, follow your dream, small town, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, showbiz, urban, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
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67%
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Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, friendship, police, misfit, friends, starting over, officers and cadets, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, twentysomething life, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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November (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives to Madrid with the intention to create "a performance that is free, straight from the heart, capable of making people feel alive". His concept of what acting ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: idealism, theatre group, anarchist, artists and showbiz, ambition, artist, theater, actor, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Gun in Each Hand (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, pistol, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, friendship, family relations, party, elevator, bench, car, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, boss and employee, social differences, fish out of water, society, innocence lost, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, racism, elderly, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: germany, russia, berlin germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: clever, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: Romania
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: Spain
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 173
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Country: Spain
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: France
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 544
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 305
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: college, comedy of errors, buddies, immigrants, indian lead, social misfits, coming of age, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 18K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
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35%