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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: humorous, offbeat, realistic, surreal, semi serious
Plot: friendship, hotel, friends, misfit, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, immigrants, social relations, love, paradise, widower, transvestite
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, society, misfit, family relations, parents and children and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sale of Paradise: I Don't Have Many Friends (2014), Defying Gravity (2008), Funny Bunny (2015), Chinese Take-Out (2011), People in Places (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, offbeat, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, physical appearance, society, youth, friends, social relations, social misfits, love and romance, friendship, teenage life, high school life, manga
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: chases and races, friendship, misfit, society, dysfunctional family, college dropout, coming of age, on the run, social misfits, mute or deaf, dealing with death, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: friendship, social misfits, friends, love triangle, knife, rabbit, pig, bicycle, woman slaps man
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, collector, immigrants, communication problem, loner, society, odd couple, friends, accidental death, language barrier, nail, cow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: semi serious, witty, clever, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: human nature
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, biting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, elderly, racism, misfit, society, social differences, innocence lost, disorder, wisdom of life, power relations, immigrants, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: family relations, officers and cadets, immigrants, twentysomething life, hopes, parents and children, culture clash, friendship, friends, fish out of water, lifestyle, boot camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, witty, sincere, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: buddies, midlife crisis, friendship, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, pistol, party, elevator, bench, car, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, store, lifestyle, on the road, best friends, youth, tough heroes, friends, suburbs, small town life, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, society, love and romance, immigrants, friends, falling in love, dancer, hostel, musician, berlin wall, dj
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: germany, russia, berlin germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: parents and children, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, friends, lottery, lighthouse, cards, actress, helicopter, slap, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: urban, friendship, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, friends, family relations, teenage life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: idealism, ambition, artist, artists and showbiz, anarchist, theatre group, theater, actor, pubic hair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, offbeat, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: friends, social misfits, love and romance, fall in love, city life, suburbs, buddies, lifestyle, society, misfit, urban, insecurity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 332
You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, power relations, picked on, social misfits, parents and children, teachers and students, rebelliousness, high school life, innocence lost, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, college, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, hopes, estrangement, haunted by the past, twentysomething life, lifestyle, introspection, best friends, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: offbeat, psychological, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, society, human nature, misfit, clergy, friends, social relations, on the road, small town life, dealing with death, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 882
Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Plot: misfit, society, showbiz, theater, homecoming, culture clash, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, small town life, small town, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 239
Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: friendship, elevator, coming of age, youth, teenage life, on the run, danger, chases and races, love, escape, teenager, romanian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, support group, friends, family relations, parents and children, social differences, society, feminism, sexism, mental illness, misandry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, disorder, family business, workplace, insurance, family relations, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: friendship, desert, best friends, friends, moral dilemma, disorder, buddies, couples, dealing with death, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, thirtysomething life, friends, haunted by the past, friendship, midlife crisis, reunion, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Neuroworld (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Nothing is what it looks like. Everything is possible. Emotional parasyte dance in a mask play. Monika and Kristina are flatmates and maybe friends. One of the two is a famous YouTuber. One gun, two guns... Based on Miguel Ángel Martín's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: computers and web, society, friends, under the surface, friendship, couples, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, unfulfillment, hopes, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, friends, unsuccessful, hospital, buddies, hospital visit, virgin mary statue, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: fake moustache, birthday, haunted by the past, friends, family relations, lifestyle, society, physical appearance, misfit, buddies, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, love and romance, nothing goes right, hopes, immigrants, social misfits, friends, artists and showbiz, parents and children, follow your dream, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stockholm Boogie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: We are following the two cousins and best friends, Jerka and Hoffa, during a typical night out in Stockholm. It's summertime and anything can happen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, drugs/alcohol, breakup, buddies, couples, friends, singleness, love and romance, lifestyle, on the road, breaking up with girlfriend, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, aging, society, elderly, social relations, disorder, friendship, golden years, elderly lovers, retirement home, indians, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of college friends are reunited after the death of their very successful friend. The will dictates that each person will receive a large sum of money if they can all successfully stay in his mansion for a week. If one person leaves, everyone ...
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: reunion, friendship, estate, friends, thirtysomething life, mansion, gossip, funeral, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, group of friends, death of friend, inheritance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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