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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, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, society, hotel, immigrants, social misfits, haunted by the past, social relations, friends, love, paradise, widower, transvestite
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 friendship, friends, society, family relations, disorder, misfit and parents and children 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), People in Places (2013), Chinese Take-Out (2011). 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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, friends, teenage love, physical appearance, love and romance, society, manga
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.5
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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: social misfits, friendship, love triangle, friends, woman slaps man, bicycle, knife, pig, rabbit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: human nature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, collector, immigrants, friends, odd couple, society, communication problem, loner, chinese, cow, nail, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.1
 2K
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: semi serious, humorous, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: small town life, on the road, best friends, follow your dream, store, friendship, small town, parents and children, suburbs, showbiz, urban, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: thought provoking, semi serious, clever, realistic, 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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 7.8
 4K
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: idealism, theatre group, anarchist, artists and showbiz, ambition, artist, pubic hair, theater, actor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, pistol, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, friendship, family relations, car, bench, sex talk, ex husband ex wife relationship, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: parents and children, life turned upside down, lottery, family relations, disorder, friends, helicopter, actress, corpse, teenage boy, swimming pool, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, immigrants, love and romance, misfit, society, friends, falling in love, dj, berlin wall, hostel, musician, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: germany, russia, berlin germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 385
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: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: social misfits, suburbs, misfit, urban, buddies, fall in love, city life, love and romance, society, friends, lifestyle, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: eccentric family, family business, family relations, parents and children, workplace, disorder, insurance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, youth, urban, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, reunion, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, friends, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, dull life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, social misfits, high school, teenage life, spanish civil war, misfit, society, youth, clergy, idealism, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, elevator, on the run, teenage life, chases and races, danger, youth, sex talk, trapped, romanian, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Plot: social misfits, small town, theater, showbiz, cowboy, stage play, small town life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, social relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, friends, buddies, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, unsuccessful, death of protagonist, car, fear of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, social differences, society, support group, racial stereotype, feminism, sexism, misandry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dying Beyond Their Means (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isaki Lacuesta presents a social satire in which five common or garden citizens, from a country pretty much identical to our own, see their lives ripped apart by the economic crisis. With nothing more to lose, they come up with a crazy plan to save ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surreal
Plot: social misfits, vengeance, comedy of manners, gore, misfit, rivalry, society, disorder, anti heroes, mental illness, social decay, fish out of water
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: introspection, thirtysomething life, hotel, friends, small town, buddies, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.8
 544
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, couple relations, couples, friends, best friends, buddies, dealing with death, moral dilemma, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 304
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: semi serious, humorous, 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%
 5.4
 173
Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting
Plot: unlikely criminals, vigilantism, violence spree, murderous pair, social decay, righting the wronged, crimes, deadly, escapades, hopes, partners, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason. She struggles to ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: teenage life, computers and web, postmodernism, youth, best friends, high school life, social relations, friends, high school, forest, best friend, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: asia, thailand, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: inheritance, immigrants, getting home, emigrant, nothing goes right, couple relations, friendship, family in crisis, family life, homecoming, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: reunion, friends, estate, friendship, thirtysomething life, dysfunctional, gossip, mansion, funeral, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, group of friends, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 22
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, under the surface, society, friendship, couples, disorder, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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