Movies like Best Laid Plans 2012

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Best Laid Plans (2012)
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Best Laid Plans (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the thuggish Danny (Stephen Graham) and Joseph (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), a giant of a man with a mental age of seven. When Danny finds himself in debt to a local crime boss, he feels he is left with no choice but to manipulate Joseph into participating in a series of underground cage fights from which Danny can pay his debts.
Style: touching, rough, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, underground fighting, odd couple, misfit, mentally challenged, crimes, human nature, money problems, best friends, friends, graphic violence, urban, sexual content, profanity, dog, gangsters, henchman, fight, prostitute, fishing, winter, marijuana, sex scene, snow, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about friendship, friends, misfit, family relations, hopes, human nature and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Best Laid Plans: Summer (2008), Treacle Jr. (2010), If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), Hut in the Woods (2011), Life Hits (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, friends, disability, misfit, hopes, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, self discovery, human spirit, optimism, hopes, odd couple, social misfits, midlife crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental retardation, begging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe
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If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, drug dealing, unemployment, society, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: rough, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: misfit, mentally unstable, leaving home, in the woods, young heroes, life is a bitch, friendship, mental illness, mental institution, social misfits, youth, figment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug abuse, misfit, society, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, human nature, haunted by the past, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, strong female presence, female director
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The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, friends, family problems, friendship, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
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All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
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51%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: emotional, humorous, contemplative, touching, realistic ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, wilderness, introspection, friends, free spirited, one last chance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
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Duration: 84 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 81 min.
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Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
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Place: france, europe
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, emotional, captivating ...
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Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, female friendship, tragedy, party girl, twentysomething life, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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42%
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Pithamagan (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, rough, serious, tense
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42%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Chromophobia (2005)
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Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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40%
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Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, society, hopes, college graduate, friendship, unfulfilled love, friends, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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38%
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Cafe Seoul (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jun, a Japanese freelance reporter, discovers hidden gem of Korean traditional bakery "Moran-dang" by chance in the middle of the city of Seoul, while covering stories of the city. Moran-dang takes him back to his memory of childhood and ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
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Time: contemporary
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