Movies like Big Animal

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Big Animal (2000)
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Big Animal (2000)
Original name: Duże zwierzę
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple in a Polish village. Although the wife is initially bewildered by the strange and unexpected animal, her husband immediately adopts it as a pet.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: pets, small town, social misfits, social relations, misfit, society, working class, crumbling marriage, camel, husband wife relationship, intolerance, love and romance, bank, small town life, animal life, circus, schoolboy, photographer, taxes, bureaucracy, ostracism, opportunism, clarinet, pet
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: poland

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Most similar movies to Big Animal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, serious and touching films with plots about society, social relations, small town, small town life, misfit, family relations and social misfits mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Animal: Alila (2003), The Piano in a Factory (2010), Hula Girls (2006), An Insignificant Harvey (2011), The Salesman (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: hopes, working class, factory worker, family problems, prodigy, society, disagreement, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
An Insignificant Harvey (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A janitor at a small town ski resort, who also happens to be a little person, has his life dramatically change when he finds a stray husky and falls for an exotic dancer.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, fall in love, opposites attract, social misfits, society, misfit, love and romance, solitude, pets, bittersweet, physical appearance, adult virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, working class, aging, elderly, workplace situations, retiring, society, social relations, small town, bittersweet, humble, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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89%
The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, small town life, fish out of water, hopes, family problems, lifestyle, sport team, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, introspection, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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87%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: working class, social decay, against the odds, society, follow your dream, small town, social relations, class struggle, worker, family relations, strike, widow ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, working class, human spirit, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, society, realism, corporate crimes, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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83%
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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, touching, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, dark humor, clergy, society, misfit, dealing with death, friends, social relations, friendship, on the road, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Dance Me Outside (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Explores the sensitive, and tense, relationship between life on an First Nations reservation and life in the outside world. When Native Canadian Silas Crow is forced to write a personal essay in order to get a much-desired job, he tells the story of ...
Style: stylized, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, revenge, injustice, righting the wronged, social relations, direction and purpose, interracial relations, family relations, real world, friends, job seeking ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: life turned upside down, haunted by the past, starting over, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, disorder, social relations, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: youth, teenager, unemployment, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, family relations, buddies, lifestyle, music band, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Very Happy Alexander (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: overbearing, farm, couples, retiring, lifestyle, friends, social relations, materialism, small town, couple relations, small town life, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, love and romance, misfit, lgbt, gay bashing, sexual content, profanity, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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68%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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68%
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Grill Point (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the style of a documentary this tragic comedy tells the story of a relationship crisis between two married couples and their longing to break out of their miserable daily lives. In this East German post-wall movie Andreas Dresen introduces the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: couples, adultery, working class, couple relations, thirtysomething life, family problems, secret love, misfit, midlife crisis, introspection, crumbling marriage, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, bar, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, misfit, social misfits, friends, society, immigrants, social relations, hotel, haunted by the past, widower, love, transvestite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, celebrity, worship, fame, teenage rebellion, small town, youth, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: farm, moral dilemma, small town life, drug abuse, innocence lost, corporate crimes, small town, introspection, social relations, stoners, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, misfit, mentally challenged, social misfits, small town, death of mother, con artists, mother son relationship, siblings relations, family business ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, society, hopes, social relations, human spirit, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
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America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lisa, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a Portuguese. Fernanda, the Spanish ex-wife of Victor, taking advantage of the coming wave of illegal immigrants in Portugal, wants to do business with false passports. Since then, and to ...
Style: captivating, tragicomedy, realistic, serious
Plot: society, couples, social relations, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, gang, social misfits, immigrants, dark humor, forgery, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, romance, love and romance, golden years, bittersweet, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, social misfits, alienation, friendship, society, strong female presence, love and romance, urban, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
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Sparrows Dance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman, struggling with agoraphobia, hasn't left her New York apartment or seen anyone in over a year. However, when her toilet overflows she is forced to call in the plumber.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: agoraphobia, love and romance, misfit, solitary, social misfits, isolation, fall in love, plumber, actress, indoor, solitude, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, homecoming, culture clash, small town, society, cowboy, stage play, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, working class, love affair, fall in love, bittersweet, dull life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%