Movies like Le Havre

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Le Havre (2011)
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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 shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel's help to hide from the police.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, twists and turns, romantic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, misfit, bohemian life, society, goodhearted, social misfits, on the run, working class, seaport, police officer, elderly lovers, immigrants, youth, friends, hopes, smuggling, danger, refugees, urban, chases and races, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, paris france, london, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Le Havre

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about friendship, friends, society, redemption, misfit, bittersweet and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Le Havre: The Bohemian Life (1992), My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010), The Man Without a Past (2002), Drifting Clouds (1996), Cookie (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, immigrants, deportation, eviction, poet, performer's life, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, illiteracy, intergenerational friendship, social relations, self discovery, golden years, misfit, unsupportive parent, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, reading aloud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, humorous, touching, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: generosity, memory loss, poverty, amnesia, robbery, presumed dead, friendship, couple relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, north korea, estonia, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, society, layoff, waitress, loss of child, job seeking, family problems, loss of son, couples, supportive coworker, cooking and food ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Cookie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adeline's Chinese housekeeper suddenly disappears, leaving behind a little boy who doesn't speak a word of French. Helped by her sister, she takes care of the child and proceeds to locate the mother.
Style: semi serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, deportation, immigrants, youth, family relations, escapades, getting home, hopes, redemption, siblings relations, kids in trouble, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, character study, loneliness, human spirit, cerebral palsy, love triangle, friends, life philosophy, broken heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mute or deaf, dealing with death, college dropout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 15K
Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, breakup, friends, village life, crumbling relationship, friendship between men, terminal illness, love, french countryside, village, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, nice france, south of france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, working class, loneliness, murder, pregnancy, parent child relationship, factory, young woman, mother daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
51%
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, coffee, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The New Country (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: refugee, teenager, african, human nature, friendship, discrimination, working class, on the run, obsessive quest, on the road, culture clash, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: age difference, family disapproval, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, friendship, obsessive quest, hopes, misfit, bittersweet, human spirit, family tradition, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, english channel, london, england, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, aging, elderly, career change, depression, anxiety, musician, nervous breakdown, golden years, friends, retiring ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, society, disorder, misfit partners, dishonesty, misfit, poverty, unemployment, loss of job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, social relations, freak, teachers and students, mentor, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: mischievous children, kids in trouble, youth, friendship, obsession, society, political unrest, friends, ira, religions or cults, state affairs, wannabe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 6K
Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: immigrants, friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, love and romance, single parent, society, family relations, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, caregiver, friends, starting over, culture clash, disability, loneliness, lifestyle change, handicapped, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, seaport, unemployment, friendship, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, factory worker, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, loneliness, isolation, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, self discovery, irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan, seoul ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.3
 308
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, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, family relations, alcohol abuse, vacation, single parent, hopes, redemption, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 352
Borrowed Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of two totally contrasting figures who come together in the most hostile of circumstances, only to form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles. It is a bittersweet comedy about growing up and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Plot: youth, self discovery, misfit, juvenile delinquency, hopes, crimes, adolescence vs adulthood, bittersweet, redemption, gang, criminal, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Calamari Union is an allegorical movie that tells the story of sixteen men all of whom are called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from a single confrere, Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with the perceived oppression they ...
Style: surreal, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: crime, crimes, obsession, gang, blind ambition, utopia, friends, crime and punishment, redemption, human nature, friendship, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, society, youth, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, social relations, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: nanny, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, friends, father son relationship, adult child friendship, mental illness, abused child, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%