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: sentimental, atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, uplifting, touching, romantic, inspirational, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: poverty, friendship, refugee, human spirit, working class, elderly, misfit, society, goodhearted, social misfits, bohemian life, on the run, immigrants, twists and turns, elderly lovers, catastrophe, doctors, children, artist, relationships, loneliness, lgbt, police officer, life, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 70s
Place: france, africa, paris france, london, latin america, tokyo, europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, talky and reflective films with plots about loneliness, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, life & death, melancholy and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Le Havre: Drifting Clouds (1996), The Match Factory Girl (1990), The Man Without a Past (2002), Calamari Union (1985), Lights in the Dusk (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sexy, artsy, breathtaking ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, culture clash, honest, finnish, friendship, happy ending, greed, life, death, deadpan, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, california, europe, finland
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The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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, serious, art house, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, visceral, murder, character study, redemption, pregnancy, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, young woman, revenge ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, satirical, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, generosity, poverty, friendship, robbery, eccentricity, couple relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe, north korea, estonia, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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, atmospheric, humorous, sexy, witty ...
Plot: crimes, obsession, surrealism, finnish, life & death, music, male nudity, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy, irreverent, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, melancholic, enigmatic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: heist, loneliness, existentialism, betrayal, down on your luck, femme fatale, night watchman, crimes, cons and scams, misfit, regret, gem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, finland, europe, scotland
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: surreal, political, cynical, talky, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, sex, vietnam war, obsession, female nudity, anarchist, modernism, satire, life, poetry, first contact ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, asia, europe ...
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, road movie, dark, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: insanity, immigrants, german, surrealism, bittersweet, self discovery, culture clash, american dream, on the road, pimp, art, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, canada, berlin germany, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: melancholic, stylized, road movie, light, talky ...
Plot: adultery, destiny, runaway, dishonesty, love affair, couples, fall in love, bittersweet, polyamory, polygamy, sex, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america
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40%
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Lamerica (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fiore, an Italian conman, arrives in post Communist Albania with Gino, his young apprentice, to set up a shoe factory that will never open. The con requires a native Albanian, so they designate Spiro, an impoverished and confused former political ...
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Plot: politics, redemption, corruption, poverty, loneliness, death, crime gone awry, gunfight, giant robots, adaptation, mentor, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: road movie, art house, thought provoking, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: immigrants, road trip, coming of age, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, alienation, partners, immigration, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, tokyo, new york, hungary ...
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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, depression, unlikely friendships, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, museum, divorce, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: road movie, sad, surreal, uplifting, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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37%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexy, funny, emotional, breathtaking, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, art house, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, art, writers, immigrants, death, greek, hospital, mentor, memory, writer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: cynical, bleak, melancholic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
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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: emotional, touching, dramatic, uplifting, sad ...
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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
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Audience: teens, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, family relations, child's point of view, parents and children, black people, family problems, teenage life, school, couple relations ...
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Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
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Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 4K
Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bathhouse, father son relationship, tradition, parents and children, life philosophy, society, human nature, family relations, disability, small town, bittersweet, aging ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, political, serious ...
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Night on Earth (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, talky, touching, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, taxi, taxi driver, immigration, night, nightlife, multiple storylines, friendship, blind character, passenger, blindness, heart attack ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, rome italy, helsinki finland, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, sexy, erotic, art house, meditative ...
Plot: women, obsession, suicide attempt, love and romance, romance, marriage, mentor, secrets, relationships, writers, solitude, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: philosophical, touching, emotional, sweet, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, society, redemption, wilderness, survival, love story, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, seoul, asia, korea, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%