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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, offbeat, stylized, uplifting, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: poverty, refugee, immigrants, elderly lovers, friendship, port, friends, elderly, urban, society, social misfits, on the run, human spirit, kids in trouble, chases and races, danger, hopes, misfit, youth, deportation, refugees, bohemian life, smuggling, goodhearted, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: seaport, france, europe, normandy, latin america, london, tokyo

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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, mentor, storytelling, depression, loneliness and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Le Havre: The Bohemian Life (1992), Drifting Clouds (1996), The Man Without a Past (2002), Conversations with My Gardener (2007), The Match Factory Girl (1990). 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: semi serious, atmospheric, witty, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, eviction, deportation, poet, fall in love, couple relations, romance, urban, tragic love, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: clever, bleak, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amnesia, poverty, generosity, presumed dead, memory loss, divorce, interrogation, robbery, starting over, human nature, friendship, trailer park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, north korea, estonia
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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: semi serious, sincere, talky, realistic, touching ...
Plot: painter, starting over, friendship, male friendship, village life, village, friends, breakup, unfulfillment, crumbling relationship, divorce, nude sunbathing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, factory, working class, poison, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, isolation, match, factory worker, misfit ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, society, betrayal, culture clash, illegal immigrant, fake identity, survival, love story, justice, romance ...
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (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, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, aging, golden years, retirement home, elderly, elderly lovers, friendship, society, social relations, disorder, indians, culture clash ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
45%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: aging, friendship, golden years, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, hospital, old age, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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