Movies like Le Havre

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Le Havre
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, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, touching, realistic, bleak, offbeat, stylized, talky ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, finnish, working class, french, terminal illness, hospital, friends, loneliness, deadpan, storytelling, runaway, urban, elderly, childhood, society, existentialism, life philosophy, elderly lovers, workplace, cancer, poverty, refugee, social misfits, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: france, europe, seaport, latin america, london, tokyo, normandy
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The Man Without a Past
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Finland, Germany, France
97 min.
 7.7
Stroszek
Comedy, Drama
West Germany
115 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and humorous films with plots about loneliness, mentor, life philosophy, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Le Havre: Drifting Clouds (1996), The Match Factory Girl (1990), The Man Without a Past (2002), Lights in the Dusk (2006), Stranger Than Paradise (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drifting Clouds
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The Man Without a Past
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Duration: 97 min.
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Lights in the Dusk
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
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 ...
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    User:   42%
 
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Country: Finland
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
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Bread and Chocolate
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    User:   30%
 
Love and Death on Long Island
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The Weather Man
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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Shower
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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 ...
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My Life as a Dog
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
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    User:   39%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
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    User:   37%
 
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Country: Germany
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, buddies, verbal byplay, road trip, loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, countryside, sarcasm, cooking and food, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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    User:   35%
 
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Housekeeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
The Bohemian Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
 7.5
 11K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, friendship, magic, introspection, cafe, loneliness, unlikely friendships, small town, motel, life philosophy, relationships, friends ...
Time: 80s
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System:   30%
    User:   29%
 

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