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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: elderly lovers, poverty, refugee, immigrants, friendship, port, friends, urban, elderly, 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 semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, society, hopes, couples, immigrants and misfit mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Le Havre: The Bohemian Life (1992), Conversations with My Gardener (2007), The Man Without a Past (2002), In the Courtyard (2014), All Together (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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 ...
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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 ...
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All Together (2011)
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: aging, friendship, golden years, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, heart attack, old age, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
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My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
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