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The House by the Sea (2017)
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The House by the Sea (2017)
Original name: La Villa
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.
Style: psychological, touching, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: grief, nostalgia, family, family relations, soldier, family reunited, military, death, suicide, inheritance, older man younger woman relationship, memories, working class, frustration, dealing with the past, social decay, dead brother, confronting the past, refugee, older woman younger man relationship, seaside, sea, children, octopus, fisherman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france, southern france, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, humorous, touching and realistic films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, friendship, couples, society and love mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The House by the Sea: Gloria Mundi (2019), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011), The Town Is Quiet (2000), Marius and Jeannette (1997), Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gloria Mundi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Daniel leaves prison. He returns to Marseilles where Mathilda, his daughter, has just given birth. Nicolas, his spouse, a self-employed driver, is exhausted while Mathilda is a sales assistant on a trial basis. But, one night, Nicolas is assaulted ...
Style: suspense, psychological, talky, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police, racism, muslim, baby, ex husband, released from prison, prostitute, humiliation, infidelity, drugs, prison, taxi driver ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: labor union, unemployment, seaport, solidarity, moral dilemma, working class, society, family relations, couples, supportive coworker, stolen money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, crimes, drug abuse, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, down on your luck, factory, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unemployment, working class, love, friends, family relations, couples, friendship, factory, social differences, human nature, opposites attract, politics ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Where the Heart Is (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: From the director of Marius et Jeannette, this story of two working-class families is a fable with an optimist streak. A young black man, Francois, is wrongly accused of rape by a racist policeman. The story is told in voiceover by his childhood ...
Plot: teenage girl, adopted daughter, pregnancy, racism, prison, flashback, friend, drinking, friendship, teenage boy, love, rape ...
Place: sarajevo, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 274
Charge! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends with very different personalities decide to write a script for a movie. Their discussions and confrontations are constant, but the story slowly takes shape around a poor family that has a small car repair business. Times are hard and ...
Style: political drama
Plot: worker, sex, widow, family business, sexual desire, marriage proposal, abduction, prostitute, see through clothes, auto mechanic, brothel, class differences ...
Time: 2000s
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 21K
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 ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, social misfits, society, bohemian life, misfit, goodhearted, on the run, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 70s
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 342
Musical Chairs (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Perrine, a single, slightly awkward musician, loves birthday parties. One day she accidentally causes a man to fall into a skip at the waste disposal centre. When she learns that he´s in a coma, the young woman tries everything to awaken himand ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Plot: coma, violinist, hospital, boy, musician, teenager, fall in love, couples, family relations, parents and children, love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, unfulfillment, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, nice france, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
According to her (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: mother, love, immigration, mother love, career, french, piano, love and romance, couples, mother son relationship, psychological drama, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 911
Families (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, humorous, contemplative
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, family feud, older man younger woman relationship, dead father, last will and testament, family crisis, broken family, double life, business deal, inheritance, mayor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, london, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 465
Armenia (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This is a story about returning to ones ancestral homeland. Anna is a cardiologist who discovers her father has fled to his native Armenia after being diagnosed with a heart problem. Despite their contentious relationship, she sets out to bring her ...
Plot: armenian genocide, diaspora, doctors, journey, french, physician, genocide, armenian, voyage
Place: armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Very Private Life of Mister Sim (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter? Didn't he, when he was eighteen miss out on ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure, humorous ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorced man, ex wife, salesman, depression, dentist, parents and children, family relations, new job, love and romance, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 52
Lady Luck (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Through their individual trials and turbulence, three strangers are drawn together under one roof.
Style: psychological, light, unusual plot structure, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, love, relationship problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, strong female presence, romance, oral sex, male objectification, man in underwear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy, serious ...
Plot: transplant, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, family, alcohol abuse, family feud, family reunited, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 285
My Best Part (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jérémie, a young man reaching a breaking point on all fronts, decides to leave behind Paris and return to Limosin, to the home of his intrusive mother.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: gay, actor, mental health, therapy, male nudity, gay interest, family relations, gay lead character, mother son relationship, love and romance, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 5K
Sieranevada (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Back from a professional trip to Paris, a neurologist at the pinnacle of his career has to pick up his wife so that they can attend a family meal to commemorate his father, who died a year before. At his mother's flat, the guests are waiting ...
Style: suspense, humorous, tense, unusual plot structure
Plot: family relations, family conflict, alzheimer's disease, dysfunctional couple, father son conflict, infidelity, unfaithful husband, three generations, bossy wife, humiliation, doctors, bickering couple ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Scent of a Woman (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Ciccio, and spends the next few ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, blindness, blind man, suicide pact, suicide, self discovery, military, misfit partners, misfit, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, naples italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 42K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, family secret, family relations, funeral, salesman, siblings relations, family life, financial problem, drinking problem, family problems, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 971
Nora's Will (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jose learns that Nora, the woman he was married to for 30 years and from whom divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains Joseph that due to the celebrations this time of the year, if Nora is not buried that same day, they should wait at ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, clergy, rabbi, funeral, tradition, death, pizza, photograph, coffin, love, ex wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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3 Days with Dad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The last thing Eddie Mills wants to do is go home to deal with his dying Dad. But the Catholic guilt gnaws at him, and he returns home to his crazy family, an overbearing step-mother, and his bear of a father. Once there, Eddie is confronted with a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: family relations, confronting the past, family, family problems, domineering mother, relationship problems, overbearing parent, relationships, father son relationship, parents and children, revelation, guilty conscience ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 564
Real Love (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise his two adolescent daughters by himself, while going through some sort of a teenage ...
Style: psychological, humorous, light, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager, school, family relations, youth, friendship, society, friends, female director, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Back to Burgundy (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jean left his hometown ten years ago. When his father falls ill, he comes back and reunites with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie. As seasons go by around their vineyard, they'll have to trust each other again.
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: vineyard, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, inheritance, farm, letter, death of father, family relations, friendship, reunion, rivalry, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 1K
Invisibles (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following a city councils decision, a women's shelter will soon be closed and social workers have only three months to accommodate the residents.
Style: captivating, disturbing, humorous, sincere, psychological
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: social worker, social issues, group therapy, social decay, female protagonist, society, adaptation, friendship, youth, life philosophy, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 1K
Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences, society, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, rich man, broken heart, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 117
Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: fisherman, teenager, children, father daughter relationship, divorced man, father son relationship, family, moral dilemma, family relations, parents and children, storytelling, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 629
Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%