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The Toy (1976)
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The Toy (1976)
Original name: Le jouet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. Gradually befriending the spoiled boy, he induces him to play at making a newspaper, unveiling publicly the tyrannical way of life of the father. The powerful emotional climax we experience with the child astonishes both men.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical, suspense, semi serious, biting, neo screwball comedy
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, family relations, mischievous children, society, rich and poor, spoiled brat, screwball, youth, parents and children, disorder, power relations, friendship, escapades, misfit, satire, brat, millionaire, parenting, child, slavery, journalist, billionaire, job, mansion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france

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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 parents and children, family relations, friendship, society, disorder, friends and youth mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Toy: Mickybo and Me (2004), I Not Stupid (2002), You're My Hero (2003), Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011), The Closet (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: spoiled brat, rich kid, friendship, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: mischievous children, kids in trouble, youth, friendship, society, obsession, political unrest, friends, religions or cults, state affairs, wannabe, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
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I Not Stupid (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kok Pin, Boon Hock and Terry are classmates in "EM3" stream. In Singapore, that means that at the age of 12, the government has decided that they are not as academically inclined as their peers. Kok Pin is creative and a born artist but ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, resentment, childhood friend, childhood friends, office politics, foe turned friend, spoiled brat, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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100%
 7.0
 365
You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, misfit, clergy, snitch, rebelliousness, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, travel, language barrier, family life, society, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, death, photograph, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, workplace intrigue, friendship, dishonesty, gay slur, parents and children, workplace situations, cons and scams, comedy of errors, discrimination, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, elementary school, teachers and students, parents and children, school, misfit, mischievous children, streetwise, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, reluctant partners, fugitives, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, farce, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, social differences, working class, culture clash, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, job seeking, maid, speculation, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, london, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, mischievous children, school, hardcase students, family relations, boarding school life, disorder, social relations, rebellion, power relations, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s
Place: france, europe
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29%
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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28%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, society, disorder, misfit partners, dishonesty, misfit, poverty, unemployment, loss of job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
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27%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, save the day, youth, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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27%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, change of luck, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, immigrants, racism, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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25%
My Worst Nightmare (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agathe runs an art gallery. Her husband François is a publisher. Together they have one son, and in every way seem to be the picture of normality — but emotions are stewing under the surface. All it takes is the arrival of a complete stranger for ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, family relations, life turned upside down, social differences, self discovery, older man younger woman, society, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, power relations, bossy woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, belgium
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24%
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Age of Panic (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It's a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, captivating, clever ...
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, election, child custody, rivalry, love, society, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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23%
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The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, teenage life, cons and scams, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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23%
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Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Plot: rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, parents and children, farce, family relations, disorder, couples, society, nothing goes right, misfit, satellite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Ducoboo (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ducoboo is a very inventive dunce and joker, he is very resourceful at finding new ways to copy from his neighbor, to cheat or to defy the teacher's authority.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: mischievous children, elementary school, friendship, rebellion, lifestyle, dedicated educator, young heroes, buddies, misfit, hardcase students, youth, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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22%
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Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, friendship, family relations, disorder, youth, escapades, brother brother relationship, buddies, bittersweet, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico
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22%
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Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, underdog, blind ambition, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, single parent, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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22%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, parents and children, social differences, support group, family relations, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, female protagonist, single mother, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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22%
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, lifestyle, coming of age, filmmaking, showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, family relations, satire, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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21%
Nicholas on Holiday (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, youth, hotel, seaside, parents and children, game, beach, friends, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france
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50%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town, couple relations, couples, family relations, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: radio show, parents and children, media, midlife crisis, self discovery, disorder, introspection, family relations, dishonesty, strong female presence, hidden identity, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%