Movies like The Wrestler 1985

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The Wrestler (1985)
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The Wrestler (1985)
Original name: Painija
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ageing wrestler and circus strongman is put in an institution located somewhere in a world of its own.
Plot: mental institution, death, suicide, male female relationship, wrestler, fall in love, strongman, old age, senior citizen, self esteem, aging, retirement home, individuality, train station, elderly couple, nostalgia, cellist, escape, old couple, falling in love, suicide by hanging, carriage, institution

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Most similar movies to The Wrestler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and contemplative films with plots about death, family relations, love, friendship, male female relationship, father son relationship and fall in love mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Wrestler: Playing Solo (2007), Night Across the Street (2012), The Howling Miller (1982), The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979), The Tragic Burlesque (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Playing Solo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: jealousy, falling in love, dementia, fall in love, traumatic childhood, unfaithful husband, reporter, cheating, retirement home, mother in law, selfishness, pregnancy ...
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95%
Night Across the Street (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: aging, haunted by the past, elderly, introspection, tragic event, childhood memory, surrealism, boarding house, memory, money, promise, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Howling Miller (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The main character is a miller, who sometimes acts strangely but is otherwise a goodhearted hardworking honest man. He sometimes keeps the villagers up all night by howling. Finally the villagers decide that the miller has to be committed into a ...
Plot: runaway, countryside, forest, howling, robbery, police chase, drug use, secret love, doctor, escape, mill, nature ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A profoundly empathetic, unpretentious and droll account of a how a swarthy, Hemingway-like sailor upends the droning routines of a nursing home when he checks himself in. Though his subtle interactions with the other residents – including his ...
Plot: retirement home, artist, party, new year's eve party, roommate, heart attack, new year's eve, old woman, brawl, family relations, old man, drawing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Tragic Burlesque (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a way of protesting for inhuman living conditions and the shortage of medications caused by the disintegration of Yugoslavia and its sanctions, a doctor in a hospital decides to close his clinic for mental illness. His wish is to return the ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, farce, old woman, mental patient, bride and groom, marriage, tragic event, wedding, old man, father son relationship, doctor, father in law daughter in law relationship ...
Place: belgrade, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Wedding Waltz (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from family responsibilities is having to get his old Hillman Minx ...
Style: cult film, road movie, weird, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: birth, road trip, wedding party, alcoholic drink, drinking alcohol, friendship, control, male friendship, newsstand, countryside, middle aged, lapland ...
Place: finland, sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 302
Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: retirement home, couples, elderly, terminal illness, retirement home life, unfulfillment, romance, aging, love, time, old man, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 946
Hustlers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Lauri Nurkse tells that Veijarit is a film about "arjensietokyvyttömyys" (= inability to tolerate everyday life) and about the Peter Pan complex. The main actor Mikko Leppilampi says it's about ...
Style: neo noir, buddy movie
Plot: neo-noir, partying, adulthood, sex scene, skinny dipping, drinking alcohol, fight, male nudity, urban setting, friendship between men, nudity (full frontal - brief), fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 800
Trench Road (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man.
Style: neurotic, psychological thriller, psychotronic, brutal, social realism
Plot: dark humor, desperation, family relations, marital problem, blackmail, dysfunctional marriage, marital separation, domestic violence, real estate agent, obsession, real estate, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, retirement home, family, aging, grandmother grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, picnic, grandfather grandson relationship, heart attack, dying, death, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Milky Life (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Retired billionaire, Rooney, feels his family loves only his money and not him. He plans to live as an adult baby with his wet nurse, Sagebrecht. When thieves break into his mansion and hit him on the head, he starts to grow younger.
Plot: old age, camp, diaper, falling in love, hit on the head, birthday, breast suckling, billionaire, female nudity, role playing, crawling, nanny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 160
Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: father son relationship, countryside, funeral, memory, homecoming, dementia, horse, flashback, dark past, male female relationship, child abuse, family farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Day of the Idiots (1981)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this non-story of the mentally and emotionally impaired inhabitants of a clinic for the insane, the medical profession along with humanity is distorted into a long, filmic exhibition of sado-masochism, urination, and ample nudity for its own ...
Plot: suicide, mental institution, male nudity, shower, large breasts, mental illness, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male full rear nudity, woman urinating, cutting hair, peeing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 132
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, golden years, aging, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, senior citizen, retirement home, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, imaginary, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.6
 343
Angel John (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Maradonna (Shanthnoo) is an aimless youngster who likes to waste his time doing practically nothing other than fooling around. For him everything in life is Oru Rasam (just fun). He likes to take the easy way out and lacks focus in his life. He is ...
Plot: angel, illegal drugs, money, death, desire, irresponsible, internet cafe, guardian angel, slacker, suicidal thoughts, malayalam, children
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, dark humor, supernatural, life & death, workplace, deadly, dealing with death, workplace situations, family life, boss and employee ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
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Skeletons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In writer-director Nick Whitfield's black indie comedy, a pair of "exorcists" (Ed Gaughan and Andrew Buckley) with the power to rid people of their secrets agree to help a woman (Paprika Steen) whose daughter (Tuppence Middleton) is ...
Style: humorous, surreal, contemplative, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: missing person, supernatural, odd couple, ghost, partners, society, friendship, secret, countryside, death, family relations, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Toto the Hero (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat, humorous
Plot: aging, family relations, childhood, hide and seek, friendship, family life, human nature, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, couples, resentment ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Angels of Everyday (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a best-selling novel by Michal Viewegh, Angels of everyday focuses on a few intimate family members: a recently widowed young doctor Ester; a school canteen cook and her son; a driving instructor, his wife, and their closest relatives.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, light, urban fantasy, psychotronic
Plot: stalking, angel, husband wife relationship, loss of family member, coincidence, depression, death, mother son relationship, help, female director, blow job, suicide by jumping ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Unexpected Journey (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Lasse is an old racist who has lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who's fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of moving to Nairobi to live with his father. Only problem ...
Style: road movie, humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: road trip, racism, father son relationship, parent child relationship, teenager, loneliness, gay son, elderly, homosexual, immigrant family, senior citizen, 17 year old ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 3K
Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, humorous, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wish come true, family relations, solar eclipse, fall in love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, bittersweet, air disaster, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 3K
The Grump (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer — whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric — raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law, in this hilarious social satire ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, humorous, serious ...
Plot: aging, fish out of water, family relations, parents and children, family life, illness, generation gap, father son relationship, memory, businessman, business meeting, farmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.5
 164
Mr. Sycamore (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.
Plot: postman, storm, peace, tree, legend, cult, escape, friendship, husband wife relationship, metaphor, symbolism
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, afterlife, depression, purgatory, death, russian, friendship, supernatural romance, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: escape, mental institution, friends, mental illness, friendship, captivity, cons and scams, hospital, dark humor, psychopath, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 28 year old freelance writer Sakura Asuka (Yuki Uchida) wakes up tied in a white room. The white room is a protected room located in an isolated ward of a psychiatric hospital. Sakura first became unconscious because of heavy alcohol use and a druge ...
Plot: death, suicide, eating disorder, hospital, nurse, vomiting, comedian, prostitution, alcoholic, tv show, sleeping pill, restraint ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
According to Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three different sisters, Iris, Anne and Marianne, get together to celebrate the birthday of their alcoholic mother Silvia.
Plot: bicycle, sibling relationship, extramarital affair, teacher, falling in love, unemployment, death, liquor, horse, relationships, fall in love, birthday party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House by the Sea (2017)
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 ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: grief, nostalgia, family, soldier, family reunited, family relations, older man younger woman relationship, dead brother, military, inheritance, confronting the past, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france, southern france, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Land of Happiness (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns from his unlucky adventures in the city back to his parents' farm. Tenho becomes the laughing stock of local men until he ...
Plot: tango, drinking, farm, singer, hay, preacher, bully, dying, farmer, generation, summer, field ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%