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Smiles of sad men (2018)
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Smiles of sad men (2018)
Original name: Úsměvy smutných mužů
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
Style: humorous, psychological, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, compassionate
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, writers, family, marathon, recovery, alcoholic, addiction, drunkenness, friendship, old man, friendship between men, doctor, junkie, female doctor, friend, group therapy, therapy, drunken man, interlinked stories, train, cigarette smoking, porn actor, playing piano, picnic ...
Place: europe, prague, central europe, prague czech republic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about friendship, alcohol abuse, couples, family relations, dysfunctional family, addiction and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Smiles of sad men: Postcards from the Edge (1990), Thanks for Sharing (2012), Dodgeball (2015), Conversations with My Gardener (2007), A Monkey in Winter (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, sex addict, friendship, rehabilitation, couple relations, sex therapy, couples, father son relationship, support group, doctor, recovery, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Dodgeball (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Story: An adaptation of a best-selling novel by Michal Viewegh is a comedy about friendship, fateful loves, beauty and ugliness, alcohol, and the search for human happiness. The plot revolves around three friends - Jeff, Skippy and Tom - whose ups and ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, light, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, love, unrequited love, friendship between men, sexism, classmate classmate relationship, group of friends, multiple narrators, sexual desire, reunion, midlife crisis, high school teacher ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, love, terminal illness, french countryside, starting over, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, friendship, buddies, partners, small town life, alcoholic, post war, world war two, drinking alcohol, drinking, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Mighty Angel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A shocking story about addiction and attempts to overcome it. The script is based on Jerzy Plich’s excellent novel “The Mighty Angel” (alternative title: "The Strong Angel Inn"). Jerzy (Robert Więckiewicz) is a writer and a heavy ...
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, writer's life, clinic, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, depression, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Student and Mister Henri (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Because of his wavering health, Monsieur Henri can no longer live alone in his Paris appartment. Particularly grumpy, he ends up nonetheless accepting his son Paul's suggestion that he let one of his rooms out to a young female student. Far ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: father son conflict, old man, parent child relationship, father daughter conflict, father daughter relationship, seduction, infidelity, friendship, strong female lead, husband wife relationship, death, singing in a car ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, beach, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, starting over, going straight, siblings relations, doctors and patients, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
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Eva Nova (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Eva would do anything to regain the love of the one she hurt the most - her son. She is a recovered alcoholic but decades ago she was a famous actress.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estranged mother, alcoholic, loneliness, estranged son, mother son conflict, elderly woman, addiction, regret, drunkenness, social outcast, husband wife relationship ...
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Butcher Boy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, murder, dysfunctional family, mental illness, boarding school, angel, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, family problems, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, rehabilitation, psychologist, addiction, self discovery, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male friendship, male bonding, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, best friends, custody, gays and lesbians, friends, estrangement, family in crisis, starting over, actor's life, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Identity Card (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hořká komedie režiséra Ondřeje Trojana Občanský průkaz na motivy stejnojmenné knihy Petra Šabacha sleduje osudy čtveřice dospívajících mladíků, jejich přátel, lásek a rodičů od okamžiku, kdy v patnácti letech dostanou ...
Style: humorous, sincere, contemplative, light, captivating ...
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Time: 70s
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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The Roomies (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An under-employed and over-indulgent misfit aims to turn his life around through sobriety and religion while moving into the least supportive environment for either: an apartment with his old high school friends and indie band The Entropy All-Stars.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, self discovery, new beginning, christianity, money problems, drunkenness, betrayal, immaturity, drug dealer, breakup, church, party ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 429
Runaway Horse (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Helmut and Sabine Halm have always managed vacations of lazy privacy at their favorite retreat on Germany′s Lake Constance. So when the energetic, handsome Klaus Buch turns up with his beautiful girlfriend Helene, Helmut is quite ready to dismiss ...
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: couple relations, childhood friend, romantic rivalry, friendship, rivalry, couples, infidelity, journey, introspection, love, love and romance, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Fatso (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Overweight loner Rino spends his days in seclusion, until his dad rents a room to an overtly sexual girl who challenges Rino to break down his walls.
Style: porno movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bilingual Lover (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Joan Mares obsession for the lovely and luscious Norma Valenti takes epic proportions because he cannot let go of her. After he is injured by some skin heads, he uses his scars to pursue his life as a street musician. He devices a plan to get to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, hidden identity, obsession, couples, disorder, love, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Carrie Pilby (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling ...
Style: humorous, light, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: genius, dating, personal growth, friendship, therapy, strong female lead, father daughter relationship, society, introspection, female director, teenager, therapy session ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Most Beautiful Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The quirky, overambitious pianist Andi (33) and the more laid back and relaxed Benno (36) have just one thing in common: They will both die soon. So the two of them decide after some trouble at the hospice, to have the most awesome day before its ...
Style: humorous, psychological, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, narcolepsy, road trip, friendship, disorder, last wish, patient, life philosophy, odd couple, tragedy, male friendship, male objectification ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 2K
Patients (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a serious sport accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets with other handicapped persons (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as ...
Style: psychological, touching, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, humorous
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, re-education, disabled person, autobiography, rehabilitation center, doctor, suicide attempt, hospital, swimming pool, basketball team, paraplegic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 426
Home Care (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in Czech wine country and lives for her husband Lada and her daughter, but one day things change and Vlasta is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Drama and gentle humor ...
Style: talky, disturbing, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: alternative medicine, medicine, death, hospital, nurse patient relationship, priest, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, nurse, doctor, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, goofy hero, couples, cons and scams, countryside, competition, satire, eccentricity, friendship, nurse, doctor, sanitarium ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, disorder, family problems, nothing goes right, self discovery, family life, siblings relations, couples, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
It's Your Turn, Laura (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Une journée dans la vie d'un groupe de femmes qui se retrouvent chaque semaine depuis quinze ans dans la salle d'attente d'un médecin qui prétend arriver à les faire maigrir.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, eating disorder, family relations, couples, friends, love and romance, gender, society, office, weight loss, group of friends, female director ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 155
Clownwise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Once a hugely popular clown trio, Oskar, Max, and Viktor are now living very different lives. The intense fight that ended their friendship has left them on bad terms for over 40 years. Max is battling colon cancer, Viktor's wife is losing a ...
Style: captivating, melancholic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: old friends, rivalry, clown, comedian, actor, grudge, feud, friendship, getting home, father daughter relationship, student, dispute ...
Time: 2010s
Place: czech republic, prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%