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Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
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Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
Original name: Mal día para pescar
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm, the local newspaper wants to sponsor the fight, helping hands placard the town with posters, and an open call is made for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, exciting, offbeat, gloomy, realistic
Plot: wrestling, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, partners, ambition, unsuccessful, escapades, odd couple, rivalry, travel, misfit, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, small town life, aging, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, social relations, opponent, manager, newspaper
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, buddies, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions and escapades mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Bad Day to Go Fishing: Knucklehead (2010), Bunny and the Bull (2009), Out on Parole (2004), The Sale of Paradise (2012), The Dream Kids (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, athlete's life, against the odds, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, partners, misfit, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
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Plot: odd couple, friendship, isolation, friends, partners, agoraphobia, buddies, escapades, haunted by the past, introspection, wilderness, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, poland
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Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, cons and scams, friends, warden, ambition, race against time, ex convict, save the day, parole, escapades, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, misfit, friends, immigrants, society, social relations, hotel, haunted by the past, love, widower, sale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
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The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, friendship, social relations, youth, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Mr. Kaplan (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Uruguay, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he is grumpy and in need of adventure. An unexpected opportunity to achieve ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: investigation, aging, amateur detective, crimes, partners, german, family, rivalry, unfulfillment, unlikely partners, misfit partners, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 153 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Chinese Take-Away (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle after being assaulted by a taxi driver and his henchmen.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
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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 ...
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Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, ambition, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, couples, siblings relations, dark humor, buddies, addiction, small town life ...
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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