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Material (2012)
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Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: humorous, touching, inspirational, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, follow your dream, family relations, unsupportive parent, family business, lifestyle, family tradition, hopes, workplace, against the odds, stand up comedian, secret, performer's life, artists and showbiz, urban, career change, twentysomething life, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa

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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 family relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Material: The Hairdresser (2010), Carmina or Blow Up (2012), Papadopoulos & Sons (2012), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hairdresser (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a salon refuses to hire her because of her plump figure, irrepressible hair stylist Kathi plots revenge by opening her own beauty parlor next door. But when she faces a cash-flow problem, Kathi resorts to some creative means of raising capital.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, follow your dream, physical appearance, family relations, lifestyle, power relations, workplace, boss and employee, fashion, parents and children, hopes, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
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Place: spain
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Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Chai (2001)
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: circus, introspection, follow your dream, self discovery, identity crisis, on the road, escapades, family relations, parents and children, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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
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Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
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Duration: 89 min.
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The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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