Movies like The Clown

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The Clown (2011)
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The Clown (2011)
Original name: O Palhaço
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, follow your dream, introspection, identity crisis, circus, on the road, family relations, parents and children, escapades, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment, brazilian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to The Clown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, on the road, love and romance and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Clown: Cleopatra (2003), On Air (2012), Intimate Stories (2002), Humble Pie (2007), On My Way (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 762
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 ⇓
86%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, redemption, human nature, destiny, small town life, hopes, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 603
Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, optimism, rise to the top, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, youth, physical appearance, love and romance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.4
 2K
On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, gay interest, father son relationship, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 778
In Therapy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Rio de Janeiro, the forty and something years old Mercedes (Lília Cabral) goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life since she was a girl and lost her mother. Along the three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces ...
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Plot: introspection, midlife crisis, self discovery, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance, death of mother, psychoanalysis, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.0
 837
Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, on the road, sexual content, road trip, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock, escapades, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: eccentric family, on the road, family relations, parents and children, reunion, family in crisis, family problems, cross country, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 191
Magic Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An elderly Israeli Jew of Greek origins was sent to Greece to represent his town in a town twinning ceremony, however he went instead to search for his friend from the childhood, who saved him from the Holocaust. In meantime he formed a special ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, parent child relationship, religions or cults, quibbling, aging, golden years, escapades, estrangement, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 907
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: touching, humorous, inspirational, captivating, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 31K
The Magician (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 122 min.
Story: İskender (Cem Yılmaz) hokkabazdır. Yani aslında sihirbazdır. Ama onun ve çocukluk arkadaşı Maradona'nın (Tuna Orhan) dışında herkes onun hokkabaz olduğunu düşünmektedir. İstanbul'dan hızla kaçmak zorunda kalan ikili, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: loser, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, performance, down on your luck, introspection, on the road, buddies, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, stage magician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 296
Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, family relations, last wish, on the road, parents and children, escapades, golden years, rescue, gambling, cross country, jail, medical examination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, elderly, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, pregnancy, siblings relations, golden years, step siblings, life turned upside down, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, hopes, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, dull life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, thong panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tulpan (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, arranged marriage, bittersweet, family disapproval, unfulfilled love, family life, love and romance, looking for love, desert, hopes, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, youth, obsessive quest, on the road, family problems, self discovery, family in crisis, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Strange Little Cat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It is a Saturday in autumn, and Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and youngest sister Clara. This family gathering provides the occasion for a dinner together, at which other relatives appear over the course of the day. While the family ...
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, cat, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, little girl, dog, indoor, screaming, cigarette smoking, barking dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, light ...
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 ⇓
42%
My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, lifestyle, city life, friendship, on the road, society, love and romance, friends, couples, tough heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 1K
Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, youth, hopes, family problems, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: parents and children, elderly, social relations, family relations, teachers and students, power relations, village, village life, estrangement, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, golden years, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
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, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%