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The Villain (2009)
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The Villain (2009)
Original name: Le Vilain
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: With gun-toting rivals on his tail, a daring bank robber takes refuge in the quiet residential street here he grew up and where his mother, Maniette, still lives. An unscrupulous property developer, Korazy, is buying up the neighborhood to turn it into a gleaming new banking district, but to her son's disgust Maniette leads the inhabitants resistance. Her ingenious methods provoke her boy's admiration, but he fights back with sneaky traps and underhand tricks when Maniette tries to force him to do the right thing just once in his life.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family problems, rivalry, homecoming, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, starting over, hopes, bank, vengeance, robbery, dark humor, re-education, golden years, burlesque, hiding place, naivete, mother and son
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about family relations, disorder, rivalry, parents and children, couples, hopes and family problems mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Villain: Louise-Michel (2008), Locked Out (2006), Wok the Kasbah (2011), With a Little Help from Myself (2008), Copacabana (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Louise-Michel (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss.
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Plot: factory worker, hitman, vengeance, unemployment, nothing goes right, assassination attempt, partners, rivalry, obnoxious boss, disorder, workplace, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: france, europe
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Locked Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once upon a time, somewhere... a homeless guy finds a policeman's uniform...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: police, suicide, mistaken identity, hidden identity, social misfits, misfit, family problems, social relations, disorder, farce, kidnapping, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Wok the Kasbah (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A funny comedy about the war suddenly started between two restaurant owners families.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious
Plot: rivalry, family relations, society, disorder, revenge, restaurant, interracial relations, uninhibited rivalry, urban, goofy hero, culture clash, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family life, family problems, interracial relations, society, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, dark humor, couples, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, optimism, hopes, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, social misfits, misfit ...
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Tour de Force (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, escapades, hopes, sport, underdog, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Qualunquemente (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corrupt and sleazy entrepreneur Cetto La Qualunque comes back to Italy and "jumps into politics" lest his law-abiding opponent, Giovanni De Santis, is elected as mayor.
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Plot: politics, political satire, campaign, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, farce, state affairs, silly humor, media, satire, mayor
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Place: italy, europe
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French Dolls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Louise, Sam, Lili. Three women who don't know each other but whom will be forced to meet, get together, and compare themselves to each other by the wild will of evolution.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations, family life, best friends, couple relations, starting over, strong female presence, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, witty ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
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Together Is Too Much (2010)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Imagine, if you will, a somewhat contented married woman finding out her husband's infidelity during the celebration of a birthday party. That is what happens to Marie-France, when her husband, Henri, pulls out panties from his pocket to be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is 6 years old. She lives with her dad Toni, a small time crook with a golden heart. For Xmas, Max offers him Rose, a call-girl found on the street whom she’s very fond of. Despite the complicated situation, Toni’s gonna have a hard time ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
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Do Not Disturb (2014)
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Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Michel, who's crazy about jazz, has just found a rare album that he dreams of quietly listening to in his living room. But the world seems to have conspired against him: his wife chooses this moment to divulge an ill-timed revelation, his adult ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, contests and competitions, rock paper scissors, museum, steroids, feminist
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
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Story: No overview found.
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Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
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Place: europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving in with his beau, 30ish banker Jérémy (Arnaud Binard) decides to let the cat out of the bag, telling his unsuspecting parents, Guy (Bernard Le Coq) and Rosine (Charlotte de Turckheim), that he's gay. Though they've always ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Barbecue (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his 50th birthday, a man who's been watching his weight, health and temper all his life suffers a heart attack. He's been doing everything he was told he should do and it still didn't help. He decides to turn the page and let loose.
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Rumba (2008)
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 77 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, surprise ending
Audience: teens
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Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, light, offbeat
Plot: rivalry, goofy hero, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, disorder, silly humor, rock paper scissors, uninhibited rivalry, effeminacy, tank top
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The Price to Pay (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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