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Self Made (2014)
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Self Made (2014)
Original name: Boreg
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Self Made tells the story of two women - one Israeli, the other Palestinian- who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border.
Style: humorous, realistic, surreal, semi serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, witty
Plot: self discovery, couples, memory loss, impossible love, love and romance, society, introspection, disorder, mistaken identity, dark humor, misfit, performer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, social misfits, military life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, body swapping, couple relations, strong female presence, switching roles, hapless soldier, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, society, hopes and self discovery mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Self Made: Cut Loose (2008), Jellyfish (2007), Voice Over (2014), Fucking Different (2005), Real Lies (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cut Loose (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist is about to settle with his girlfriend when his life and views get shaken up by the young and beautiful Pakistani refugee Nadia. At work his ideals are more and more confronted with the harsh reality of modern urban society, while his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, touching ...
Plot: racism, media, journalism, life is a bitch, society, self discovery, introspection, immigrants, misfit, unfulfillment, hopes, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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Jellyfish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: wedding, film within a film, honeymoon, family relations, estrangement, city life, friendship, parents and children, orphan, lifestyle, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, asia, mediterranean sea, middle east, tel aviv israel
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Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, witty, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, disorder, introspection, nothing goes right, dull life, breakup, couples, strong female presence, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, sexual relations, social misfits, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, looking for love, gender bending, love and romance, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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75%
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Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friends, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, mental illness, buddies, hopes, misfit, unfulfillment, bittersweet, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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68%
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Phobidilia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows to quit the chaotic city life and never leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in todays world all his needs can be easily met: sexual satisfaction via the internet, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: confined, opposites attract, losing-it hero, estrangement, couples, mental illness, isolation, impossible love, love and romance, misfit, eviction, programmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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68%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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66%
Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet and for years, travelers would make the trek down a lonely ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: self discovery, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, dull life, introspection, couple relations, vandalism, society, interlinked stories, desert, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
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65%
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america
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62%
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Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, under the surface, couple relations, cold relationship, indoor, performer's life, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, realism, immigrants, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, discrimination, hopes, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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53%
Molly's Theory of Relativity (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set on Halloween, a young astronomer who has unexpectedly lost her job, is poised to make perhaps the first reckless decision of her life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: life turned upside down, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, unemployment, astronomer, couples, disorder, halloween, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, artists and showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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51%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
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50%
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Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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A Rational Solution (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four of Sweden's top actors anchor Jörgen Bergmark's tragi-comedy about a couple, both marriage counsellors, who find themselves in deep water when the husband falls for his best friend's wife. A smart, funny film made for adults. ...
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Place: india
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48%
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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47%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, tense, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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44%
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: wife, opposites attract, femme fatale, romance, womanizer, couples, social differences, self discovery, dark humor, sexist, husband wife relationship, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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43%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, workplace, social misfits, mute or deaf, leaving home, hopes, true love, call center, mute character, self discovery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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43%
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Another Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Psychological drama about a young, inexperienced film reviewer who falls for the charms of a well-established female colleague. A challenging look at the essence of film critique as well as an erotic encounter between two unequals.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe
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42%
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, crumbling marriage, discrimination, misfit, physical appearance, couple relations, love and romance, society, couples, supportive spouse, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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40%
Love Kill Kill (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Satoshi Minagawa (Kanji Tsuda), an office worker, seems like a serious person but in real life he is a maniac for porn movie collecting. Nao Aiba (Rubi Aiba), high school student, wanders the town with her friend Mami rather than go to school. ...
Style: erotic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: disorder, strong sexual content, youth, partners, sexual relations, love and romance, self discovery, obsession, misfit, gender, stalking, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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39%
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Almost Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: A Canadian television director is hired to salvage an international fishing show in Scotland. The only hitch: his ex-wife is the host. What he finds in Scotland is love in the form of a local fishing guide (called a ghillie) and the chance to repair ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, ambition, relationship vs career, redemption, love and romance, hopes, opposites attract, actor's life, romance, rescue, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
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38%
Sympathy for Delicious (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.
Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, rough, contemplative ...
Plot: disc jockey, dj, dark humor, desire for fame, supernatural, music band, musician's life, disorder, ambition, rising to stardom, disability, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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37%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Plot: love affair, parents and children, love triangle, state affairs, politics, love and romance, political unrest, couple relations, society, hopes, starting over, lovers reunited ...
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Place: new york, usa, italy, asia, europe ...
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Queen to Play (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a small Corsican village, the life of Hélène, ordinary and single, She works as a maid in a hotel and is married happily with her Husband Ange and her fifteen year-old daughter. Her modest and monotonous life seems to be predetermined... One ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: chess, family relations, midlife crisis, hotel, island, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, couples, self discovery, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, corsica
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37%