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Porfirio (2011)
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Porfirio (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears with free hanging lobes. He shows paralysis in the lower limbs, an open sore in the left gluteus and an old wound from a firearm projectile in the back; he moves in a wheelchair.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious
Plot: unlikely criminals, crimes, confined, disability, family relations, parents and children, elderly, aging, airplane, misfit, hijacking, female nudity, sex scene, song, male nudity, erection, airport, swimming pool, airplane hijack, explosion, large breasts, obstacle, defecation, bare breasts, scar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, elderly, aging, golden years, family problems and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Porfirio: All Together (2011), Empty Nest (2008), Mid-August Lunch (2008), Paris of the North (2014), Gangsta Granny (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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95%
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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77%
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, family relations, disorder, aging, nothing goes right, human nature, parents and children, elderly woman, golden years, indoor, fishing, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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69%
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: contemplative, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, elderly, social relations, family relations, teachers and students, power relations, aging, village, estrangement, village life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Gangsta Granny (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young boy is bored spending time with his dull grandma until he discovers she's an international Jewel thief.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: heist, elderly, family, grandparent grandchild relationship, family relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, jewel thief, grandfather grandson relationship, golden years, youth, ballroom dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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68%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, crimes, family problems, disorder, dull life, eccentric family, village, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Memories (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, aging, golden years, family relations, past, night watchman, disappearance, love, homecoming, hopes, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: elderly, disorder, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, step siblings, family relations, life turned upside down, siblings relations, pregnancy, golden years, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, writer's life, danger, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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57%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family problems, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, estrangement, golden years, quibbling, religions or cults, aging, elderly, escapades, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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47%
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: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, family life, ego clash, rivalry, family problems, estrangement, estate, strong female presence, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, apartment, dog, indoor, cigarette smoking, barking dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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44%
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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
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44%
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Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: obesity, support group, social misfits, physical appearance, human nature, family relations, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, group of strangers, misfit, overweight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, couples, introspection, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, hopes, thirtysomething life, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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41%
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Cooking with Stella (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman cooks for clients and tries to keep her thefts of food and money from being discovered.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dishonesty, cons and scams, power relations, family relations, cooking and food, couple relations, satire, strong female presence, unlikely criminals, society, master and servant, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, india
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40%
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, human nature, parents and children, family problems, disability, bittersweet, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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40%
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
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40%
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The Grump (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer — whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric — raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law, in this hilarious social satire ...
Style: emotional, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: aging, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, generation gap, father son relationship, illness, memory, grandfather, business meeting, farmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland, europe, eastern europe
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38%
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I Not Stupid (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kok Pin, Boon Hock and Terry are classmates in "EM3" stream. In Singapore, that means that at the age of 12, the government has decided that they are not as academically inclined as their peers. Kok Pin is creative and a born artist but ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, resentment, childhood friend, childhood friends, office politics, foe turned friend, transplant, studying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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How About You... (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: retirement home life, retirement home, elderly, aging, family relations, wisdom of life, disagreement, siblings relations, self discovery, countryside, sister, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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36%
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Mammuth (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: on the road, track down, self discovery, introspection, family relations, elderly, aging, escapades, power relations, haunted by the past, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Over the Hill Band (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Upon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: reunion, female bonding, girl group, old lady, record producer, overnight success, lifestyle, elderly, golden years, music band, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, estrangement, youth, golden years, old man, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, suburbs, terminal illness, indoor, strong female presence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, parents and children, adoption, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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34%
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, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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33%