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Crossing Borders (2006)
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Crossing Borders (2006)
Original name: Un franco, 14 pesetas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live with Martin's parents in a basement apartment that comes with their job as superintendents of the building. Encouraged by Marcos, his friend and co-worker, Martin decides to emigrate to Switzerland. The whole family has to admit that for the time being this is the most promising plan. Unable to obtain a work contract from the Swiss Consulate, Martin and Marcos decide to go anyway, pretending they are tourists to get past the border police. Pablito will experience drastic changes in a short period of time: his father's departure, a new way of life in a different country with a different environment and learning another language. But afterwards, in Switzerland, they will face new experiences which will allow them to live with renewed happiness.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: emigration, misery, culture clash, politics, family relations, family problems, society, working class, workplace, social relations, job seeking, unemployment, immigrants, workplace situations, emigrant, mechanic
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, spain

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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 family relations, society, parents and children, immigrants, social relations, culture clash and working class mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Crossing Borders: 2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014), Vizontele (2001), Placido (1961), Alila (2003), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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95%
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, culture clash, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, social relations, life changing experience, television, small town, mayor, radio, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, middle east, cyprus
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43%
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Placido (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting, touching ...
Plot: working class, small town, social differences, dark humor, charity, bourgeoisie, christmas eve, family life, rich and poor, family in crisis, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 530
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ 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 ⇓
37%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: concierge, family life, homecoming, nothing goes right, family problems, inheritance, couple relations, friendship, getting home, society, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
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
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, social differences, working class, culture clash, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, job seeking, maid, speculation, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, london, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
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Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, ...
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family relations, disorder, society, misfit, immigrants, fish out of water, road not taken, family life, asian american, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
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30%
 5.4
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Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, suburban life, family life, human nature, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, misfit, friends, immigrants, society, social relations, hotel, haunted by the past, love, widower, sale ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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I Belong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn't believe in. An elderly woman and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, communication problem, workplace, human nature, parents and children, translator, family relations, women, communication, all female cast, inheritance, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
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Solino (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie portrays the story of an Italian family emigrated in Germany in the 1970s. Romano (Gigi Savoia), the father, decides to open a pizzeria which, by mutual decision with the wife Rosa (Antonella Attili), will call Solino, leaving his sons ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, restaurant, immigrants, family business, working class, fall in love, sibling relationship, society, brother brother relationship, love triangle, sibling rivalry, leukemia ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 2000s, 1960s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.0
 365
You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, misfit, clergy, snitch, rebelliousness, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, looking for love, self discovery, power relations, disability, family problems, family relations, workplace, misfit, boss and employee, dysfunctional family, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Perfect Stranger (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mysterious arrival of a foreigner to a small village in a Mediterranean island, awake the sudden interest from a diverse group of residents, who will appear unexpectedly in the stranger's life, believing that he's going to reopen an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, light
Plot: village, social relations, village life, redemption, family relations, language barrier, young man, stranger, liberation, fatherhood, irishman, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, nothing goes right, unemployment, rich and poor, human nature, fish out of water, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, couples, working class, looking for love, boss and employee, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, restaurant, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.0
 753
Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: spanish civil war, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, orphan, society, life is a bitch, friendship, rivalry, bittersweet, adoption, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, insurance, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 663
Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, family problems, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, older sister, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: factory worker, working class, hopes, disagreement, society, prodigy, family problems, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, travel, language barrier, family life, society, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, death, photograph, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, unemployment, society, realism, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, fired from the job, misfit, workplace situations, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%