Movies like The Man Who Surprised Everyone

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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Original name: Человек, который удивил всех
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.
Style: lyrical, sad, melancholic, rough
Plot: cancer, village, disguise, in the woods, changing lives, terminal illness, family relations, rape, reject
Place: siberia

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Most similar movies to The Man Who Surprised Everyone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, cancer, terminal illness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Man Who Surprised Everyone: My Life (1993), Sleepless Knights (2012), Always Outnumbered (1998), One True Thing (1998), The Mouth Agape (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, child birth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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95%
Sleepless Knights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As every year Carlos (Raul Godoy) is spending the summer in the country with his family in order to help out with things. Perhaps he won't even be returning to Madrid, as economic prospects are hardly rosy there. In addition, his father's ...
Plot: family relations, village, police officer, family, gay, gay relationship, male nudity
Place: spain
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78%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, cancer, ex convict, gang, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, friendship, going straight, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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77%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, elderly, family problems, death in the family, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, golden years, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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72%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, supportive spouse, daughter in law, bathtub, loss of mother, cancer, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ayka (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young Asian immigrant worker in Moscow tried to track down her baby, whom she abandoned at the hospital.
Style: sad, melancholic, rough, neurotic
Plot: baby, female protagonist, pregnant woman, pregnant, life is a bitch, extortion, money problems, big city, bleeding, toilet, cat, unemployed ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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67%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, survival, rebelliousness, race against time, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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67%
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Honey (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the remote and undeveloped eastern Black Sea region, a six-year-old boy (Yusuf) wanders through the woods searching for his lost father, trying to make sense of his life.His father is a beekeeper whose bees have disappeared unexpectedly, ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, serious ...
Plot: village, parents and children, family relations, in the woods, introspection, hopes, father son relationship, everyday life, betrayal, honey, nature, only child ...
Time: year 2009
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Style: tricky, captivating, serious, clever
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, cynicism, ex husband ex wife relationship, terminal illness, suffering, pain, death, life & death, divorce, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, leukemia, cancer, college, bittersweet, couples, campus, true love, unfulfillment, romance, dealing with death, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, optimism, human spirit, terminal illness, couples, journalism, family relations, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, social relations, couples, love and romance, village life, sexual relations, death, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, family relations, gay sex, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, gay lead character, gay kiss, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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55%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, female director, slice of life, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, boy, little girl, father daughter relationship, school bus, mother daughter relationship, abandoned by mother ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
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53%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, estrangement, transplant, leukemia, single parent, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Takada, a Japanese fisherman has been estranged from his son for many years, but when the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. Through a series of obstacles and relationships, he is brought ...
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, tour guide, friendship, family relations, redemption, village, father son relationship, aging, parents and children, unfulfillment, understanding, estrangement ...
Place: china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Grocer's Son (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: village, family relations, grocer, heart attack, hospital, profanity, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, coming of age, self discovery, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, lyon, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, contemplative, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, cancer, sickness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, depression, religion, church, dying, husband wife relationship, nurse ...
Place: usa
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49%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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46%
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, life is a bitch, family relations, single parent, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, father son relationship, love, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deep in the Woods (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wanderer named Timothee (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) arrives in a French village in 1865 pretending to be deaf and mute. He uses tricks to hypnotize a beautiful young woman named Josephine (Isild Le Besco) and takes advantage of her until he is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: hypnosis, young lovers, human nature, manipulations, hopes, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, danger, manipulation, youth, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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45%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: cancer, death of wife, death of mother, terminal illness, workaholic, loss of mother, coming of age, estranged father, widower, loss of wife, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
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45%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, society, introspection, couples, unfulfillment, suburbs, suburban life, friends, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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45%
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Mum's List (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when ...
Plot: mother, cancer, terminal cancer, breast cancer, family, death, husband, wife, woman, dying woman, family relations, death of wife ...
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42%
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Albania, Denmark, Italy, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father and uncle kill a neighbor, an Albanian teen (Tristan Halilaj) finds that his own life may be forfeited in a legal blood feud.
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: isolation, family in danger, family feud, disagreement, social relations, teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, village, vendetta, solitude, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania
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42%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, terminal illness, showbiz, infidelity, family problems, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, family life, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%