Movies like The Runway

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The Runway (2010)
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The Runway (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, feel good, based on true events, humorous, realistic
Plot: communication problem, social relations, hopes, village life, village, getting home, foreigner, friendship, airplane, bull, family relations, adoption, haunted by the past, negligence, rally, gypsy, pilot, traveler, gun, single mother, ira, crash landing, arrest, runway, translation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Runway

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, village, friends, social relations, friendship, village life and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Runway: The Closer You Get (2000), Waking Ned Devine (1998), My Sweet Little Village (1985), Zonad (2009), V.O.S. (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, romance, couples, couple relations, isolation, family relations, small town life, village life, battle of the sexes, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, village life, comedy of errors, cons and scams, nothing goes right, golden years, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
My Sweet Little Village (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his older colleague and practical-minded ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: village life, family relations, social relations, couples, society, love and romance, misfit, parents and children, culture clash, village, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, cons and scams, family life, family relations, social relations, dishonesty, disorder, village, con artists, alien, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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V.O.S. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A game between four characters. A comedy about love and friendship. A film about the great lie of story telling that moves between reality and fiction.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, introspection, love affair, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, couple relations, romance, hopes, battle of the sexes, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lost Embrace (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina, France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, family relations, family life, haunted by the past, friendship, friends, parents and children, hopes, youth, father son relationship, society, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, latin america, argentina, poland, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: comedy of errors, life turned upside down, satire, politics, society, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 2K
My Girl (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood in 1980s Thailand. He remembers always being late to school, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: childhood sweetheart, friendship, introspection, love and romance, homecoming, romance, best friends, village life, love triangle, childhood love, gain trust, soccer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Sous le figuier (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nathalie, Christophe and Joëlle are in the midst of an existential crisis. Brought together by Selma, 95 and seriously ill, they will spend a memorable summer on the banks of the Moselle. How ironic that the one whom they had intended to help to ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, countryside, friends, hopes, friendship, family relations, introspection, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, aging, dealing with death, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, village life, small town life, small town, couples, love and romance, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, wedding, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 705
St. Daisy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The snow is staying away from the Bavarian ski village of Haunzenberg, and so are the skiers. Business is failing and so is Georg's relationship with Emilie. During his attempt to reignite the fires of passion, the wooden cross in the next room ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, small town, clergy, resort, village, skiing, hopes, buddies, friends, miraculous event, couple relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, bavaria, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story, MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION, is the tale of a family from Bingley in Yorkshire, who defect to East Germany. Here they find a nightmare of rationing, censorship and the most spied upon people in history rather than the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, strong female lead, strong female character, society, female director, hare krishna
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
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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.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, starting over, midlife crisis, disorder, hopes, infidelity, heart attack, holiday, friends, unfulfillment, female doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, contests and competitions, on the run, rise to the top, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, ambition, village, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Diminished Capacity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, small town, self discovery, getting home, love and romance, hopes, elderly lovers, mental illness, small town life, family relations, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, hopes, society, optimism, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Umrika (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, siblings relations, social relations, dishonesty, family problems, missing person, coming of age, bittersweet, village life, parents and children, village ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Crime in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, couple relations, crimes, husband wife relationship, notoriety, village, lawyer, farmer, divorce, french countryside, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Life in Orange (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A look at a Bavarian commune of the Indian Bhagwan cult.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: eccentric family, village life, countryside, friendship, village, religious cult, culture clash, teacher student relationship, dedicated educator, kids in trouble, school, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Late Bloomers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Plot: store, friendship, self discovery, self fulfillment, dream come true, feminism, hopes, elderly, follow your dream, gender, best friends, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Three Men and a Cradle (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties. Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package to deliver, and asks him if he can leave ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, grownups, disorder, buddies, self discovery, parents and children, couples, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, babies and infants, friends, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, politics, partners, society, frontier town, comedy duo, european union, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: belgium, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, talky, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: village life, love and romance, love triangle, resort, social relations, village, everyday life, family relations, soviet, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, youth, romance, love and romance, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, cons and scams, comedy of errors, social relations, disorder, nothing goes right, dishonesty, bollywood, poverty, alcoholic, lottery winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Camping (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Michel Saint-Josse is on his way to Spain where he hopes to spend a stress-free holiday in a luxury hotel with his teenage daughter Vanessa. When his car breaks down near a camping, Michel accepts the offer of help from an extrovert ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, camp, beach, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, fish out of water, resort, family relations, snobbism, vacation, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, society, rivalry, politics, religions or cults, ira, baldness, unlikely friendships, wig, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%