Movies like The Animal Project

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The Animal Project (2013)
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The Animal Project (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a thirty something acting teacher attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, he struggles with his own ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, parents and children, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, workplace, workplace situations, misfit, dream, gay interest, theater, teachers and students, gender, social misfits, gays and lesbians, power relations, female director, male nudity, bathtub, gay kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, misfit, love and romance, fall in love and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Animal Project: Love Is Blind (2013), When Calls the Heart (2013), The Green Chariot (2005), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013), He Is My Girl (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
When Calls the Heart (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, teacher, ambition, workplace situations, hopes, workplace, love and romance, misfit, disorder, fall in love, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, light ...
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 ⇓
90%
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 5.8
 195
He Is My Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dix ans après L'Homme est une femme comme les autres, Simon Eskenazy est devenu un grand interprète de musique traditionnelle juive. Il voit successivement débarquer sa mère envahissante, son ex-femme, son fils de 10 ans qu'il n'a ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, lifestyle, gender, musician's life, society, couple relations, transvestism, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Catch Me... I'm in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, Catch Me...I'm in Love is a light, rom-com film that centers on the lives of two young adults searching for that something that could complete their existence. For Roan Sanchez (Sarah Geronimo), it's finding ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, family relations, workplace situations, love and romance, romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, family relations, youth, friendship, society, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, opposites attract, romance, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, gay interest, father son relationship, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, filmmaking, society, youth, lifestyle, aging, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: social differences, family relations, childhood, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, school, terminal illness, siblings relations, hospital, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, unlikely couple, mentally challenged, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, sexual relations, family in crisis, disorder, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family relations, actor's life, theater, parents and children, lifestyle, theatre director, rivalry, friendship, couples, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, immigrants, family relations, gays and lesbians, culture clash, family, eccentric family, lifestyle, misfit, meet the parents, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, workplace situations, family relations, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, couple relations, interracial relations, identity crisis, parents and children, actor's life, couples, family reunited, family relations, audition, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.9
 570
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: communication problem, workplace situations, human nature, workplace, parents and children, translator, family relations, communication, all female cast, inheritance, women, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
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Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: film producer, starting over, ambition, follow your dream, nothing goes right, actor's life, couples, disorder, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 526
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, buddies, parents and children, friends, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, infidelity, sex scene, female writer, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 1K
Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, workplace situations, disorder, dealer, escapades, mentor, college dropout, life turned upside down, family relations, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 1K
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 ⇓
41%
No Skin Off My Ass (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A lonely hairdresser watches the title sequence of "That Cold Day in the Park" then visits a local park to invite a down-and-out skinhead to his apartment. He draws the silent man a bath and talks to him as he soaks. He locks his guest in ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: couples, skinhead, love and romance, misfit, looking for love, looking for sex, obsession, siblings relations, fall in love, mute or deaf, lgbt, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 325
Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay interest, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%