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The Grand Seduction (2013)
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The Grand Seduction (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good, humorous, whimsical, funny, dramatic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, small town, unemployment, society, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, bribery, doctor, village, village life, small town life, doctors and patients, drugs/alcohol, seaport, disgraced, new job, ruse, scheming, hospitality, island, cat, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, newfoundland, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about disorder, social relations, society, small town, cons and scams, dishonesty and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Grand Seduction: Waking Ned Devine (1998), Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003), Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011), Doc Martin (2001), Hallelujah! (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: doctor, village, culture clash, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, social relations, comedy of errors, cons and scams, dishonesty, friendship, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, australia
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Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, society, hopes, youth, dishonesty, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Doc Martin (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doc Martin tells the tale of Martin Clunes' character in the film, in the months leading up to the Saving Grace story. Martin Bamford is a heart-broken London obstetrician, in a jealous rage after he finds out that his wife has been sleeping ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sincere
Plot: starting over, dishonesty, introspection, infidelity, homecoming, village, husband wife relationship, adultery, romance, cons and scams, village life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, cornwall
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Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, priest, fake priest, social relations, disorder, impostor, farce, village, hidden identity, prison, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, female boxer, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, canadian, teenage pregnancy, friendship, teenager, follow your dream, society, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
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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 ...
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Place: ireland, europe
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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
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23%
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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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 ...
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Tortilla Heaven (2007)
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Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, small town, hopes, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, society ...
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Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, captivating ...
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