Movies like Falafel

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Falafel (2006)
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Falafel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to young Tou on this nighttime trip though Beirut.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: youth, lebanese, obsessive quest, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder, nightlife, summer, conflict, dark humor, graphic violence, hit and run, boy, post war, motor scooter, profanity, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about youth, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, escapades and love and romance mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Falafel: Hello Carter (2013), Running Wild (1998), Daddy Longlegs (2009), Voice Over (2014), If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hello Carter (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck Carter has recently become homeless, single and unemployed. Desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend, he goes off on an adventure throughout London to find her, picking up some odd helpers along the way.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, unfulfilled love, love and romance, escapades, track down, disorder, city life, nightlife, bittersweet, male objectification, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england
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95%
 5.5
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Running Wild (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama directed by Timothy Bond.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, animal life, family life, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, elephant, teenage girl, poacher, danger
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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77%
Daddy Longlegs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, mumblecore ...
Plot: youth, children, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, family problems, dark humor, family relations, custody, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 130
Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, couples, introspection, disorder, breakup, dull life, strong female presence, unfulfillment, homecoming, parents and children, siblings relations
Time: 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, nothing goes right, society, immigrants, disorder, muslim, kurd, dark humor, misfit, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Midsummer Night's Rave is a modern rave take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream released in 2002
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, modern day adaptation
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rave, party, clubbing, tragic love, drug use, sexual content, friends, disorder, stoners, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, political unrest, youth, hopes, escapades, desert, boy, human rights, gulf war, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, escapades, obsessive quest, innocence lost, first love, pedophile, love, children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: touching, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, survival, escapades, village, dark humor, war, chinese, refugee, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, human nature, society, escapades, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, social decay, wilderness, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ned Rifle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, murder, escapades, track down, obsessive quest, parents and children, search for father, coming of age, father, religion, art ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
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Self Made (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Self Made tells the story of two women - one Israeli, the other Palestinian- who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic, feminist film ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, society, impossible love, disorder, introspection, memory loss, mistaken identity, love and romance, performer's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: teenage life, family relations, friendship, youth, parents and children, dark humor, boy, friends, siblings relations, little boy, urban, gun
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Love That Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love That Boy is the story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. Phoebe’s life is totally dominated by her “To Do Before Graduation” list. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, light, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, couples, friendship, friends, youth, college, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, obsession, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
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The Chef (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Året är 1969. Artonårige Martin mönstrar på som andrekock på lastfartyget "Snow Drift", med destination Kapstaden. Det är Martins tredje resa. I fartygets kök härskar förstekocken Peter Stein, här är allting underkastat hans ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: youth, ship, follow your dream, nothing goes right, hopes, friendship, food, revenge, murder, restaurant, power relations, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: found footage, desire for fame, lifestyle, on the road, nightlife, strong sexual content, ambition, computers and web, satire, coming of age, porn star, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
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Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sitcom, humorous
Plot: hollywood, dark humor, friends, disorder, dull life, love and romance, actor's life, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
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Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, social differences, lifestyle, couples, social decay, drug abuse, immigrants, society, life is a bitch, rise to the top, nothing goes right, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.4
 160
Urban Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy and a girl wake up in bed one morning, naked. The children's mother died a few weeks earlier. Before she died she asked her children to find their birth father who left them when they were still babies. Their quest in search of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, touching, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, siblings relations, last wish, obsessive quest, escapades, teenage love, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, youth, nude ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, disorder, couples, media, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Grad Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends celebrates their graduation from Crispus Attucks High School with a jammin' party. It's hormones on overdrive, recreational drugs and lap dancing galore as the Class of 2005 goes out in style.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: tolerance, friends, youth, lifestyle, high school life, nightlife, city life, high school, acceptance, love, fight, chase ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: introspection, teenage life, life is a bitch, fall in love, society, couples, military, wartime life, youth, culture clash, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: youth, shaolin, self discovery, obsessive quest, teenage life, family relations, small town, coming of age, boy, lake, small town life, young mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: friends, friendship, love and romance, partners, odd couple, lifestyle, self discovery, couples, disorder, infidelity, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Only Decent People (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Samuels is from an intellectual Jewish family from the posh Amsterdam Old South, where he is often mistaken as Moroccan because of his dark hair. David is a remarkable man on a mission: to find a ghetto fabulous queen with great tits and thick ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, obsessive quest, couples, fish out of water, love and romance, meet the parents, disorder, social differences, escapades, ghetto, sexual content, nude ...
Time: 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, friendship, friends, best friends, escapades, self discovery, farce, disorder, on the road, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 5K
Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, captivating, art film ...
Plot: coming of age, brother brother relationship, on the road, friendship, family relations, escapades, disorder, youth, boy, strike, musician, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Summer of the Rich (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vienna's high society parties with sex, drugs, alcohol and young models. Hanna von Stezewitz stands in the center of it all. She's young, attractive and rich, head of a corporate group and one of Vienna's most important financers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: lgbt, strong female presence, sexual relations, nightlife, lesbian, lesbian interest, love and romance, young lovers, love, lesbian relationship, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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The Matchmaker (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: matchmaking, looking for love, love and romance, best friends, teenage life, apprentice, jewish, male female relationship, adaptation, holocaust, summer, traumatic childhood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Girl$ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four young women are tempted by the money that can be earned in prostitution. They have to learn in their own way that nothing comes without a price.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, society, anal rape, couples, swinger, redemption, sex scene, human trafficking, sex, escort, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%