Movies like Falafel

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Falafel (2006)
 6.5
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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: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: youth, lebanese, obsessive quest, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, nightlife, graphic violence, urban, profanity, hit and run, summer, motor scooter, conflict, post war
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon

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Most similar movies to Falafel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about youth, disorder, family relations, friends, nothing goes right, escapades and society mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Falafel: Hello Carter (2013), If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011), Go Get Some Rosemary (2009), Voice Over (2014), Kisses (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 318
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, love and romance, escapades, chases and races, disorder, track down, city life, nightlife, bittersweet, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: culture clash, fish out of water, immigrants, nothing goes right, society, disorder, muslim, communication problem, misfit, life is a bitch, down on your luck, landlady ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Go Get Some Rosemary (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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, family relations, family problems, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 117
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, witty, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, disorder, introspection, nothing goes right, dull life, breakup, couples, strong female presence, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.3
 2K
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, friendship, innocence lost, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, youth, family problems, coming of age, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 1K
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, track down, escapades, obsessive quest, murder, parents and children, chases and races, search for father, family relations, life sentence, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, misfit, romance, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, stoners, disorder, friends, lifestyle, love and romance, nothing goes right, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 1K
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, friendship, nothing goes right, hopes, revenge, murder, workplace, ocean or sea, friends, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.0
 546
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, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, on the road, nightlife, strong sexual content, lifestyle, ambition, profanity, satire, computers and web, best friends, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 71
Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, city life, urban, young lovers
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 211
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: getting home, survival, society, escapades, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, social decay, human nature, wilderness, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, fish out of water, obsessive quest, couples, social differences, meet the parents, escapades, disorder, love and romance, society, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 205
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, introspection, disorder, memory loss, society, impossible love, mistaken identity, love and romance, artists and showbiz, military life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 1.7
 617
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, lifestyle, youth, friends, city life, high school life, nightlife, high school, love, acceptance, fight, late night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sacred Family (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father, a disoriented mother and a son overshadowed by his successful father. The three of them, wait for the arrival of the son's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: parents and children, youth, couples, estrangement, reunion, homecoming, easter, gender, infidelity, college, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, friendship, society, volleyball, youth, social relations, high school student, rivalry, student life, teenage life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Palestine
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: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, political unrest, escapades, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 568
Family Hero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of a cabaret in Nice called "Le perroquet bleu" ("The blue parrot"). The innkeeper, Gabriel, dies at the beginning of the movie and leave his business to his godchildren : Nino and Marianne, whom father had been taken ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, introspection, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, jazz, nightclub, wooing, nightlife, family business, hopes, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: french riviera, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 761
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: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, survival, escapades, village, war, refugee, world war two, refugees ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 357
Bad Spelling (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At a French boarding school for troubled youth in the early 1970's, the Headmaster and his wife decide that their son Daniel, who is fifteen years old but looks younger, should finally go live in the dorm with all the other students, as they do ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, family relations, rebelliousness, buddies, youth, boarding school, boss and employee, boys' school, friends, pets, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 149
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, buddies, reunion, self discovery, escapades, disorder, farce, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, youth, love and romance, college graduate, clubbing, couples, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, funeral, love, death of father, bollywood, woman in a bikini, beach, coffin, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, doctors and patients, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 655
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, military, society, family tradition, fall in love, wartime life, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 86
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: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, siblings relations, last wish, obsessive quest, introspection, dysfunctional family, escapades, youth, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, oedipus complex, family vacation, husband wife relationship, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 5K
Involuntary (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn't know ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: multiple storylines, prank, teenage life, unsupportive coworkers, workplace, mischievous children, male female relationship, teenager, photograph, bus driver, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 312
Nana (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, fairy tale ...
Plot: solitude, countryside, babies and infants, coming of age, youth, loneliness, child, female director, pig, massacre
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%