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Zorba the Greek (1964)
 7.7
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Original name: Αλέξης Ζορμπάς
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: exciting, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dancing, dance, monastery, widow, culture clash, bittersweet, island, friends, romance, family relations, misfit, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, starting over, village life, hopes, world, bohemian life, society, human nature, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, macedonia, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about bittersweet, friendship, culture clash, runaway, mentor, family relations and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Zorba the Greek: A Touch of Spice (2003), A Dream of Kings (1969), The Four Seasons (1981), Manon of the Spring (1986), Antonia's Line (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Touch of Spice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: greek, chef, self discovery, teenage life, culture clash, family life, human nature, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, youth, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, optimism, hopes, greek american, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sexual dysfunction, couples, one more chance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, couples, family problems, wilderness, human nature, introspection, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: provence, haunted by the past, countryside, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), village, social relations, buried truth, family secret, romance ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, introspection, human nature, single parent, world war two, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, buddies, couples, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, turkey, persia, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, romance, betrayal, love and romance, teenage life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, journey, collector, friendship, on the road, search, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
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Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, inheritance, lifestyle, dwarf, antisocial behavior, social misfits, human nature, misfit, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 3K
Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2K
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, lottery, widow, bittersweet, depression, strong female presence, family problems, couples, death in the family, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, tennessee, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Eighth Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, mental institution, rain, train, on the road, weekend, bittersweet, self discovery, friends, family relations, rainy ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 2K
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%