Movies like Zorba the Greek

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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, dance, dancing, monastery, widow, culture clash, island, friends, family relations, misfit, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, starting over, village life, hopes, world, bohemian life, society, human nature, couples, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and melancholic films with plots about friendship, mentor, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, relationships and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Zorba the Greek: A Dream of Kings (1969), A Touch of Spice (2003), The Four Seasons (1981), Antonia's Line (1995), The Go-Getter (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, terminal illness, greek american, life is a bitch, hopes, sexual dysfunction, couples, one more chance, family relations, couple relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, usa, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: greek, deportation, chaos and mayhem, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, culture clash, self discovery, youth, couples, family life, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, couple relations, love and romance, best friends, self discovery, family problems, couples, partners, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: village, feminism, village life, generation gap, philosophy, widow, friendship, introspection, human nature, single parent, family life, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, teenage life, couples, parents and children, love and romance, social misfits, suburban life, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, generation gap, koran, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, parents and children, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, greece, switzerland, persia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: village, village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, social relations, human nature, oil company, seaside town, friendship, husband wife relationship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, gender, lifestyle, human nature, reunion, friends, love and romance, singleness, gays and lesbians, couple relations, buddies, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, school, small town life, couples, buddies, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, culture clash, fighting the system, fall in love, love and romance, cons and scams, village life, ambition, friends, social relations, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 30K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, generation gap, yuppie, funeral, group of friends, bat, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, deathbed, funeral, vegetarian, orphan, friends, family relations, elderly, friendship, human nature, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: death of husband, widow, grief, romance, friendship, self discovery, family problems, couples, death in the family, friends, college, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, young lovers, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, society, lifestyle, self discovery, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, village, nightlife, village life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 11K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 702
Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: talky, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
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Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 18K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley ...
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Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, liverpool, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 4K
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, hopes, parents and children, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, basketball, birthday, confession, artist, coma, self discovery, manhood, adulthood, misfit, delivery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: new york, europe, france, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, interracial romance, self discovery, single parent, nanny, housekeeper, parents and children, romance, family life, family problems, dealing with death, master and servant ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, restaurant, life philosophy, love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, weekend, on the road, train, mental institution, self discovery, couples, salesman, workaholic, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 193K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, romance, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, couples, widow widower, lost love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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