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A Dog's Will (2000)
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A Dog's Will (2000)
Original name: O Auto da Compadecida
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary, before they are admitted to paradise.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, feel good, captivating, offbeat, neo screwball comedy
Plot: virgin mary, adventure, clergy, hopes, social differences, unfulfilled love, race against time, romance, rich and poor, partners, society, buddies, district attorney, odd couple, social relations, righting the wronged, heaven, amusement park, religion, poverty, purgatory, bishop, priest, village, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about society, friendship, friends, social relations, buddies, culture clash and hopes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Western genres. Some movies like A Dog's Will: The Frisco Kid (1979), The Well Beloved One (2010), Me You Them (2000), God Is Brazilian (2003), The Clown (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
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The Well Beloved One (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the homonymous work of Dias Gomes , The Well Beloved tells the story of the mayor Paraguassu Odorico, whose primary goal in his administration in the city of Sucupira is the inauguration of a cemetery. One side is supported by the sisters ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: social relations, political intrigue, rivalry, politics, small town, farce, journalism, dishonesty, media, town mayor, family relations, city
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil
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76%
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, society, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
God Is Brazilian (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: God decides to take a vacation, but first He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. For that, He goes to Brazil's northeast, where He believes there's a very good man for the job, however, during His mission, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, miraculous event, society, hopes, human nature, chosen one, faith, religion, religions or cults, unlikely partners, imaginary ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: wrestling, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, partners, unsuccessful, odd couple, ambition, escapades, rivalry, travel, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
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Crazy Like a Fox (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of Nat Banks, an 8th generation Virginian gentleman farmer living in the past, who loses his family farm, Greenwood, to a pair of land speculators from Washington, D.C. When the predatory couple manipulates a "legal" real ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: adventure, fighting the system, rivalry, save the day, righting the wronged, culture clash, friendship, interracial relations, good versus evil, buddies, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, washington d.c.
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59%
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, farce, cons and scams, village life, drifter, poverty, social relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 22K
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: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, oil company, seaside town, friendship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, buddies, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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47%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, beach, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Basic Sanitation, the Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When they discover their town lacks funding for a sewage system, Brazilian villagers decide to make a short sci-fi monster movie about the problem.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, lifestyle, friends, filmmaking, village life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, film within a film, village, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
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Gabriela (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
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Story: Naïve and provocative Gabriela is a raggedy migrant worker who arrives in town to mesmerize all with her playful and simple, yet raw sensuality. Set in 1925, the story unravels in Ilhéus, a quiet northeastern coastal city thriving with cocoa crops ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, love affair, love and romance, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, rich and poor, society, social differences, couples, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, family relations, mischievous children, rich and poor, society, screwball, parents and children, youth, disorder, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Scandalous John (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
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Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
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City Slickers (1991)
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, cattle drive, friendship, midlife crisis, cowboy, buddies, vacation, radio, rain, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, old age, apartment building, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tieta of Agreste (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Just when her family starts believing that she is dead, and that they can expect a rich heritage, Tieta returns from São Paulo to her native village in Bahia, which she had been forced to leave long ago because of some involvement with a goat herd. ...
Style: humorous, sexy, serious, realistic, semi serious
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, love and romance, society, romance, dishonesty, death in the family, village, village life, social differences, vengeance, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cemetery Junction (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: theater, stage play, showbiz, homecoming, small town, culture clash, society, cowboy, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, misfit ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
Style: disturbing, humorous, psychological, semi serious, bleak
Plot: obsession, lifestyle, misfit, life is a bitch, mind game, mental illness, drug abuse, addiction, down on your luck, nervous breakdown, perversion, urban ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
Style: touching, humorous, surreal, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, isolation, friends, partners, agoraphobia, buddies, escapades, haunted by the past, on the road, wilderness, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7K
The Villain (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Synopsis James White (White) is one of dozens of associate pastors at a mega church in Southern California under the tutelage of television evangelist Johnny Kingman (Wise). He always longed to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: church, pastor, fish out of water, human spirit, society, clergy, save the day, hopes, social relations, religions or cults, fund raising, christian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, village, friends, on the road, self discovery, profanity, hidden identity, society, misfit, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%