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The Oak (1992)
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The Oak (1992)
Original name: Balanţa
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, semi serious, macabre, suspense
Plot: politics, on the road, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, totalitarianism, society, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, state affairs, surgeon, communist party, rape, teacher, death, soldier, male female relationship, train, hospital, morgue, brutality, repression, patient, injustice, male nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe

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Most similar movies to The Oak

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspense films with plots about family relations, society, politics, parents and children, satire, death and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Oak: Too Late (1996), Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998), Free Fall (2014), Critical Care (1997), 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Too Late (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An inexperienced prosecutor becomes involved with a local woman while investigating a miner's death.
Plot: miner, demonstration, protest, mine, string quartet, worker, protestor, male in shower, government, male female relationship, soldier, economics ...
Place: romania
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95%
Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: train, kgb, hospital, riddles and clues, downfall, head of state, gang, politics, on the run, state affairs, injustice, twins ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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80%
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Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful ...
Style: dark humor, suspense, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, family relations, social decay, unsupportive spouse, obsession, guru, society, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, couples, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, dark humor, suspense, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, nun, half sister, fighting the system, family relations, family problems, power relations, workplace, rebellion, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: friendship, politics, state affairs, elderly, holiday, communism, retired, dictatorship, small town, husband wife relationship, satire, anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
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48%
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Article 99 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, surgery, patient, doctor, disability, politics, surgeon, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, hopes, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Age of Panic (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It's a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, clever ...
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, election, child custody, society, rivalry, love, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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45%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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42%
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The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, disorder, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, step siblings, family relations, life turned upside down, siblings relations, pregnancy, golden years, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, terrorism, family relations, coming of age, satire, prostitute, bomb, terrorist, incest, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, new hampshire, new england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, hopes, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, parents and children, moral dilemma, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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36%
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Damned Rain (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's more at stake than just failed crops when a drought strikes a rural community in this comedy-drama from India.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: farm, family life, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, farmer, farming, poverty, village, life is a bitch, electrocution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Offset (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Romania, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot focuses on the lives of the soon to be married Stefan, a German working in Romania for a wealthy and eccentric printing company owner, Nicu Iorga and his soon-to-be bride Brîndușa, who is Nicu's secretary.
Plot: business, hospital, romanian, culture clash, german
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, family life, election, communism, state affairs, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
Style: offbeat, clever, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, on the road, mythology, hawk, crow, idealism, parents and children, clergy, society, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: orphan, aunt, poverty, friendship, betrayal, society, guardian, maturation, child's point of view, survivor, social differences, adventure ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: realistic, gloomy, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, fall in love, friendship, workplace situations, politics, misfit, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, friends, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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31%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
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Cosy Dens (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, political unrest, teenage life, innocence lost, parents and children, bittersweet, politics, youth, society, generation gap, communism ...
Time: year 1968, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, czechoslovakia, central europe
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29%
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Guantanamera (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering that life for both groups has many similarities as well as a ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, road movie ...
Plot: satire, romance, politics, love and romance, obsessive quest, friends, couples, family relations, couple relations, human nature, on the road, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, latin america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: witty, clever, sentimental, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, military life, school, college, lifestyle, society, dedicated educator, youth, satire, bittersweet, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: middle aged man, dishonesty, cons and scams, impersonating, couples, teachers and students, secretary, scam, alternate reality, false identity, compassion, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, village, political unrest, rebelliousness, small town, innocence lost, wartime life, uncover truth, survival, village life, satire, small town life ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, surgery, paralysis, paramedic, health situation, public health, fighting illness, terminal illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, politics, satire, citizenship, soldier, campaign, political unrest, odd couple, heroes, state affairs, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, misfit, hopes, society, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, village, self discovery, couple relations, love and romance, obsessive quest, gypsy, lifestyle, family relations, dialogue, beautiful scenery, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, france, europe, bucharest, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%