Movies like Being Human 1994

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Being Human (1994)
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Being Human (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, non-linear, intense, emotional, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, surreal, intellectual ...
Plot: social differences, society, reincarnation, chase, innocence lost, roman empire, medieval, success, samurai, life philosophy, life & death, multiple storylines, survival, heroes, feminism, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, master warrior, midlife crisis, royal family, adventurer, escapades, custody, strong female presence ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric times, future, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, africa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and humorous films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, dialogue, loneliness, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Being Human: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), House of D (2004), Unstrung Heroes (1995), Box of Moon Light (1996), Local Hero (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, dark humor, hopes, depression, family, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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95%
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House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, coma, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, free spirit, friendship, stranger, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, vandalism, phone sex, infidelity, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, friendship, american abroad, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bathhouse, mentally challenged, tradition, parents and children, society, human nature, father son relationship, family relations, aging, brother brother relationship, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, custody, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, love, wrestler, wrestling, writer's life, impregnation, gender, artists and showbiz, single parent, men hatred ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, aging, fortune teller, priest, birthday, architect, family gatherings, bittersweet, couples, family problems, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, literature, boarding school life, teacher, poetry, coming of age, poet, suicide, philosophy, dedicated educator, student, boarding school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 13K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, performer's life, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, celebrity culture, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, loneliness, life & death, rejection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, female friendship, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
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Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, witty, depressing ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, cemetery, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 45K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, luxury hotel, family relations, casual sex, actor's life, lifestyle, direction and purpose, introspection, self involved, irresponsible, womanizer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, milan italy, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
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My Old Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, elderly, aging, disorder, parents and children, society, lie, real estate, writers, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 10K
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, rebellious daughter, class differences, nothing goes right, family problems, society, eccentric family, human nature, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Zorba the Greek (1964)
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: village, greek, friendship, dancing, widow, monastery, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, romance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, crete, macedonia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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 14K
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, social differences, infidelity, couples, hopes, romance, society, opposites attract, university, literature, troubled marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: incest, family relations, society, satire, couples, murder, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, greed, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, widow, lottery, starting over, bittersweet, depression, couples, family problems, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 1K
Judy Berlin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: suburbs, solar eclipse, alzheimer's disease, marriage, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, society, single parent, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 43K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: adoption, birth mother, dysfunctional family, jealousy, family secret, social worker, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, family relations, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Night on Earth (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: intellectual, talky, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: taxi driver, nightlife, taxi, passenger, culture clash, priest, confession, heart attack, blind character, friendship, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, los angeles, paris france, finland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 5K
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 ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, heart attack, family bonds, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 33K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, travel, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, self discovery, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, hopes, dealing with death, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 13K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, bully, social misfits, disability, society, heroes, orphan, youth, best friends, freak ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, father daughter relationship, responsibility, single father, life philosophy, character change, new job, grownups, eccentric family, child care, single parent, stuntman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, single parent, human nature, introspection, world war two, social misfits ...
Time: post world war two
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%