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The Best Two Years (2004)
 7.5
 2K
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder Van Pelt, seeks to become the assistant to the mission president (the top post available) as soon as possible. The capable Elder Rogers has become disillusioned and inattentive to his duties ever since a previous missionary companion returned to America and married Elder Roger's girlfriend. The three meet Elder Roger's new companion, Elder Calhoun, in the train station. This new elder is a nerdy but enthusiastic "greenie" that has just arrived from the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Utah. Unfortunately, his training did not give him much fluency in the Dutch language. But as luck would have it, the first person he approaches to proselytize is a fellow American named Kyle.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, religions or cults, society, apostle, misfit, partners, hopes, unlikely partners, bible, mission, gospel, windmill, service, mormonism, latter day saints, jesus christ, religion, jesus
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, netherlands, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, religions or cults, love and romance, parents and children and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Best Two Years: Brother White (2012), The Errand of Angels (2008), Sister Mary Explains It All (2001), The Italian (2010), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Place: los angeles, california, usa, atlanta georgia
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, church, disorder, rivalry, catholic school, nun, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, humour, lifestyle change ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, youth, love and romance, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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The R.M. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, intense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, captivating ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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 5.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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