Movies like Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.
Style: semi autobiographical, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic, funny, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, great depression, youth, gambling, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, breaking the fourth wall, jewish, dysfunctional family, teenager, baseball, billiards, masturbation, russian, radio, widow, immigrants, brother brother relationship, childhood memory, sexual awakening, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa

Most similar movies to Brighton Beach Memoirs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, culture clash, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Brighton Beach Memoirs: Biloxi Blues (1988), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Radio Days (1987), Miss Firecracker (1989), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, sergeant, loss of virginity, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
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100%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, bittersweet, family problems, family relations, loan, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 33K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, nostalgia ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, love and romance, contests and competitions, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, single parent, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, partners, golden years, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, family problems, single parent, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, family relations, restaurant, couples, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
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The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, screwball, disorder, family problems, fish out of water, couple relations, urban, indoor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage daughter, love and romance, child as adult, family relations, teenager, teen angst, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.4
 213
A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, youth, twins, family relations, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nanny, family relations, siblings relations, disorder, babies and infants, mischievous children, parents and children, teenage life, youth, single parent, goofy hero, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life, parents and children, family life, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, mischievous children, siblings relations, road trip, family, interracial romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, female boxer, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, canadian, friendship, society, hopes, youth, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
All I Wanna Do (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, battle of the sexes, coming of age, friendship between girls, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, gender, rebelliousness, power relations, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york state, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, teenager, family relations, nosy, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, when the parents are away, parents and children, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, family relations, golf, profanity, streetwise ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, unfulfillment, youth, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: summer job, coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, fall in love, social differences, gambler, family relations, cheating, beach resort ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, maid, couple relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Don't be a dick about it (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A hilarious and beautiful portrait of two brothers growing up. The film follows the brothers around for one summer capturing the nuances of pissing each other off.
Style: feel good, humorous, contemplative, entertaining, light ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, suburbs, love hate relationship, teenager, coming of age, childhood, love, friends, friendship, youth, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, midlife crisis, family problems, anniversary, family relations, honeymoon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.4
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Stacy's Mom (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about four adolescent buddies whose raging hormones zero in on their friends mom.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual fantasy, puberty, innocence, friends, rivalry, buddies, family relations, parents and children, youth, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, chef, family business, business card, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
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Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, librarian, library, coming of age, couples, disorder, misfit, lifestyle, youth, romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young man's decision to leave the home of his parents for the bachelor pad of his older brother who leads a swinging '60s lifestyle.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: jewish family, fall in love, eccentric family, siblings relations, twentysomething life, womanizer, buddies, love and romance, mate swapping, family relations, couples, martini ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%