Movies like Broken Flowers

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Broken Flowers (2005)
 7.2
 96K
Broken Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, search, old love, lost, couples, existentialism, loneliness, human nature, haunted by the past, culture clash, travel, on the road, letter, neighbor, single parent, complex characters, depression, bachelor, amateur detective, anonymous letter, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, sweden, new jersey, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Broken Flowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, reflective and talky films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, relationships, bittersweet, storytelling, life philosophy and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Broken Flowers: Lost in Translation (2003), Sideways (2004), The Barbarian Invasions (2003), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Garden State (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, unlikely friendships, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 175K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: writers, friendship, golf, midlife crisis, vacation, on the road, wine, depression, fall in love, best friends, love and romance, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, emotional, intense ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, homosexual, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, middle ages, september 11 2001
Place: canada, quebec, philadelphia, china, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: self discovery, family life, starting over, love affair, love and romance, marriage, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.4
 204K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, doctor, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, smoking, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, casual sex, romance, wedding, introspection, human nature, free spirited, power of love, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa, copenhagen, australia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 66K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, falling in love, family relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, memphis, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 311K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, cynical, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, love affair, on the road, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, business trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, st. louis missouri, chicago illinois, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, teenagers, youth, teenage life, first sex, couples, classmate, drinking problem, first love, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, romance, betrayal, love and romance, teenage life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 18K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, dishonesty, unhappy, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 51K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, talky, scenic, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, family relations, parenthood, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, doubts and hesitations, supportive spouse, road trip, friendship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, belgium, arizona, colorado, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 35K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, crumbling marriage, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, age difference, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 13K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, immigrants, starting over, fall in love, old love, longing, couples, family problems, parents and children, separated parents, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: humorous, sincere, melancholic, depressing, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, homeless, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, neighbor, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 133K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, talky, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, vacation, hotel, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, lawyer, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, african american, reunion, women, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, journey, collector, friendship, on the road, search, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, love affair, judge, neighbor, coincidence, opposites attract, encounter, model, dog, isolation, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: english channel, switzerland, geneva switzerland, england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, buddies, couples, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 86K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1955, year 1971 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 35K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, talky ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, self fulfillment, fall in love, reunion, mentally unstable, buddies, love and romance, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, resort, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: europe, england, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, humorous, twists and turns, touching, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survivor, infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love triangle, human nature, self discovery, haunted by the past, love affair, world war two, character study, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pittsburgh, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%