Movies like Broken Flowers

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Broken Flowers (2005)
 7.2
 102K
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: melancholic, sincere, touching, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, haunted by the past, old love, couples, lost, existentialism, loneliness, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, travel, on the road, neighbor, letter, single parent, complex characters, depression, bachelor, anonymous letter, amateur detective, character study, bittersweet, 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, talky and complex films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, relationships, storytelling, life philosophy, drinking alcohol and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Broken Flowers: Lost in Translation (2003), Before Midnight (2013), Three Colors: Red (1994), Sideways (2004), The Barbarian Invasions (2003). 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, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 154K
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: philosophical, sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, vacation, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, love affair, judge, coincidence, dog, encounter, neighbor, model, isolation, love and romance, couples, lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: english channel, england, switzerland, geneva switzerland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 189K
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: road trip, wine, vacation, friendship, golf, writers, midlife crisis, on the road, depression, fall in love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, philosophical, clever, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, friends, death, cancer, millionaire, homosexual, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, colorado, montreal, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, philosophical, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, smoking, coffee, love and romance, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, memphis, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sweet, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, family life, love affair, love and romance, starting over, marriage, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, neighbor, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 215K
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, lifestyle, friends, paraplegic, party, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.4
 331K
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, sexy, thought provoking, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, on the road, business trip, loneliness, love affair, introspection, love and romance, couples, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, top executive, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, dallas texas, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, thanksgiving, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, dealing with death, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, midlife crisis, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, human nature, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: love, mother daughter relationship, cancer, writers, infidelity, bittersweet, neighbor, suburban life, self discovery, homecoming, friendship, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, teacher student relationship, friends, romance, couple relations, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 183K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, adolescence, mentor, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 42K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 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, touching, humorous, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, pregnancy, casual sex, romance, wedding, infidelity, introspection, human nature, free spirited, power of love, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey, sydney australia, florence, tanzania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 70K
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, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, layoff, map, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, youth, first love, teenage life, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmate, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: sentimental, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, romance, betrayal, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, family problems, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 19K
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, disappearance, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, unhappy, dishonesty, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 14K
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: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, fake marriage, starting over, fall in love, longing, old love, immigrants, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, romance, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country, character study, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The 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, sexy, harsh ...
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, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 6.1
 38K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, self fulfillment, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, mentally unstable, escape from reality, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: estrangement, siblings relations, lgbt, confession, twins, infidelity, introspection, gay brother, family problems, suicide attempt, adultery, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 23K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couples, family life, introspection, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, alienation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, new york, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.2
 92K
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: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, touching, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past, dark humor, world war two, survivor, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, money, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, brother brother relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%