Movies like Broken Flowers

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Broken Flowers (2005)
 7.2
 93K
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, loneliness, human nature, haunted by the past, culture clash, travel, existentialism, on the road, letter, neighbor, single parent, complex characters, depression, amateur detective, anonymous letter, bachelor, friends, middle aged, obsessive quest, road not taken ...
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 emotional films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, relationships, storytelling, depression, life philosophy and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Broken Flowers: Lost in Translation (2003), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Sideways (2004), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Garden State (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: 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, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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
Plot: love and romance, love affair, family life, starting over, marriage, self discovery, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 171K
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: friendship, golf, depression, vacation, on the road, midlife crisis, fall in love, best friends, love and romance, road trip, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.4
 202K
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: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, actor, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, couples, drinking problem, love and romance, teenager, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 65K
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: emotional, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, on the road, death in the family, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.4
 303K
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: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, on the road, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: realistic, talky, sincere, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cheating, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, casual sex, wedding, stripper, architect, romance, couple relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, sydney australia, florence italy, patagonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, holocaust, anti semitism, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, eastern europe, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 50K
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, parenthood, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, doubts and hesitations, supportive spouse, road trip, friendship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, arizona, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, breakup, fall in love, romance, couple relations, age difference, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, siblings relations, parents and children, nursing, family in crisis, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, love affair, romance, fall in love, new love, city life, love and romance, siblings relations, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, twists and turns, humorous, touching, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, self discovery, haunted by the past, love affair, character study, introspection, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, talky, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: professor, dying, friendship, cancer, estrangement, radical, heroin, homosexual, millionaire, student, money, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, sydney australia, united states, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: talky, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating, murder, investigation, disappearance, police detective, psychiatrist, divorce, dancer, jealousy, confession, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: atmospheric, twists and turns, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: judge, love affair, loneliness, coincidence, model, neighbor, retired, dog, french, isolation, encounter, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: english channel, england, switzerland, geneva switzerland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, psychological, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, self discovery, breakup, couples, family problems, family relations, love affair, romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, life, introspection, adventure, happiness, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 118K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, fish out of water, salesman, letter, life changing, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, kansas, colorado, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 12K
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, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, frenchman abroad, chinatown, immigration, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, fall in love, old love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sweet, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, african american, singer, lost child, thirtysomething life, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, depressing, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mentally unstable, social misfits, romance, love, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, family drama, fall in love, neighbor, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, introspection, human nature, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 90K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Hong Kong, USA
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 34K
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: talky, psychological, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, cocaine, personal assistant, self fulfillment, mentally unstable, buddies, reunion, old love, temperamental, repression, starting over, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 84K
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, grief, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, gay father, secret, dying, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, year 1965, year 1955 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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