Movies like Buffalo '66

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Buffalo '66 (1998)
 7.4
 53K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: psychological, tense, touching, humorous, talky, clever, realistic, gloomy, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: stockholm syndrome, ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, dark humor, fall in love, haunted by the past, strip club, prison, blackmail, gambling, bet, debt, partners, pretense, eccentric family, obsessive quest, unlikely relationship, parents and children, life is a bitch, bowling, football, bookies, dancer, tap dance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state

Most similar movies to Buffalo '66

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about mentor, dialogue, love and romance, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Buffalo '66: Trust (1990), The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Fallen Angels (1995), Pumpkin (2002), Smart People (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, ex convict, gossip, redemption, parents and children, fall in love, small town life, romance, hopes, crimes, starting over, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, killer, one last job, couples, criminal heroes, love, partners in crime, couple relations, love affair, crimes, loneliness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 9K
Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, romantic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, friendship, couples, social misfits, misfit, love and romance, mentally challenged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
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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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 33K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, human relationship, shyness, doll, young man, delusion, sex doll, grief, social relations, psychologist, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 137K
Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: talky, touching, twists and turns, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: jealousy, bisexuality, lesbian, sexuality, opposites attract, unlikely relationship, twentysomething life, couple relations, friendship, romance, breakup, ice hockey ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, love, romance, life philosophy, social misfits, male female friendship, fall in love, supportive parent, mentally unstable, bipolar disorder, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, road movie, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, parents and children, haunted by the past, missing person, siblings relations, obsessive quest, on the road, romance, crimes, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, stock broker, repression, family relations, aids, suburbs, chase, teacher, death, teenage girl ...
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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
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
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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 ⇓
30%
 6.6
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Style: cynical, realistic, psychological, touching, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, couples, holiday, fall in love, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lifestyle, opposites attract, artist, success, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
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Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
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Place: california, los angeles, usa
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28%
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Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: mumblecore, tragicomedy, semi serious, emotional, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 7K
Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ventriloquist, fall in love, unemployment, dark humor, lifestyle, siblings relations, looking for love, parents and children, hobby, suburbs, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, romance, starting over, parents and children, family life, couples, human nature, couple relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, poet, money, politics, fame, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, society, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, american football, life philosophy, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, sexual content, family relations, friends, religions or cults, temptation, couples, siblings relations, abortion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: feel good, clever, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, dating, romance, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, love affair, change of luck, coincidence, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, parents and children, couples, coming of age, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexy, witty, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, satire, family relations, romance, humble, society, love and romance, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, fall in love, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, israel, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%