Movies like Buffalo '66

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Buffalo '66 (1998)
 7.5
 46K
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: dark humor, psychological, humorous, tense, touching, talky, clever, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, strip club, fall in love, haunted by the past, prison, blackmail, gambling, dancer, debt, bet, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely relationship, pretense, eccentric family, dysfunctional character, parents and children, life is a bitch, bowling, football, bookies, bathtub, tap dance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, talky and humorous films with plots about dialogue, love and romance, life philosophy, writers, love, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Buffalo '66: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990), Simple Men (1992), The Opposite of Sex (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, mentally unstable, romance, love, family drama, social misfits, bipolar disorder, fall in love, supportive parent, family relations, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ 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, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, gossip, ex convict, auto mechanic, redemption, crimes, love and romance, parents and children, romance, opposites attract, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, social misfits, romance, fall in love, youth, homeless, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
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, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, siblings relations, haunted by the past, missing person, crimes, romance, on the road, father son relationship, small town, radical ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Opposite of Sex (1997)
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: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, suburbs, stock broker, chase, repression, aids, family relations, death, teacher, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, las vegas, indiana, canada, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
26%
 6.1
 8K
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, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, friendship, misfit, social misfits, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, buddies, graduation, lifestyle, twentysomething life, drinking, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, student, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, prague, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 7K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, realistic, psychological, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, fall in love, writer's life, holiday, opposites attract, couples, lifestyle, artist, success, antisocial behavior, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Style: mumblecore, humorous, road movie, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, family relations, wedding, couple relations, road trip, parents and children, introspection, hopes, love and romance, gift, brother brother relationship, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 9K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, youth, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, florida, china, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 2K
Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, love, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, master and servant, lifestyle, race against time, gambling, bookies ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, motorcycle race, haunted by the past, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, driving, prostitute, redemption, couples, lovers apart, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
23%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, hopes, couples, love affair, human nature, transsexual, nothing goes right, parents and children, love and romance, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
22%
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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, family life, starting over, parents and children, romance, human nature, siblings relations, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, touching, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife throwing, bridge, knife, life & death, loneliness, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, glasgow scotland, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, fall in love, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 22K
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: family relations, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family life, introspection, romance, hopes, siblings relations, love and romance, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, new york, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 6K
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, dark humor, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ventriloquist, unemployment, lifestyle, parents and children, siblings relations, fall in love, looking for love, hobby, suburbs, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adult lives at home, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 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, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: poet, family relations, money, fame, politics, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, love and romance, life is a bitch, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 33K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, semi serious, tragicomedy, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, family relations, musician, rivalry, flirting, manipulation, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, aquarium, romance, strong female presence, profanity, train ride, coincidence, opposites attract, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, manhattan new york city, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, love and romance, love affair, siblings relations, relationship vs career, fall in love, couple relations, couples, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 4K
Barry Munday (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Barry Munday, a libido-driven wage slave who spends all his time either ogling, fantasizing about or trying to pick up women, wakes up in hospital after a freak attack only to find that his testicles have been removed.
Style: humorous, psychological, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: testicles, family relations, pregnancy, doctor, genital mutilation, meet the parents, self discovery, eccentric family, disorder, couples, castration, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Medicine Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, against the odds, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, family problems, workplace, couples, dysfunctional family, fall in love, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%