Movies like Calendar Girls

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Calendar Girls (2003)
 6.9
 21K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, elderly, leukemia, calendar, charity, drugs/alcohol, friends, village, mannequin, aging, best friends, golden years, dealing with death, rising to stardom, human spirit, physical appearance, village life, hopes, cancer, social relations, overnight success, pornography, money raising, model, media circus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Calendar Girls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Calendar Girls: Driving Lessons (2006), Quartet (2012), The Lady in the Van (2015), Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005), The Be All and End All (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, car, infidelity, cross dressing, christianity, actress, letter, actor's life, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 17K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, retirement home life, aging, opera, retired, retirement home, musician, concert, classical music, reconciliation, music, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Lady in the Van (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, social differences, misfit, golden years, disorder, friends, nun, poverty, catholic, corrupt police, middle class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, poetry, memory, mistaken identity, couples, friends, golden years, writer's life, aging, couple relations, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, best friends, high school, looking for sex, hospital, hopes, youth, friends, teenage life, wish come true, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, aging, golden years, retirement home, elderly, elderly lovers, friendship, society, social relations, disorder, indians, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 87K
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, divorce, neighbor, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, drinking, bullying, gambling, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 185K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, golden years, human spirit, friendship, adventure, mechanic, dying, philosophy, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, cairo egypt, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: clever, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, buddies, factory, childhood friends, life insurance, parent child relationship, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, older man younger woman relationship, reading aloud, unknown father, friendship, golden years, self discovery, village, village life, friends, misfit, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, aging, golden years, loneliness, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 90K
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, male stripper, repossession, striptease, police, job interview, gay relationship, friendship, rehearsal, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, working class, indian lead, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, comedy of errors, village life, fish out of water, dishonesty, culture clash, social relations, countryside, friends, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 8K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, coma, basketball, confession, birthday, artist, best friends, mentally challenged, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: dark humor, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: new year, friendship, redemption, suicide attempt, skyscraper, city, urban, unfulfillment, friends, introspection, dull life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking and food, culture clash, immigrants, village, chef, family, rivalry, indian lead, family business, workplace situations, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, india, mumbai india, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 6K
Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: runaway, friendship, coming of age, polish, best friends, single parent, social misfits, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, aging, midlife crisis, retiring, career change, barking dog, death, drugs, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: aging, friendship, golden years, elderly, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, heart attack, old age, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, writer's life, cons and scams, teenage life, crimes, unfulfillment, friends, sex, photograph, controversy, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: golden years, self discovery, friendship, teachers and students, friends, elderly, dancer's life, aging, artists and showbiz, power relations, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 18K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, small town, culture clash, millionaire, rabbit, friendship, fish out of water, human nature, seaside town, oil company, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: adoption, single parent, dealing with death, uncover truth, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, new york, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, funeral, college, anger, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, on the road, summer, party, beach, calendar, marijuana, tattoo, friendship, chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%