Movies like Dear Diary

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Dear Diary (1993)
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Dear Diary (1993)
Original name: Caro diario
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, biting, semi serious, talky, surreal, intellectual, satirical, enigmatic ...
Plot: cancer, island, friendship, writer's life, friends, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, journalism, self discovery, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, couples, terminal illness, filmmaking, lifestyle, social misfits, introspection, cure, unfulfillment, fish out of water, motorcycle, dancing, medical ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about couples, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, redemption, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dear Diary: April (1998), We Have a Pope (2011), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), Mother (1996), Monster in a Box (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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April (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: politics, election, hopes, babies and infants, state affairs, family relations, working class, youth, family life, couples, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1996, year 1995
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, lifestyle, self fulfillment, catholic church, catholicism, cardinal the priest, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family gatherings, family in crisis, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 5K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, single parent, midlife crisis, couples, looking for love, family life, eccentric family, family problems, lifestyle, introspection, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: live performance, monologue, media, midlife crisis, musician's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, media satire, writer's life, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, french countryside, romance, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, journalism, midlife crisis, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, couple relations, love and romance, best friends, self discovery, family problems, couples, partners, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, writer's life, hopes, buddies, starting over, lifestyle, introspection, friends, existentialism, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, imaginary character, couples, postmodernism, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 3K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, touching, dark humor ...
Plot: comedian, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, heist, introspection, actor's life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, couple relations, society, family relations, eccentric family, family life, couples, murder, parents and children, greed, poverty, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 3K
Bianca (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where ...
Style: sentimental, dark humor, realistic, humorous, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, split personality, misfit, mathematics, mental illness, crimes, high school, cult, police investigation, psychoanalyst, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, opposites attract, stalking, fish out of water, actor, gays and lesbians, friendship, obsessive love, gay, youth, friends ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, europe, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, introspection, coming of age, hopes, lifestyle, youth, musician, musician's life, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, graduation, weekend, social differences, society, introspection, friends, best friends, coincidence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, clergy, self discovery, opposites attract, youth, friends, looking for love, celibacy ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: church, culture clash, village life, religions or cults, social relations, small town, idealism, clergy, innocence lost, family problems, small town life, solace ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, stranger, free spirit, friends, unfulfillment, introspection, phone sex, infidelity, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, lifestyle, small town life, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A 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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, infidelity, self discovery, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, master and servant, couples, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, self discovery, disorder, family problems, family life, nothing goes right, down on your luck, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: couples, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, midlife crisis, reunion, thirtysomething life, family relations, friends, hotel, small town, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, infidelity, romance, suburban life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 969
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, breakup, starting over, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 964
Judy Berlin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, surreal ...
Plot: solar eclipse, alzheimer's disease, marriage, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, midlife crisis, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My American Uncle (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: island, psychology, reward, punishment, mouse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, actor's life, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1977
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 1K
The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, dishonesty, couples, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, love affair, friends, infidelity, society, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 31K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, letter, island, friendship, love, exile, communism, postman, romance, introspection, bohemian life, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, loneliness, depression, artist, rising to stardom, antisocial behavior, self discovery, social misfits, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, new job ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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