Movies like Cookie's Fortune

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Cookie's Fortune (1999)
 6.9
 12K
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, clever, light, interesting ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, friendship, estrangement, crimes, friends, family relations, parents and children, human nature, small town life, family tradition, siblings relations, weekend, eccentric family, theatre milieu, suspicion of murder, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, death, drinking, dancing, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas

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Most similar movies to Cookie's Fortune

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, mentor, culture clash and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Cookie's Fortune: Short Cuts (1993), A Family Thing (1996), Roommates (1995), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Lonesome Jim (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 39K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, tense, captivating, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, party, artist, loss of loved one, hit by a car, helicopter, cellist, fishing, earthquake ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: biracial, letter, self discovery, family life, family problems, death in the family, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, step siblings, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, illegitimate son, jukebox, transvestism, small town, friendship, human nature, lifestyle, society, innocence lost, introspection, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: orphan, vegetarian, roommate, deathbed, funeral, hopes, starting over, odd couple, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, dealing with death, family life, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, erection, factory worker, sexual dysfunction, alienation, homecoming, coma, single parent, uncle, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 8K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: clever, humorous, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, romance, hopes, doctors and patients, social relations, power relations, therapist, love and romance, mysterious character, unconventional method ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr. T. worships women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each ...
Style: humorous, satirical, light, tragicomedy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: gynecologist, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, workplace situations, eccentric family, husband wife relationship, golf, infidelity, cheerleader, assassination, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, coming of age, on the run, family problems, couples, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, missouri, kentucky, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, americana, social relations, youth, social differences, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, small town, island ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, hopes, social relations, youth, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 30K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Plot: friendship, regret, reunion, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, yuppie, generation gap, group of friends, bat, funeral, adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: touching, offbeat, psychological, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, small town life, society, misfit, human nature, on the road, friendship, clergy, gun ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, unfulfillment, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, single parent, school, couple relations, family relations, teenage life, family problems, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Year of the Dog (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Style: offbeat, touching, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: attempted murder, office, friendship, rescue, infidelity, friends, gays and lesbians, couple relations, siblings relations, workplace situations, singleness, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, eccentric family, teenage life, social differences, self discovery, single parent, parents and children, family relations, sex aid, youth, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: poet, fame, money, politics, writer's life, murder, love and romance, suburban life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family relations, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, showbiz, society, introspection, human nature, lifestyle, partners, buddies, teenage life, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, typewriter, love, sex, wrestling, wrestler, writer's life, promiscuity, eccentric family, single parent, men hatred, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, coming of age, self defense, injustice, racism, innocence lost, couple relations, family relations, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, alabama, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, on the road, bus, van, estrangement, reunion, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, family gatherings, separated, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: human nature, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, siblings relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family problems, family relations, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, new job, ambition, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: adoption, hopes, custody, redemption, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, legal action, parents and children, friends, babies and infants, small town ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 17K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, separated, thanksgiving, redemption, golden years, family relations, friends, parents and children, elderly, generation gap, aging, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, eating disorder, workplace, politics, heist, investigation, love and romance, friends, workplace situations, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%