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Cookie's Fortune (1999)
 6.8
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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, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, clever, light, talky ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, friendship, family relations, estrangement, theatre director, crimes, friends, parents and children, family tradition, siblings relations, weekend, human nature, small town life, eccentric family, last will and testament, suspicion of murder, greed, dysfunctional family, death, sex, dancing, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, southern usa, mississippi river

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, loneliness and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Cookie's Fortune: A Family Thing (1996), Short Cuts (1993), Mumford (1999), Housekeeping (1987), Lonesome Jim (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: biracial, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, human nature, siblings relations, death in the family, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
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95%
 7.7
 44K
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, fishing, family problems, family in crisis, adulthood, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 9K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, starting over, fall in love, romance, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, small town life, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 3K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, custody, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, single parent, homecoming, alienation, introspection, family problems, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, twists and turns, stylized, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: gynecologist, family relations, cheerleader, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, workplace situations, infidelity, husband wife relationship, golf, wedding, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, houston texas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, human nature, love and romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, friends, couples, bittersweet, strong female presence, innocence lost, couple relations, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
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Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: funeral, roommate, orphan, vegetarian, golden years, love and romance, starting over, odd couple, hopes, elderly, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 20K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, touching, melancholic, clever, witty ...
Plot: friendship, pets, rescue, infidelity, human nature, couple relations, dark humor, single woman, african american, dog, attempted murder, office ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, relationship vs career, siblings relations, family in crisis, human nature, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 3K
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, youth, save the day, americana, social differences, social relations, family relations, father son relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, love, wrestler, wrestling, writer's life, impregnation, gender, artists and showbiz, single parent, men hatred ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.1
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, yuppie, generation gap, funeral, group of friends, bittersweet, bat, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 10K
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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, mental illness, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, obsession, family problems, desire for fame, actor's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 14K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, media, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, ambition, introspection, workplace situations, relationship vs career, sexism, photojournalist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, blind ambition, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, single parent, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, sex aid, single parent, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 9K
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, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, interracial relations, racism, punk, friends, hanging, twentysomething life, human nature, showbiz, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, human nature, contests and competitions, love and romance, parents and children, family life, looking for love, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, bittersweet, eccentric family, love affair, self discovery, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, emotional ...
Plot: cleaning lady, family business, suicide, family relations, dark humor, crimes, family problems, new job, couple relations, life is a bitch, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%