Movies like Cookie's Fortune

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Cookie's Fortune
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, clever, light, interesting, talky ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, suicide, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, death, drinking, human nature, murder mystery, secrets, parents and children, dialogue, crime gone awry, siblings relations, character study, eccentric family, estrangement, corruption, friendship, mentor, crimes, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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Short Cuts
Comedy, Drama
USA
188 min.
 7.7
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Comedy, Drama
USA
104 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, semi serious and talky films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, redemption, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Cookie's Fortune: Housekeeping (1987), Tumbleweeds (1999), Roommates (1995), Short Cuts (1993), State and Main (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, human nature, secrets, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, women, storytelling, life philosophy, haunted by the past, adaptation ...
Time: 80s
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Housekeeping
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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, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s
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Tumbleweeds
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, school, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, north carolina, san diego california, west virginia ...
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Roommates
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Short Cuts
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, serious, realistic, captivating, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Country: France, USA
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Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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: clever, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
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Dr. T & the Women
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: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, golf, lesbian, couple relations, women, cheerleading, mental illness, male nudity, romance, hospital, drinking, hunting ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., dallas texas, mexico ...
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Mother
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: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   51%
 
 6.9
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Crooklyn
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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    User:   43%
 
 6.5
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Tin Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, adultery, vengeance, revenge, dialogue driven, con artists, cons and scams, friends, cars, dialogue, uninhibited rivalry, relationships ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
A Family Thing
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, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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Anywhere But Here
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
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Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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Your Sister's Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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 7.4
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Nobody's Fool
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, father son relationship, parents and children, relationships, elderly, loneliness, drinking, nudity (topless - notable), character study, dialogue, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, hawaii
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
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Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
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Judy Berlin
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, semi serious, sentimental, surreal, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, single parent, suburbs, loneliness, drinking, human nature, dialogue, life philosophy, couple relations, parents and children, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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God Said, 'Ha!'
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, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 6.6
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Lonesome Jim
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, semi serious, gloomy, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, depression, drinking, drugs, hospital, introspection, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
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System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
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The Paper
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, murder, cancer, parenthood, media satire, business, storytelling, relationship vs career, workplace situations, media, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
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The Big Kahuna
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, philosophical, semi serious ...
Plot: religion, hotel, dialogue driven, love and romance, dialogue, existentialism, god, christianity, character study, business, jesus, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey
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System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
 7.3
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Henry Fool
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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: writer's life, poetry, drinking, suicide, eccentric family, violence, writers, existentialism, deadpan, suburbs, society, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Maps to the Stars
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: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
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The Big Chill
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: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: friendship, suicide, midlife crisis, death, unlikely friendships, best friends, drugs/alcohol, regret, relationships, introspection, loneliness, drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 7.0
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Funny Bones
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, imagination ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 

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Irrational Man
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Country: USA
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Story: Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drinking, death, parents and children, secrets, crime gone awry, dialogue, culture clash, wine, family, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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