Movies like Crazy in Alabama

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Crazy in Alabama (1999)
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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, stylized, intense, captivating, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, racism, family relations, hollywood, injustice, self defense, coming of age, innocence lost, actress, eccentricity, on the road, bittersweet, youth, crimes, love and romance, couples, social relations, small town life, eccentric family, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, alabama, california, las vegas, new orleans, texas, los angeles ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about redemption, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, small town, death and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Crazy in Alabama: Boys on the Side (1995), Anywhere But Here (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Calendar Girl (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, self discovery, on the road, terminal illness, female friendship, murder, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, los angeles, pakistan, new york, tucson arizona ...
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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 ⇓
54%
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Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crimes, professional killer, salesman, friendship, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kansas city, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, family relations, estrangement, friendship, theatre director, crimes, friends, weekend, family tradition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, friendship, beach, summer, marijuana, tattoo, obsession, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, courtroom, lawyer, prejudice, court, small town, rape, legal, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty, stylized ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, journalist, society, courtroom, media, legal action, crimes, dark humor, satire, journalism, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, tourist, friendship, crimes, odd couple, group of strangers, radio, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, hotel room, culture clash, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, cynical ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crimes, police corruption, unlikely criminals, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, west africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, prison escape, redemption, african american, injustice, frame up, life is a bitch, crimes, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, heist, crimes, cons and scams, aging, elderly, robbery, nursing, couples, one last job, couple relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, crumbling marriage, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Grand Canyon (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, adoption, grand canyon, coming of age, society, midlife crisis, racism, family relations, heist, earthquake, kindness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, new jersey
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friendship, letter, christianity, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, scotland, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, parent child relationship, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Reivers (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie
Plot: coming of age, prostitute, americana, small town, family relations, social relations, womanizer, obsessive quest, youth, buddies, mischievous children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, memphis, usa, southern usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
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The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, maid, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, society, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Accio (Elio Germano) and Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) are working class brothers who live in Italy in the 1960s. While his brother becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken under the wing of a market ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, love triangle, romantic rivalry, politics, family relations, love and romance, rebelliousness, social relations, parents and children, coming of age, brother brother relationship, masturbation ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
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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 ⇓
38%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, vandalism, arson, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, nebraska, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 8K
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 ⇓
38%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, family relations, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, intense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: sex with mother, coming of age, hitman, crimes, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, dark humor, suburban life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
37%