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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, touching, realistic, semi serious, surreal, stylized, melancholic, satirical, intense, absurd ...
Plot: murder, small town, racism, injustice, self defense, coming of age, innocence lost, crimes, youth, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, hollywood, hopes, society, couples, small town life, eccentric family, social relations, segregation, violence, guilt, courtroom drama, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, texas, florida, st. louis missouri, las vegas ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and semi serious films with plots about redemption, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway and small town mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Crazy in Alabama: Cookie's Fortune (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), Anywhere But Here (1999), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Calendar Girl (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, friendship, estrangement, family tradition, small town life, eccentric family, weekend, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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95%
 6.2
 32K
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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, obsessive quest, losing-it hero, crime, violence, professional killer, friendship, salesman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 ⇓
81%
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, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, friendship, on the road, beach, marijuana, tattoo, calendar, summer, party, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 16K
Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, disability, culture clash, gender, friends, gender bending, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, french noir ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, pimp, serial killer, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, police corruption, love and romance, unlikely criminals, village ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: clever, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, armored car, crime, one last job, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, couple relations, criminal heroes, golden years, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 41K
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: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, life is a bitch, crimes, frame up, dishonesty, partners, injustice, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 30s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 15K
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: infidelity, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, hapless, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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67%
 6.9
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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, 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 ⇓
66%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, superstition, tavern, menstruation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, dysfunctional family, maid, cons and scams, teenage life, couples, fall in love, small town life, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, psychologist, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, actor's life, friendship, actress, letter, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 53K
Bernie (2011)
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, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, mortician, district attorney, hidden corpse, estranged family member, hick, prison visit, confession of crime, funeral home, embezzlement, funeral director ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 687
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gang, friendship, hitman, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, partners, coming of age, cons and scams, chases and races, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, chicago illinois, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
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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, psychological, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, deadly, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
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61%
 7.6
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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: talky, humorous, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: hotel, radio, tourist, culture clash, obsession, friends, odd couple, friendship, petty criminal, disorder, couples, counterculture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, friends, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, youth, love, looking for love, love and romance, teenage love, coming of age, small town life, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, prostitute, small town, murder, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, pedophilia, sexual abuse, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: united states, usa, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
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Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, murder, serial killer, small town, promiscuity, village, dysfunctional family, housekeeper, extramarital affair, infidelity, family secret, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, couples, feminism, gender, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, tucson arizona, san diego california, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 118K
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 ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 14K
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: realistic, clever, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, society, racism, coming of age, kindness, arrest, grand canyon, earthquake, adultery, urban, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 906
Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, small town, eviction, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, parents and children, social misfits, teenage life, small town life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, artist, prison, poison, bad mother, crimes, love and romance, family problems, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%