Movies like Crazy in Alabama

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about mentor, dialogue, small town, friendship, storytelling, redemption and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Crazy in Alabama: Anywhere But Here (1999), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), Coup de torchon (1981), The Grass Harp (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teen angst, dream, hollywood, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, suicide, murder, estrangement, friendship, human nature, suspicion of murder, theatre milieu, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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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: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: violence, murder, native american, bartender, nurse uniform, hitman, friendship, delusion, salesman, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, kansas ...
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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, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, voyeur, racism, serial killer, pimp, crime, village, culture clash, small town, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, maid, americana, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
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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: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, poverty, trial, idealism, single parent, prejudice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, on the road, summer, party, beach, calendar, marijuana, tattoo, friendship, chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, funeral home, embezzlement, funeral director, hick, estranged family member, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, mortician, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: life sentence, friendship, bootlegging, racist, criminal, prison life, racism, baseball, escape attempt, buddies, redemption, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, new jersey
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67%
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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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fame, murder, money, politics, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, society, suburbs, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, violence, youth, buddies, love, marriage, veteran, looking for love, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, small town life ...
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Place: indiana, usa
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66%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, culture clash, disability, gender bending, gender, friends, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: homecoming, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
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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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
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Crooklyn (1994)
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
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Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
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Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Big Shots (1987)
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Country: USA
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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 ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, americana, love triangle, fall in love, teenage love, family, small town life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Born to Win (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Jay Jay, a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian from time to time. One day he meets Parm, a free-spirited girl. The two fall in love. Jay Jay's drug habit grows, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: junkie, chase, drug dealing, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, crimes, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, thief, hold up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: violence, tabloid, insult, rivalry, guilt, sex, crime, crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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