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Diminished Capacity (2008)
 5.6
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Diminished Capacity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, small town, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, getting home, family relations, mental illness, elderly lovers, small town life, brother sister relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, on the road, elderly, golden years, social relations, fight, burglar, male female relationship, journalist, alcoholic, old man, single mother, office ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, hopes, love and romance, small town, self discovery, small town life and couples mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Diminished Capacity: 3 Days of Normal (2012), Waltzing Anna (2006), The Discoverers (2012), Masquerades (2008), Sordid Lives: The Series (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
3 Days of Normal (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, fall in love, small town sheriff, social relations, hopes, small town life, love and romance, drunkenness, journalist, actress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c.
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95%
 5.2
 162
Waltzing Anna (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Charlie Keegan is ordered to serve 6 months as the staff doctor at a second rate retirement home or lose his medical licence after accusations of swindling elderly patients. What the doctor expects will be a brief interruption from his lucrative ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: doctors and patients, golden years, elderly, moral dilemma, workplace, couples, love and romance, mental illness, introspection, fall in love, hopes, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 355
Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, village life, small town life, small town, couples, love and romance, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, wedding, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Sordid Lives: The Series is an American television series created, written, and directed by Del Shores and acts as a prequel to 2000 film Sordid Lives, also by Shores, self-described as a "Black comedy about white trash". The show is set ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, white trash, coming out, small town, social relations, love and romance, self discovery, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, small town life, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, partners, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, small town, romance, small town life, unlikely partners, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Pizza (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A pizza deliveryman develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: pizza delivery, youth, love and romance, romance, working class, teenage life, introspection, misfit, thirtysomething life, friends, small town life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 213
Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, love and romance, romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, small town, shoplifting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 166
Mangus! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Mangus Spedgwick suffers an unforeseen tragedy that causes him to lose the role of Jesus in his high school's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, he fights with all he's got to get back the part, and carry on the family tradition.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, small town, follow your dream, hopes, youth, redemption, on the road, teenage life, society, religions or cults, disability, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 416
Feed the Fish (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Follows the journey of Joe Peterson, a burned out children's book writer who's approaching a midlife crisis.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, writer's life, fish out of water, midlife crisis, fall in love, parents and children, friendship, social relations, unfulfillment, misfit, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 962
Rid of Me (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scathing black comedy of embarrassment that charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, rejection, punk, misfit, girl power, breakup, divorce, suburban life, suburbs, satire, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, drug dealing, love and romance, dysfunctional family, working class, self discovery, couple relations, eccentric family, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tortilla Heaven (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, hopes, small town, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Out on a Limb (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While heading to the town where his sister, Marci, lives, big-city banker Bill Campbell is robbed by a woman who takes everything he has, including his clothes and a business document worth millions of dollars. Bill eventually reunites with Marci, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, vacation, single parent, family relations, redemption, alcohol abuse, hopes, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, road trip, travel, showbiz, downfall, artists and showbiz, performer's life, hopes, human nature, cross country, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 160
Nonna's Trip (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Mexican family, wanting to grant their Grandmother her last wish, embarks on a make believe trip to a small town in Italy ... in Mexico!
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, homecoming, love and romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet, couples, elderly, golden years, memory loss, mental illness, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 3K
Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Very Annie Mary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the fictional village of "Ogw" in the valleys of south-east Wales. After her father Jack suffers a stroke Annie Mary Pugh is forced to take care of him but uses the circumstances to emancipate herself and find the courage to sing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, romance, family relations, nothing goes right, unfulfilled love, village life, small town, small town life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Uzi at the Alamo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Searching for his identity, a young writer pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
 479
A New Life (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Steve Giardino, an abrasive workaholic Wall Streeter, and his wife Jackie divorce after twenty-six years of marriage and find themselves thrust back into the dating world in middle age and in search of a new life.
Style: sentimental, witty, sitcom, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dating, pregnant woman, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, profanity, battle of the sexes, hopes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, terminal illness, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 259
Gretchen (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, obsession, self discovery, fashion, youth, fall in love, small town, clinic, parents and children, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 484
Things to Do (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Office worker, Adam, quits work to return to his childhood home and settles into the comforts of his parent's backyard. A chance meeting with a friend from his past leads to them making a "Things to Do" list so they can fulfill some ...
Style: sexual, touching, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, solitude, friends, youth, love and romance, getting home, hopes, babies and infants, emotionless, store, office, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 514
Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, witty ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 936
Answer This! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brilliant trivia whiz Paul Tarson is great at answering little questions but horrible at answering the big ones – like what’s he going to do after grad school? When his father withdraws his funding, Paul is forced to confront his future and much ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating
Plot: college, bar, contests and competitions, rivalry, introspection, college life, youth, goofy hero, adolescence vs adulthood, university, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bringing Up Bobby is the story of a European con-artist and her son Bobby, who find themselves in Oklahoma in an effort to escape her past and build a better future. Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one adventure to another until ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, troubled past, family, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, hopes, mother, rich man, european, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 216
Oma in Roma (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Where shall we put grandma? Her permanently anxious and stressed daughter, Marie, knows exactly where: the neighbourhood’s idyllically situated retirement homem where she can find friends of “her own age”. But Granny has other ideas: She wants ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: hopes, single parent, couple relations, retirement home, family relations, follow your dream, golden years, obsessive quest, nanny, restaurant, dull life, retirement home life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%