Movies like Diner

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Diner (1982)
 7.1
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.
Style: humorous, melancholic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, talky, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, christmas, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, food, youth, couples, introspection, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, catastrophe, teenager, business, relationships, dark humor, women, loneliness ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century, 1950s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Diner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, runaway, drinking alcohol and unlikely friendships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Diner: Beautiful Girls (1996), The Big Chill (1983), Liberty Heights (1999), The Breakfast Club (1985), Swingers (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: feel good, heartbreaking, melancholic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, slut, coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, slutty attitude, small town, life philosophy, hometown, unlikely friendships, slutty wife, pianist, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, massachusetts, usa, new england
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100%
 7.1
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The Big Chill (1983)
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: realistic, talky, sentimental, clever, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, funeral, group of friends, suicide, midlife crisis, regret, grief, yuppie, mourning, husband wife relationship, reunited friends, death of friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, compassionate, reflective ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, white male black female relationship, race issues, interracial relations, anti semitism, racism, family relations, high school, culture clash, teenager, prejudice, segregation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1954, year 1955
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teachers and students, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
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Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: entertaining, realistic, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship between men, dancing, casino, depression, womanizer, breakup, buddies, aspiring actor, comedian, self esteem, swinger, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Tin Men (1987)
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: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: car, bittersweet, marketing, business, friendship, revenge, adultery, car accident, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 2K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, writers, violence, fantasy world, justice, destiny, culture clash, vengeance, life philosophy, corruption, lone hero, violent ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, transvestism, friendship, female nudity, runaway, surveillance, unlikely friendships, sarcasm, obsession, moral ambiguity, paranoid, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 17K
Trees Lounge (1996)
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, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, sexy, cerebral, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, adaptation, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, dark humor, depression ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: transvestism, women, lgbt, small town, friendship, lgbtqi, drug addiction, time travel, feminist, lgbtq, twists and turns, powerful ending ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: ironic, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, teenager, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, lifestyle, obsessive quest, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 50K
Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, love triangle, romance, love, best friends, teenager, roommate, unlikely friendships, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, teenager, friendship, vacation, coming of age, shyness, loneliness, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage love, life philosophy, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, heartbreaking, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, betrayal, eccentric family, follow your dream, prank, hopes, family relations, disorder, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, depression, unlikely friendships, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, museum, divorce, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 10K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cerebral, art house, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: punk, teenager, slacker, drug addiction, high school, friendship, alienation, marijuana, suburbs, adaptation, depression, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, texas, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
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: talky, humorous, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, eccentricity, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, honest, gunfight, loneliness, depression, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: touching, sexy, ironic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, family relations, eccentric family, character study, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, family problems, couples, youth, family life, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 11K
Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intellectual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, christmas, friendship, philosophy, fashion, eccentricity, claustrophobia, campus, preparatory school, great dialogue, high society, melancholy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, satirical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, women, friendship, workplace, existentialism, office politics, loneliness, workplace situations, heist, fighting the system, secretary, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, witty, intellectual, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, fetish, self discovery, life philosophy, character study, introspection, buddies, couple relations, ghost, food, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: sexy, harsh, talky, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gay, transsexual, lgbt, small town, lgbtq, hospital, teenager, father son relationship, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, new york state, chicago illinois, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, coming of age, adolescence, youth, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, greaser, parents and children, buddies, friends ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, college, slacker, graduation, solitude, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, campus, student, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 10K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, friendship between men, african american, homecoming, wedding, family relations, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%