Movies like Fatso 1980

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Fatso (1980)
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Fatso (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dominick has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favourite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense than his love of food. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with Lydia that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, semi serious, funny, affectionate, sweet, melancholic, light, satirical ...
Plot: family relations, diet, satire, romance, parents and children, love and romance, support group, obsessive quest, couples, obesity, female director, food, love, death, hospital, dancing, airplane, religion, male female relationship, missing person, gun, card game, cemetery, catholic church, dancer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, dialogue, love and romance, catastrophe, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Fatso: Home for the Holidays (1995), Torch Song Trilogy (1988), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Polish Wedding (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
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95%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, love and romance, dishonesty, youth, gender, family relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: honeymoon, marriage, love triangle, infidelity, wedding, newlywed, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, europe, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, children, family life, romance, love affair, couples, parents and children, dishonesty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, unsuccessful, disorder, family relations, family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, clergy, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Best Friends (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different ...
Style: captivating, biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, wedding, writing, friendship, romance, friends, best friends, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, career change, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, bittersweet, romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rivalry, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, honeymoon, anniversary, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, family relations, wedding, introspection, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, couple relations, gift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Graduate (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.
Style: witty, sexual, sexy, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, lovers, jealousy, coming of age, wedding, graduate, seduction, infidelity, romance, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Playing by Heart (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Used People (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. ...
Style: sincere, humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, one more chance, couples, sexual content, profanity, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, family life, urban, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexy, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, family relations, satire, romance, humble, against the odds, social differences, society, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, boston, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jane White's only ambition is to appear on a popular talk show.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, obsessive quest, family relations, reunion, parents and children, mentally unstable, female protagonist, romance, serial killer, media, mentally challenged, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, couples, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance, nothing goes right, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch, eccentric family, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, small town life, working class, relationship vs career, small town, couple relations, siblings relations, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, fall in love, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, columnist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, showbiz, single parent, opposites attract, apartment, aspiring actor, single mother, romance, family relations, initially antagonists, uninvited guest, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, happy ending, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, parents and children, city life, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, family life, eccentric family, looking for love, relationship vs career, parents and children, sister sister relationship, family relations, retirement, widower, eccentricity, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, radio, loneliness, looking for love, starting over, happy ending, romance, christmas party, love and romance, friendship, destiny, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, single father, one day, nothing goes right, parents and children, looking for love, disorder, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, chase, suburbs, stock broker, aids, family relations, repression, death, teacher, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, las vegas, los angeles, canada, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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