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Four Friends (1981)
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Four Friends (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, and reassembled. The central character is first-generation American Craig Wasson, who confounds his Yugoslavian father (Miklos Simon) by pursuing his own let-it-all-hang-out lifestyle. Wasson's best friends are athlete Jim Metzler and chubby Michael Huddleston; all pursue the affections of bewitching Jodi Thelan. Though they are obviously deeply in love with one another, Wasson and Thelan continue to foolishly avoid a long-term commitment as the sixties unfold around them. Four Friends calls for a fresher approach than the one offered by director Arthur Penn, whose handling of the material is much too pat and old-fashioned.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, intellectual
Plot: immigrants, reunion, best friends, vietnam war, youth, friendship, friends, romance, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, graphic violence, love and romance, student life, society, human nature, couples, young lovers, working class, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), adolescence, love, sex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and sentimental films with plots about friendship, family relations, friends, youth, love and romance, coming of age and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Four Friends: Face (2002), Foreign Letters (2012), My Family (1995), A Summer in La Goulette (1996), Devil's Island (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
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Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, rise to the top, best friends, youth, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, reunion, couples, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, religions or cults, social relations, family relations, loss of virginity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, friends, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
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81%
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Devil's Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, dark humor
Plot: friendship, suburbs, world war two, society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, starting over, midlife crisis, family gatherings, working class, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: iceland, europe
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80%
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Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, parents and children, forbidden love, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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73%
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A Touch of Spice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
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69%
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Time: contemporary
Place: israel
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, youth, save the day, love and romance, family relations, father son relationship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
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Place: connecticut, usa
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Wah-Wah (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14. The film is largely based on Richard ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.
Style: sincere, sexual, touching, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Second Thoughts (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, family relations, couples, vengeance, hospital, romance, love and romance, babies and infants, ghost, street musician, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, romance, friendship, reunion, ex boyfriend, true love, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
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54%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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52%
Who Loves the Sun (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man (Lukas Haas) encounters a childhood friend (Adam Scott) who had an affair with his wife (Molly Parker) five years earlier.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, missing person, friendship, childhood friend, family relations, couples, betrayal, reunion, rivalry, island, parents and children ...
Time: future
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52%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, romance, youth, fall in love, human nature ...
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50%
There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, high school, coming of age, hopes, surfer, hardcase students, youth, society, pirate, lifestyle, social misfits, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, vietnam, usa, asia
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50%
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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: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, travel, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, buddies, love and romance, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
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49%
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
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49%
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, best man, christmas, love and romance, buddies, couple relations, reunion, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, romance, family relations, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
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, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, buddies, parents and children, friends, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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47%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: contemplative, touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, school, high school, coming of age, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, couples, friends, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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46%
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The grass might not be as green as one might think on the other side of obesity. Pretty Ugly People takes a wickedly comedic look at body image, self-loathing and sex within a group of estranged friends in their mid-30s. Lucy was obese her entire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Plot: curses spells and rituals, human nature, best friends, betrayal, estrangement, friends, reunion, college, friendship, triangle, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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To Find a Man (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boarding-school girl (Pamela Sue Martin) comes home pregnant and asks the boy (Darren O'Connor) next door for help getting an abortion.
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage pregnancy, family relations, couples, boarding school, friends, battles, family problems, betrayal, youth, life is a bitch, boarding school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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