Movies like Garbo Talks

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Garbo Talks (1984)
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Garbo Talks (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A New York accountant (Ron Silver) sets out to grant his dying mother's last wish--to meet film star Greta Garbo. Sidney Lumet's bittersweet 1984 comedy also stars Anne Bancroft, Catherine Hicks, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Fierstein, Howard Da Silva, Steven Hill, Hermione Gingold, Dorothy Loudon and Betty Comden.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, last wish, on the road, obsession, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, human nature, couples, gays and lesbians, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, bittersweet, agent, hospital, photographer, taxi, office, actress, jail, shoplifting, brain tumor, activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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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 family relations, couples, parents and children, couple relations, bittersweet, family life and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Garbo Talks: Girls' Night (1998), Memories of Me (1988), Motherhood (2009), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Torch Song Trilogy (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Girls' Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, gambling, marriage, holiday, bingo, hospital, on the road, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, looking for love, factory ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
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100%
Memories of Me (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, heart attack, father son relationship, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, self discovery, family life, reunion, pregnancy, child as adult, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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72%
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Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, disorder, friends, couples, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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66%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, hopes, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, family relations, couples, gender bending, couple relations, true love, parents and children, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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60%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, society, family relations, couples, politics, satire, midlife crisis, americana, campaign, political campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kotch (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, friendship, bus, parents and children, hospital, teenage life, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 915
Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: touching, talky, clever, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, parents and children, couples, family relations, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage, clinic, family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, widow, starting over, lottery, bittersweet, depression, dealing with death, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: friends, divorce, parents and children, family life, friendship, meaningful kiss, family relations, youth, best friends, crumbling marriage, coming of age, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, ego clash, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, family relations, family life, pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, siblings relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, woman, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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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: emotional, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, homecoming, love and romance, unfulfillment, golden years, couples, elderly, mental illness, memory loss, bittersweet, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, real estate, couple relations, elderly, couples, love and romance, society, interracial relations, aging, husband wife relationship, fall in love, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family in crisis, family gatherings, couple relations, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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39%
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, dull life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 803
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, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%