Movies like Harold and Maude

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Harold and Maude (1971)
 7.9
 74K
Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
Style: cult film, touching, humorous, offbeat, tragicomedy, odd, realistic, contemplative, semi serious, reflective ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, suicide attempt, suicide, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, death, depression, youth, misfit, elderly, funeral, hanging, anti conformity, cemetery, banjo, unsupportive parent, overbearing parent, unlikely couple, dark humor, nihilism, friendship, life & death, teenage life, suicidal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa

Most similar movies to Harold and Maude

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, friendship, unlikely friendships, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Harold and Maude: Benny & Joon (1993), Trust (1990), The Graduate (1967), About a Boy (2002), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 56K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, love, siblings relations, first love, artist, family relations, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, romance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 260K
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, coming of age, milf, lovers, jealousy, wedding, graduate, seduction, stockings, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 178K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, coming of age, womanizer, dating, family relations, father son relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, friends, friendship, mental institution, psychiatrist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, fall in love, family relations, human nature, romance, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, europe, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 175K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, adolescence, mentor, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 40K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, older woman younger man sex, date, romance, thirtysomething life, couples, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, salt lake city utah, panama, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.7
 37K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, college, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, single parent, older woman younger man relationship, vacation, female protagonist, romance, age difference, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, society, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, usa, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 10K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, new york, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 6K
Tadpole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, sex with a minor, youth, couples, family life, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My First Mister (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of ...
Style: gothic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friends, unlikely couple, teenage life, human nature, workplace, follow your dream, odd couple, youth, romance, coming of age, intergenerational friendship, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, lifestyle, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 30K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, fall in love, doctors and patients, hip hop, love affair, buddies, misfit, social misfits, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 27K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 136K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shag - More Dancing (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 4K
Cannery Row (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A depressed section of Monterey, California is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist and former baseball star. Suzy is a scrappy, abrasive drifter who can't even succeed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, romantic, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, brothel madam, brothel, marine biologist, romance, couples, friendship, love affair, human nature, society, misfit, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 211K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, friends, paraplegic, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, reunion, pianist, hometown, coming of age, couple relations, buddies, romance, couples, looking for love, friendship, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, innocence lost, social differences, human nature, eccentric family, singleness, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, friends, parents and children, buddies, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, graduation, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) comes to her defense from ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, hippie, parking lot, romance, loneliness, opposites attract, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, couples, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 28K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, female friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, reunion, seance, adulthood, photocopier, friends ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 30K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, parents and children, eccentric family, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, young lovers, unwanted pregnancy, teenage life, self discovery, friendship between men, world war two, abortion, bowling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, jealousy, hotel, parents and children, city life, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 9K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, homecoming, friendship between men, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%