Movies like Hawks

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Hawks (1988)
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Hawks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, road movie
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, on the road, friendship, friends, legal action, life is a bitch, child illness, captivity, fugitives, chases and races, buddies, tragic hero, ego clash, unfulfillment, hospital, american football, lawyer, cancer, death, depression, secret, ambulance, patient, fear ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands

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Most similar movies to Hawks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hospital, death and on the road mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Hawks: One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002), Breaking the Rules (1992), Patti Rocks (1988), The Be All and End All (2009), A Deal Is a Deal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pete loses his consciousness while playing in a pop band. The diagnosis is harsh and the doctor cannot say for sure whether Pete will celebrate his 18th birthday. One night, encouraged by the vodka on Jusa's 18th birthday, Pete confesses his ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, life is a bitch, tragic hero, unfulfillment, child illness, love and romance, artists and showbiz, on the road, beach, runaway, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes, tragic hero, reunion, best friends, homecoming, self discovery, wish come true, adventure, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 268
Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, pregnancy, buddies, couples, friends, family relations, infidelity, love and romance, gender, battle of the sexes, friendship, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, high school, first sex, last wish, teenage life, wish come true, hopes, looking for sex, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: cynical, realistic, biting, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, friends, cons and scams, unfulfillment, crimes, writer's life, teenage life, satellite, pub, suit, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Miss You Already (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, female friendship, cancer, friendship, friends, terminal illness, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, best friends, best friend, love, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 971
Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: on the run, hospital, on the road, friendship, terminal illness, orphan, inventions and discoveries, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, introspection
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, supportive parent, family relations, friends, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, nothing to lose, life is a bitch, self discovery, voyeurism, addiction, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, hospital, psychopath, captivity, misfit, friendship, mental illness, buddies, friends, confined, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 601
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, marriage, holiday, hospital, gambling, bingo, family life, friendship, factory, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 866
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, child as adult, family life, couples, self discovery, reunion, single parent, midlife crisis, human nature, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, urban, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, last wish, escapades, friends, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 138
Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, friendship, starvation, comedy of errors, friends, reunion, best friends, buddies, escapades, unfulfillment, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 20K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, friends, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, verbal byplay, newspaper, countryside, buddies, vacation, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 1K
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: last wish, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, gays and lesbians, human nature, obsession, couples, family life, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friends, vacation, thirty something, best friends, escapades, friendship, thirtysomething life, terminal illness, on the road, euthanasia, masturbation, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.3
 125
Heartaches (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are polar opposites, the wife moves in with the young woman, ...
Style: touching, offbeat, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: abortion, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, romance, love and romance, factory, friendship, infidelity, friends, partners, buddies, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, unfulfillment, feminism, gender, couples, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, pakistan, san diego california, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 108K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 232
Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friends, retirement home, terminal illness, couples, tragic hero, odd couple, elderly, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, hopes, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 298K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, coping, buddies, fighting illness, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, canada, hawaii, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.2
 3K
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, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family problems, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 6K
Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, wilderness, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, free spirited, unfulfillment, hopes, one last chance, friends, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Living End (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey. Their motto: "Fuck the world".
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, chases and races, friendship, couples, love affair, on the run, gays and lesbians, fugitives, love and romance, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 1K
Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, pregnancy, best friends, couple relations, friendship, family relations, life turned upside down, baby, woman, weakness, adoption, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, unfulfillment, hopes, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, friends, unsuccessful, hospital, buddies, hospital visit, virgin mary statue, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 55K
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
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gay, cancer, homosexual, dentist, sex, marijuana, gays and lesbians, aids, love and romance, health situation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, canada, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%