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, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: terminal illness, on the road, pregnancy, buddies, hospital, fugitives, friendship, child illness, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, tragic hero, ego clash, legal action, captivity, chases and races, 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, unfulfillment, terminal illness, hospital, on the road and buddies 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), Cas & Dylan (2013). 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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, on the road, child illness, beach, life is a bitch, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, aspiring musician, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, youth, buddies, on the road, terminal illness, adventure, friends, best friends, tragic hero, self discovery, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, friends, couples, buddies, battle of the sexes, friendship, infidelity, gender, love and romance, family relations, misogynist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, best friends, high school, looking for sex, hospital, hopes, youth, friends, teenage life, wish come true, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.6
 957
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 road, terminal illness, orphan, hospital, on the run, introspection, doctors and patients, friendship, inventions and discoveries, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, writer's life, cons and scams, teenage life, crimes, unfulfillment, friends, photograph, writing, girlfriend, urban legend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, buddies, hospital, friendship, captivity, cons and scams, mental illness, psychopath, confined, crimes, misfit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ 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, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, aids, single parent, parents and children, friends, family relations, siblings relations, adoption, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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: buddies, comedy of errors, on the road, friendship, farce, midlife crisis, reunion, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, disorder, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: twists and turns, semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, life is a bitch, addiction, voyeurism, suicide, drugs, nothing to lose, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cancer, female friendship, friendship, pregnancy, best friends, friends, best friend, love, music, family, terminal illness, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, last wish, on the road, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, family life, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians, obsession, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, exciting, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the road, on the run, odd couple, partners, crimes, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, single parent, human nature, parent child relationship, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: tragicomedy, dark humor, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, urban, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, father-son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hospital, holiday, marriage, bingo, gambling, terminal illness, single parent, on the road, follow your dream, brain tumor, romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, buddies, verbal byplay, countryside, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, odd couple, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: abortion, buddies, factory, couples, friends, romance, friendship, infidelity, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: friends, vacation, thirty something, friendship, on the road, thirtysomething life, best friends, terminal illness, escapades, bicycle, euthanasia, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, friends, buddies, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, unsuccessful, death of protagonist, car, fear of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, hospital, buddies, best friend, chemotherapy, vomiting, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, clergy, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charlie's (screenwriter Alastair Mackenzie) wife has left him for a successful pop star, and he wants revenge. He sets out for Scotland's Isle of Skye, where he will burn down the star's mansion. In a cafe, he meets Vincente (Jonny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: on the road, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, friends, buddies, human nature, couple relations, celebrity culture, crimes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The House of God (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, farce, hospital, urban, mental illness, road not taken, city life, misfit, unfulfillment, power relations, red panties, bare breasts ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, witty ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, hopes, human nature, cancer, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: aids, gay, on the road, fugitives, gays and lesbians, road trip, sex worker, hiv, on the run, friendship, love affair, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stockholm Boogie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: We are following the two cousins and best friends, Jerka and Hoffa, during a typical night out in Stockholm. It's summertime and anything can happen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, drugs/alcohol, buddies, on the road, singleness, friends, breakup, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, summer, breaking up with girlfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, on the road, pregnancy, terminal illness, self discovery, gays and lesbians, escape, homosexuality, roommate, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, st. louis missouri, san diego california, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 548
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, friendship, midlife crisis, friends, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, unemployment, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: retirement home, golden years, elderly, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, odd couple, tragic hero, retirement home life, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%