Movies like Hope and Glory

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Hope and Glory (1987)
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Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) finds his childhood to be atime of great dangerand even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep andthe constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shapedand even enrichedby the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man's most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky, intense, semi autobiographical, light, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, childhood, war, school, children in wartime, youth, wartime life, coming of age, ethnic conflict, character study, unlikely friendships, soldier, family relations, mischievous children, warplane, grandfather grandson relationship, premarital sex, battles, teenage life, siblings relations, boy, bomb, gang, bomb shelter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london

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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom, europe
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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, sweet, realistic, sincere, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
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She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
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Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, intense, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
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How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, witty, melancholic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
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 6.4
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Style: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: emotional, talky, humorous, touching, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: romantic, realistic, melancholic, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
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Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
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Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Almost Normal (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: feel good, humorous, light, witty, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
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Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, talky, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, self discovery, eccentricity, happy ending, family relations, parents and children, family life, introspection, couple relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.2
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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, humorous, witty, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: sexy, humorous, feel good, sweet, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
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83%