Movies like I'll Do Anything

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I'll Do Anything (1994)
 5.5
 2K
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career in a particularly difficult way.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, youth, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, hollywood, artists and showbiz, actor's life, single parent, showbiz, young heroes, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, female nudity, girl, ex husband ex wife relationship, filmmaking, audition, film producer, barefoot woman, destiny, dialogue, hip hop, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia

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Most similar movies to I'll Do Anything

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, melancholic and realistic films with plots about redemption, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I'll Do Anything: Postcards from the Edge (1990), Mother (1996), Anywhere But Here (1999), My Favorite Year (1982), Spanglish (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, hollywood, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 5K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, midlife crisis, family relations, looking for love, eccentric family, family life, family problems, couples, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, teen angst, small town, parents and children, love and romance, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: farce, odd couple, showbiz, friendship, comeback, fish out of water, partners, actor's life, misfit, disorder, tv show, rehearsal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.4
 74K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, chef, cook, romance, mexican, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, family problems, self discovery, youth, on the run, family relations, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, aging, desire for fame, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, self discovery, family life, family problems, death in the family, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz, parents and children, reunion, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, thirtysomething life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, direction and purpose, family relations, brother brother relationship, strong female character, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, youth, young heroes, parents and children, city life, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, aging, showbiz, artists and showbiz, one last chance, dishonesty, betrayal, film industry, movie studio, father in law son in law relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, teenage life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, single parent, school, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 6K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, family problems, couples, family relations, coma, workaholic, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, human nature, siblings relations, relationship vs career, family gatherings, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, filmmaking, hollywood, anti conformity, showbiz, actor's life, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, single parent, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, overprotective mother, single parent, parents and children, family relations, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, talking while driving, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: biracial, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, death in the family, human nature, interracial relations, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: underdog, family life, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, actor's life, loser, child prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 964
Judy Berlin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: solar eclipse, alzheimer's disease, marriage, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, americana, unfulfillment, suburban life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, suburbs, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace situations, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 10K
The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, writing, family, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, immigrants, parents and children, golden years, misfit, human nature, society, family relations, family life, fish out of water, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: adoption, hopes, custody, redemption, family life, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, legal action, babies and infants, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: professor, actor, historian, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, actor's life, young lovers, couples, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, singleness, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, unlikely couple, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, children, starting over, large family, actress, showbiz, couples, family problems, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 6K
My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, tall man, monastery, showbiz, artists and showbiz, giant, unlikely friendships, destiny, actor's life, opposites attract, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, europe, new mexico, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%