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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Original name: Inside I'm Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic, bleak, compassionate, sad, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life & death, human spirit, unrequited love, broken heart, cerebral palsy, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, character study, justice, young lovers, friends, love and romance, hopes, buddies, reluctant, deal, desire, young heroes, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and dramatic films with plots about friendship, mentor, redemption, life philosophy, storytelling, life and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Rory O'Shea Was Here: The Intouchables (2011), Patch Adams (1998), Try Seventeen (2002), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), The Way Way Back (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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94%
 6.7
 94K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, unconventional method, clinic, doctors and patients, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Try Seventeen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, love triangle, road trip, romance, youth, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, fall in love, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, vacation, shyness, summer, loneliness, teenagers, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, generation gap, first sex, piggy bank, koran, prostitute, coming of age, self discovery, parents and children, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, albania, greece, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Eighth Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, train, weekend, on the road, mental institution, down syndrome, self discovery, human nature, forgery, couples, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, knight, misfit, social misfits, disability, heroes, society, youth, orphan, freak, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
The Theory of Flight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, virginity, disease, dying, disability, romance, misfit, love affair, love and romance, friends, hotel, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, gay, dysfunctional family, self discovery, social relations, lgbt, gays and lesbians, hopes, gay slur, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: dark humor, touching, dramatic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: wheelchair, road trip, disability, caregiver, friendship, grief, mother, teenager, teenage boy, guilty conscience, personal growth, loss of son ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, anger, dwarf, divorce, humiliation, marijuana, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, depression, mentor, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, trip, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, obsessive quest, buddies, love and romance, on the road, surprise party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 23K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, book, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 18K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, refugee, elderly lovers, immigrants, friendship, chases and races, hopes, goodhearted, smuggling, elderly, on the run, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: seaport, france, europe, normandy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 26K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, desperation, lawyer, therapist, red wine, garden, unrequited love, cooking, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, working class, self esteem, job seeking, unemployment, ship, bar, shipyard, destiny, redemption, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, seaport, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, suicide, makeover, theft, dignity, cinderella story, small town, disagreement, abortion, cult, homecoming, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, age difference, hopes, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 4K
The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, van, soccer, working class, parents and children, nothing goes right, friends, family relations, buddies, suburbs, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 1K
Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, bartender, waitress, hospital, bar, wheelchair, redemption, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 13K
Elling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, mental institution, poet, pregnancy, odd couple, social worker, friends, giant, love and romance, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, bosnia, norway, cambodia, south pole ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, misfit, introspection, romance, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, massachusetts, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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