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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
 7.8
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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: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic, compassionate, sad, humorous, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, unrequited love, broken heart, life & death, love and romance, hopes, bittersweet, justice, young lovers, hospital, drinking, buddies, reluctant, deal ...
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 emotional films with plots about friendship, mentor, life philosophy, bittersweet, runaway, storytelling and redemption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Rory O'Shea Was Here: The Intouchables (2011), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), The Mighty (1998), Patch Adams (1998), Try Seventeen (2002). 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, realistic, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Plot: disability, wheelchair, road trip, friendship, caregiver, teenage boy, abandoned by father, guilty conscience, loss of son, unlikely friendships, tragedy, honest ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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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, misfit, social misfits, disability, knight, society, heroes, youth, orphan, freak, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 100K
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: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, doctors and patients, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, parents and children, looking for love, youth, fall in love, teenage life, 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: road movie, humorous, exciting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, escapades, friends, last wish, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, theft, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, teenagers, loneliness, shyness, vacation, summer, youth, teenage life, family problems, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, uplifting, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, generation gap, koran, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, persia, greece, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, disease, dying, virginity, romance, women, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painter, life & death, wheelchair, loneliness, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
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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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, society, misfit, social misfits, bohemian life, goodhearted, on the run, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, quarry, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, sentimental, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, inheritance, lifestyle, dwarf, human nature, misfit, social misfits, antisocial behavior, small town, depression, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cancer, teenager, friends, friendship, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, midlife crisis, career, women in society, couple relations, happiness, working class, love story, life, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1960s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, on the road, weekend, train, mental institution, bittersweet, self discovery, parents and children, rainy, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, children, best friend, single parent, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, puberty, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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
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Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 8K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.4
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, follow your dream, adventure, friendship, unlikely friendships, human spirit, golden years, dying, mechanic, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 18K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, adulthood, introspection, lifestyle, buddies, couples, youth, twentysomething life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, society, human nature, human spirit, hopes, life philosophy, couples, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, family life, parents and children, prodigy, hopes, family problems, eccentric family, society, gay interest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 1K
Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, waitress, hospital, wheelchair, bar, bartender, redemption, rehabilitation, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 27K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, midlife crisis, unrequited love, suffering, desperation, everyday life, family life, parents and children, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 14K
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, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, mental institution, odd couple, social worker, misfit, love and romance, human nature, friendship between men, pregnancy, poet, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, oslo norway, south pole, norway, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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