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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: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak, compassionate, sad, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death, character study, justice, young lovers, friends, hopes, love and romance, buddies, young heroes, twentysomething life, tragedy, desire, deal, reluctant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, melancholic and dramatic films with plots about friendship, mentor, runaway, redemption, life philosophy, storytelling and life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Rory O'Shea Was Here: The Intouchables (2011), Patch Adams (1998), Try Seventeen (2002), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003). 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, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, odd couple, life philosophy, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, partners, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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100%
 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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human spirit, terminal illness, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, friendship, doctor, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
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, road trip, love triangle, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, youth, looking for 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: 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 ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, piggy bank, koran, prostitute, coming of age, first sex, generation gap, young heroes, robbery, return ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, switzerland, greece, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, mental institution, on the road, train, down syndrome, weekend, self discovery, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, small town, inheritance, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, humiliation, grief, dwarf, artist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ 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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.6
 22K
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, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, bicycle, neighbor, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, mentor, ex military, change of heart, thanksgiving, blindness, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
20%
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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disease, dying, virginity, disability, romance, love affair, friends, love and romance, misfit, hotel, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ 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, caregiver, disability, friendship, hitchhiker, abandoned by father, pregnant woman, mother, grief, teenage boy, teenager ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, refugee, immigrants, elderly lovers, friendship, port, friends, elderly, urban, society, social misfits, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: seaport, france, europe, normandy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, mental institution, odd couple, pregnancy, social worker, poet, misfit, couples, human nature, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south pole, oslo norway, norway, cambodia, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: humorous, touching, psychological, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, writers, life philosophy, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, working class, shipyard, ship, bar, unemployment, small town, job seeking, self esteem, down on your luck, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, seaport, europe, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, unrequited love, red wine, garden, cooking, therapist, desperation, lawyer, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, trip, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, cinderella story, dignity, small town, suicide, makeover, theft, follow your dream, boredom, bathing, dream, overweight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 48K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, stranger, loner, death in the family, dysfunctional character, rebelliousness, arson, family problems, life is a bitch, friendship, depression, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.8
 20K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, ship, family drama, father son relationship, mother son relationship, life & death, coming of age, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ 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, buddies, single parent, suburbs, male friendship, human nature, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, career, midlife crisis, working class, women, happiness, love story, couple relations, women in society, illegitimate child, life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: dark humor, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, redemption, suicide attempt, skyscraper, city, urban, unfulfillment, friends, introspection, dull life, new year ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, neighbor, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, starting over, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ 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: suicide attempt, disability, basketball, friendship, bartender, hospital, waitress, wheelchair, bar, social misfits, redemption, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: marriage, midlife crisis, waiter, toilet, vice squad, wedding, urination, therapy, heart attack, divorce, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, buenos aires argentina, mexico, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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