Movies like Lars and the Real Girl

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
 7.3
 135K
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, sentimental, depressing, realistic, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, doll, human relationship, young man, shyness, delusion, psychologist, grief, social relations, fear, introvert, small town, forbidden love, girlfriend, lifestyle, sanity, acceptance, fall in love, isolation, siblings relations, schizophrenic, death, family relations, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey

Most similar movies to Lars and the Real Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about love and romance, mentor, dialogue, romance, relationships, bittersweet and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Lars and the Real Girl: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Garden State (2004), Benny & Joon (1993), Adam (2009), Dan in Real Life (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, mentally unstable, romance, love, family drama, social misfits, bipolar disorder, fall in love, supportive parent, family relations, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 204K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, doctor, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 53K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, misfit, love, first love, siblings relations, family relations, artist, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 33K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, fall in love, love affair, shyness, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, unlikely couple, trial, neighbor, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, fall in love, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, teenage love, psychiatric ward, teenage life, adolescence, friends, friendship, coming of age, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, inheritance, lifestyle, dwarf, antisocial behavior, social misfits, human nature, misfit, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Foreign Affair (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, social
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, parents and children, romance, family relations, couples, male female relationship, wedding, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.
Style: touching, emotional, sweet, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: taxi driver, mathematics, asperger's syndrome, romance, autism, hopes, mental illness, couple relations, birds, support group, shyness, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 43K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, marital problem, doctor, diary, letter, small town, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 22K
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family life, introspection, romance, hopes, siblings relations, love and romance, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, new york, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, breakup, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 66K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, falling in love, family relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, memphis, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, lovers, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, marital problem, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, life philosophy, love and romance, couple relations, relationships, love, unfulfilled love, destiny, unrequited love, heartache, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, family relations, fall in love, human nature, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 7K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, realistic, psychological, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, fall in love, writer's life, holiday, opposites attract, couples, lifestyle, artist, success, antisocial behavior, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 57K
Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, divorced divorcee, party, dating, poet, goodhearted, middle aged, couple relations, single parent, encounter, sexual activity, masseuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, fall in love, romance, mysterious character, hidden identity, starting over, small town life, power relations, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, native american, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, gay, looking for love, hopes, lifestyle, gay love, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 6K
Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ventriloquist, unemployment, lifestyle, parents and children, siblings relations, fall in love, looking for love, hobby, suburbs, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adult lives at home, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 22K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, mental illness, love story, family relations, love affair, changing lives, father son relationship, relationships, naivete, twists & turns, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 33K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, semi serious, tragicomedy, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, family relations, musician, rivalry, flirting, manipulation, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, couple relations, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, family relations, family problems, death in the family, couple relations, eccentric family, couples, dealing with death, life is a bitch, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 6K
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, witty, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, sex with a minor, couples, family life, youth, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 86K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1955, year 1971 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.4
 4K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, couples, family life, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, youth, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sweet, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, african american, singer, missing child, lost child, thirtysomething life, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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