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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
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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, sexy, funny, light, unusual plot structure, heartbreaking, bad ending, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, catastrophe, gangsters, world war two, lawyer, children, family, jewish, writers, depression, cancer, brothers, hospital, male nudity, tragedy, justice, psychiatry, brutality, corruption, runaway, segregation, childhood, mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 40s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, talky and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, runaway, dialogue and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lost in Yonkers: Biloxi Blues (1988), Just Looking (1999), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Men Don't Leave (1990), Miss Firecracker (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, realistic, clever, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, boot camp, gay, basic training, military life, adaptation, friendship, youth, soldier, military, virginity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, poland, new york, arkansas
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coitus, voyeurism, teenager, erotica, youth, friendship, obsession, infidelity, bullying, nudity (full frontal - brief), survival ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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100%
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual ...
Style: funny, realistic, sexy, dramatic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, jewish, jewish family, dysfunctional family, teenager, catastrophe, childhood, culture clash, dark hero, broadway, vengeance, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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100%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, family problems, couples, youth, family life, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
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Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: sad, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, suicide, friendship, self discovery, bdsm, eccentricity, depression, obsession, moral ambiguity, distopia, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
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29%
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: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
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28%
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: wedding, multiple storylines, luxury hotel, adultery, marriage, adaptation, divorce, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash, destiny, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: feel good, touching, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, biracial, family relations, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, justice, interracial relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, visually appealing, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, children, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, single father, hospital, police investigation, life philosophy, destiny, betrayal, child abduction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, oakland california
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26%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
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26%
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: car, bittersweet, marketing, business, friendship, revenge, adultery, car accident, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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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, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, family relations, child's point of view, parents and children, black people, family problems, teenage life, school, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
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26%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
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Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, police detective, family relations, family problems, hopes, couples, estrangement, single parent, family life, eccentric family, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, venice beach california, brazil, los angeles
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: transvestism, women, lgbt, small town, friendship, lgbtqi, drug addiction, time travel, feminist, lgbtq, twists and turns, powerful ending ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: funny, touching, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: single mother, audition, dancer, actor, love story, women, divorce, romance, aspiring actor, true love, single parent, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, satirical, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, unsuccessful, female nudity, father daughter relationship, farce, musician, twists and turns, parallel universe, romance, greed, creativity, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, desire for fame, aging, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationships, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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25%
California Suite (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Style: funny, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, sarcasm, farce, mentor, catastrophe, relationships, runaway, screwball, wine, brutality, british ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new york, london, beverly hills ...
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24%
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: touching, humorous, stylized, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, tai chi, interracial romance, immigrants, fish out of water, father son relationship, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), parenthood, redemption, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, tokyo, california, new york, new york state ...
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24%
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Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: feel good, touching, clever, emotional, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: funeral, adaptation, unlikely friendships, brutality, vengeance, writers, beautiful scenery, transformation, childhood, chase, catastrophe, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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24%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, sexy, road movie, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: aging, midlife crisis, bittersweet, family gatherings, cancer, depression, hospital, mentor, multiple storylines, mental illness, natural disaster, relationships ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, satirical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, satire, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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24%
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, self discovery, human nature, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa fe new mexico, west virginia, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, reflective, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, dysfunctional family, hospital, transsexual, mentor, multiple storylines, marriage, natural disaster, male nudity, love, love story ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, doctors, hospital, family bonds, hopes, parents and children, family life, terminal illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, feel good, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: single father, adoption, redemption, hopes, teacher, bullying, time, transformation, childhood, literature, distopia, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, high society, deception, couples, dishonesty, disorder, social differences, christmas, aging, gangster boss, class differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s
Place: new york, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%