Movies like Mermaids

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Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate, hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sweet, sexy, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children, women, adolescence, eccentric family, fall in love, kennedy assassination, family, family drama, relationships, family life, jewish girl, gynecological exam, bell tower, bell ringing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
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Say Anything...
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
100 min.
 7.4
Moonstruck
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
102 min.
 7.1
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How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
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Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet, touching ...
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Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
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    User:   67%
 
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Moonstruck
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
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How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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    User:   54%
 
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Duration: 88 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 100 min.
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Something to Talk About
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Lucas
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
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Circle of Friends
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
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Country: USA
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Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
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Uptown Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Enough Said
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: realistic, clever, witty, touching, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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    User:   53%
 
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Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, adolescence, teenager, obsession, friendship, best friends, teenagers, coming-of-age, teenage love, book ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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    User:   65%
 
The Flamingo Kid
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, romance, innocence lost, mentor, parents and children, coming-of-age, social differences, nightclub, runaway, childhood, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
The Evening Star
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: death, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, single parent, human nature, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, destiny, mother daughter relationship, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
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System:   55%
    User:   44%
 

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