Movies like Mermaids

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Mermaids (1990)
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: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, coming-of-age, kennedy assassination, jewish girl, gynecological exam, bell tower, bell ringing, dress, self discovery, convent, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, family life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts

Most similar movies to Mermaids

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, couples, culture clash, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Mermaids: Where the Heart Is (2000), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Mystic Pizza (1988), She's Having a Baby (1988), How to Deal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, coming of age, grandmother, advice, americana, romance, self discovery, extramarital affair, marriage proposal, married couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
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, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, coming-of-age, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, touching, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, single parent, couple relations, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, romance, suburbs, newlywed, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
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.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, best friends, romance, young lovers, boyfriend, summer, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 41K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, italian restaurant, infidelity, romance, urban, lover, full moon, love letter, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 1K
Used People (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, urban, eccentric family, family relations, romance, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples, one more chance, second chance, loss of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, romance, parents and children, gambler, summer job, beach resort, social differences, nightclub, love and romance, rebellion, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, couple relations, ocean or sea, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 3K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, college, babies and infants, small town, single parent, young lovers, school, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 782
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, small town, starting over, innocence lost, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, hometown, reunion, eating disorder, pianist, snow, buddies, human nature, romance, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 24K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, truth or dare, photocopier, gynecologist, female friendship, reunion, seance, oldies, best friends, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1990s, year 1970 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 2K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 5K
Tadpole (2000)
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: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, fall in love, voyeurism, seduction, thanksgiving, adolescence, family life, romance, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, misfit, homecoming, worship, high school, teen angst, teenage girl, celebrity, teenager, adoption, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, best friends, coming of age, school, friendship, buddies, college, romance, young lovers, self discovery, suburbs, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 17K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, unlikely couple, road trip, young lovers, college, student life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, swimming pool, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, best friends, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, romance, singleness, social differences, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 1K
Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, romance, nightclub, small town, love affair, parents and children, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, best friends, store, romance, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, audition, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, family relations, ratings, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: witty, semi serious, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, romance, single parent, self discovery, fall in love, urban, unlikely couple, theatre play, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 59K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, romance, death of wife, death, relationships, love story, seduction, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, maid, americana, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, teen angst, high school, self discovery, father, teenage girl, girl, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 7K
Good Deeds (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, rich man poor woman, african american, single mother, corporation, fiance fiancee relationship, romance, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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