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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, inspirational, entertaining, light, sentimental, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, police, water, racism, farm, justice, magic, greed, unlikely friendships, supernatural, culture clash, village, miraculous event, fighting the system, love and romance, journalism, fugitives, hopes, society, liberal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about dialogue, life philosophy, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, culture clash and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Milagro Beanfield War: Mystic Pizza (1988), Slaves of New York (1989), Screen Door Jesus (2003), Leap of Faith (1992), Local Hero (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
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Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
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86%
Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: escape, profanity, human nature, small town life, interracial relations, small town, miraculous event, friendship, bittersweet, religions or cults, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
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Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, opposites attract, romance, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 21K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, village, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, oil company, seaside town, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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73%
First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: legal, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace romance, courtroom drama, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, redemption, ghost, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, small town life, americana, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
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Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, romance, happy ending, supernatural, supernatural ability, road trip, disorder, dog, on the road, journalism, destiny ...
Place: iowa, illinois, chicago illinois, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, life is a bitch, legal, family relations, family problems, friends, family life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, generation gap, family reunited, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
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Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, human nature, society, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, family problems, society, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse ranch, small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, romance, friendship, divorce, social relations, family relations, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: humorous, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious
Plot: state affairs, legal, ambition, rivalry, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, rebellion, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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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, power relations, small town life, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, fall in love, looking for love, family life, youth, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, unfulfilled love, misunderstanding, firefighter, bookstore, weird, love triangle, love letter ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, jukebox, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, haunted by the past, innocence lost, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Tortilla Heaven (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, small town, hopes, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7K
My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, tall man, monastery, showbiz, artists and showbiz, giant, unlikely friendships, destiny, actor's life, buddies, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, europe, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, starting over, fish out of water, social relations, tourist, wilderness, female protagonist, character study, transformation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hotel, retirement home, elderly lovers, elderly, friendship, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%