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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, texas, england, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and realistic films with plots about catastrophe, life philosophy, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Milagro Beanfield War: Screen Door Jesus (2003), Mystic Pizza (1988), Slaves of New York (1989), Leap of Faith (1992), Local Hero (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: society, social relations, interracial relations, small town life, human nature, small town, friendship, bittersweet, religions or cults, racism, preacher, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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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, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, lifestyle, society, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, romance, opposites attract, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, friendship, american abroad, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, politics, unlikely couple, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace romance, courtroom drama, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, supernatural, couple relations, imaginary, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, happy ending, romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: illinois, iowa, chicago illinois, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, legal, legal action, family relations, family problems, friends, friendship, small town, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
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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, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 87 min.
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, humorous
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, love and romance, opposites attract, actor's life, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1950s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, weird, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, battle of the sexes, love and romance, singleness, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, playboy, african american, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 13K
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 ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, innocence lost, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, introspection, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 9K
Oh, God! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious, biblical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: miraculous event, chosen one, god, imaginary, supernatural, hopes, disorder, religions or cults, couples, religion, shaving, supermarket ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%