Movies like Miss Firecracker

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Miss Firecracker (1989)
 6.0
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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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, talky, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, youth, parents and children, family life, looking for love, fall in love, family problems, couples, cons and scams, americana, family relations, orphan, society, small town life, introspection, coming of age, siblings relations, eccentric family, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, love and romance, couples, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Miss Firecracker: Crimes of the Heart (1986), She's Out of Control (1989), Home for the Holidays (1995), Radio Days (1987), Smile (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, united states, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenager, coming of age, teen angst, teenage daughter, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, parents and children, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 32K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, contests and competitions, youth, parents and children, small town, couple relations, family relations, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, semi autobiographical, great depression, brooklyn new york city, gambling, love and romance, youth, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 7K
Hope Springs (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British artist Colin Ware discovers that his fiancée, Vera, is going to marry another man. Distraught and despondent, he gets on a plane for America and ends up in the tiny town of Hope in New England. At first, Colin is depressed, but he soon ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, small town, hotel, romance, looking for love, love affair, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, aunt, grandmother, teenage life, love affair, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, partners, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, small town, romance, small town life, unlikely partners, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, life is a bitch, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, estate, terminal illness, parents and children, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 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, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Playing Mona Lisa (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young pianist is looking for love in all the wrong places once her fiancee drops her. Maybe her flame will be rekindled both for the piano and a new love?
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, nothing goes right, opposites attract, relationship vs career, teenage love, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance, supportive spouse, musician's life, pianist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, faked death, love and romance, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 5K
Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, family relations, family life, supernatural, single parent, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 51K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, disorder, contests and competitions, family, love and romance, nothing goes right, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations, father son relationship, family feud ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 4K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, new england, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Something to Talk About (1995)
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: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, crumbling marriage, society, contests and competitions, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, wedding reception, adultery, eccentric family, twentysomething life, family gatherings, looking for love, couples, friends, family relations, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 224
Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, gender, parents and children, couples, fall in love, ambition, contests and competitions, dancer's life, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: police detective, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, single parent, parents and children, eccentric family, cons and scams, family life, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, venice beach california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 26K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, small town life, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, cons and scams, family relations, looking for love, friendship, society, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, fall in love, couples, pets, romance, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancé, Dylan Walsh, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, romance, parents and children, construction worker, gangsters, father daughter relationship, family drama, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%