Movies like My One and Only

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My One and Only (2009)
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My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, captivating, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, teenage life, starting over, siblings relations, on the road, father son relationship, youth, jazz, hopes, movie business, innocence lost, love, sexuality, gay, basketball, airplane, thief, musician, loneliness, money, car ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, st. louis missouri, dallas texas, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, drinking, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My One and Only: Music from Another Room (1998), Edge of Seventeen (1998), The Puffy Chair (2005), Outside Providence (1999), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, coming out, summer, amusement park, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, small town, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: mumblecore, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tunnel, on the road, romance, introspection, gem, couples, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, twentysomething life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suicide, sex, police, revenge, love, prank, student, party, humiliation, college, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rhode island, campus, connecticut, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, teenage life, eccentric family, single parent, self discovery, social differences, parents and children, family relations, sex aid, youth, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, nothing goes right, youth, disorder, sibling relationship, family relations, adventure, coming of age, brother brother relationship, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, usa, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, aging, on the road, hitchhiker, americana, eviction, cat, redemption, elderly, estrangement, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
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Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, obsessive quest, crime, losing-it hero, violence, professional killer, salesman, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new mexico, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, coming of age, on the run, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, starting over, human nature, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, missouri, louisiana, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexual, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, romance, youth, opposites attract, human nature, against the odds, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, humble, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, arizona, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: couples, hopes, family relations, human nature, love affair, transsexual, eccentric family, society, love and romance, interracial relations, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: emotional, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, suicide attempt, stewardess, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, map, death in the family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, friendship, on the road, beach, calendar, tattoo, party, marijuana, summer, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 8K
Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, homosexual, coming of age, cooking, wedding preparations and rituals, maid, self discovery, youth, sexual exploration, sexual identity, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, americana, social relations, youth, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, small town life, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mark Bamford's thought-provoking comedy explores the ever-present friction between class, race and faith in modern-day South Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives. A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, astronomer, love and romance, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, boss and employee, interracial relations, hopes, couple relations, friends, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, friends, remarry, escapades, obsessive quest, animal life, parent getting married, drugs/alcohol, on the road, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gender, biological father, lesbian relationship, artificial insemination, argument, control freak, parenthood, parents and children, gays and lesbians, love affair, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, teenage life, youth, drinking problem, couples, classmates, teenager, high school, self discovery, prom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, private school, bully, popularity, high school, adolescence, acceptance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, friendship, coming of age, teenager, cancer, leukemia, high school student, tattoo, teenage boy, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.2
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, women's prison, murder, artist, prison, poison, bad mother, crimes, love and romance, urban, grudge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 326K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, parents and children, friends, love and romance, high school life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, redemption, crimes, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, couples, small town life, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, actor's life, friendship, infidelity, letter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 22K
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, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 49K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, journey, search, on the road, bedtime story, sonogram, student protest, biracial, parenthood, love and romance, in-laws ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, colorado, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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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, feel good, talky, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, road trip, college, swimming pool, youth, young lovers, student life, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, coming of age, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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