Movies like No Laughing Matter

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No Laughing Matter (1998)
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No Laughing Matter (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emma is the bright, attractive and funny widowed mother of teen honor-student Charlie. She has a drinking problem that seemingly increases exponentially, and Charlie has problems of his own, chief among them the pregnancy of his girlfriend Lauren...
Plot: therapy, drinking alcohol, drinking, alcohol abuse, kiss, ritual, underwear, father figure, undressing, briefs

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Most similar movies to No Laughing Matter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, kiss, therapy, love and romance, alcohol abuse and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like No Laughing Matter: Blue Rodeo (1996), The Deadly Look of Love (2000), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Surviving Family (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Rodeo (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maggie Yearwood moves to a new town to be near her son, Peter, who has gone deaf as the result of an accident and is now attending a special school. She moves into a small house next door to Owen Whister and soon falls in love with the cowboy, who ...
Plot: deaf, father figure, sign language, christmas, dog, embarrassment, horse, fight, infidelity, undressing, party, adultery ...
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95%
The Deadly Look of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young woman meets the man of her dreams, only to find out that he's about to marry another woman. Her obsession with him leads her from intrigue to murder.
Plot: boxer shorts, hugging, undressing, jealousy, adultery, underwear, man in underwear, hair pulling, italian american, bed, handcuffs, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family in crisis, family, family values, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, addiction, yuppie, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, sexual, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, loneliness, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Surviving Family (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry hasn't seen or spoken with her family in 2 years. When she shows up unannounced on her father's doorstep - with her fiancé and a plan to get married in 5 days - she learns that she's not the only one with secrets.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, wedding, sibling relationship, alcohol abuse, family relations, sister sister relationship, engagement, suicide, in laws, affair, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Matters of the Heart (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A world-class pianist (Seymour) becomes romantically and sexually involved with her young protege (Gartin).
Plot: teacher student sex, lovers, teacher student relationship, piano teacher, music teacher, older woman younger man sex, piano, brother brother relationship, pianist, drinking alcohol, love, drinking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Gift to Remember (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After colliding with a pedestrian on her bicycle who loses his memory following the accident, Darcy Archer becomes determined to help the handsome guy figure out who he is. In the process, she finds out a lot more about who she is, what she wants ...
Plot: christmas, mysterious man, loyalty, father son relationship, dog, origami, male female relationship, jealousy, book signing, sketch, bed, stranger ...
Place: philadelphia, manhattan new york city, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Second Chances (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jenny McLean is a single mom working at a 911-call center struggling to make ends meet and raise her two kids, Elsie and Luke. Although still reeling from her divorce, Jenny can’t help but flirt when she gets emergency calls from Jeff, a local ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, feel good
Plot: firefighter, single mother, therapy, chore, needing money, male female relationship, boy, love and romance, generosity, human nature, parents and children, good deed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Greener Mountains (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Greener Mountains is a family friendly, coming-of-age story about finding your place in the world.
Style: christian film
Plot: adoptive father adopted son relationship, pickup truck, cafe, last will and testament, surveillance camera, restraining order, whiskey, undressing, old woman, cabin, flashback, medication ...
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hats Off to Christmas! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mia (Duff), the loyal and hard-working manager of her small town's Christmas hat shop, is blindsided when her boss of over ten years asks her to train his son, Nick (Cupo), for a vacant upper-management position that Mia had been coveting. ...
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, light, romantic
Plot: father son relationship, competition, father figure, christmas, holiday, relationship vs career, christmas movie, christmas eve, christmas season, social climber, boy, gift ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, self discovery, domestic violence, poet, family relations, football, therapy, island, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Letting Go (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, strangled at work, and tormented at home, Joel Slater is desperately searching for a way to juggle his life. But sometimes, the secret to happiness begins with letting go.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: introspection, starting over, romance, love and romance, therapy, love triangle, depression, dream, industry, secret, pets
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Phenom (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, exciting
Plot: baseball, therapy, baseball pitcher, drinking alcohol, psychotherapy, drinking, sport, goldfish, police siren, therapy session, memory, police arrest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Intimate Friendship (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family of friends is forever changed when two of the friends realize that their love for one another goes beyond the confines of their conventional relationship.
Plot: gay bar, lesbian, friendship, sister sister relationship, drinking, ex girlfriend, stage play, surprise party, gay slur, homosexuality, actress, drinking alcohol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Terror in the Family (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, fear her new boyfriend, Garret, 17, is the cause. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, youth, society, betrayal, rebellion, life is a bitch, family problems, kids in trouble, contests and competitions, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Price of Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four (Toula Stathopoulou) is a factory worker in Corfu at the beginning of the 20th century. A fallen noble man who has fallen on hard times (Stratis Tsopanellis) wants to marry her eldest daughter (Anny ...
Plot: female director, mortgage, drink, falling in love, dignity, island, social outcast, bourgeoisie, runaway, money, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: athens greece
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33%
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Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, drug abuse, suburbs, rehabilitation, kids in trouble, lifestyle, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.3
 20K
By the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Malta, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of ...
Style: scenic, artsy, psychological, depressing, melancholic
Plot: hotel, unhappiness, husband wife relationship, self pity, travel, voyeurism, depression, lie, marriage, manuscript, pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, college, fall in love, couples, love affair, unlikely couple, family problems, introspection, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 20K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, hopes, husband wife relationship, airport, advertising, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, chicago illinois, palm springs california ...
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30%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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29%
The Lost Valentine (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young and cynical female journalist learns love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever. When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, uncover truth, true love, lovers apart, aging, elderly, navy, anniversary, wheelchair, rescue, therapy, adaptation ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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28%
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 5.0
 15K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, college life, love affair, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, true love, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In from the Night (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicki Miller is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes ...
Plot: bed, ritual, party, dinner, aunt, punishment, aunt nephew relationship, father figure, therapy, dream, trial, vandalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Trapped In Silence (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.
Plot: therapy, child abuse, mute, mute child, child, therapist, child murder, silence
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 417
Love Trap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Law student Thijs shares a house in which every room is the HQ of constant cruising for one night stands, relationships are considered a waste of lives. Suddenly Ben, his best mate since childhood, announces he passed on his room to Susan, who ...
Plot: rain, one night stand, undressing, party, boxer shorts, golf, father daughter relationship, best man, mother in law, sex scene, female nudity, smoking after sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: touching, sweet, captivating, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, supportive spouse, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, couples, social relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, small town, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 20K
Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, bartender, poet, human nature, mentally unstable, social misfits, misfit, drinking, drinking alcohol, bar fight, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 2K
Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, breakup, society, starting over, love and romance, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%