Movies like Pocketful of Miracles

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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
 7.2
 5K
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, light, witty, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high society, deception, luck, gangsters, couples, social differences, dishonesty, disorder, class differences, gangster boss, prohibition, apple, family relations, billiards, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, society, aging, switching roles, cons and scams, godparent, gangster, couple relations, christmas ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about couples, culture clash, love and romance, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pocketful of Miracles: Picture Perfect (1997), For Love or Money (1993), Educating Rita (1983), Soul Food (1997), Fools Rush In (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, manipulations, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, power relations, workplace, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: concierge, hotel, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, couple relations, couples, disorder, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, hopes, infidelity, social differences, society, couples, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, talky, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, family in crisis, family gatherings, couples, family problems, human nature, workaholic, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, friendship, elderly, aging, retirement home, disorder, elderly lovers, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 31K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, nothing goes right, society, social differences, pregnancy, nightclub, lifestyle change, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, lifestyle, small town life, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, family relations, death in the family, family problems, couple relations, eccentric family, couples, dealing with death, life is a bitch, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.1
 419
Love Is a Ball (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait. But what if Millicent starts to fancy planted chauffeur ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, eligible bachelor, society, social differences, rich and poor, love and romance, master and servant, power relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, couple relations, love and romance, best friends, self discovery, family problems, couples, partners, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, friendship, best friends, lifestyle, feminism, friends, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, disorder, couples, urban ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: realistic, talky, cynical, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: intrigue, bad attitude, nothing goes right, love and romance, couple relations, romance, rivalry, disorder, couples, dishonesty, dinner party, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, siblings relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, family relations, romance, loan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, clergy, self discovery, opposites attract, youth, friends, looking for love, celibacy ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: beauty pageant, dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, human nature, love and romance, contests and competitions, couples, family life, family problems, looking for love, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Another Happy Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: estate, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, disorder, siblings relations, parents and children, wedding, ex husband ex wife relationship, remarry, family relations, getting along ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 23K
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, forbidden love, train wreck, romance, rise to the top, cons and scams, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, babies and infants, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, culture clash, fighting the system, fall in love, love and romance, cons and scams, village life, ambition, friends, social relations, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 18K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, adulthood, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, buddies, couples, youth, introspection, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, parents and children, social misfits, romance, fall in love, age difference, human nature, opposites attract, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, family relations, school, single parent, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, parents and children, artists and showbiz, young heroes, actor's life, showbiz, family relations, hollywood, self discovery, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, single father, widower, romance, summer camp, hopes, love affair, eligible bachelor, mischievous children, love and romance, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: meet the parents, family feud, family tradition, family gatherings, wedding, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, culture clash, class differences, romance, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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: feel good, offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, maid, parents and children, couple relations, nothing goes right, friendship, family life, couples, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, family life, disorder, unfulfillment, parents and children, golden years, crumbling marriage, love and romance, lifestyle, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 20K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, fish out of water, family life, parents and children, switching roles, job, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, rise and fall, misfit, parenthood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexual, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, obsession, nosy, family relations, espionage, forbidden love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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