Movies like Return to Mayberry

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Return to Mayberry (1986)
 6.9
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Return to Mayberry (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: small town, friends, family relations, americana, social relations, homecoming, small town life, golden years, wedding, clown, fishing, photographer, sea monster, ambulance, hotel, restaurant, cemetery, sheriff, election, bus, mountain man, memories, pregnant woman, father son relationship, lake ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, small town, wedding and small town life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Return to Mayberry: Play the Game (2009), Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004), True Love (1989), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Lake Effects (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Play the Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When ladies' man David Mitchell (Paul Campbell) gives his lonely grandfather, Joe (Andy Griffith), some pointers on dating, Joe becomes a big hit with the women in his retirement community. But David strikes out with his own tricks when he ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: wooing, retirement home, elderly, looking for love, aging, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, couples, resentment, family relations, friendship between men, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: "Baptists at Our Barbecue" is the comedic story of the small town of Longwinded, USA, a divided, feuding town of 262 Mormons and 262 Baptists. It's also a love story, about one man who will try anything to end the ridiculous feud, ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, feud, love affair, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, church, couples, americana, culture clash, adoption, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.9
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True Love (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael's immaturity. ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, family relations, friendship, true love, singleness, family life, human nature, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, twentysomething life, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lovers reunited, homecoming, love and romance, couples, fashion, marriage proposal, small town life, career woman, love triangle, small town, wedding, fashion designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, new york, usa, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, family, small town, estate, estrangement, friendship, spirituality, lake, death of father, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Return to Green Acres (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tv movie that reunites most the show's cast members. The Douglases move back to New York. But when Haney tries to get everyone's property so that a developer can build on them, the residents go to New York to get Douglas to help them. But ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: farm, save the day, couples, disorder, social relations, small town life, cons and scams, small town, countryside
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." When a celebrated TV show host (Lawrence) returns to his hometown in the South, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: black american, homecoming, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, couples, brother sister relationship, african american, brother brother relationship, cousin cousin relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Eve over and over until she gets it right.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: wedding, time loop, deja vu, infidelity, homecoming, christmas, disorder, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: romance, family relations, addiction, hopes, dysfunctional family, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, working class, drug dealing, love and romance, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Love and Other Four Letter Words (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this warm-hearted romantic comedy, Stormy La Rue, a rising star T.V. Talk Show host in Philadelphia must dig her way out the hole she creates by telling an innocent white lie. Stormy's relentless aspirations of becoming the next talk show ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: wedding, romance, terminal illness, last wish, couples, family relations, homecoming, unlikely couple, looking for love, family gatherings, talk show host, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, disorder, bait, partners, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Plot: friends, friendship, asthma, human nature, family life, siblings relations, family relations, gender, artists and showbiz, buddies, money, singer ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6K
Not Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: NOT COOL follows former prom king and college freshman Scott (Shane Dawson) who has just returned home for Thanksgiving break only to be dumped by his eccentric, long-term girlfriend. With his world turned upside down, Scott strikes an unlikely ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, youth, couples, unlikely couple, college life, friends, homecoming, small town, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, friends, homecoming, college, society, small town life, small town, bus trip, getting home, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 153
Herman U.S.A. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this quirky romantic comedy inspired by a true story, an influx of women invade the small town of Herman, Minn., to get their hands on a surplus of bachelors yearning for female companionship. When the persuasive "cry from the heart" of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, looking for love, couples, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, singleness, love, male female relationship, social relations, love and romance, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 370
Zack and Reba (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True love that survived the mourning after.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Plot: couples, social relations, small town life, small town, twentysomething life, looking for love, tragic hero, dealing with death, clergy, romance, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Second Time Around (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: gambling, widow, cattle ranch, farm, family relations, friends, family, single parent, crimes, starting over, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: arizona, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this conclusion of the long running series it finally happens: Kelly and Zack will marry. Zack's parents are against the early commitment and Kelly's parents can't afford it, so only the gang travels to Las Vegas for the wedding. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: wedding, hotel, golf, fall in love, wooing, desert, couples, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, young lovers, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Since You've Been Gone (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, high school, psychopath, cheerleader, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, youth, nothing goes right, lifestyle, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 25K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, screwball, disorder, unlikely couple, social relations, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Big Stone Gap (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good
Plot: female protagonist, wedding, marriage proposal, family home, job offer, lawyer, small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, spinster, movie actress ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Career Opportunities (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave town but is disoriented. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room. She awakens to find herself locked in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, forbidden love, small town, crimes, couples, fall in love, teenage love, goofy hero, romance, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 870
Eat My Dust (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hoover Nielbold is a car-crazy teenager who, in order to impress the hottest girl in school, takes her for a ride in a souped-up race car owned by local racer Big Bubba Jones. Hoover's father Harry, who's also the local sheriff is furious ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, on the run, friends, heist, fugitives, partners, adventure, lovers on the run, buddies, crimes, car race, halloween ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Now You Know (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the eve of his bachelor party, a man learns his fiancee wants to call off the wedding. The unmarried couple returns to New Jersey to sort out their relationship.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, wedding, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, buddies, flirting, male female relationship, father son relationship, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
That Old Feeling (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, funny, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, wedding, love affair, lovers reunited, marital reconciliation, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, infidelity, wedding party, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is helped by Jimmy, a former asylum inmate, and the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, family life, working class, parents and children, love and romance, misfit, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, bittersweet, obsession, cons and scams, country ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I'm Reed Fish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an old high school crush returns to his small hometown, Reed Fish's once simple, calculated life begins to unravel. A drunken incident prompts Reed's fiancee (Alexis Bledel) and the entire town to turn against him. This one-of-a-kind ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, wedding, romance, introspection, lifestyle, young lovers, lovers reunited, couple relations, coming of age, ex girlfriend, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Undertaking Betty (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A politician's wife and the mortician who has secretly loved her for years plan to fake her death so they can run away together.
Style: sincere, humorous, romantic, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, starting over, family relations, love and romance, friendship, lovers reunited, small town, parents and children, infidelity, small town life, family business, fake death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Three Can Play That Game (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shanté Smith has moved to Atlanta where she's the Love Doctor, helping women get their men to the altar. Tiffany calls her after she catches her boyfriend, Byron, in a clinch with his boss, Carla, just after he wins a competition similar to ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, looking for love, guru, couples, contests and competitions, battle of the sexes, fall in love, love and romance, workplace, lifestyle, singleness, tv show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two women plot revenge against the woman marrying their friend's ex-boyfriend.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, love and romance, vengeance, female friendship, family relations, disorder, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, best friends, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%