Movies like Return to Mayberry

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Return to Mayberry (1986)
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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, reunion, friends, family relations, small town life, homecoming, americana, golden years, social relations, wedding, fishing, hotel, clown, photographer, restaurant, sea monster, ambulance, cemetery, pregnant woman, photograph, sheriff, lake, cheerleader, kiss, bus ...
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 touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, family relations, small town, wedding and small town life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Return to Mayberry: Play the Game (2009), Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004), True Love (1989), Lake Effects (2012), Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008). 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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: retirement home, wooing, elderly, looking for love, aging, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, resentment, family relations, couples, male friendship, friendship between men ...
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: semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, feud, love and romance, love affair, culture clash, americana, family relations, church, religions or cults, couples, romance, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: humorous, witty, touching, biting, suspense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, wedding, friendship, bar, self discovery, homecoming, looking for love, eccentric family, true love, introspection, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farm, social relations, couples, disorder, save the day, small town, cons and scams, small town life, countryside
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.6
 509
Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: touching, realistic, humorous, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, reunion, homecoming, estrangement, estate, small town, friendship, spirituality, lake, death of father, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: family relations, homecoming, black american, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, couples, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, african american, brother sister relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, drug dealing, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, dysfunctional family, working class, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, homecoming, terminal illness, couples, last wish, reunion, family relations, unlikely couple, family gatherings, looking for love, talk show host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: couples, love and romance, homecoming, fashion, love triangle, marriage proposal, fashion designer, small town, career woman, old love, haunted by the past, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, new york, usa, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: feel good, light, sweet, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: wedding, time loop, deja vu, homecoming, christmas, family relations, one more chance, looking for love, scolding, infidelity, relationships, male female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.1
 5K
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, college life, youth, friends, unlikely couple, small town, homecoming, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, partners, bait, disorder, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 137
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, looking for love, couples, romance, lifestyle, singleness, couple relations, love, male female relationship, small town life, love and romance, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 322
Zack and Reba (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True love that survived the mourning after.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: wedding, bittersweet, couples, social relations, small town life, small town, twentysomething life, looking for love, clergy, dealing with death, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, wedding, golf, couples, nothing goes right, youth, romance, gangsters, young lovers, love and romance, buddies, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 447
16 to Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Romantic comedy. A small town teenager's angst about sexual inexperience drives a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: farce, affection, looking for love, teenage life, matchmaking, couples, love and romance, youth, small town, singleness, self discovery, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, china, midwest, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 946
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: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, friends, reunion, homecoming, college, society, small town life, small town, female director, film starts with sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, reunion, friendship, psychopath, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, high school life, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, forbidden love, small town, teenage love, fall in love, crimes, couples, romance, misfit, goofy hero, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Fake Fiance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: wedding, make believe, family relations, fall in love, true love, pretense, dishonesty, love and romance, money problems, hospital, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 708
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, on the run, fugitives, adventure, buddies, crimes, chases and races, lovers on the run, partners, heist, friends, teenager ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 22K
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, couple relations, opposites attract, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, hidden identity, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bar, family relations, misfit, love and romance, working class, family life, parents and children, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, country, bus, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, love and romance, true love, vengeance, female friendship, lovers reunited, dishonesty, best friends, family relations, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, small town, family home, job offer, lawyer, marriage proposal, family relations, couples, love and romance, female director, theatre director ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, appalachia
⇓ 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, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, looking for love, fall in love, contests and competitions, battle of the sexes, guru, couples, singleness, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, tv show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, family relations, starting over, love and romance, lovers reunited, friendship, small town, family business, parents and children, infidelity, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 2K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, breakup, family relations, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, buddies, flirting, male female relationship, father son relationship, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One Small Hitch (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh's dying father happy. Things quickly get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and a series ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, engagement, love and romance, fall in love, eccentric family, family business, family relations, starting over, childhood friend, couples, romance, pretend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, farce, secret door, organ, newspaper, small town, anniversary, uncover truth, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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