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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
 6.5
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional, heartbreaking, melancholic, feel good, semi serious, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, youth, couple relations, grownups, becoming an adult, self discovery, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, parenthood, pregnancy, drug addiction, heroin, writers, single mother, baby, marital problem, female director, puberty, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, society, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, runaway, storytelling, bittersweet and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Riding in Cars with Boys: Where the Heart Is (2000), Now and Then (1995), Crooklyn (1994), She's Having a Baby (1988), Girl in Progress (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, single parent, love and romance, youth, family relations, power of love, childbirth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
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100%
 6.8
 27K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, best friends, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
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, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, couple relations, self discovery, romance, friendship, family life, parents and children, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, family relations, youth, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, fall in love, looking for love, society, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, love and romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 23K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, childhood friend, female friendship, death of mother, love and romance, rise to the top, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, couple relations, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, down on your luck, cons and scams, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, youth, unfulfillment, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, parents and children, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 486K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, teenage pregnancy, teenager, coming of age, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 20K
The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: witty, humorous, entertaining, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, friendship, infidelity, family problems, beauty salon, divorce, society, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, women, female friendship, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 26K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, astronaut, terminal illness, family relations, loss of daughter, opposites attract, single mother, bittersweet, life is a bitch, love affair, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, human nature, death in the family, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 35K
Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, friendship, family relations, self discovery, life is a bitch, lifestyle, life turned upside down, eviction, youth, disorder, precocious child, shopping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, couple relations, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 9K
Grey Gardens (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: eccentric family, money problems, family relations, eviction, family life, parents and children, elderly, oldtimer, mother daughter relationship, filmmaking, cat, old woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, family life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 12K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, family life, hopes, single parent, looking for love, parents and children, family gatherings, terminal illness, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 1988, 1990s, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%