Movies like Riding in Cars with Boys

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Riding in Cars with Boys
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, reflective, dramatic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, parenthood, destiny, friendship, pregnancy, youth, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, writer's life, life, self discovery, adolescence, childhood, dreams, adolescence vs adulthood, depression, mentor, teenager, hopes, unlikely friendships, family, weed, unfulfillment, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
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The Way Way Back
Comedy, Drama
USA
103 min.
 7.4
My Dinner with Andre
Biography, Comedy, Drama
USA
110 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, loneliness and childhood mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Riding in Cars with Boys: Anywhere But Here (1999), A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), She's Having a Baby (1988), The Way Way Back (2013), SubUrbia (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anywhere But Here
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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A Simple Twist of Fate
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
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Place: usa, virginia, kindergarten, washington d.c.
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She's Having a Baby
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: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, self discovery, single parent, hospital, suburbs, wedding, relationships, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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    User:   68%
 
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The Way Way Back
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: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, mentor, dysfunctional family, loneliness, divorce, parenthood, vacation, coming-of-age, theme park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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SubUrbia
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Tumbleweeds
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
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    User:   82%
 
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For Keeps?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, romance, pregnancy, small town, love, babies and infants, college, teenager, marriage, destiny, single parent ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
Smoke Signals
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, storytelling, father son relationship, on the road, native americans, indians, coming of age, childhood, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   74%
    User:   81%
 
 6.6
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Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
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System:   73%
    User:   78%
 
The Four Seasons
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, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
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Housekeeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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    User:   65%
 
Real Women Have Curves
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Slums of Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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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, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
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It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, suicide, teenager, friendship, adolescence, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, mentor, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
 7.2
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Mask
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   67%
 
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Thumbsucker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, depression, loneliness, youth, teenager, drinking, self discovery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
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System:   70%
    User:   56%
 
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Crooklyn
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
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Roommates
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: golden years, cancer, starting over, mentor, family, human nature, friendship, hospital, relationships, elderly, hopes, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
Unstrung Heroes
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, cancer, single parent, family drama, human nature, coming-of-age, childhood, parents and children, storytelling, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
 6.7
 6K
Angus
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, teenager, vengeance, bullying, teenagers, courage, adolescence, parents and children, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
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System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
Little Darlings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sexual, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, virginity, teenager, sex, summer camp, best friends, camp, coming-of-age, adolescence, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   81%
 
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That's Life!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, cancer, dealing with death, life philosophy, depression, self discovery, hospital, death in the family, aging, family gatherings, family life, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, malibu california
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System:   68%
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Say When
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, single father, drugs/alcohol, school, teenagers, adolescence, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   68%
    User:   65%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
Terms of Endearment
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cancer, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, adultery, friendship, love, dysfunctional family, hospital, opposites attract, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, nebraska ...
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System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, addiction, childhood, drugs/alcohol, performer's life, rise and fall, death, mentor, male nudity, rising to stardom, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, ohio
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System:   67%
    User:   71%
 
A Family Thing
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   67%
    User:   68%
 

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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
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Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s
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