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
Fried Green Tomatoes
Drama
USA
130 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Riding in Cars with Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, realistic and humorous films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, culture clash, storytelling and childhood mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Riding in Cars with Boys: Anywhere But Here (1999), She's Having a Baby (1988), Tumbleweeds (1999), For Keeps? (1988), Mermaids (1990). 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, sentimental, realistic, 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
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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System:   95%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   77%
    User:   67%
 
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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
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, couple relations, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, san diego california ...
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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, humorous, realistic ...
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
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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, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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System:   62%
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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. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, redemption, self discovery, teacher, single father, parents and children, adaptation, literature, childhood, mentor, small town, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, virginia, kindergarten, washington d.c.
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    User:   48%
 
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, humorous, realistic, 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
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, new york state ...
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System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
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, semi serious, offbeat, 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:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 6.6
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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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    User:   46%
 
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House of D
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, childhood, best friends, coming-of-age, mentally challenged, teacher, runaway, mentor, mental illness, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: new york, europe, france, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
Peggy Sue Got Married
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, destiny, time travel, romance, introspection, divorce, couple relations, childhood, road not taken, adolescence, americana, teenager ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, future, 1950s, 60s ...
Place: california, new jersey
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    User:   46%
 
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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, sentimental, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
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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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, rebellion, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, virginity, high school, parents and children, women, stereotypes, family, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
 6.1
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Uptown Girls
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, nanny, shopping, fish out of water, urban, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, workplace, mentor, childhood, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
The Spectacular Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: realistic, touching, serious, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, high school, drinking, geek, teacher, friendship, school, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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    User:   38%
 
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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:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 5.7
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How to Deal
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, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Slums of Beverly Hills
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, clever, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, romance ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
Outside Providence
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, high school, romance, teenager, working class, weed, drugs, drinking, father son relationship, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, connecticut, usa, campus, new jersey ...
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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Now and Then
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, childhood, oldies, best friends, adolescence, unlikely friendships, pregnancy, women, divorce, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1991, year 1970 ...
Place: indiana, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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, houston texas ...
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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 6.8
 20K
Beaches
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, oldies, unlikely friendships, best friends, women, death, love story, life is a bitch, destiny, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles, new york, usa, hawaii ...
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
Where the Heart Is
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, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, starting over, hospital, single parent, destiny, women, unlikely friendships, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, tennessee, california, mississippi
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System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Men Don't Leave
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, family drama, depression, death, dealing with death, urban, starting over, dysfunctional family, family, hospital, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 23K
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, captivating ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
 6.1
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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:   37%
    User:   38%
 

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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 ...
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