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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, self discovery, fish out of water, youth, romance, innocence lost, friendship, twentysomething life, life turned upside down, coming of age, disorder, friends, burn scar, burn victim, church, bartender, hotel room, hotel, prostitute, female protagonist, medication, loss of faith, teenager, bicycle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, couples, love and romance, disorder, coming of age and drugs/alcohol mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Paradise: The Trouble with Bliss (2011), Kelly & Cal (2014), The Anarchist Cookbook (2002), The Flats (2002), The Brothers (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, thirtysomething life, coming of age, unfulfillment, self discovery, life turned upside down, dull life, couples, family relations, disorder, lifestyle, thong panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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95%
 6.2
 2K
Kelly & Cal (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, wheelchair, youth, suburbs, punk rocker, single mother, friends, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, mother in law, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: anarchism, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, romance, fighting the system, society, youth, friends, teenage life, twentysomething life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 250
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, youth, friends, human nature, love triangle, siblings relations, courtroom drama, love and romance, best friend, friendship between men, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, buddies, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, singleness, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, underdog, romance, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, sport, hopes, athlete's life, young lovers, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous
Plot: kidnapping, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, obnoxious boss, restaurant, vengeance, life turned upside down, confined, hopes, social misfits, introspection, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 15K
Adult World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: college graduate, poetry, friendship, workplace, store, twentysomething life, young adult, workplace situations, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: golden years, drugs/alcohol, farce, prison, prison life, crime, criminal, fish out of water, elderly, disorder, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Natural Selection (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, obsessive quest, self discovery, life turned upside down, disorder, parents and children, escapades, family relations, friends, death wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Married Who? (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Straight-laced Jordan (Martin) is about to marry Peter (Snedeker), a clean-cut ambitious attorney. Before she walks down the aisle, Jordan and her best friends, Claire (Adrienne Frantz) and Jessica (Daphnee Duplaix), head to Vegas for a bachelorette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, couples, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, friends, eligible bachelor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 544
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, couple relations, couples, friends, best friends, buddies, dealing with death, moral dilemma, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 127
Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, friendship, love triangle, friends, knife, bicycle, pig, rabbit, woman slaps man
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 523
Spooner (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, true love, love and romance, romance, family relations, coming of age, opposites attract, race against time, boss and employee, parents and children, twentysomething life, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 2K
Jackie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dutch twin sisters travel to America to look for their long-lost mother.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: twins, mute or deaf, obsessive quest, siblings relations, family relations, fish out of water, family problems, disorder, meet the parents, sister sister relationship, strong female character, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 197
City Baby (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sexy. Style-conscious. Extreme love affairs. Complicated friendships. Life happens all too quickly when Cloey is reluctantly plucked from her comfort zone and complete reliance on others is overturned – a secure relationship with her boyfriend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, rock, drugs/alcohol, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friends, city life, love triangle, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dorfman in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A loft, her world, as she knows it, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: looking for love, city life, romance, urban, fish out of water, twentysomething life, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, singleness, life turned upside down, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, punk, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, rock, social misfits, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, youth, mentally unstable, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Lather Effect (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reunion, introspection, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, singleness, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Afternoon Delight (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: nanny, friendship, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, boss and employee, couple relations, suburban life, life turned upside down, thirtysomething life, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 808
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human nature, friendship, urban, looking for love, twentysomething life, computers and web, city life, love and romance, introspection, couple relations, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, couple relations, single parent, single mother, teenage girl, parent child relationship, drugs/alcohol, teenager, latinx lead, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, reunion, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, friends, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, dull life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: womanizer, looking for sex, sexual relations, friends, best friends, prostitute, transsexual, friendship, love and romance, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, touching
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, youth, family relations, wilderness, buddies, teenage life, thirtysomething life, friends, lifestyle, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, social differences, society, support group, feminism, racial stereotype, mental illness, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 530
Garbage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, hollywood, desire for fame, celebrity culture, fish out of water, showbiz, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, misfit, friends, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of college friends are reunited after the death of their very successful friend. The will dictates that each person will receive a large sum of money if they can all successfully stay in his mansion for a week. If one person leaves, everyone ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: reunion, friends, estate, friendship, thirtysomething life, funeral, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, inheritance, group of friends, gossip, mansion, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 3K
Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, high school life, high school, hometown, homecoming, love and romance, social relations, disorder, buddies, writer's life, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, newlyweds, wedding, intergenerational friendship, older man younger woman relationship, fishing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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