Movies like Saving Grace 1986

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Saving Grace (1986)
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important lessons about friendship and self-esteem. Written by Chris DeSantis
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: religion, village, friendship, friends, misfit, on the road, self discovery, social differences, society, hidden identity, clergy, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, quarantine, pope, juvenile delinquent, widow, shepherd, confession, crucifix, carabinieri, sign language, soccer match, burial, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, vatican

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Most similar movies to Saving Grace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, society, misfit, youth, hopes and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Saving Grace: Dean Spanley (2008), Julian Po (1997), Patti Rocks (1988), James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003), Breaking the Rules (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dean Spanley (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat
Plot: aging, family relations, supernatural, self discovery, guru, elderly, society, hopes, social differences, parents and children, emotionless, dog ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, psychological, touching ...
Plot: small town, existentialism, suburbs, on the road, small town life, human nature, friendship, clergy, society, misfit, dealing with death, social relations ...
Time: 90s
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58%
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Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, pregnancy, couples, friends, family relations, infidelity, friendship, battle of the sexes, love and romance, buddies, gender, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
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53%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, racism, social differences, immigrants, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, society, satire, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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49%
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Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, sad, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: youth, friendship, friends, tragic hero, partners, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, adventure, unfulfillment, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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45%
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, friendship, contests and competitions, bodybuilder, rivalry, romance, ambition, society, love and romance, social differences, competition ...
Time: 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: birmingham alabama, usa, alabama
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43%
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985 a summer vacation in Ocean City, Md., changes the life of a shy white teen who's obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop music.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, vacation, rivalry, friends, contests and competitions, friendship, youth, sport, society, ping pong, game, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
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41%
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, best friends, family life, parents and children, couples, friends, couple relations, little girl, children, psychologist, death of friend, doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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41%
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Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chubby is the nickname of Kevin, a 12 years old kid already weights 100 kilos (220.46 lb). If he keeps devours fries, pastries and ice cream everyday, he's gonna have heart attack sooner or later unless he decides to change his diet to turn ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, friends, physical appearance, youth, coming of age, bittersweet, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, misfit, social misfits, friends, social relations, immigrants, society, hotel, haunted by the past, love, widower, transvestite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
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41%
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C.O.G. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: atheist, christian, religion, lgbt, gay, friendship, fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, workplace, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Runnin' Kind (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Plot: rock and roll, club, self discovery, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, coming of age, law firm, friends, family relations, parents and children, punk ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, ohio
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41%
Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: kids in trouble, foreigner, japanese woman, society, misfit, unfulfillment, love and romance, immigrants, romance, couples, culture clash, wooing ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
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39%
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Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, starting over, social differences, lifestyle, police, fish out of water, culture clash, officers and cadets, hopes, family life, academy, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Good Luck (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bernard "Bern" Lemly (Gregory Hines) is fed up with being in a wheelchair and wants more out of life. Meanwhile, former football player Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio) is stewing after recently losing his sight. The ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: blindness, hostage, disability, friends, hopes, sport, ambition, buddies, partners, rescue, misfit, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, feel good, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, teacher, school, gangsters, friendship, road trip, orphan, lone hero, brutality, fantasy world, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gospel According to Vic (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: school, religion, miraculous event, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, religions or cults, power relations, dogma, suppression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, england, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, character study, parenthood, vacation, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: healing power, social relations, small town, small town life, social differences, society, supernatural ability, courtroom, tutor, high society, boarding house, arrest ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: rhode island, usa
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35%
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: touching, road movie, melancholic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, friendship, gay, friends, on the road, happy ending, honest, sexpot, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
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34%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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34%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, sincere, humorous
Plot: church, society, clergy, dark humor, solace, religions or cults, social relations, family problems, village, idealism, small town life, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Macaroni (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, disorder, friends, family relations, mistaken identity, on the road, culture clash, friendship, partners, society, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 197
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: friends, love triangle, social misfits, friendship, rabbit, bicycle, pig, woman slaps man, knife, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, on the run, social misfits, misfit, youth, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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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: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: friends, friendship, partners, love and romance, odd couple, lifestyle, disorder, couples, infidelity, self discovery, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hospital, unsuccessful, dealing with death, screenwriter, fear of death, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: friends, buddies, misfit, society, love and romance, lifestyle, social misfits, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%