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: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: village, on the road, friendship, friends, misfit, clergy, self discovery, hopes, social differences, society, teaching the ways of the world, hidden identity, profanity, vatican, juvenile delinquent, quarantine, pope, shepherd, widow, confession, sign language, crucifix, fireworks, cardinal the priest, dynamite ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy

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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 friendship, friends, society, misfit, hopes, family relations and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Saving Grace: My Talks with 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.
My Talks with 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, humorous, clever, offbeat
Plot: family relations, supernatural, self discovery, aging, hopes, society, elderly, guru, parents and children, social differences, emotionless, father son relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, new zealand
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100%
 6.0
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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: psychological, offbeat, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, on the road, human nature, suicidal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, battle of the sexes, family relations, friends, couples, friendship, infidelity, buddies, gender, love and romance, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, racism, misfit, boss and employee, immigrants, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, adventure, friends, terminal illness, wish come true, reunion, homecoming, on the road, self discovery, unfulfillment, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, bible, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, romance, society, love and romance, social differences, americana, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1976
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: offbeat, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, graphic violence, law firm, family relations, friends, punk, on the road, parents and children, artists and showbiz, coming of age, music band, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, vacation, youth, friendship, ping pong, sport, society, misfit, teenager
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 4K
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, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Plot: off the grid, self discovery, fish out of water, christian, teaching the ways of the world, workplace situations, misfit, workplace, college graduate, friendship, atheist, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 965
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, youth, coming of age, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
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
Plot: witch doctor, small town life, small town, social differences, social relations, healing power, society, supernatural ability, tutor, courtroom, high society, fireworks
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, fall in love, culture clash, self discovery, wooing, love and romance, immigrants, romance, misfit, unfulfillment, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 2K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, social differences, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, officers and cadets, hopes, academy, society, family life, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 485
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: touching, feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, buddies, hostages, partners, friends, disability, self discovery, friendship, human spirit, hopes, sport, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 1K
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 10K
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, miraculous event, religions or cults, power relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, youth, terminal illness, religious persecution, suppression, saint ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, england, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 12K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, society, romance, hopes, couples, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
 6.3
 307
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, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: church, small town life, idealism, village life, culture clash, village, small town, society, clergy, family problems, solace, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 671
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disorder, culture clash, friendship, mistaken identity, on the road, society, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, world war two ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, parents and children, social differences, support group, family relations, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, single mother, female protagonist, racial stereotype ...
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mute or deaf, dealing with death, college dropout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal
Plot: friendship, social misfits, social relations, friends, haunted by the past, hotel, immigrants, misfit, society, sale, widower, paradise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
⇓ 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, love and romance, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, infidelity, self discovery, couples, city life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family relations, artists and showbiz, gender, buddies, human nature, siblings relations, family life, female director, quiz, backstage ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%